A new round of extremely heavy rain is battering parts of northern Japan on August 10, 2022. The event comes just 6 days after more than 540 000 people were ordered to evacuate from the Tohoku and Hokuriku regions.
Record-breaking rainfall hit parts of South Korea’s capital Seoul and surrounding regions on August 8, 2022, leaving at least 8 people dead and 7 others missing. At least 14 people have been injured and more than 80 rescued from flooded streams. 391 people in the capital area were left homeless.
Major flash flooding hit Death Valley National Park on August 5, 2022, closing all roads, burying cars and stranding around 1 000 people.
Since the monsoon rains started in mid-June, heavy rains and ensuing flooding have killed at least 502 people and destroyed thousands of houses throughout Pakistan.
Historic levels of rainfall fell over St. Louis, Missouri overnight Tuesday, July 26, 2022, causing widespread flash flooding.
More than 480 000 people living in southwestern Japan have been told to evacuate on July 19, 2022, as record-breaking rains continue falling over the region. Heavy rains are expected to continue through July 20. Residents in the affected region are urged to be on their guard against landslides, floods in low-lying areas, and river flooding.
A provisional temperature of 40.2 °C (104.3 °F) was recorded at Heathrow, UK at 12:50 LT on July 19, 2022, which, if confirmed, will beat the previous record of 38.7 °C (101.6 °F) set in 2019 by 1.5 °C (2.7 °F).
Record-breaking temperatures have engulfed parts of Europe for the second time since mid-June. Before the end of the week, temperatures are expected to reach the high 40s (°C). As a result, France, Britain, Portugal and Spain are on high alert over wildfires and public health.
Tropical Storm “Aere” formed on July 2, 2022, as the 4th named storm of the 2022 Pacific typhoon season. The storm made its first landfall in Okinawa, Japan on the same day and reached Kyushu on July 4, making landfall near Sasebo, Nagasaki, shortly before 21:00 UTC (06:00 LT, July 5).
Extreme heatwave conditions are affecting Iran, with most of the country’s main cities recording their hottest June day since records began.