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selected: all reports
- occurring between 22-05-2024 00:00 and 29-05-2024 24:00 GMT/UTC

number of selected reports: 827
Only the first 25 selected events are shown in the table
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tornado tornado   wind severe wind   hail large hail   rain heavy rain
  funnel funnel cloud   gustnado gustnado   devil lesser whirlwind
  snow heavy snowfall/snowstorm   ice ice accumulation   avalanche avalanche   lightning damaging lightning
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large hail

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Vāne  Tukuma Rajons 
Latvia (56.92 N, 22.57 E) < 3 km
29-05-2024  (Wednesday)
15:03 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on information from: an eye-witness report, photo or video of the event
maximum hail diameter: 4 cm
Large hail up to 4 cm was observed.
https://failiem.lv/f/6qwtc27kp5
Reference: @Finks (on Discord), 29 May 2024. (via Ričards Janso)

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: Martins Bergsteins (Voluntary Observer Person TEST PERIOD)

heavy rain

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Chișinău (Buiucani)  Chişinău 
Moldova (47.02 N, 28.79 E) < 3 km
29-05-2024  (Wednesday)
15:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on information from: photo or video of the event, a report on a website, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage
Impacts: Road(s) impassable or closed
Sculeni neighborhood seems to be the most heavily affected. Time as suggested by radar data.
https://protv.md/actualitate/ploaia-a-facut-ravagii-in-capitala-mai-multe-strazi-s-au-transformat-in-rauri-iar-pasajele-subterane-au-fost-inundate-salvatorii-prezen%C8%9Bi-la-datorie-foto-video---2690111.html
https://t.me/vtememd/19206
https://point.md/ru/novosti/proisshestviya/v-stolitse-ushla-pod-vodu-ulitsa-kalia-eshilor/
Reference: Ploaia a făcut ravagii în capitală. Mai multe străzi s-au transformat în râuri, iar pasajele subterane au fost inundate. Salvatorii - prezenți la datorie - FOTO/VIDEO, PRO TV Chisinau, 29 MAY 2024. Кишинёв в теме (on Telegram), 29 MAY 2024. В столице «ушла под воду» улица Каля Ешилор, Point.md, 29 MAY 2024.

report status: as received (QC0)

contact: Alexander Dashevsky

heavy rain

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Avezzano  Abruzzo 
Italy (42.04 N, 13.42 E) < 1 km
29-05-2024  (Wednesday)
14:25 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on information from: an eye-witness report, photo or video of the event, a report on a website, an eyewitness report of the damage, a trained storm spotter
Impacts: Road(s) impassable or closed, Car(s) damaged (unspecified)
http://stormreport.meteonetwork.it/asset/photo/22666_1717002372.1291.jpg
https://www.facebook.com/reel/7377335612394966
https://www.facebook.com/jaheda.eyasmin.3/posts/pfbid0x8i7WWEmUooVizM9ybu3ZuuFrj4qzCp7xq7iEoG84g34pNPpDsRyRRqxf1KkwTmVl

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: MeteoNetwork Pretemp

severe wind

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Hagen 
Emst, Hagen town, Berchum Nordrhein-Westfalen 
Germany (51.37 N, 7.50 E) < 3 km
29-05-2024  (Wednesday)
14:02 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on information from: a newspaper report, a report on a website, an eyewitness report of the damage, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage
It is possible that this was a tornado.
Impacts: Road(s) impassable or closed, Damage to roof or chimney, Roof(s) destroyed, Car(s) damaged (unspecified), Car(s) damaged beyond repair, Large tree branch(es) broken, Tree(s) uprooted or snapped
https://rp-online.de/nrw/panorama/unwetter-in-hagen-windhose-sorgt-fuer-schaeden-und-viele-einsaetze_aid-113611875
https://x.com/TorKUDde/status/1795851078321213606
https://x.com/WetterSimon/status/1795847078712889678
https://x.com/aidanhollis/status/1795841773274829073/photo/1
https://x.com/aidanhollis/status/1795841773274829073/photo/2
https://x.com/aidanhollis/status/1795841773274829073/photo/3
Reference: "Unwetter mit starkem Wind sorgt in Hagen für zahlreiche Schäden", RHEINISCHE POST, 29 MAY 2024. TorKUD.de (X), 29 MAY 2024. WUD Wetter-Unwetter Deutschland (X), 29 MAY 2024. Aidan Hollis (X), 29 MAY 2024

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

large hail

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Viimsi  Harjumaa 
Estonia (59.50 N, 24.84 E) < 1 km
29-05-2024  (Wednesday)
13:42 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on information from: photo or video of the event, a report on a website
maximum hail diameter: 2 cm
Large hail up to 2 cm was observed. Time was based on radar data.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=8001259933217406&set=p.8001259933217406&type=3
https://meteologix.com/ee/radar-hd/harjumaa/20240529-1342z.html
Reference: Eyewitness report via "Sünoptik Kairo Kiitsak" Facebook page; 29 MAY 2024

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Kairo Kiitsak (Voluntary Observer Person)

large hail

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Kołatek  Warmińsko-Mazurskie 
Poland (53.58 N, 20.36 E) < 1 km
29-05-2024  (Wednesday)
13:00 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on information from: an eye-witness report, photo or video of the event, a report on a website
maximum hail diameter: 2 cm
Large hail up to at least 2 cm i.d. was reported. Time was based on radar data.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1029643921931505&set=p.1029643921931505&type=3
Reference: Eyewitness report via Mazurscy Łowcy Burz (on Facebook), 29 MAY 2024.

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Igor Laskowski (ESWD management)

large hail

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Jugla  Rīga 
Latvia (56.99 N, 24.24 E) < 3 km
29-05-2024  (Wednesday)
12:55 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on information from: an eye-witness report, photo or video of the event
maximum hail diameter: 2 cm
Large hail up to 2 cm was observed
https://failiem.lv/f/dwncrpmhj4
Reference: @ieva_zvane (on Instagram), 29 May 2024.

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Martins Bergsteins (Voluntary Observer Person TEST PERIOD) / Thilo Kühne (ESSL)

damaging lightning

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Chyżne  Małopolskie 
Poland (49.43 N, 19.67 E) < 3 km
29-05-2024  (Wednesday)
12:30 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on information from: a report on a website, government-based sources / administrative organisations, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage
Impacts: Building(s) damaged, Fire as a consequence of the event
A lightning struck an outbuilding causing fire and damage. Time was based on radar data and Blitzortung lightning detection system.
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=pfbid02WZR8neXcw1jAf2qevctDGtaXKm2cdW1WwcyFrPF7Pt3sNFn7sqZBMjTCxX17zLXal&id=100064831562745
Reference: "Pożar od pioruna", Podhale Region, 29 MAY 2024. OSP Orawka (on Facebook), 29 MAY 2024.

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Igor Laskowski (ESWD management)

large hail

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Limbaži  Limbažu Rajons 
Latvia (57.51 N, 24.71 E) < 3 km
29-05-2024  (Wednesday)
12:20 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on information from: an eye-witness report, photo or video of the event
maximum hail diameter: 2 cm
Large hail up to 2 cm was observed. Time based on radar reflectivity signature (>60 dBz) data: https://meteologix.com/lv/radar-hd/zemgale/20240529-1222z_sr cee-radar-300m.html
https://x.com/LVGMC_Meteo/status/1795806242713014424/photo/2
Reference: @LVGMC_Meteo (on Twitter), 29 May 2024.

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Martins Bergsteins (Voluntary Observer Person TEST PERIOD) / Thilo Kühne (ESSL)

large hail

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Łajski  Mazowieckie 
Poland (52.43 N, 20.95 E) < 1 km
29-05-2024  (Wednesday)
11:30 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on information from: an eye-witness report, photo or video of the event, a report on a website
maximum hail diameter: 2 cm
Large hail up to at least 2 cm i.d. was reported. Time was based on radar data.
https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=842122707945898&set=pcb.842125344612301
Reference: Eyewitness report via Sieć Obserwatorów Burz (on Facebook), 29 MAY 2024.

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Igor Laskowski (ESWD management)

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Nardò  Puglia 
Italy (40.18 N, 18.03 E) < 3 km
29-05-2024  (Wednesday)
11:25 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on information from: an eye-witness report, photo or video of the event, a report on a website, an eyewitness report of the damage, a trained storm spotter
Impacts: Road(s) impassable or closed, Crops/farmland damaged
http://stormreport.meteonetwork.it/asset/photo/22656_1716997019.1632.jpg
https://www.facebook.com/francesca.debitonti.16/videos/817386046577460/?idorvanity=1254710178724526
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?ref=saved&amp;v=829452192393903
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?ref=saved&amp;v=819744206880715
https://www.facebook.com/atramacere/videos/842926694531323/
https://www.facebook.com/reel/479831944599931

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: MeteoNetwork Pretemp

large hail

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Meremäe  Võrumaa 
Estonia (57.74 N, 27.46 E) < 1 km
29-05-2024  (Wednesday)
11:17 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on information from: photo or video of the event, a report on a website
maximum hail diameter: 2 cm
Large hail up to 2 cm was observed. Time was based on radar data.
https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=1027536625597071&set=a.254991606184914
https://meteologix.com/ee/radar-hd/plvamaa/20240529-1117z.html
Reference: Eyewitness report via "Sünoptik Kairo Kiitsak" Facebook page; 29 MAY 2024

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Kairo Kiitsak (Voluntary Observer Person)

damaging lightning

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Joroinen  Itä-Suomen lääni 
Finland (62.23 N, 27.64 E) < 3 km
29-05-2024  (Wednesday)
11:00 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from: a report on a website, government-based sources / administrative organisations, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage
Impacts: Tree(s) damaged, Fire as a consequence of the event
On Vättiläntie, two separate small wildfires broke out next to the road, with a total area of ​​a few ares. The distance between the fires is about 50 meters. The fire department quickly brought both fires under control. The fires were started by lightning. Time was based on radar data and Blitzortung lightning detection system.
https://www.joroistenlehti.fi/paikalliset/6803600
https://www.tilannehuone.fi/halytys.php?1206858047
Reference: "Salama sytytti kaksi maastopaloa vierekkäin Joroisissa", Joroisten Lehti, 29 MAY 2024. Tilannehoune.fi, date of access: 29 MAY 2024.

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Igor Laskowski (ESWD management)

tornado

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Copertino  Puglia 
Italy (40.29 N, 18.03 E) < 1 km
29-05-2024  (Wednesday)
11:00 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from: an eye-witness report, photo or video of the event, a report on a website, an eyewitness report of the damage, a trained storm spotter
occurring over: land
The funnel cloud was not observed.
Landspout. Telone e detriti leggeri sollevati dai campi // A plastic sheet and light debris lofted from fields
http://stormreport.meteonetwork.it/asset/photo/22649_1716995813.131.jpg
https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=25991030467177707&amp;set=gm.1536088037253404&amp;idorvanity=1254710178724526
https://www.facebook.com/reel/1721895478347537

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: MeteoNetwork Pretemp

heavy rain

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Lizzanello  Puglia 
Italy (40.30 N, 18.22 E) < 3 km
29-05-2024  (Wednesday)
10:15 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on information from: an eye-witness report, photo or video of the event, a report on a website, an eyewitness report of the damage, a trained storm spotter
precipitation: 39.4 mm
duration of precipitation: 0.9 hours
Impacts: Road(s) impassable or closed, Basement(s) flooded, Flooding of ground floor
http://stormreport.meteonetwork.it/asset/photo/22655_1716996857.0029.jpg
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1298615596924002/permalink/7523111807807652/
https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=122140323308241192&amp;set=a.122118468860241192
https://www.facebook.com/groups/617137755007094/permalink/7482992918421509/

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: MeteoNetwork Pretemp

damaging lightning

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Paukarlahti  Itä-Suomen lääni 
Finland (62.63 N, 27.62 E) < 3 km
29-05-2024  (Wednesday)
09:40 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from: a report on a website, government-based sources / administrative organisations
Impacts: Building(s) (almost) fully destroyed, Fire as a consequence of the event
The shed owned by the village association burned to the ground at Paukarlahti beach. The fire also had time to spread to the adjacent barbecue hut, which suffered damage. The rescue service put out the fire, which was started by lightning. Time was based on radar data and Blitzortung lightning detection system.
https://www.soisalonseutu.fi/paikalliset/6803639
https://www.tilannehuone.fi/halytys.php?1206858047
Reference: "Salama teki tuhojaan Leppävirralla – pelastuslaitos sai hälytyksen Paukarlahteen ja heti perään Soisalon puolelle", Soisalon Seutu, 29 MAY 2024. Tilannehoune.fi, date of access: 29 MAY 2024.

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Igor Laskowski (ESWD management)

heavy rain

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Casarano  Puglia 
Italy (39.99 N, 18.16 E) < 5 km
29-05-2024  (Wednesday)
09:30 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on information from: an eye-witness report, photo or video of the event, a report on a website, an eyewitness report of the damage, a trained storm spotter
precipitation: 54.6 mm
duration of precipitation: 1.6 hours
https://www.facebook.com/marco.cavalera.984/videos/1228784878091730/?idorvanity=250405186062447

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: MeteoNetwork Pretemp

heavy rain

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Pulsano  Puglia 
Italy (40.39 N, 17.36 E) < 3 km
29-05-2024  (Wednesday)
08:00 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on information from: an eye-witness report, photo or video of the event, a report on a website, an eyewitness report of the damage, a trained storm spotter
precipitation: 35.8 mm
duration of precipitation: 0.7 hours
Impacts: Basement(s) flooded, Flooding of ground floor
http://stormreport.meteonetwork.it/asset/photo/22664_1717001922.8334.jpg
https://www.facebook.com/trem.riparazioni/posts/pfbid0Fztw2e4bHHxa8imd2dMDs4BkeKPVcckBdW7i7MGZVn7fYLugnGNcmbeX7vr6Dj1Zl

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: MeteoNetwork Pretemp

tornado

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Ostuni  (Villanova) Puglia 
Italy (40.86 N, 17.62 E) < 10 km
29-05-2024  (Wednesday)
07:45 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from: an eye-witness report, photo or video of the event, a report on a website, an eyewitness report of the damage, a trained storm spotter
occurring over: water
The funnel cloud was observed.
http://stormreport.meteonetwork.it/asset/photo/22650_1716995955.3492.jpg
https://www.facebook.com/groups/355952160600740/permalink/419309810931641/

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: MeteoNetwork Pretemp

tornado

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Brindisi  Puglia 
Italy (40.83 N, 18.02 E) < 20 km
29-05-2024  (Wednesday)
07:00 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on information from: an eye-witness report, photo or video of the event, a report on a website, an eyewitness report of the damage, a trained storm spotter
occurring over: water
The funnel cloud was observed.
http://stormreport.meteonetwork.it/asset/photo/22651_1716996076.9606.jpg

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: MeteoNetwork Pretemp

damaging lightning

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Tangen  Hedmark 
Norway (60.62 N, 11.29 E) < 3 km
28-05-2024  (Tuesday)
19:08 UTC (+/- 1 min.)

based on information from: a report by a weather service, a newspaper report, an eyewitness report of the damage
estimated peak current: 10 kA
polarity: negative
Impacts: Building(s) damaged, Fire as a consequence of the event
https://www.h-a.no/lynnedslag-forte-til-boligbrann-moderate-skader/s/5-139-1495023
Reference: " Lynnedslag førte til boligbrann: – Moderate skader", HAMER ARBEIDERBLAD, 29 MAY 2024. kachelmannwetter.com

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

damaging lightning

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Aurskog-Høland 
Norway (59.73 N, 11.81 E) < 10 km
28-05-2024  (Tuesday)
17:37 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from: a newspaper report, government-based sources / administrative organisations
Impacts: Power transmission damaged or destroyed
https://www.smaalenene.no/en-rekke-strombrudd-i-marker-i-uvaret/s/5-38-1591877
Reference: "En rekke strømbrudd i Marker i uværet ", SMAALENENES AVIS, 28 MAY 2024

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

damaging lightning

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Oslo - Haugerud  Oslo 
Norway (59.92 N, 10.85 E) < 3 km
28-05-2024  (Tuesday)
17:27 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from: a newspaper report, government-based sources / administrative organisations
Impacts: Power transmission damaged or destroyed
https://www.ao.no/strombrudd-pa-ostkanten-16-000-kunder-var-berort/s/5-128-807042
Reference: "Strømbrudd på østkanten – 16.000 kunder var berørt ", AO.no, 28 MAY 2024

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

damaging lightning

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Degernes  Østfold 
Norway (59.38 N, 11.40 E) < 3 km
28-05-2024  (Tuesday)
17:11 UTC (+/- 1 min.)

based on information from: a report by a weather service, a newspaper report, an eyewitness report of the damage
estimated peak current: 14 kA
polarity: positive
Impacts: Tree(s) damaged, Fire as a consequence of the event
Wildfire
https://www.r-a.no/skogbrann-herjet-i-degernes-etter-lynnedslag/s/5-41-501898
Reference: " Skogbrann herjet i Degernes etter lynnedslag", RAKKESTAD AVIS, 29 MAY 2024. kachelmannwetter.com

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

damaging lightning

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Bengtsfors  Västra Götaland 
Sweden (59.03 N, 12.22 E) < 5 km
28-05-2024  (Tuesday)
16:35 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from: a report on a website
Impacts: Tree(s) damaged, Fire as a consequence of the event
A lightning struck a tree causing fire and damage. Time was based on radar data and Blitzortung Lightning detection system.
https://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/a/B0lnw0/smhi-varnar-for-kraftigt-askovader-villa-i-brand
Reference: "SMHI varnar för kraftigt åskoväder – villa i brand", Aftonbladet, 28 MAY 2024.

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Igor Laskowski (ESWD management)



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