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3A high latitude and mid latitude auroral activity watch is in effect from 12h UT today until 24h UT tomorrow. Geomagnetic field is expected to reach storm levels (G2, Kp=6) Read more

Event analysis

The most active and ...

11052017_lightning_Korošec_Istra_2Which places in Europe get the most lightning? What are Europe's lightning hot spots? It is official: north Italy and the immediate vicinity is the lightning capital of Europe. The region Read more

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Severe thunderstorms...

GFSOPIT18_21_11A particularly volatile weather setup is shaping up for today across northern Italy and the northern Adriatic region. An outbreak of severe thunderstorms is expected as discussed in the Severe Read more

Long range / seasona...

March 2015 - USA Sev...

march_06_09 Meteorological winter is coming to an end, and with March a new meteorological season begins. March is the first spring month and it also usually brings the first major tornadic Read more

Mesoscale Discussion

Mesoscale Discussion...

20140523_MD009Mesoscale Discussion #009 (valid 23/05/2014 15-21 UTC) Several intense thunderstorms have developed in the MDT risk area over the Czech Republic with new TCU developing further north. Latest sfc data show Read more

Meteor shower alert

Lyrid meteor shower ...

DSC_0070-2The Lyrid meteor shower peaks tonight. At its best, skywatchers under dark skies far from city lights and urban light pollution can expect 10 to 15 meteors per hour. The Read more

Mid-range severe wea...

Hurricane force Bora...

16114071_1940682996154792_5083740791981606565_n*** Hurricane force Bora winds outlook for the E-NE Adriatic region (SW Slovenia, NW Croatia-Kvarner) and excessive snowfall for Marche / Abruzzo regions in central Italy *** Wind analysis tonight, some Read more

Notable isolated eve...

Mutliple tornadoes i...

20140430_Nonantola_tornado_greatestA number of tornadoes hit the western edge of the Po valley, north Italy today, between Bologna and Modena. Conditions were not particularly favourable for tornadic supercells with relatively low Read more

Photography Contest

Week 17 (Apr 25, 201...

week17-106-01After a long hiatus the Severe Weather Europe Photography Contest is Back! Yes, we have some catching up to do, but with photos like these, submitted by our members - Read more

Recent events

Severe thunderstorms...

25062017_hail_Vittorio_Veneto_2The Alpine region, northern Adriatic and northern Balkans were hit by a series of severe thunderstorms over the weekend. A minor shortwave trough caused widespread initiation of slow-moving multicell clusters Read more

Severe weather outbr...

North France – Ben...

20131020_supercellA tornado outbreak swept across northern France, Benelux and the extreme south of UK on October 20, 2013. As of now, 9 tornadoes have been confirmed with five already being Read more

Severe weather outlo...

Outlook day 1 (valid...

20170627_day1VALID FOR 28-06-2017 *** A severe weather outbreak is expected across the southern Alpine region on Wednesday! Very large hail, severe damaging winds, tornadoes and torrential rainfall with flash floods are Read more

Severe weather outlo...

Outlook day 2 (valid...

20140719_day2VALID FOR 21-07-2014 A powerful large upper low is slowly moving across the Northern Mediterranean where widespread convective activity is expected. A gradually weakening upper low affects E Europe while a Read more

Severe weather theor...

Sprites, blue jets, ...

20755777412_9f0b2e7dcc_bIf ordinary lightning seems pretty ordinary, upper atmosphere lightning is something else - an entire ZOO of various types of upper atmosphere electrical discharges. There is anecdotal evidence of sightings of Read more

TOP 10 WEEKLY WINNER...

Week 51-52 (December...

SWEPC_2016_week_51_52_place_1The WINNER among the 14 entries in Weeks 51-52 is: Nikola Pavlovic. 1. place - WINNER: Nikola Pavlovic - 44 votes "The most beautiful mammatus i saw this year - near Buffalo Read more

Weather Photography ...

Lightning photograph...

19062017_lighgning_Korosec_5Impressed by great lightning photos by our followers? Want to photograph lightning yourself? Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to do it! What you will need: A camera with the option Read more

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