Melbourne Gets Smashed With Hail As French Island Blaze Continues

Parts of Melbourne have been smashed with golf ball sized hailstones after a thunderstorm has moved extremely fast across much of southern Victoria, accompanied by damaging winds and torrential rain, causing flash flooding.

Video: Catastrophic Hailstorm In Queensland

As of the 22nd of November, insurers have received 15,870 claims, including 11,199 motor vehicle associated claims. Losses have been estimated at a value of $120 million, these numbers are still expected to increase.

Are You Affected By The Bushfires? This Is How You Can File A Claim

You have got to be aware that if you are affected, if homes have been lost or whatever and you can’t get back in, then your insurance policy, if you have the right insurance policy, would also provide you with emergency accommodation

Threat: Lockyer Valley Fire Threatens All Lives – Too Late To Leave

Firefighters reported at 4pm that the ferocious flames which threatened towns of Thornton and Lefthand Brach in Lockyer Valley were so wild that nothing could be done to stop them from spreading and it was even more dangerous for residents to flee.

RACQ Insurance Reports Profits Hit By Townsville Floods

RACQ which holds its AGM with shareholders on November 19 saw its membership grow to 1.77 million from 1.72 million the previous year, including a 1.6% rise in roadside assistance membership.

Germany to Face More Hail, Extremely Heavy Rains and Thunder

The biting dry spell is over—at least for now. After smoldering temperatures topped at highs of 42C last week, Germany is now embracing itself for impending heavy rains, thunderstorms, hailstones and high winds.

The Damage That Hail Can Do: Guadalajara Knows All Too Well

Guadalajara in Mexico might seem like the kind of place that doesn’t have much problem with the weather – apart from getting too hot some days, of course. However, recently there was a major weather incident that came as a big shock to the area, and caused a lot of damage: there was a freak hail storm.

Cyclone Veronica Cost Farmers Millions in Storm Damage and Lost Stock

Approximately 2,000 cattle have died in floodwaters and exposure to harsh weather conditions following three days of unrelenting rainfall and strong winds as ex-cyclone crossed Pilbara in Western Australia last week.

Australia Suffers Through the Hottest March on Record

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has already released its monthly weather review with last month qualifying as the hottest March ever recorded in Australia.

Researchers Shocked by How Much Electricity Thunderstorms Produce

Researchers have utilised cosmic ray detectors to measure one thunderstorm at an alarming 1.3 billion volts. Indeed, storms are undoubtedly powerful but quantifying their electrical strength can be a huge challenge.