Huge swathes of farmland destroyed by hailstorms, Europe

Huge swathes of farmland destroyed by hailstorms, Europe

Very heavy rain, strong winds, and intense hailstorms affecting parts of central Europe during the second half of June 2021 left more than 66 000 ha (163 090 acres) of crops damaged or destroyed. The figure doubled within just a few days and it still might rise as…

Significant heatwave developing over Europe after unusually cold spring

Significant heatwave developing over Europe after unusually cold spring

Forecast models suggest the first significant heat wave of the season is developing over Europe after an unusually cold spring affecting much of the continent. The heat is forecast to persist through the end of June, reaching 35 °C (95 °F) and more in some…

Czech Republic sees extreme snow as another Arctic front descends on Europe

Czech Republic sees extreme snow as another Arctic front descends on Europe

Wide swaths of the Czech Republic, including Labska Bouda, have been buried in extreme snowfall this late in the season. The unseasonal winter weather conditions were brought by a cold Arctic air mass descending on Europe and keeping much of the continent under…

Record cold invades parts of Europe following unusually warm weather in March

Record cold invades parts of Europe following unusually warm weather in March

Parts of Europe are dealing with a significant cold snap since Wednesday, April 7, 2021, with many countries registering record lows. This comes after unusually warm weather, in many parts record-breaking, at end of March. A deep cyclonic vortex from North Atlantic…

Major snowstorm hits Netherlands, Germany and UK

Major snowstorm hits Netherlands, Germany and UK

Dutch authorities declared a rare 'code red' emergency for the entire country on Sunday, February 7, 2021, as a severe snowstorm, named Darcy by their meteorologists, hit parts of western Europe. This was the first major snowstorm to hit the Netherlands…

Saharan dust plume with high values moving over Europe

Saharan dust plume with high values moving over Europe

A large Saharan dust plume is moving NE over parts of Europe — from Spain and France today, February 6, 2021, into Italy, Germany, and the rest of northern and eastern Europe and the Balkans in the coming days. Sand-laden rains, a fairly rare phenomenon in winter,…