Current space weathe...

January 21, 2019: th...

cover_eclipseA total Lunar eclipse will be visible in the morning skies from Europe on Monday morning. This will be the last total Lunar eclipse until 2021, so make it count! The Read more

Event analysis

Tornadoes in Europe ...

ESWD_tornado_reports_Europe_Mediterranean_January20192019 kicked off with lots of tornadic activity across southern Europe and the Mediterranean. A total of 61 reports are available in the European Severe Weather Database. Southern Europe, particularly the Read more

Latest news

Destructive tornadoe...

13483228_1310465162304471_2464826003933342434_oAt least 23 fatalities have been reported as a number of tornadoes hit Alabama, Georgia and Florida. The National Weather Service declared tornado emergencies. Here are some first reports. Numerous simultaneous Read more

Long range / seasona...

Latest model guidanc...

snow_prob_20190104_06_384While Europe is currently still under the effects of a strong north Atlantic ridge and an Arctic outbreak across the Balkan peninsula and Mediterranean, model trends indicate this pattern should Read more

Mesoscale Discussion

Deep low and windsto...

max_gustskph_20190316_06_042A deep cyclone will develop over the North Sea late on Saturday and early on Sunday. It will bring storm force winds to parts of the North Sea and the Read more

Meteor shower alert

2019 meteor shower c...

12377890_1167936966557292_7578055156190818122_o2019 SWE Meteor Shower Calendar - so you know when and where to look for the best meteor shows. We compiled this Meteor Shower Calendar after the first major meteor shower 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 25 (June 18 –...

SWEPC_w25_1The WINNER among the 56 entries in Week 25: Sandro Puncet‎. 1. place - WINNER: Sandro Puncet‎‎ - 189 votes "Huge Arcus (shelf) cloud over city M. Lošinj... 22.6.2018. Island Losinj, Croatia" 2. place: Read more

Recent events

Torrential rainfall ...

convective_overview_20190305_06_016A deep longwave trough pushes into western Europe late on Tuesday and on Wednesday, bringing unsettled weather with storms and torrential rainfall. Major amounts of rain are expected for northwestern 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...

20190317_day1VALID FOR 18-03-2019 Severe Weather Outlooks FAQ SYNOPSIS A deep trough is moving east across the north and central Europe with a strong surface cold front crossing the Alps and N Balkan peninsula. 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...

What is a sting jet?

16102017_airmass_Ophelia_annotated_EUMETSAT_2You may have noticed the term 'sting jet' used when describing deep Atlantic cyclones and windstorms over the British Isles and Ireland and parts of northern central Europe. Sting jets Read more

Storm chasers

South Bavaria superc...

03082017_radar_tracksAn impressively structured supercell formed over southern Bavaria (southern Germany) in the afternoon of August 3 - and was chased by a number of storm chasers. Radar tracks reveal storm initiation Read more

TOP 10 WEEKLY WINNER...

Week 7 (February 11 ...

SWE_PC_2019_w7_1The WINNER among the 74 entries in Week 7: George Charalambous‎‎‎‎. 1. place - WINNER: George Charalambous‎‎ - 305 votes "⚡08/02/2019⚡ Exceptional cloud to sea lightning strike just off Zapalo beach, a few Read more

Tropical weather

Intense tropical cyc...

2019SH18_MIIWVRGB_201903120629The worst storm in decades may strike Mozambique this weekend. Intense tropical cyclone Idai has developed just west of Madagascar and is currently packing winds of 90 knots and central Read more

Weather Photography ...

Storm photography st...

2019-02-10_202131A standard zoom lens is the first lens every photographer buys and the main lens for general use - including weather photography. As the new storm season approaches some of Read more

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