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See the rare tornado that ripped through French countryside

Drivers on a highway in Ernee, France, drove white-knuckled after they looked beyond the trees to see an apparent tornado whirling near the highway a little after 5:30 in the evening on Sunday.

Only a few dozen tornadoes form in the entire country every year, according to Meteo-France. So, drivers were understandably shocked by the rare event. Most of the tornadoes are small, brief and low-intensity in France.

The tornado tore through several cattle barns and sheds in northwest France. Some social media posts show pictures of barns without roofs and others collapsed. One post reported several injured livestock.

Wind and trees tore down power lines. Flashing emergency lights surrounded the damaged and destroyed buildings. Fire officials report that no people were injured, but rescue crews were on the scene.

Cloud Lightning

Brutal lightning strike kills two people on Mexican beach

Some harrowing video footage has captured the moment when lightning struck two people on a beach in Michoacan, Mexico, surprising bathers who were enjoying a day by the sea.

The dangerous situation saw people trying to flee the beach as quickly as possible, after noticing the change in weather conditions as a storm arrived.

Rushing to gather their belongings to leave the beach, two people were caught out by lightning, which electrocuted them.

Cloud Precipitation

2,000 flee flash flood in Zamboanga City, Philippines

THE City Disaster Risk Reduction Management
The City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office and Bureau of Fire Protection rescue people by trapped by rising water level following heavy rains at the Canucutan River in Barangay Pasonanca, Zamboanga City.
More than 2,000 persons fled flash flood spawned by heavy rains in mountainous areas here on Sunday, September 17.

The City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) and Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) rescued a group of persons trapped in areas separated by the Canucutan River in Barangay Pasonanca.

Flash flood was reported after heavy rains in the mountains resulted in rivers in the lower areas populated by most residents to swell and overflow.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning strikes kill 10 people in Bihar, India

At least ten persons were killed in lightning-related strikes reported from Aurangabad, Gaya, Kaimur, Rohtas and West Champaran districts of Bihar on Sunday evening, officials said.

Six persons were killed in Aurangabad while one person died in each of the other four districts namely Kaimur, Rohtas, Gaya and West Champaran.

In Gaya,one person was killed while grazing buffaloes at Pratappur village.

In Rohtas,another person who was in his farm was killed while one person died near Bettiah, officials said.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning strike kills trio in Odisha, India

In a tragic incident, three persons, including two minor boys, were killed on Sunday afternoon after a lightning struck them when they were watching a football match in an open area in Birual village under Brahmani Tarang police limits here.

The deceased were Bisal Bilung (16), a native of Kerlakhaman, Sunit Oram (17) from Nalaghati village, and Santi Prakash Lakra (30) from Gopadih Kendutola.


6.3-magnitude quake hits 180 km N of Hirara, Japan - USGS

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 jolted 180 km N of Hirara, Japan at 13:21 GMT on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 183.5 km, was initially determined to be at 26.43 degrees north latitude and 125.30 degrees east longitude.

Snowflake Cold

Factors combine to indicate a powerful Arctic outbreak (polar vortex) could strike this winter

typical polar vortex
© Electroverse
Polar Vortex at around 30 km (18.5 miles) during Winter. Temperatures drop quickly as you approach its cold inner core.
Winter 2023-24 is approaching, and a new Polar Vortex is strengthening in the Stratosphere over the North Pole.

In recent years, the phrase 'Polar Vortex' has been adopted by the climate cabal to mean descending Arctic air masses. In this article it will reflect the strength of the stratospheric polar circulation which, whether it be weak or strong, plays a crucial part in our Winter weather.

As we head into autumn, the Sun gets lower and the polar regions begin to cool as there is less energy to fuel them.

However, as polar temperatures drop, the atmosphere further south remains relatively warm. This causes a strong temperature difference between the polar and sub-tropical regions, and a large low-pressure (cyclonic) circulation starts to develop across the Northern Hemisphere, extending from the surface layers to high up into the atmosphere — the 'Polar Vortex'.


Cars washed away, power out in several areas as heavy rains and winds batter Cape Town, South Africa

Nature bared its fangs in Cape-Town and parts of the Eastern Cape on Saturday as heavy rains caused wide-spread destruction and left several areas without electricity. In Gordon's Bay, a high tide swept away cars as panicked residents could do nothing but watch.

Torrential rains have left a trail of destruction in some parts in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape after rivers were left overflowing.

In Cape Town, a number of cars were carried by freak waves in Bikini Beach, Gordon's Bay after a high tide breached the road and caused damage to vehicles and other infrastructure.

Cloud Precipitation

Street furniture washed away as floods hit Spain's northeast

Torrents of flood water rush down a street in L'Ametlla de Mar near the city of Tarragona. Video credit: Arnau Calvet Roura.


Atlantic storm Lee brings fierce winds, surf to Canada and New England - 1 man killed in Maine

Post-tropical storm Lee causes sea foam at Nova Scotia's Lawrencetown Beach Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023.

Post-tropical storm Lee causes sea foam at Nova Scotia's Lawrencetown Beach Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023.

Atlantic storm Lee pummeled a large swath of New England and Maritime Canada with destructive winds, rough surf and torrential rains that toppled trees, flooded roadways and cut power to tens of thousands on Saturday. One person was killed in Maine when a tree limb fell on his vehicle.