Weather event archive

October 18 - October 25, 2011

Oct

23
2011

Merseyside couple killed in Spanish flash flood

Natalie     Fatalities, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

A Merseyside couple has died in Spain after being swept away in a flash flood. Read more.


Oct

23
2011

Bangkok governor to city: Prepare for floods, now

Natalie     Severe Events, Weather Events     0

The governor of Bangkok issued a dramatic late-night warning Sunday to residents of the Thai capital to prepare for floodwaters to roll deeper into the city from suburban areas already choking under the deluge. Read more.


Oct

22
2011

Thailand floods: Crisis ‘to last four to six weeks’

Natalie     Fatalities, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Thailand’s worst flooding in decades is set to last another four to six weeks, the country’s prime minister has said. Read more.


Oct

21
2011

Thailand floods: Bangkok braced as drainage begins

Natalie     Fatalities, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

More districts in the north of the Thai capital have been told to brace for flooding as water begins to drain through the city’s canals to the sea. Read more.


Oct

20
2011

105 dead in Central America after days of rain

Natalie     Fatalities, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

At least 105 people have died in flooding and landslides provoked by 10 days of heavy rains in Central America, authorities said Thursday. Read more.


Oct

20
2011

Texas drought shrinks, but suffering persists

Natalie     Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Cooler temperatures and mild weather continued to help loosen the grip of a historic drought in Texas, but more than 90 percent of the southern state still suffered from extreme conditions, according to a national drought report issued Thursday. Read more.


Oct

19
2011

High winds whip up waves in Chicago

Natalie     Severe Events, Weather Events     0

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High wind whipped up 10-foot waves and blew windows out of at least one building Wednesday in Chicago. Read more.


Oct

18
2011

Dust storm roils through Texas South Plains

Natalie     Severe Events, Weather Events     0

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Winds gusting at more than 70 mph churned up a dust storm that roiled through the Texas South Plains during the Monday afternoon commute. Read more.


Oct

18
2011

Heavy rains kill at least 84 in Central America

Natalie     Fatalities, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Heavy rains across Central America have caused landslides, floods and bridge collapses that have left at least 84 people dead over the past week, authorities said Monday. Nine others are missing. Read more.


Oct

18
2011

Temperatures in Serbia below Average

Filip     Data, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

The weather in Serbia has seen the temperatures drop below the October average last week. The highs were usually between 12 and 15 °C (53 – 59 °F), while the lows were around 0 °C (32 °F). The week behind us had both some rainy and some relatively sunny days, with the precipitation values staying within the average.
It is also worth noting that the previous weekend had marked the end of the summer weather. On October 7, the temperature during the day was as high as 30 °C (86 °F) in certain towns, well above what was expected for autumn. Yet, during the afternoon and the early evening it dropped severely, by nearly 20 degrees. The following day saw the arrival of cloudy weather and rain as well as the first snowfalls in the mountains. The temperature has continued to decrease since then.