or severe weather is simply really bad weather or
weather on a larger, more serious and devastating scale.
Instead of a few snowflakes falling, there is a snowstorm
and snowdrifts can be many meters deep.
Extreme forms of a windy day include gales, hurricanes
Heavy rain may last much longer than a few hours or even days and
result in flooding
of rivers, roads and homes.
weather events may not happen very often. When they do they can cause
destruction of buildings, vehicles, roads and homes, costing many
billions of pounds. People’s lives are also at risk from some
unexpected weather events. Modern technology allows predictions to
be made so people know when and where a hurricane is going to hit
land. However, some storms, including tornadoes, still cannot be forecast
on any of the severe weather events below to find out more information
about them, see pictures and read about examples.