Storm Alex hits Europe with extremely heavy rain and destructive winds

Storm Alex hits Europe with extremely heavy rain and destructive winds

Storm Alex made landfall in France on October 2, 2020, with powerful winds and extremely heavy rains. It caused severe floods in France and Italy, with some of them described as the worst in living memory. At least 2 people have died and 34 remain missing in both…

Storm Alex to hit France with powerful winds and heavy rain

Storm Alex to hit France with powerful winds and heavy rain

The fast-moving area of low pressure that will develop in the Atlantic Ocean through Thursday, October 1 has been named Alex by the French National Met Service – Meteo France. This is the first named storm of the 2020/21 European windstorm season (September 1, 2020…

Severe weather hits SE Europe, leaving at least 5 people dead

Severe weather hits SE Europe, leaving at least 5 people dead

Severe weather affecting southeastern Europe over the past couple of days resulted in a significant drop in temperatures, strong winds, hail and high elevation snow, very heavy rain, floods, landslides, and dozens of waterspouts, of which some turned into damaging…

Mainland Portugal hit by its first (sub)tropical cyclone on record

Mainland Portugal hit by its first (sub)tropical cyclone on record

Subtropical Storm "Alpha" — the 22nd named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and the earliest 22nd Atlantic named storm on record — made landfall near central Portugal at 18:30 UTC on September 18, just 2 hours after its formation. Alpha is the…

Low-pressure dumps up to 40 cm (16 inches) of fresh snow across the Alps

Low-pressure dumps up to 40 cm (16 inches) of fresh snow across the Alps

A low-pressure which brought heavy rains to central Europe, dumped heavy snow across the Alps on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Accumulated snow reached up to 40 cm (16 inches) in Passo Stelvio, Italy — located above 2 700 m (8 860 feet). Around 30 cm (12 inches) of…