At least three people died and another 49 were injured when a twister struck central Indonesia last week, the Straits Times website said on Sunday.
The tornado hit the area of Sidrap on the island of Sulawesi Friday, flattening homes and leaving more than 200 people homeless.
Strong tornadoes are unusual, but not unknown, in wet tropical climates like that of Indonesia. However, powerful thunderstorms, which are the parent storms for twisters, happen in Indonesia at some of the highest rates on earth.
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Potent thunderstorms will target part of the Plains during a time when many will be outdoors celebrating Memorial Day into the evening hours.
Despite no longer being a tropical storm or depression, Bonnie will induce daily showers and thunderstorms across the Carolinas into the middle of the week.
After a mild and dry Memorial Day, warmth will build across the northwestern United States.
Extremely heavy rain fell over the weekend in southwestern Germany, leading to dangerous and deadly flash flooding.
Northern France will remain at risk for occasional rain through the first half of the week, threatening to cause additional delays at the French Open.
Unseasonably warm weather prevailed across the eastern U.S. Eighteen cities, from Virginia to Ohio and Michigan, reported record high temperatures. Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC reached 97 degrees. Newark, NJ was the nations high temperature at 98 degrees.
Mississippi/ Ohio Valleys (1989)
Thunderstorms produced severe weather from the Upper Mississippi Valley to the Upper Ohio Valley. A F-4 tornado injured three people and caused a million dollars damage at New Providence IA.
Thunderstorms developing along a warm front spawned fourteen tornadoes in northeastern Texas during the last afternoon and night. Thunderstorms produced baseball size hail near Marshall, wind gusts to 77 mph at Commerce and up to five inches of rain in many locations.