Storms and Floods

Tropical Storm Isaac forms in the Atlantic and is heading towards the eastern Caribbean and the Leeward Islands.

Tropical Storm Bolaven forms in the Pacific and may enter the Philippine region as Typhoon Igme exists.

Torrential rains cause massive flooding in the Klang Valley, Malaysia.

Fresh floods reported from Dhemaji, India, affecting 25 000 people in 30 villages.

 

Storms and Floods

Typhoon Igme brings heavy rains, landslides and flash floods to the northern Philippines. The storm is presently stationary and is expected to batter northern Luzon for at least 24 hours.

 

Tropical Storms

Tropical storm Igme forms in the Pacific near the Philippines.

Typhoon Kai-tak claims at least 27 lives in northern Vietnam. Parts of Hanoi remain flooded.

 

Tropical Storms

Tropical storm Helene hits the east coast of Mexico and weakens to a tropical depression.

Typhoon Kai-tak strikes Vietnam with high winds and heavy rains. 4 people have been reported dead.

 

Storms and Floods

Tropical storm Helene forms off the Gulf coast of Mexico.

Tropical storm Gordon moves towards the Azores.

Tropical storm Kai-tak has left 9 people dead, 17 injured and 2 still missing in the Philippines and is now bringing havoc to southern China.

Floods in Madhya Pradesh, India claim at least 31 lives.

 

Storms

Tropical Storm Gordon forms in the Atlantic. It is moving across open water and is not threatening landfall at this stage.

 

Storms

Tropical Storm Kai-Tak brings more heavy rains to northern Luzon in the Philippines. Manila has been warned to expect more floods. The tropical storm will continue to move northwestward today towards southeastern China.

 

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storm Kai-tak [Helen] is expected to bring more rain to an already drenched Philippines before heading towards China.

At least 28 people have been killed in floods in Nigeria’s Plateau State.

Tornado hits Riverside County, Southern California, USA.

 

Tornadoes

A waterspout came ashore in Duluth, Minnesota, USA to become that State’s first tornado on record.

 

Arctic Warming

A rare summer storm blasted the Arctic this week, beginning off the coast of Alaska, and moving over much of the Arctic Sea for several days before dissipating.

Nasa reports that Arctic storms such as this one can have a large impact on the sea ice, causing it to melt rapidly through many mechanisms, such as tearing off large swaths of ice and pushing them to warmer sites, churning the ice and making it slushier, or lifting warmer waters from the depths of the Arctic Ocean.

“It seems that this storm has detached a large chunk of ice from the main sea ice pack. This could lead to a more serious decay of the summertime ice cover than would have been the case otherwise, even perhaps leading to a new Arctic sea ice minimum,” said Claire Parkinson, a climate scientist with NASA Goddard. “Decades ago, a storm of the same magnitude would have been less likely to have as large an impact on the sea ice, because at that time the ice cover was thicker and more expansive.”

 

Floods and Storms

Tropical Storm Hector forms in the Eastern Pacific. The storm is moving away from land.

The death toll in the recent floods that hit Manila in the Philippines has risen to 85.

Floods in the eastern Sudan. 1 000 families lose their homes.

Tornado confirmed on east Long Island, New York, USA.

 

Storms and Floods

The first week of August 2012 saw Hurricane Ernesto push into the Yucatan Peninsula and Tropical Storm Haikui push just south of Shanghai, China. Neither system was too strong, but both provided heavy rains and strong winds in these regions.

Tropical Storm Ernesto brings heavy rains to El Salvador and is expected to make a second landfall in Mexico.

 

Floods and Extreme Weather

Metro Manila, in the Philippines, a city of 12 million people struggles to recover from the flooding brought by typhoon Haiku. More than 2 million people remain affected by the floods. At least 23 people have dies since Sunday.

South Africa has seen an extremely rare countrywide snowfall after a previously mild winter. Extreme icy weather conditions saw Pretoria have its first snow since 1968 while some areas in Johannesburg had the first snow since 1981.