Flood warnings as heavy rainfall over Tasmania

Heavy rains have caused flooding in parts of Tasmania, roads have been flooded and emergency services have been busy – but weather forecasters say the worst is behind us. Most important points: Some severe weather warnings are in place for areas in Tasmania Roads are closed and electricity has been cut due to failed power … Read more

2 die after apparent lightning strike near White House: Police – NBC4 Washington

Two of the four people apparently struck by lightning near the White House on Thursday have died, Washington DC police said. James Mueller, 76, and Donna Mueller, 75, were a couple from Janesville, Wisconsin, police said. Four people were left in critical condition after a flash of light and a boom sounded in northwest DC’s … Read more

Severe storms expected to shake up NYC area after heatwave

The Big Apple is lowering the temperature. Severe thunderstorms and strong gusts of wind will provide some relief to the three-state region Monday after several days of blistering heat, forecasters say. Dispersed storms with gusts in excess of 60 mph could bring a cold front to the communities of Greensboro, North Carolina, all the way … Read more

Wilderness in Queensland is expected to ease as coast moves less, says BOM

Queensland should receive a reprieve from wet conditions today after being hit by heavy rain on Friday, the Bureau of Meteorology says. Most important points: The highest waterfalls of the past 24 hours were at Gin Gin and the Sunshine Coast The system that brings the heavy rainfall is now moving to the coast The … Read more

Big waves and ‘pretty strong winds’ to beat Queensland’s southeast coast, says BOM

Six-meter waves have formed off Brisbane, while a low east coast is causing “life-threatening” conditions on Queensland’s waters, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says. Most important points: A wave monitoring buoy at Minjerribah near Brisbane recorded maximum wave heights in excess of 6 metres The BOM has issued a dangerous surfing warning for K’Gari and … Read more

Tornado warning issued for London and Middlesex County: Environment Canada – London

A tornado warning has been issued by Environment Canada for the London and Middlesex region as forecasters from the national weather bureau track a severe thunderstorm that “may cause a tornado”. The advisory, issued around 6:40 PM and updated at 7:03 PM, said the storm was near Parkhill, Ont. and was moving east at 55 … Read more

NYC weather: Torrential rains, floods wreak havoc and wreak havoc on NY, NJ commute

NEW YORK (WABC) — Wild weather wreaked havoc in the Tri-State area as severe storms swept through Monday, flooding highways, streets and subway stations. In New York City, subway service was interrupted Tuesday morning on Line A, north of 181st Street station, after a large amount of water flooded the Dyckman Street station in Inwood. … Read more

A Tasmanian man’s attempt to secure his yacht in storm ‘foolishly’ rules coroner

It was an “unwise” decision for a northern Tasmanian man, who drowned just yards from the police on the coast, to try to secure his yacht in a storm, a coroner has found. Most important points: Mr Baker’s yacht came off its moorings during a storm and he and his wife went to try to … Read more

Hailstorm Byron Bay makes the city look white, but not for long

People in the subtropical resort of Byron Bay can be forgiven for thinking they found themselves in the snowfields last night after an intense hailstorm whitened the streets. Most important points: Last night up to 4 inches of hail fell on the ground across Byron Bay The BOM says the hail was caused by an … Read more

Flood clean-up begins in Sydney as heavy rain heads out to sea

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) says the most significant wet weather has moved off the coast of NSW, but a number of flood warnings remain in effect. Most important points: 74 evacuation orders have been issued covering 43,000 people Some residents were able to return home cautiously, mainly people in the South West of Sydney … Read more