European Severe Weather Database
ESWD
Version 4.2.2   (20 Dec 2013)          The ESWD is operated by European Severe Storms Laboratory

username:

password:

remember username

log on immediately next time

language: delanguage: frlanguage: eslanguage: rulanguage: itlanguage: trlanguage: pllanguage: nllanguage: ptlanguage: grlanguage: bglanguage: czlanguage: filanguage: sklanguage: silanguage: ee

ESWD partners

Loading data ...
Ajax-loader.gif
Selected data from the database

selected: all reports
- occurring between 14-10-2018 00:00 and 21-10-2018 24:00 GMT/UTC

number of selected reports: 71
Only the first 25 selected events are shown in the table
Dynamic map     Static Map

tornado tornado   wind severe wind   hail large hail   rain heavy rain
  funnel funnel cloud   gustnado gustnado   devil dust devil
  snow heavy snowfall/snowstorm   ice ice accumulation   avalanche avalanche   lightning damaging lightning
DEFINITIONS

table of all shown reports (all reports when logged in, last 25 when not logged in)

heavy rain

to map

Ankara, -Keçiören  Ankara Province 
Turkey (39.98 N, 32.85 E) < 3 km
21-10-2018  (Sunday)   06:00 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage
heavy rain; local areas flooded; roads blocked; damage; source: "Ankara'da sağanak yağış sele dönüştü", HABERTÜRK, 21 OCT 2018; SAT/BLITZ;
https://www.haberturk.com/ankara-da-saganak-yagis-sele-donustu-2187256

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) [e-mail]

heavy rain

to map

Ankara, -Kent Koop  Ankara Province 
Turkey (39.96 N, 32.72 E) < 3 km
21-10-2018  (Sunday)   06:00 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report
heavy rain; local areas flooded; roads blocked; damage; source: "Ankara'da sağanak yağış sele dönüştü", HABERTÜRK, 21 OCT 2018; SAT/BLITZ;
https://www.haberturk.com/ankara-da-saganak-yagis-sele-donustu-2187256

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) [e-mail]

large hail

to map

Toros  Mersin Province 
Turkey (36.88 N, 34.12 E) < 3 km
20-10-2018  (Saturday)   18:00 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report
hailstorm; significant hail layer; farmland / fruits damaged; damage; source: "Kar değil dolu Mersin'in yüksek kesimlerinde şiddetli dolu yağışı nedeniyle kar manzaralarını", HABERTÜRK, 21 OCT 2018; SAT/BLITZ;
https://www.haberturk.com/mersin-haberleri/64135165-kar-degil-dolumersinin-yuksek-kesimlerinde-siddetli-dolu-yagisi-nedeniyle-kar-manzaralarini#

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) [e-mail]

large hail

to map

Zaferiye  Konya Province 
Turkey (38.30 N, 32.03 E)
19-10-2018  (Friday)   11:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, a newspaper report
maximum hail diameter: 2 cm
hailstorm; marginal large hail 1-2cm i.d., prob.2cm i.d.; event plausible; source: "Dolu yağışı etkili oldu - KONYA ", BEYAZ GAZETE, 20 OCT 2018; SAT/BLITZ;
http://beyazgazete.com/video/webtv/guncel-1/dolu-yagisi-etkili-oldu-konya-610917.html

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) [e-mail]

heavy rain

to map

Mineo  Sicilia 
Italy (37.27 N, 14.69 E) < 10 km
19-10-2018  (Friday)   00:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on: information from : a report by a weather service, a newspaper report, a television or radio broadcast, a report on a website
precipitation: 235 mm
duration of precipitation: 6 hours
convective.
Flash flood; Streets blocked, houses flooded
http://www.meteoweb.eu/foto/maltempo-sicilia-alluvione-catania/id/1167013/#5

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: PRETEMP - Previsione temporali [e-mail]

heavy rain

to map

Scordia  Sicilia 
Italy (37.30 N, 14.84 E) < 10 km
19-10-2018  (Friday)   00:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on: information from : a report by a weather service, a newspaper report, a television or radio broadcast, a report on a website
convective.
flash flood; Streets blocked, houses flooded
http://www.meteoweb.eu/foto/maltempo-sicilia-alluvione-catania/id/1167013/#5
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2566913990000590&set=pcb.949389591929107&type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/centrometeosiciliano/videos/2243956332516546/UzpfSTE0NjE5ODQ4ODc6MTExNDg2NzI3NTM0Mjg2OA/https://www.fanpage.it/maltempo-a-catania-violento-nubifragio-allagamenti-e-strade-come-torrenti/

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: PRETEMP - Previsione temporali [e-mail]

heavy rain

to map

Ramacca  Sicilia 
Italy (37.39 N, 14.69 E) < 3 km
19-10-2018  (Friday)   00:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on: information from : a report by a weather service, a newspaper report, a television or radio broadcast, a report on a website
precipitation: 172 mm
duration of precipitation: 6 hours
convective.
Flash flood; Streets blocked, houses flooded
http://www.meteoweb.eu/foto/maltempo-sicilia-alluvione-catania/id/1167013/#5
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2566913990000590&set=pcb.949389591929107&type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/centrometeosiciliano/videos/501233450392759/UzpfSTEwMDAwODQ2NDYzNjAyMjoyMDE2NDg0Mzk4NjQzNjk1/https://www.fanpage.it/maltempo-a-catania-violento-nubifragio-allagamenti-e-strade-come-torrenti/

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: PRETEMP - Previsione temporali [e-mail]

heavy rain

to map

Palagonia  Sicilia 
Italy (37.33 N, 14.74 E) < 3 km
19-10-2018  (Friday)   00:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on: information from : a report by a weather service, a newspaper report, a television or radio broadcast, a report on a website
convective.
Flash flood; Streets blocked, houses flooded
http://www.meteoweb.eu/foto/maltempo-sicilia-alluvione-catania/id/1167013/#5
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2566913990000590&set=pcb.949389591929107&type=3&theater
https://www.fanpage.it/maltempo-a-catania-violento-nubifragio-allagamenti-e-strade-come-torrenti/

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: PRETEMP - Previsione temporali [e-mail]

heavy rain

to map

Francofonte  Sicilia 
Italy (37.23 N, 14.88 E) < 3 km
19-10-2018  (Friday)   00:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on: information from : a report by a weather service, a newspaper report, a television or radio broadcast, a report on a website
precipitation: 127 mm
duration of precipitation: 6 hours
convective.
Streets blocked, houses flooded
http://www.meteoweb.eu/foto/maltempo-sicilia-alluvione-catania/id/1167013/#5
https://www.fanpage.it/maltempo-a-catania-violento-nubifragio-allagamenti-e-strade-come-torrenti/

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: PRETEMP - Previsione temporali [e-mail]

heavy rain

to map

Lluc 
WMO 08304 Illes Balears - Mallorca 
Spain (39.82 N, 2.88 E) < 1 km
18-10-2018  (Thursday)   20:50 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on: information from : a report by a weather service
precipitation: 61.9 mm
duration of precipitation: 1 hours
convective.

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: Gatzen [e-mail]

heavy rain

to map

Llenaire  Illes Balears - Mallorca 
Spain (39.88 N, 3.05 E) < 3 km
18-10-2018  (Thursday)   19:20 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report, an eyewitness report of the damage
heavy rain; areas flooded; houses flooded; damage; source: "Los vecinos de Pollença denuncian que "el torrente está muy, muy sucio"", DIARIO DE MALLORCA, 19 OCT 2018; SAT/BLITZ;
https://www.diariodemallorca.es/mallorca/2018/10/20/torrente-sucio/1357742.html

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) [e-mail]

heavy rain

to map

Gela 
WMO 16453 Sicilia 
Italy (37.08 N, 14.23 E) < 3 km
18-10-2018  (Thursday)   17:50 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on: information from : a report by a weather service
precipitation: 66 mm
duration of precipitation: 3 hours
12 hour accumulated precipitation: 66 mm
convective.
MCS

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: Gatzen [e-mail]

dust devil

to map

La Rosière  Région Rhône-Alpes 
France (45.62 N, 6.77 E)
18-10-2018  (Thursday)   10:00 UTC (+/- 3 hrs.)

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, a report on a website
High dustdevil seen and filmed in La Rosière (Savoie), likely in the early afternoon or in the morning.
https://www.facebook.com/thibault.pth/videos/2172543216401204/?__xts__[0]=68.ARCcbZTpraJr-GNB2xedqi8w84ZGvNvEb1E4h-lMUHro83H4QBq0FE2k_6prbr_y5dAGWQ-H8tvYHM1HuBuNFPQRJiavVd5o0R84GqFwaFD_sSv69Wsd1nWnCLTZTi1D_Cvguvu3norvC11MRxrx5Q86wsIrPOhYs1s9Je6dCXzQ7M5p5zoyYcKEN79a323GSp24r5BRmmmWSYvNIOdUXHIjIQ4cHUJWIOJu5Uk&__tn__=-R

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: Nicolas Baluteau (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

heavy rain

to map

الدهماني / Ad Dahmani  Kef 
Tunisia (35.95 N, 8.83 E) < 10 km
17-10-2018  (Wednesday)   17:30 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report
number of people dead: 2
heavy rain; flash floods; damage; two people killed; source: "Tunus’ta Sel Felaketi: 5 Ölü, 2 Kayıp", SONSÖZ, 18 OCT 2018; SAT/BLITZ;
http://www.malatyasonsoz.com.tr/tunusta-sel-felaketi-5-olu-2-kayip-h124975.html

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) [e-mail]

heavy rain

to map

Lamezia Terme  Calabria 
Italy (38.97 N, 16.31 E)
15-10-2018  (Monday)   10:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on: information from : a report on a website
precipitation: 40 mm
duration of precipitation: 12 hours
convective.
damage to property: Strade allagate. fabbriche allagate
Esondazione torrente Turrida
https://www.facebook.com/meteocalabria.net/photos/pcb.2224885891078319/2224885814411660/?type=3&theater
http://www.meteoweb.eu/2018/10/maltempo-calabria-lamezia-terme/1165379/
http://www.meteocatanzaro.it/lamezia-straripato-torrente-turrina-allagate-aziende-ss-18/

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: PRETEMP - Previsione temporali [e-mail]

heavy snowfall/snowstorm

to map

Norilsk  Krasnoyarskiy Kray 
Russian Federation (69.36 N, 88.19 E) < 10 km
15-10-2018  (Monday)   10:00 UTC (+/- 3 hrs.)

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, a report on a website
snow characteristics: blowing snow only (above eye heigth of the observer).
strong gusts and snowstorm; fences / facades damage; blowing snow; source: "Сильный ветер в Норильске срывал баннеры и сносил лавочки. Вот как это было", PROSPEKT MIRA, 16 OCT 2018;
https://www.prmira.ru/news/shtorm-v-norilske-sryval-reklamnye-bannery-i-oprokidyval-lavochki-vot-kak-eto-bylo/

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) [e-mail]

severe wind

to map

Gruissan  Région Languedoc-Roussillon 
France (43.10 N, 3.08 E)
15-10-2018  (Monday)   06:30 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, a report on a website
October the 15th in the morning (likely about 8 or 9h AM), violent windgusts are filmed in Gruissan. IMPORTANT : several médias have included this vidéo into articles about the Narbonne and Narbonne-Plage tornado but in fact, this is a different phenomenon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h98CP48pu6c

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: Nicolas Baluteau (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

tornado

to map

Narbonne 
Narbonne-Plage Région Languedoc-Roussillon 
France (0.00 N, 3.00 E)
15-10-2018  (Monday)   05:45 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on: information from : a television or radio broadcast, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, a report on a website
intensity and characteristics: F1 T3
the intensity rating was based on a damage survey by a severe weather expert, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, an eyewitness report of the damage.
path length: 0.8 km
average path width: 75 m
maximum path width: 100 m
direction of movement: SE-NW
number of people injured: 2
Around 7:45 local time, a tornado, probably a waterspout that entered the land, crosses the locality of Narbonne-Plage (commune of Narbonne) and causes F1 damage. Roofs baldies more than 30%, uprooted trees, gates and blinds sucked, garden furniture devastated, mobile home reversed. At least 2 persons wounded in a overturned mobilhome. NOTE : the video that can be seen in the JT (second link) is located in Gruissan and phenomenon is distinct from Narbonne's one.
https://www.infoclimat.fr/historic-details-evenement-2649-tornade-e-f1-a-narbonne-plage-le-15-10-2018.html
https://www.francetvinfo.fr/replay-jt/france-2/20-heures/jt-de-20h-du-lundi-15-octobre-2018_2959049.html
https://www.midilibre.fr/2018/10/15/une-tornade-narbonne-plage,4732343.php?fbclid=IwAR2Pi9pBlV5-P45N1rk_Ia2N7yxLm6gCETnVjy-ZbWWLjeCUCgzKopJ1m8w
https://www.facebook.com/extrememeteo.occitanie/photos/a.1780005715634075/1946710558963589/?type=3&theater

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Nicolas Baluteau (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

heavy rain

to map

Villardonnel  Région Languedoc-Roussillon 
France (43.33 N, 2.32 E)
15-10-2018  (Monday)   01:00 UTC (+/- 6 hrs.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report, a television or radio broadcast, a report on a website
convective.
number of people dead: 1
Due to mediterranean episode with very violent rain and floods, one person died washed away.
http://www.lefigaro.fr/sciences/2018/10/14/01008-20181014ARTFIG00011-pluies-intenses-en-languedoc-roussillon-des-departements-en-alerte.php
https://extreme-meteo.tvlocale.fr/n31-france/article-suivi-de-l-episode-mediterraneen-en-cours.html?id=21564
https://www.francetvinfo.fr/meteo/inondations/pluies-inondations-crues-alerte-rouge-meteo-france-alerte-orange-aude-aveyron-haute-garonne-herault-pyrenees-orientales-tarn-tarn-et-garonne_2986619.html
https://www.francetvinfo.fr/replay-jt/france-2/20-heures/jt-de-20h-du-lundi-15-octobre-2018_2959049.html

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Nicolas Baluteau (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

heavy rain

to map

Villegailhenc  Région Languedoc-Roussillon 
France (43.27 N, 2.37 E)
15-10-2018  (Monday)   01:00 UTC (+/- 6 hrs.)

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, a newspaper report, a television or radio broadcast, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, a report on a website
convective.
number of people dead: 4
During a mediterranean episode, due to very heavy rain and violents floods, several persons were found dead. A bridge collapsed.
http://www.lefigaro.fr/sciences/2018/10/14/01008-20181014ARTFIG00011-pluies-intenses-en-languedoc-roussillon-des-departements-en-alerte.php
https://extreme-meteo.tvlocale.fr/n31-france/article-suivi-de-l-episode-mediterraneen-en-cours.html?id=21564
https://www.francetvinfo.fr/meteo/inondations/pluies-inondations-crues-alerte-rouge-meteo-france-alerte-orange-aude-aveyron-haute-garonne-herault-pyrenees-orientales-tarn-tarn-et-garonne_2986619.html
https://www.francetvinfo.fr/replay-jt/france-2/20-heures/jt-de-20h-du-lundi-15-octobre-2018_2959049.html

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Nicolas Baluteau (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

heavy rain

to map

Cuxac-Cabardès  Région Languedoc-Roussillon 
France (43.37 N, 2.30 E)
15-10-2018  (Monday)   01:00 UTC (+/- 6 hrs.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report, a television or radio broadcast, a report on a website
convective.
number of people injured: 1
During a mediterranean episode, due to very heavy rain and violents floods, one person is hurt by the collapse of a house.
http://www.lefigaro.fr/sciences/2018/10/14/01008-20181014ARTFIG00011-pluies-intenses-en-languedoc-roussillon-des-departements-en-alerte.php
https://extreme-meteo.tvlocale.fr/n31-france/article-suivi-de-l-episode-mediterraneen-en-cours.html?id=21564
https://www.francetvinfo.fr/meteo/inondations/pluies-inondations-crues-alerte-rouge-meteo-france-alerte-orange-aude-aveyron-haute-garonne-herault-pyrenees-orientales-tarn-tarn-et-garonne_2986619.html
https://www.francetvinfo.fr/replay-jt/france-2/20-heures/jt-de-20h-du-lundi-15-octobre-2018_2959049.html

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Nicolas Baluteau (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

heavy rain

to map

Trèbes  Région Languedoc-Roussillon 
France (43.22 N, 2.43 E)
15-10-2018  (Monday)   01:00 UTC (+/- 6 hrs.)

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, a newspaper report, a television or radio broadcast, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, a report on a website
precipitation: 294 mm
duration of precipitation: 6 hours
convective.
number of people dead: 6
The level reached on Monday in the morning by the flood in Trèbes, valley of the Aude, is unprecedented since 1891, "not far from 7 meters" according to Vigicrues. 6 persons died. 294 mm are collected in 6 hours, from midnight to 6h AM.
http://www.charentelibre.fr/2018/10/15/inondations-de-l-aude-le-bilan-monte-a-cinq-morts,3327442.php
https://www.la-croix.com/France/Orages-inondations-font-cinq-morts-Aude-2018-10-15-1300976023
https://extreme-meteo.tvlocale.fr/n31-france/article-suivi-de-l-episode-mediterraneen-en-cours.html?id=21564
https://www.francetvinfo.fr/meteo/inondations/pluies-inondations-crues-alerte-rouge-meteo-france-alerte-orange-aude-aveyron-haute-garonne-herault-pyrenees-orientales-tarn-tarn-et-garonne_2986619.html
http://www.leparisien.fr/faits-divers/inondations-dans-l-aude-au-moins-11-personnes-tuees-16-10-2018-7919901.php
https://www.francetvinfo.fr/replay-jt/france-2/20-heures/jt-de-20h-du-lundi-15-octobre-2018_2959049.html

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Nicolas Baluteau (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

heavy rain

to map

Portel-des-Corbières  Région Languedoc-Roussillon 
France (43.05 N, 2.92 E)
15-10-2018  (Monday)   01:00 UTC (+/- 6 hrs.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, a report on a website
convective.
Heavy rain and severe floods due to mediterranean episode. Cars swept away and damaged.
http://www.charentelibre.fr/2018/10/15/inondations-de-l-aude-le-bilan-monte-a-cinq-morts,3327442.php

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: Nicolas Baluteau (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

heavy rain

to map

Carcassonne 
Carcassonne and its area Région Languedoc-Roussillon 
France (43.22 N, 2.35 E)
15-10-2018  (Monday)   01:00 UTC (+/- 6 hrs.)

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, a newspaper report, a television or radio broadcast, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, a report on a website
precipitation: 132 mm
duration of precipitation: 6 hours
convective.
In 6 hours from midnight to 6h AM, 132 mm of water fell on the agglomeration of Carcassonne (source Météofrance). The locality and its area are very seriously damaged
http://www.lefigaro.fr/sciences/2018/10/14/01008-20181014ARTFIG00011-pluies-intenses-en-languedoc-roussillon-des-departements-en-alerte.php
https://extreme-meteo.tvlocale.fr/n31-france/article-suivi-de-l-episode-mediterraneen-en-cours.html?id=21564
https://www.francetvinfo.fr/meteo/inondations/pluies-inondations-crues-alerte-rouge-meteo-france-alerte-orange-aude-aveyron-haute-garonne-herault-pyrenees-orientales-tarn-tarn-et-garonne_2986619.html
http://www.charentelibre.fr/2018/10/15/inondations-de-l-aude-le-bilan-monte-a-cinq-morts,3327442.php
http://www.leparisien.fr/faits-divers/inondations-dans-l-aude-au-moins-11-personnes-tuees-16-10-2018-7919901.php
https://www.francetvinfo.fr/replay-jt/france-2/20-heures/jt-de-20h-du-lundi-15-octobre-2018_2959049.html

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Nicolas Baluteau (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

heavy rain

to map

Mouthoumet  Région Languedoc-Roussillon 
France (42.97 N, 2.53 E)
15-10-2018  (Monday)   01:00 UTC (+/- 6 hrs.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report, a report on a website
precipitation: 175 mm
duration of precipitation: 6 hours
convective.
175 mm collected in 6 hours, from midnight to 6h AM. (Source : Météofrance)
http://www.leparisien.fr/faits-divers/inondations-dans-l-aude-au-moins-11-personnes-tuees-16-10-2018-7919901.php

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Nicolas Baluteau (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

Submit a report to the ESWD

Visitors are encouraged to submit severe weather reports. To submit a severe weather report, click here.

Make a selection

make sure to select the checkbox on the left when selecting a specific time period area.

and (dd-mm-yyyy hh:mm)

Map selection:

Select all...

dust, sand- or steam devils
funnel clouds
gustnadoes
large hail
heavy rain
tornadoes
severe wind gusts
heavy snowfalls/snowstorms
ice accumulations
avalanches
damaging lightning strikes

occurring in    

make sure to select the checkboxes on the left when selecting a latitude/longitude bounded area.

occurring between (min) and (max) degrees latitude

occurring between (min) and (max) degrees longitude

report status
as received (QC0)
plausibility check passed (QC0+)
report confirmed (QC1)
event fully verified (QC2)

Please note that requesting a lot of data may take a while.