Super typhoons (STYs), intense tropical cyclones of the western North Pacific, rank among the most destructive natural hazards globally. The violent winds of these storms induce deep mixing of the upper ocean, resulting in strong sea surface cooling and making STYs highly sensitive to ocean density stratification. Although a few studies examined the potential impacts of changes in ocean thermal structure on future tropical cyclones, they did not take into account changes in near-surface salinity.

Thousands of householders, business people and travellers suffered disruption after almost a month’s worth of rain fell within hours, raising fresh concerns that not enough was being spent on flood

Winds gusting to hurricane force left nearly 70 000 homes in western and northwestern France without power on Sunday, the national electricity grid Enedis said.

The Global Climate Risk Index 2017 analyses to what extent countries have been affected by the impacts of weather-related loss events (storms, floods, heat waves etc.). The most recent data available – from 2015 and 1996–2015 – were taken into account. The countries affected most in 2015 were Mozambique, Dominica as well as Malawi.

T Harish Rao advised officials to ensure that food grains are stored properly so that there is no damage from the rains.

GUANGZHOU - Disasters brought by Typhoon Haima have affected 1.69 million people in South China's Guangdong province, said the provincial civil affairs department on Sunday.

The lights were hardly out in South Australia before politicians and lobby groups were staking out their ground in the argument over climate change and renewable energy.

BEIJING - China on Monday allocated 220 million yuan ($33 million dollars) to typhoon-hit Fujian and Zhejiang provinces for disaster relief work.

Flights and trains in Taiwan were disrupted by the approach of the third typhoon this month and most cities planned work and school closures for Tuesday.

CHENGDU - The death toll from rain in southwest China's Sichuan province from Saturday to Monday has risen to nine and eight people remain missing.

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