Models suggest unusually significant cold outbreak in Europe

Models suggest unusually significant cold outbreak in Europe

Both GFS and ECMWF models are suggesting Europe will be hit by two unusually significant cold outbreaks for this time of year starting next week. If this happens, below freezing temperatures would result in a lot of damage to agriculture and push the storm season…

Thick cloud of Saharan dust moving over SE Europe

Thick cloud of Saharan dust moving over SE Europe

A large amount of Saharan dust was swept up into a low pressure system over north Africa on February 21, 2017. Thick dust cloud has already reached Spain and Portugal and is now moving east, toward Italy, Malta and the Balkans. The event is expected to last into…

250 000 homes without power after powerful storm hits France

250 000 homes without power after powerful storm hits France

A powerful storm hit France's southwestern coast early Saturday, February 4, 2017, downing trees and power lines and leaving more than 250 000 homes without power. This is the second storm to hit France since Thursday. The third one, less intense, is expected on…

Severe weather, deadly flooding hits southern Italy

Severe weather, deadly flooding hits southern Italy

A low pressure area is producing heavy rain and strong winds in parts of southern Italy since January 21, 2017. The storm produced wind gusts up to 150 km/h (93 mph), locally large hail and at least two waterspouts, of which one reached land and damaged homes. At…

Violent storm hits Europe, 330 000 homes without power in France

Violent storm hits Europe, 330 000 homes without power in France

A powerful cyclone hit Great Britain on Thursday, January 12, 2017 and rapidly strengthened over the English Channel and northern France, bringing hurricane-force winds to the region. Its center then moved over Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Germany and Poland….

Europe in deep freeze, over 60 dead as new Arctic blast arrives

Europe in deep freeze, over 60 dead as new Arctic blast arrives

More than 60 people have died in Europe since the beginning of the month when cold Arctic airmass started descending south, toward the Mediterranean. The most vulnerable, and many of the victims, are homeless and migrants. The temperatures are expected to somewhat…

Model calls for excessive snowfall in south-central Italy and Sicily

Model calls for excessive snowfall in south-central Italy and Sicily

Latest update from the Wrfitalia Meteo model for the ongoing Adriatic/Tyrrhenian sea-effect-snowfall over south-central Italy and Sicily calls for excessive snowfall over the coming days. Meanwhile, cold arctic airmass is spreading further south across central…

Major flash floods inundate Sicily, Italy

Major flash floods inundate Sicily, Italy

Severe flash flooding was reported on the Sicily island, Italy, on December 6, 2016. According to experts from the Severe Weather Europe, the floods were observed in Syracuse and Augusta, Sicily on the morning of December 6 (local time), as the region was under the…

Storm “Angus” batters western Europe, widespread flooding reported

Storm “Angus” batters western Europe, widespread flooding reported

Storm "Angus" hit the UK with heavy rainfall, strong winds, and high waves on November 20, 2016. Widespread flooding was reported, and about 100 people were evacuated. France, Netherlands and Germany also reported severe weather conditions due to the deep…