Various parts of Europe hit by severe storms

epa07744819 A flooded street during heavy rain in Katowice, southern Poland, 27 July 2019. Thunderstorm warnings are in effect in the area until 21:00 CEST. EPA-EFE/Andrzej Grygiel POLAND OUT

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After an intense heatwave, various parts of Europe were hit by severe storms.

In Poland, rough weather conditions effected large parts of the country as Poland’s Met Office (IMGW) issued weather alerts for a total of 10 provinces on Sunday. Weather that was characterized by hail and rainstorms may be accompanied by winds blowing up to 110 km/h.

A storm caused the Rawa River to burst its banks. The situation is particularly difficult in Katowice.

Moreover, the Met Office issued a second-degree alert against African heatwaves that are approaching Poland. The thermometers will show 34 degrees Celsius on Monday.

A flooded street after heavy rain in Katowice
A flooded street during heavy rain in Katowice, southern Poland. EPA-EFE/Andrzej Grygiel

Meanwhile in Belgium bad weather brought lightning strikes and flooding across the country.

Torrential rain and thundery showers were Belgium’s lot last night. The Met Office had issued a Code Orange weather warning, but it seems Belgium passed through the bad weather with little damage.

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A car stands in a flooded underpass following violent storms that hit Arezzo, Tuscany region, Italy. EPA-EFE/ALESSANDRO FALSETTI

In the weekend at least two people died in Italy as various parts of the country were hit by bad weather.


Via Polandin / VRT / ANSA

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