MUSCAT, Oman - The powerful Cyclone Mekunu hit the southern region of the Gulf Arab country of Oman and the neighboring Yemen on Saturday, leaving at least five people dead and dozens missing.

The East Africa bloc’s weather prediction center said on Saturday that an active tropical cyclone named Mekunu does not pose any threat to Somalia as it had earlier warned.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A deep depression in the Arabian sea has transformed into Cyclone Mekunu and is likely to intensify into severe cyclonic storm in the southeast of Onam.

At least 15 people have died in Somaliland after heavy rains caused by tropical cyclone Sagar which landed in the Horn of Africa over the weekend.

PARIS: The world must redouble efforts to halt global warming before it is too late, the UN's climate chief said Monday as nearly 200 nations kicked off talks in Bonn.

The Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs, present this Two Hundred Eleventh Report on 'The Cyclone Ockhi - Its Impact on Fishermen and Damage Caused by it '. A very severe cyclonic storm „Ockhi‟ hit the coast of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Lakshadweep, during November-December 2017, wreaking unprecedented havoc.

To what degree can vulnerability to extreme weather events be mitigated by access to a rural livelihoods program, particularly with regard to the impacts on women?

Ocean‐Waves‐Atmosphere (OWA) exchanges are not well represented in current Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) systems, which can lead to large uncertainties in tropical cyclone track and intensity forecasts. In order to explore and better understand the impact of OWA interactions on tropical cyclone modeling, a fully coupled OWA system based on the atmospheric model Meso‐NH, the oceanic model CROCO, and the wave model WW3 and called MSWC was designed and applied to the case of tropical cyclone Bejisa (2013–2014).

Monitoring flying-foxes is challenging as their extreme mobility produces highly dynamic population processes, considerable logistic difficulty, and variability in estimated population size. We report on methods for inferring population trend for the population of the spectacled flying-fox (Pteropus conspicillatus) in Australia.

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The increasing strength, intensity and duration of tropical cyclones has climate scientists questioning whether a new classification needs to be created: a category-six storm.

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