Articles tagged "extreme rainfall"

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Record-breaking rains hit Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan

Extremely heavy rains are falling across parts of western and southwestern Japan since Thursday, August 12, 2021, causing floods and landslides and prompting authorities to issue evacuation orders. At least 1 person was killed and two others are missing, as of early...

August 13, 2021

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Extremely heavy rain over parts of southwestern Japan

A stationary front near the Tsushima Strait is dropping extremely heavy rains on parts of western Japan on August 12, 2021, forcing authorities to issue warnings and evacuation orders. Officials are calling on residents to be on alert and stay safe as a linear band...

August 12, 2021

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Lupit brings more than 1 300 mm (51 inches) of rain in just 2 days, Taiwan

Tropical Storm "Lupit" combined with seasonal southwesterly winds to bring extremely heavy rains to parts of Taiwan from August 5 to 7, 2021, causing destructive floods and landslides. Lupit made 2 landfalls in China -- the first in Shantou, Guangdong...

August 08, 2021

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Extreme rainfall in Henan claimed 71 lives, affected 1.3 million people and damaged 972 000 ha (2.4 million acres) of crops, China

Extremely heavy rains affecting China's Henan province over the past 10 days caused massive damage and claimed the lives of 71 people, as of Tuesday, July 27, 2021. The storm dropped a year's worth of rain over the province's capital Zhengzhou in just 3...

July 28, 2021

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Massive flooding hits Zhengzhou after more than 200 mm (7.8 inches) of rain in just 1 hour, China

Extremely heavy rains hit the capital of China's Henan Province - Zhengzhou (population 10.3 million) on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, causing massive floods. This was the third and the strongest day of heavy rainfall in the province. Zhengzhou received average...

July 20, 2021

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Catastrophic floods in Germany claim lives of at least 184 people - country's worst natural disaster since 1962

At least 184 people have been killed in Germany after record-breaking rains caused catastrophic flooding on July 14 and 15, 2021. Severe storms and deadly floods also hit neighboring countries, with the worst affected Belgium (42 fatalities), France, Luxembourg,...

July 17, 2021

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Extreme rainfall causes catastrophic flooding in western Germany

At least 18 people have died and many more are still missing after exceptionally heavy rain caused massive flooding in western Germany on July 14 and 15, 2021. Numerous rivers across the region are still above flood stage or at exceptionally high levels and several...

July 15, 2021

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Highest weather warning issued for southwest Japan's Unnan city, heavy rain predicted for mainland

Extremely heavy rains affecting parts of southwestern Japan over the past couple of days forced hundreds of thousands to evacuate. Severe weather continues in the region and is forecast to spread to mainland Japan, all the way to Tohoku. On Monday, July 12, 2021,...

July 12, 2021

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Extremely heavy rains hit Kyushu, JMA issues year's first Level 5 torrential rain alert, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has issued its highest level rain alert for parts of Kyushu, southwestern Japan on Saturday, July 10, 2021, leading local authorities to instruct hundreds of thousands to take immediate safety measures. Reports of river flooding...

July 10, 2021

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Mumbai soaked by 6 months' worth of rain in 5 days, India

India's largest city Mumbai registered a total of 715.3 mm (28.2 inches) from June 8 to 12, 2021 -- nearly six months' worth of June rain (126.1 mm (5 inches)). Heavy downpours are expected to continue until June 17. This year, the city may overtake its...

June 14, 2021

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NIWA releases figures for historical 'one-in-200-year' event in Canterbury, New Zealand

Preliminary analysis by NIWA scientists has shown that the severe weather event in Canterbury, New Zealand, from May 29 to 31, 2021 was so extreme in some inland areas that it could be considered a "one-in-200-year" event. On May 29, extremely heavy...

June 14, 2021

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Historic rainfall hits New Zealand, causing severe flooding

Hundreds of residents in north Canterbury in New Zealand have been evacuated amid severe flooding fuelled by a one-in-100-year heavy rain over the weekend. According to NIWA, the rainfall was 200 to 400 percent of normal for the month of May, causing rivers to rise...

May 31, 2021

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Historic rainfall, significant flood threat continues for south-central U.S., at least 5 fatalities in Louisiana

A widespread and significant flood risk continues across the south-central U.S. from repeated rounds of intense rain and strong to severe thunderstorms. Flash flood watches are in effect for a large part of the ArkLaTex. Officials in Louisiana said Tuesday they are...

May 19, 2021

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Widespread flooding hits Mauritius after two months' worth of rain in a day

Flash flooding spread through southeast Mauritius on Friday, April 16, 2021, damaging homes and leaving many people stranded on roads. Up to 408 mm (16 inches) of rain was registered in Plaisance, which is twice the average April rain for this location. Heavy...

April 19, 2021

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Major winter storm buries parts of Alps under more than 3 m (10 feet) of snow, Europe

A major winter storm that started affecting parts of Europe on Friday, December 4, 2020, has dumped more than 3 m (9.8 feet) of snow in parts of Italy and Austria by the end of December 6 and more than 770 mm (30 inches) of rain in the town of Barcis in northern...

December 07, 2020

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Widespread, damaging floods hit Sao Paulo after a month's worth of rain in one hour, Brazil

Extensive flooding submerged the city of Sao Carlos in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Thursday, November 26, 2020, resulting in damage to properties and hundreds of rescues that prompted authorities to declare a state of emergency. Up to 138 mm (5.4 inches) of rain fell in...

November 29, 2020

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Massive floods hit Israel after one of the rainiest days in the country's history

Dozens of people were rescued in several parts of Israel after exceptionally heavy rains triggered severe flooding from Friday, November 20 through Sunday, November 22, 2020. Up to 230 mm (9 inches) of rain fell in some parts of the country in just 24 hours,...

November 24, 2020

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At least 13 killed as worst rains in more than 100 years flood Hyderabad, India

A deep depression that crossed Andhra Pradesh coast near Kakinada on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, brought unprecedented rainfall over Hyderabad, capital of the Indian state of Telangana, from Tuesday night to Wednesday morning, claiming the lives of at least 13...

October 14, 2020

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Exceptional rainfall and record floods hit African Sahel

Exceptionally heavy rains and record floods across West, Central, and East Africa have affected millions of people in recent weeks, with more than 200 people dead and hundreds of thousands left homeless. Unprecedented rainfall has destroyed homes and crops, adding...

September 12, 2020

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Senegal under state of emergency after 'exceptionally' heavy rain triggers major flooding

A state of emergency has been activated in Senegal, West Africa, amid ongoing major floods across wide swaths of the country caused by heavy rains since September 5, 2020. Officials said parts of the country saw an exceptional amount of 124 to 200 mm (4.8 to 7.8...

September 08, 2020

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At least 7 dead, 3 000 properties damaged as massive rains hit Evia, Greece

At least seven people-- including an 8-month-old baby-- lost their lives while 3 000 properties were damaged during a severe storm on the island Evia, Greece on Saturday and Sunday, August 8 and 9, 2020. According to the country's meteorological service, parts...

August 10, 2020

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'Once-in-500-years' storm hits Northland, cutting off Far North from the rest of the country, New Zealand

Unusual interaction between two low-pressure zones caused intense storms over New Zealand's Northland on July 17, 2020. The worst affected was Whangarei, where emergency services responded to more than 220 calls. "This is just diabolical for our people....

July 18, 2020

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Extreme, record rains lead to deadly floods and massive disruption in Sicily, Italy

Deadly flash floods caused by severe thunderstorms lashed parts of Sicily, Italy, on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, resulting in massive disruption. Palermo City's astronomical observatory recorded 74 mm (3 inches) of rain in just a few hours, breaking the previous...

July 16, 2020

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Extreme rainfall, destructive floods hit parts of western India

Southwesterly monsoon has brought heavy rains and destructive flooding to parts of western India over the past days, resulting in two fatalities each in Gujarat and Karnataka. Numerous towns recorded more than 100 mm (4 inches) until Monday evening, July 6, 2020,...

July 07, 2020

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Extreme rainfall days in metropolitan Sao Paulo increased four times in 70 years, Brazil

Researchers at the National Disaster Surveillance and Early Warning Center (CEMADEN) have revealed that the extreme rainfall days in metropolitan Sao Paulo in Brazil have increased four-fold in 70 years. The study also showed a rise in the number of consecutive dry...

April 09, 2020

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Missouri River nears record runoff, Army Corps increasing water discharge, USA

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is increasing water discharge in the upper Missouri River dam system after recent heavy rains pushed the upper Missouri River near record runoff. The events are taking place just a few months before the river needs to be set for the...

September 17, 2019

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1 000 extreme rainfall events recorded in the first 12 days of August, India

The Center for Science and Environment (CSE), a research organization in New Delhi, said that there were around 1 000 extreme rainfall events just in the first 12 days of August in India, according to a report released on September 6, 2019. The data was gathered...

September 08, 2019

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Massive floods hit Tafalla, Spain

Extremely heavy rain hit Tafalla, a town and municipality in the province and autonomous community of Navarre, northern Spain on July 8, 2019, causing devastating floods. According to local media reports, the location received more than 100 mm (3.93 inches) in just...

July 08, 2019

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Extremely heavy rain hits Yakushima Island, Japan - 420 mm (16.5 inches) in 12 hours

​A warm and humid air current blowing from the east brought extremely heavy rain to Japan's southern Yakushima Island on Saturday, May 18, 2019. More than 12 000 residents were asked to evacuate immediately. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA),...

May 20, 2019

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Extremely heavy rainfall hits Spain, Costa Blanca hit by heaviest April rain since 1946

A severe storm affecting parts of Spain from April 18 to 22, 2019 dropped extremely heavy rain, produced strong winds and waves up to 3 m (9.8 feet). The worst affected was Costa Blanca, over 200 km (124 miles) of Mediterranean coastline in the province of Alicante...

April 23, 2019

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Extreme rainfall: More than 2 months' worth of rain in 9 hours, severe floods hit Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Extremely heavy rain hit parts of Brazil on April 8, 2019, causing deadly floods across Rio de Janeiro. Parts of the region received more than 2 months' worth of April rain in just 9 hours. Rio de Janeiro officials said the city received 152 mm (5.98 inches) of...

April 09, 2019

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Unprecedented floods hit Iran, up to 70 percent of annual rainfall average in just one day

Heavy rain and floods continue across Iran, with 25 of its 31 provinces affected since March 19, 2019. The worst-hit provinces in recent days are Golestan in the north, Fars in the south and Lorestan in the west. As of April 2, the death toll stands at 57, with 19...

April 02, 2019

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New rainfall record set in New Zealand with 1 086 mm (42.7 inches) in 48 hours

The atmospheric river event affecting New Zealand over the past 3 days has set the country's new 48-hour rainfall record. The storm caused major infrastructural damage, including destroyed Waiho Bridge in South Island's Westland District. At least one person...

March 27, 2019

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European monthly rainfall record broken in Crete, major floods destroy historic bridge of Keritis, Greece

Major floods hit the Greek island of Crete on February 24 and 25, 2019, after heavy rainfall descended on the island for the second time in just 10 days. At least one person lost its life on February 24 and four more a week ago. Between February 1 and 26, a...

February 26, 2019

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Extreme rainfall makes Flinders River a 'mega river' 60 km (37 miles) wide, Australia

After days of extremely heavy rain falling over Queensland, Australia this month, Flinders River has grown to a 'mega river' and is now 60 km (37 miles) wide in some of its parts. This is its most significant flooding in more than 50 years and so vast it...

February 14, 2019

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12 months' worth of rain in 2 days, strong winds and snow hit New Zealand's South Island

A severe storm brought extremely heavy rain, strong winds and high elevation snow to New Zealand's South Island and lower North Island on November 7 and 8, 2018. In just 57 hours, parts of the region received 652 mm (25.6 inches) of rain - more than it usually...

November 09, 2018

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6 months' worth of rain in 3 hours, unprecedented rain floods Dubrovnik, Croatia

A severe thunderstorm hit the city of Dubrovnik, southern Croatia overnight Tuesday, October 2, 2018, dropping 6 months' worth of rain in just 3 hours. Numerous homes, businesses and roads were flooded. According to DHMZ meteorologist Zoran Vakula, the storm...

October 03, 2018

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Broome hit by two years' worth of rain in two months, Western Australia

The town of Broome in the Kimberley region of Western Australia has officially endured its wettest year on record after just two months in 2018. Although January and February are usually its wettest months, updated figures show Broome was hit more than two...

February 20, 2018

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Harvey breaks record for most rainfall from tropical cyclone in the contiguous US

Although it's still not over, Tropical Cyclone "Harvey" has now dumped more rain on the contiguous United States than any previous tropical cyclone since records began. The most rainfall produced by any tropical cyclone in the entire US was 1 320.8 mm...

August 29, 2017

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Texas has never seen an event like this, could be the worst flooding disaster in US history

Category 4 Hurricane "Harvey" made landfall around 03:00 UTC on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Rockport, Texas with winds of 215 km/h (130 mph). It then stalled over the coast of central Texas, dumping extreme amounts of rain. Harvey is the first major...

August 28, 2017