Violent thunderstorms and tornadoes hit France

Violent thunderstorms and tornadoes hit France

Strong thunderstorms affected large parts of France on October 23, 2022, producing violent wind gusts and tornadoes. The storms hit after several days of warm weather, exceptional in duration for this time of year, with a depression named Beatrice by the Spanish meteorological service.

Severe thunderstorms, tennis ball-sized hail wreak havoc across France

Severe thunderstorms, tennis ball-sized hail wreak havoc across France

Severe thunderstorms brought heavy rain and up to tennis ball-sized hail to France on June 3 and 4, 2022, wreaking havoc in vineyards across large parts of the country, leaving thousands of homes without power, one person dead and 15 injured – two of them seriously.

Storm Diego: Heavy rain, snow and strong winds to hit France

Storm Diego: Heavy rain, snow and strong winds to hit France

A strong windstorm named Storm Diego by Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera (IPMA) on April 6, 2022, is expected to bring heavy rain, strong winds and snow to France as it begins to move eastward across the country at around midday April 8. Diego will also affect Spain and reach Germany overnight Saturday. It is not expected to impact Portugal directly but it will bring heavy rain to certain parts of the country.

Record-breaking cold hits Europe, causing widespread damage to agriculture

Record-breaking cold hits Europe, causing widespread damage to agriculture

Unseasonably cold weather hit parts of Europe over the past weekend, following warmer-than-normal temperatures in previous weeks that caused rapid greening of flora. Damage to agriculture is widespread but it seems it’s not as bad as it was last year when a similar cold episode happened. The worst affected countries were France, Germany, Spain and Austria.