Unseasonal snow grips Istanbul following mostly dry winter, Turkey

Unseasonal snow grips Istanbul following mostly dry winter, Turkey

Heavy snowfall hit Istanbul, Turkey, on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, after a mostly dry winter season the country's third-warmest winter in the last five decades. The snow was also an unusual occurrence for this time of the year in the city, which experienced two…

Paralyzing flash floods and damaging hail hit Istanbul, Turkey

Paralyzing flash floods and damaging hail hit Istanbul, Turkey

Heavy rains accompanied by large hail lashed Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, resulting in paralyzing flash floods and damage. Severe weather conditions hit several districts in Istanbul around 08:00 UTC (11:00 LT), including Silivri, Buyukcekmece,…

Deadly floods, hail and rare tornado hit Istanbul, Turkey

Deadly floods, hail and rare tornado hit Istanbul, Turkey

A severe storm accompanied by hail and a rare tornado hit Turkey's biggest city Istanbul on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, killing one person and injuring several others. Governor Ali Yerlikaya confirmed that the Syrian national, who was around 30 years old, was…

Istanbul’s water dam levels fall critically low

Istanbul’s water dam levels fall critically low

Water levels at dams providing water to Istanbul (population 15 million) have reached critically low levels after long periods of inadequate rainfall, according to new data by the Istanbul Water and Sewage Administration (ISKI) on November 15, 2019. This puts the…

Violent hail storm bombards Istanbul, leaves at least 10 injured

Violent hail storm bombards Istanbul, leaves at least 10 injured

A severe storm hit Istanbul, Turkey's most populated city, on Thursday, July 27, 2017, with heavy rain, strong winds and hail stones up to 9 cm (3.5 inches) wide. The storm caused widespread damage and injured at least 10 people. The city was hit by a similar…