- The death toll has risen to almost 1,000 people with tens of thousands without homes in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi after torrential rains in the region
- More than 70 dead and 100,000 homes destroyed or damaged in Iran with one-third of all roads damaged.
- US saw unprecedented, catastrophic flooding with a NOAA warning the flooding will continue through to the end of May.
- Indonesia raised the death toll from floods and landslides in the easternmost province of Papua to 80
- In March the worst flooding in more than 50 years caused unprecedented damage on the Plains and the Midwest
- February, California, received a mind-boggling 18 trillion-gallons, enough to fill 27 million Olympic-sized pools
- February, Heavy rains wreaked havoc in northern Chile causing rivers to overflow and forcing residents from their flooded homes
- An incredible 2 years worth of rain fell in just 7 days in Australia, February
Torrential rain left at least 10 people dead in Rio de Janeiro, officials said Tuesday, as emergency workers rescued people trapped by the downpour and clean-up efforts gathered pace.
The unusually heavy rain began Monday evening and continued into Tuesday, triggering widespread flash flooding that turned some streets into raging rivers, toppled trees and swept away cars as the state emergency agency declared a crisis.
The southern zone of the city, which includes the tourist hot-spots Copacabana and Ipanema as well as several impoverished favela areas, has been hardest hit.
Heavy runoff from neighbouring hills gushed through some apartment buildings and shops, leaving behind mud and debris.
"I've never seen or witnessed anything like this, said one resident."
"I'm really amazed at all of this."
Cars and public buses were crushed by fallen trees, and sections of streets were ripped up by the force of the water.
Torrential rain in February killed at least six people in Rio de Janeiro.
Brazil is the latest country to suffer incredible downpours in the first 4 months of 2019.
Last week reports from Iran claimed more than 100,000 had been destroyed or damaged in flash floods across Iran amid what authorities said were the heaviest rains ever recorded.
More than 70 people have been killed since March 19, according to official figures, in floods that swept northern, central, and southern Iran and spread to western and southwestern parts of the country in recent days.
That means the US will transform from one of the worst winters in modern history into a flood season that has already taken an apocalyptic turn for farmers across the US.
Millions of acres of farmland are already under water meaning thousands of farmers will not be able to plant crops this summer, with thousands of more farmers who have been financially ruined by the floods and will never return to farming again.
So far, 2019 is already the worst agricultural disaster in modern American history and it is going to get a whole lot worse according to experts. Full story
The death toll has risen to almost 1,000 people as tens of thousands without homes in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi after torrential rains in the region after being hit by Cyclone Idai and was described as a 'disaster on a scale ever experienced' in Mozambique. Full story
The Missouri River reached near-record levels after Midwest and Great Plain streams were swelled by a massive storm that soaked fields and dropped heavy snow from Colorado to Canada. Full story
According to MSN Weather, the series of storms, including a moisture-packed atmospheric river that slammed the state, had brought consistent rainfall in February that had reached more than half the volume of Lake Tahoe. Full Story
In the Atacama Desert, normally one of the driest places on Earth, a 60m (196ft) waterfall that had run dry for 10 years has been reactivated. Full story