Violent thunderstorm hits Italy after major heat wave, leaves 3 dead

Violent thunderstorm hits Italy after major heat wave, leaves 3 dead

Three people have lost their lives as violent storms hit northern Italy on Sunday, August 6, 2017, following a major heatwave across southern Europe which claimed at least 2 lives. Strong winds, very large hail and a huge number of lightning strikes were all part of…

Violent hailstorms hit Italy, covering beaches in white

Violent hailstorms hit Italy, covering beaches in white

A violent hailstorm hit Italian towns of Grottammare and San Benedetto del Tronto, Marche province in central Italy on July 25, 2017, covering towns and their sandy beaches in a thick layer of ice. The storm, accompanied by heavy rain and violent wind bursts,…

Extra large hailstones devastate Rubielos de Mora, Spain

Extra large hailstones devastate Rubielos de Mora, Spain

A devastating hail storm with hail larger than tennis balls hit the Spanish tourist town of Rubielos de Mora in Aragón's province of Teruel on Sunday, July 23, 2017, destroying roofs, windows, and cars. The towns mayor and oldest residents say they have…

Paris hit by heaviest July deluge since 1880, France

Paris hit by heaviest July deluge since 1880, France

A storm that hit French capital Paris on Sunday night, July 9, 2017 dumped 49.2 mm (1.9 inches) of rain within 60 minutes, flooding streets, homes and metro stations within minutes. It was the city's heaviest July rainfall since records began in 1880. According…

Violent thunderstorm barrels through France and England

Violent thunderstorm barrels through France and England

A violent thunderstorm swept through northern France and southern England on Sunday, May 28 into May 29, 2017, causing power disruption in both countries. It came after almost 30 °C (86 °F) May heatwave. The storm moved through France on Sunday, crossed the…

Slow-moving storm produces tornadoes in Hungary, very large hail in Serbia

Slow-moving storm produces tornadoes in Hungary, very large hail in Serbia

Severe thunderstorms are affecting parts of eastern Europe and the Balkan Peninsula this week, producing heavy rain and strong winds. The storm produced at least two tornadoes in Hungary on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Although not unheard of, tornadoes in this region…

Winter returns to Europe, severe blizzards, widespread frost damage

Winter returns to Europe, severe blizzards, widespread frost damage

As expected, winter has returned to Europe in the middle of spring, bringing huge amounts of snow, blizzard conditions and devastating widespread frost. While this first cold wave will be over soon, another one is already on its way toward central Europe and Balkan…

Heavy April snowfall brings Sarajevo to a standstill

Heavy April snowfall brings Sarajevo to a standstill

Bosnian capital Sarajevo was hit by a heavy overnight snowfall today as cold outbreak spread through the Balkans. More heavy snowfall is expected throughout the region in the days ahead. Local media is reporting massive traffic jams, trees bent under the weight of…

Significant cold outbreak hits Europe, two more waves expected

Significant cold outbreak hits Europe, two more waves expected

Forecast models have come true and Europe is now experiencing an unusually significant cold outbreak. Two more cold waves are expected before April ends, posing a significant threat to agriculture. After very warm March and the first half of April in which…

Get ready, Europe: Significant cold outbreak expected

Get ready, Europe: Significant cold outbreak expected

Current forecast models suggest a very cold air mass will descend from the Arctic down to the Mediterranean Sea over the next 10 days, reaching possibly as far south as northern Africa. If the models play out, central Europe, Balkan Peninsula, and Italy will see a…