Return to the Weird Weather Main Page Weird Weather: Before 1 AD 512 AD Mount Vesuvius experiences an eruption, often called the “Fourth Eruption.” 521 AD Earthquake hits Corinth and destroys much of the city.
7 AD Famine accompanied pestilence in Judea. 10 AD Famine reported in Ireland. Pestilence in Asia Minor, accompanied by earthquakes that went into Greece and Italy.
224 BC By October, pestilence had spread throughout the Chinese Empire.
Nature often provides some kind of indication when disaster is about to strike. Tornadoes have signature cloud formations. Hurricanes often have a build up of winds and precipitation that continually worsen.
This was a phenomenal year for anyone interested in meteorology, especially in weird weather. Many historic accounts state the seasons were reversed in 1348. Snow fell in France during the summer.