Widespread flooding hits mainland Europe theWeather Club Thu, 02/06/2016 - 19:40

Photo: Over the last 48 hours, there have been almost 350,00 lightning strikes across europe. SourceLightningmaps.org

Thunderstorms and torrential downpours across Europe at the start of meteorological summer, have left at least 10 people dead and left several others seriously injured. 

Violent floods cause devastation around the world

A two-week period in June saw a rash of violent flooding across four different continents. In the early morning of Friday 11th June, 20 people were killed after heavy rain in Arkansas, USA, saw water levels in the Little Missouri river rise at up to 2.4m per hour, causing a wall of water to tear through busy campsites at the Ouachita National Forest. On 15th June it was the turn of the French Riviera to suffer under a deluge, when the region experienced its worst flooding since 1827.