Friday, April 8, 2016

MONUMENTAL DELUGE: The Latest Reports Of High Tides, Heavy Rainfall, Flash Floods, Sea Level Rise, Widespread Flooding, And Catastrophic Storms - Flash Floods Kill 2 During Rain Storm In Oman; Flooding Displaces Thousands After 4 Days Of Heavy Rainfall In Argentina And Uruguay; Cars Swept Away As Arabian Peninsula Is Slammed With Deluges of Rain And Hail! [PHOTOS + VIDEOS]

A taxi washed away by floodwaters smashes into a four-wheel-drive during heavy rains in Oman on Friday. © Twitter

April 8, 2016 - EARTH - The following list constitutes the latest reports of high tides, heavy rainfall, flash floods, widespread flooding, sea level rise and catastrophic storms.

Flash floods kill 2 during rain storm in Oman

Despite repeated warnings by Omani authorities, two Omanis were killed when their vehicle was swept away by flood waters in Wadi Kabeel of Qurayat province on Friday.

Three other Omanis were rescued in Wadi Bani Karoos in the Dhank province according to the Public Authority for Civil Defense and Ambulance (PACDA).

Heavy rain has been lashing northern parts of the country due to a deep depression which is expected to last two more days.

The rain forced the cancellation of the Red Bull F1 Showrun, where Scottish driver David Coultard was expected to make an appearance in Mutrah Corniche on Friday afternoon.

Rain in Oman. © Twitter

A wheelbarrow filled with pebble-sized ice that pelted parts of Oman during a hailstorm Friday.© Twitter

Picture shared on social media shows rainwater running off from mountains to a valley in Oman. © Twitter

The race lasted for less than two minutes instead of the planned two-hour event. Hundreds of racing fans had gathered along the sea road in Mutrah to watch the race.

Many roads that link provinces such as Nizwa, Ibri, Bahla, Rustaq, Sinanah and Nakhal in the north were flooded and caused traffic snarls.

Heavy rain reported in Ibri, Bahla, Nizwa, Dima wa Tayeen, Nakhal, Awabi,Izki Rustaq, Yanqul, Dhank, Barka, Seeb Bausher, Mutrah and Samiyl provinces, resulted in flash floods.

Some parts of Samayil province were covered by snow.

Pictures of the snow went viral as people shared pictures of playing in the snow on social media.

Flooding displaces thousands after 4 days of heavy rainfall in Argentina and Uruguay

Floods in La Paz, Entre Rios, Argentina, April 2016.  © Municipalidad de La Paz
Heavy rain has affected Uruguay and northern provinces of Argentina, causing several rivers to overflow and prompting the evacuation of thousands of people. Some local media reports claim over half a metre of rain has fallen in some areas of Argentina in the last 4 days. One man is reported to have died after drowning in a swollen river in Entre Ríos.


Thousands have been affected by heavy rain and flooding in the provinces of Entre Ríos, Corrientes and Santa Fe.

Heavy rain has also affected parts of the province of Formosa where thousands are yet to return to their homes since the Paraguay River overflowed in December 2015.

 WATCH: Floods in La Paz.

Entre Rios

Telam news agency say that 7,000 people have been displaced by floods in Entre Ríos province. Severe flooding has been reported in the municipalities of Federación, San José de Feliciano, Villaguay and Colón.

One man died in the floods when he was swept away by an overflowing river between the towns of Sosa and El Tala.

The city of La Paz, in the west of the province, has suffered the worst of the torrential rain. According to province authorities, more than 7,500 people have been affected. The Cabayú Cuatia River overflowed causing damage, closure of bridges and forcing the displacement of people living in the Estación neighbourhood. Houses were also flooded in the neighbourhoods of Milagrosa, Puerto and Ribera del Paraná.

Floods in La Paz, Entre Rios, Argentina, April 2016. © Municipalidad de La Paz

© Municipalidad de La Paz

The Ministry of Social Development have distributed blankets, food and other relief items to those affected.Several roads have been inundated, with many cars dragged by the water, causing significant issues to local transportation.

In San José de Feliciano, in the north, 400 people are homeless after two small rivers - the Coronel and Carrizo - overflowed. Talking to Telam, the city's mayor, Silvia del Carmen Moreno, said that Feliciano had seen over half a metre of rain since Saturday 02 April.


In Esquina, a town of 40,000 inhabitants in the south of Correnties province, more than 75% of the town was under water. As many as 300 people have been evacuated, and water reached the height of 1 metre in some neighbourhoods. More than 5,000 people have been affected by the floods across the province.

Santa Fe

Heavy rain has affected areas in the north of Sana Fe province, in particular the town of Alejandra, which according to local media, has recorded 550 mm of rain in the last 4 days. Significant parts of the town are completely flooded, and around 20 people have been evacuated.

Intense Rain

The heavy rain began to fall on 05 April 2016. According to the Argentina National Meteorological Service (Servicio Nacional de Meteorologia, SMN), 70 mm of rain in 24 hours was recorded in Gualeguaychu, in Entre Ríos Province, Argentina. The station of Monte Caseros, in Corrientes Province, recorded 81 mm of rain between 05 and 06 April 2016.

According to data reported by authorities in Entre Ríos, as much as 296.4 mm were recorded at Feliciano station, in the north of the province, on 05 April 2016.

In a statement yesterday by the Crisis Committee of Civil Defense of the Municipality of La Paz, it was reported that 345 mm of rain fell between 04 and 06 April.

Rainfall map for Argentina 04 to 05 April 2016. © SMN

Argentina media reports claim that over 500 mm of rain has fallen in some areas, including Alejandra in Santa Fe, San José de Feliciano in Entre Ríos, in the space of 4 days.

Further significant rainfall is expected to affect the north of Argentina until Saturday, 09 April 2016.


As an result of the heavy rain in the upper part of the watershed, water levels in the Uruguay River are rising. A point of particular concern is the area downstream of the Salto hydropower plant.

The high amount of water reaching the reservoir forced the managing authority (Comisión Técnica Mixta de Salto Grande) to release higher discharges from the spillway and the outlet. As a result, Uruguay River levels at Salto and Paysandú will exceed the warning thresholds of 12 and 5.5 metres respectively.As a precaution, local authorities of Civil Defence organised the evacuation of 27 people in Salto and 5 in Paysandú.

Cars swept away as Arabian peninsula is slammed with deluges of rain and hail

© Saudi Arabia Weather

These are the first videos erupting on social network of the biblical flooding hitting Ta'if, Saudi Arabia right now.

And when I say biblical, it's because I didn't want to use apocalyptical!

Unstable conditions started sweeping across Saudi Arabia on Monday, April 3, 2016.

And reinforced during the beginning of the week to deliver heavy downpours on Ta'if and its region.

The low is sweeping from North to South and has created biblical hailstorms in the central part of the country on April 6, 2016.
WATCH: Deluge in the Arabian peninsula.

Extreme gust of winds are also accompanying the stormy weather sometimes creating sand tornado and sandstorms around Al-Jouf, Hail, Tabuk and Medina.

So the cold air mass coming from the north and the warm and moist air coming from the south created a kind of belt in the middle of the country which creates intense and apocalyptical thunderstorms (see map above).

Ta'if is a city in Mecca Province of Saudi Arabia situated in the Al-Sarawat Mountains and is right in the eye of the storm.

This extreme weather is also present in Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and western Yemen.

- Floodlist | Gulf News | Strange Sounds.

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