Articles tagged "thunderstorm"

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Powerful hailstorm hits capital Madrid, turning roads into raging rivers, Spain

A powerful hailstorm hit Spain's capital Madrid (population 3.2 million) late Monday, August 26, 2019, sweeping away cars, bringing traffic to a standstill and causing flight diversions. The worst-hit municipality was Arganda del Rey, southeast of the capital,...

August 27, 2019

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Four killed, more than 150 injured after thunderstorm hits Tatra mountains, Poland

Four people have been killed and more than 150 were injured after a severe thunderstorm hit Poland's Tatra mountains on August 22, 2019, Reuters reports. The deaths took place on a 1 984-m (6 509 feet) high Giewont mountain after a group of tourists was hit by...

August 23, 2019

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Close call with a rare positive lightning strike in Florida

A Florida woman looked out her window at just the right time, capturing the moment when so-called continuous current, or positive lightning, struck right outside her apartment. The event happened in Coral Gables on May 5, 2019. After seeing the video, NWS Miami...

May 08, 2019

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Severe thunderstorm claims at least 35 lives, leaves more than 600 injured, Nepal

A severe thunderstorm swept through parts of southern Nepal on Sunday night, March 31, 2019, leaving at least 35 people dead and over 600 injured. Search and rescue operations are still in progress and the death toll could rise. The rain was accompanied with strong...

April 01, 2019

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Intense thunderstorm hits Southern California, 1 489 pulses of lightning in just 5 minutes

An unusually intense thunderstorm brought by yet another atmospheric river hit Southern California on Tuesday night, March 5, 2019, stretching from southern Kern County past the Channel Islands. Shortly after 20:00 PST, the National Weather Service recorded 1 489...

March 07, 2019

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Severe thunderstorm kills 9, injures 14 and leaves 500 homeless, Mozambique

A severe thunderstorm hit Mozambique's northernmost province of Niassa on January 9, 2019, killing 9 people. Rainy season in Mozambique runs from October to March. Friday Tabo, an official at the National Disaster Management Institute (INGC) in Niassa said 9...

January 10, 2019

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Record 36 605 lightning strikes in a day, large hail destroys homes, cars and crops, France

Violent thunderstorms hit parts of southwestern France on July 4, 2018, producing a total of 36 605 lightning strikes in 24 hours. This is the worst day in terms of lightning strikes in France so far this year, breaking the previous record of 33 841 strikes recorded...

July 05, 2018

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Violent thunderstorms produce more than 400 000 lightning strikes in 48 hours, Europe

Severe thunderstorms swept through most of Europe on Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27, 2018, producing more than 400 000 lightning strikes. One person was killed in Britain and another seriously injured in Germany. A violent electrical storm swept over the UK late...

May 28, 2018

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Violent electrical storm hits UK, producing more than 60 000 lightning strikes in a day

A violent electrical storm swept over the UK on Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27, 2018, producing up to 60 000 lightning strikes in 24 hours. Meteorologists said temperatures on Saturday reached 27 °C (80.6 °F) before violent thunderstorm struck around...

May 28, 2018

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Severe thunderstorm, record rain hit Darwin, Northern Territory

A severe thunderstorm swept through Darwin on January 28, 2018, causing flash floods and downing trees and power lines. Darwin is the capital city (population of 145 916) of the sparsely populated Northern Territory of Australia. This region is famous for its summer...

January 29, 2018

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Severe thunderstorm hits New York and Ontario, leaving 42 000 without power

A fast-moving severe thunderstorm swept through New York, US on Sunday, October 15, 2017, leaving more than 32 000 homes and businesses without power. In neighboring Canada, the storm caused a blackout for more than 10 000 customers. Shortly after 16:00 local time...

October 17, 2017

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Major thunderstorm hits Kansas City leaving 112 000 homes without power

A severe thunderstorm rolled through Kansas City metropolitan area late Saturday, July 22, 2017 into July 23, leaving at least 112 000 homes without power. The storm brought heavy rain, winds reaching up to 113 km/h (70 mph) and excessive lightning. KCP&L said...

July 23, 2017

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Violent thunderstorms hit Germany, two people killed, one seriously injured

Violent thunderstorms hit Germany on Thursday, June 22, 2017, producing gale-force winds, heavy rain and large hail. The storms caused widespread damage and traffic chaos, killed two people and severely injured at least one person. Contrary to numerous media...

June 23, 2017

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Intense thunderstorm floods central France, 1 missing

A powerful thunderstorm dumped very heavy rain over parts of central France Tuesday afternoon, June 13, 2017, causing severe flash floods. At least one person is missing, presumed dead. Houses were submerged, vehicles swept away, and roads blocked by fallen trees...

June 14, 2017

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Storm knocks out radio frequencies, causing major delays at Sydney Airport

A strong thunderstorm rolled into Sydney area from the Tasman Sea late Tuesday, June 6, 2017, bringing strong winds and heavy rain. The storm caused loss of a number of radio frequencies, thus cutting communication between planes and the control tower at Sydney...

June 07, 2017

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Deadly thunderstorm hits Russia's Sverdlovsk region, leaving 38 000 without power

At least one person has been killed and eight injured after a powerful thunderstorm swept through Russia's Sverdlovsk region on Saturday, June 3, 2017. The storm brought heavy rain and 54 km/h (34 mph) winds, leaving more than 38 000 people without electricity...

June 05, 2017

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Unprecedented thunderstorm hits Moscow, killing 16 and injuring 168

A violent thunderstorm swept through Russian capital Moscow on Monday, May 29, 2017, claiming lives of at least 16 people and injuring at least 168. It was the deadliest thunderstorm to hit Moscow since records began more than 100 years ago. The Russian...

May 30, 2017

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Powerful thunderstorm kills 32 in Bihar, India

At least 32 people have been killed and dozens injured in the state of Bihar after a powerful thunderstorm swept through the region on Sunday, May 28, 2017. The storm hit at the height of summer in India and ahead of the monsoon season. Bihar's Disaster...

May 29, 2017

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Violent thunderstorm barrels through France and England

A violent thunderstorm swept through northern France and southern England on Sunday, May 28 into May 29, 2017, causing power disruption in both countries. It came after almost 30 °C (86 °F) May heatwave. The storm moved through France on Sunday, crossed the...

May 29, 2017

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Major thunderstorm hits Acadian Peninsula, Canada

A violent thunderstorm ripped through the Acadian Peninsula, northeastern corner of New Brunswick, Canada on Thursday night, May 18, 2017, leaving close to 7 000 people without power. Earlier in the day, severe thunderstorms swept through Ontario, leaving more than...

May 19, 2017

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Deadly thunderstorms hit Europe, "positive giant" hits a referee in Germany

A low pressure center is covering a large swathe of Europe producing heavy rain and severe electrical storms since Saturday, May 28, 2016. At least 2 people were killed and more than 35 injured on Saturday alone. The severe weather is expected to move over to the UK...

May 29, 2016

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Devastating freak storm wreaks havoc across Sydney, Australia

An intense thunderstorm accompanied with heavy rainfall, damaging winds and large hail ravaged Sydney, Australia on December 16, 2015. The freak storm triggered flooding across the affected areas while strong winds and a tornado wreaked havoc, causing severe...

December 16, 2015

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Massive thunderstorm backed by dry dusty winds hit Indian capital

At least nine people were killed in and around New Delhi, India, when a massive thunderstorm brought down trees and cut off power on May 30, 2014. Most of the deaths were caused by the falling trees or collapsing walls.A massive thunderstorm backed by dry 

May 30, 2014

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Lightning killing people in Uganda

A LIGHTNING strike at a primary school in western Uganda has killed 18 students and injured 50. Lightning hit Runyanya primary school in Kiryandongo district, about 225km northwest of Kampala, killing 15 girls and three boys yesterday, police spokeswoman Judith

June 29, 2011

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Severe weather threat moving to New England, Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast

Wednesday storms spawned softball-sized hail in Georgia and damaging winds  in upstate York, but no fatalities were reported, as of posting.SPC received a total of 1,017 severe weather reports across 14 states  on Wednesday (preliminary data) including 96

May 27, 2011

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141 violent tornadoes devastate few US states

The tornadoes and severe thunderstorms have killed at least 72 people across the South on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press, and the death toll will continue to rise. Tornadoes remain a threat from the mid-Atlantic to southern Alabama. Out of those

April 27, 2011

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Southern Atlantic Subtropical storm Arani information

NASA's Aqua and TRMM satellites are providing data to scientists about the Southern Atlantic Ocean Sub-tropical Storm Arani, a rare occurrence in the southern ocean. Rainfall data and cloud top temperatures revealed some heavy rain and strong thunderstorms exist in

March 22, 2011

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Australia: 5000 lightning strikes during storms

 Five thousand lightning strikes danced across southeast Queensland skies overnight but the thunderstorms were not as severe or damaging as the weather bureau expected. The thunderstorms produced 5000 lightning strikes since 11pm (AEST) on Tuesday, with more

March 02, 2011