Damaging tornado hits Morales, Guatemala

Damaging tornado hits Morales, Guatemala

A damaging tornado hit the city of Morales (population 100 000), Guatemala on February 13, 2022. According to the Guatemalan National Institute for Seismology, Vulcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology (INSIVUMEH), the tornado touched ground at around 14:20 LT, causing…

More than 260 000 affected as heavy rains hit Guatemala

More than 260 000 affected as heavy rains hit Guatemala

At least five people have lost their lives and a total of 266 408 have been affected in Guatemala since the rainy season began in May, according to the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED). The latest fatalities were in Solola Department, where three…

Severe weather affects more than 10 000 people in Guatemala

Severe weather affects more than 10 000 people in Guatemala

More than 10 000 people have been affected by floods and landslides across 8 departments of Guatemala from May 21 to 24, 2021. Around 200 homes were damaged, one person was injured, and hundreds of others were displaced. Days of heavy rain hit the departments of…

Hurricane “Nana” makes landfall in Belize

Hurricane “Nana” makes landfall in Belize

Hurricane "Nana" made landfall in a relatively sparsely populated area of Belize, between Dangriga and Placencia at 06:00 UTC on September 3, 2020, with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h (75 mph). Nana is the 5th hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane…

Large gustnado damaged two buildings in Solola, Guatemala

Large gustnado damaged two buildings in Solola, Guatemala

A large gustnado formed in Solola, Guatemala on February 13, 2019. Due to its large size and brownish color, the phenomenon was mistaken for tornado and quickly spread through social networks and media. According to Tiempo, the whirlpool quickly gained strength and…

Thousands affected, 5 dead as floods hit Central America

Thousands affected, 5 dead as floods hit Central America

At least 5 people have been killed, several are missing and thousands were affected as two low-pressure centers brought heavy rain to Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala over the past couple of days. Some areas received over 300 mm (11.8 inches) within 24…

Tropical Storm “Selma” forms, threatens El Salvador and Guatemala

Tropical Storm “Selma” forms, threatens El Salvador and Guatemala

Tropical Storm "Selma" formed 09:00 UTC on October 27, 2017, off the coast of Nicaragua and El Salvador as the 18th named storm of the 2017 Pacific hurricane season. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the entire coast of El Salvador. Landfall is…