Weather Around the World from Ibiza to the Falkland Islands
From devastating tornadoes to tropical storms, it was another active week of weather across the US. There were several big weather stories across the rest of the world as well, from waterspouts in Spain to springtime snow in the Falkland Islands.
Dangerous storms moved into Ibiza last week. Several waterspouts were spotted offshore. Three construction workers were injured by the storms after being lifted into the air by a power gust.
In Russia, heavy rainfall is partially being blamed for a collapsed dam. Flooding likely weakened the integrity of the structure. Unfortunately, after the collapse, water rushed into a Siberian gold mining town, killing fifteen people.
In Australia, it’s the opposite problem. Drought conditions continue to impact parts of New South Wales. Lake Pamamaroo has shrunk in size and new imagery shows the lake is almost completely dry. Thousands of dead fish line the banks of the parched lake. The majority of the fish have been identified as European carp, an invasive species. The endangered native Murray cod has developed an evolutionary response to seek deep channels in dry conditions.
A couple spots in the southern hemisphere saw snow this past week, including Australia. Most of the ski resorts closed a few weeks ago because summery is right around the corner. Springtime snow also fell in the Falkland Islands.