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.

Medistorm “Helios” makes landfall near Albenga, Italy

Medistorm “Helios” makes landfall near Albenga, Italy

Medistorm "Helios" — also known as Windstorm Blas — has made landfall near Albenga, Italy just before 12:00 UTC on November 15, 2021, and dissipated, the Mediterranean Cyclone Center (MCC) said in their advisory issued at 12:00 UTC on November 15. Over…

Extreme rainfall causes catastrophic flooding in western Germany

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…