Italy sets new European 12-hour rainfall record

Italy sets new European 12-hour rainfall record

A severe storm stalled over NW Italy on October 4, 2021, dumping record-breaking rain and causing floods and landslides. In addition, the storm produced more than half a million lightning strikes within 48 hours. The day started with 496 mm (19.5 inches) of rain in…

Heavy rain in Maharashtra breaks 40-year July record, India

Heavy rain in Maharashtra breaks 40-year July record, India

Incessant rain over the last 48 hours has led to devastating floods in parts of Maharashtra, with three districts flooded and two districts facing a flood-like situation. The rains intensified on July 21, making this July the wettest in 40 years. From July 1 to 22,…

Record-breaking rainfall hits Split, causing widespread flooding, Croatia

Record-breaking rainfall hits Split, causing widespread flooding, Croatia

Record-breaking rainfall hit the Croatian city of Split on Thursday, December 3, 2020, causing traffic chaos and flooding homes and businesses. The meteorological station at Marijan registered 118.8 mm (4.6 inches) of rain between 07:00 and 13:00 LT (06:00 – 12:00…

Napier under state of emergency after heaviest rain in 57 years, New Zealand

Napier under state of emergency after heaviest rain in 57 years, New Zealand

A state of emergency was declared in Napier, New Zealand, after up to 242.4 mm (9.5 inches) of rain triggered damaging floods, landslides, and power outages that affected more than 3 300 homes on Monday, November 9, 2020. The amount of rain that fell in a 12-hour…