Tag Archives: typhoons

Shifting storms under climate change could bring wilder winters to the UK

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An electrical storm hits Bognor Regis, UK, on 18/07/2017. Credit: Dan Holland Photography/Alamy Stock Photo.

The UK could face harsher and more frequent winter storms if global greenhouse gas emissions aren’t curbed, a new study says

November 13, 2017 — The research uses modelling to investigate how rising global temperatures could change the movements of mid-latitude storms by the end of the century. These storms form outside Continue reading Shifting storms under climate change could bring wilder winters to the UK

More rain on Thursday due to Typhoon Paolo

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Satellite image as of October 18, 11 pm. Image courtesy of NOAA

Bicol, Eastern Visayas, and Caraga should expect more moderate to heavy rain

MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 18, 2017) — More rain is expected as Typhoon Paolo (Lan) maintained its strength and speed late Wednesday evening, October 18. Continue reading More rain on Thursday due to Typhoon Paolo

Severe Tropical Storm Paolo slightly intensifies

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Satellite image as of October 17, 11 pm. Image courtesy of PAGASA

Paolo (Lan) now has maximum winds of 105 km/h and gustiness of up to 130 km/h

MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 17, 2017) — Severe Tropical Storm Paolo (Lan) slightly intensified and accelerated a bit as it continued moving over the Philippine Sea on Tuesday evening, October 17. Continue reading Severe Tropical Storm Paolo slightly intensifies

Tropical Storm Odette intensifies as it crosses Cagayan

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Satellite image as of October 13, 6:30 am. Image courtesy of NOAA

Odette (Khanun) slightly strengthens after hitting Santa Ana, Cagayan early Friday, October 13

MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 13, 2017) — Tropical Storm Odette (Khanun) is now crossing northern Cagayan after making landfall in Santa Ana, Cagayan at 12:40 am on Friday, October 13. Continue reading Tropical Storm Odette intensifies as it crosses Cagayan

EXPLAINER: How tropical cyclones form

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DEADLY BEAUTY. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever recorded, at peak intensity and approaching the Philippines on November 7, 2013. Image courtesy NASA

A tropical cyclone is one of the Earth’s strongest forces, a combination of strong, howling winds and heavy precipitation. How do these forces of nature form?

MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 28, 2017) — A tropical cyclone – whether called a typhoon, a cyclone, or a hurricane – is one of the most destructive disasters known to man. Continue reading EXPLAINER: How tropical cyclones form

‘Bigger and stronger’ storms on the horizon – experts

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TEXAS FLOODING. The South Park Cemetery in Pearland, Texas, is flooded by rains from Hurricane Harvey on August 29, 2017. Photo by H. Ellessy/LamaLens/AFP

Here are some answers to questions about the link between climate change and tropical storms, known variously around the world as cyclones, hurricanes, and typhoons

PARIS, France (Aug. 30, 2017) — Scientists say the devastating intensity of hurricanes such as Harvey is consistent with global warming trends – rising seas, warming oceans, hotter air – and warn of “bigger and stronger” storms to come. Continue reading ‘Bigger and stronger’ storms on the horizon – experts

Trump’s rollback of flood protections risks further Houston-style calamity

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Margie David and her husband David Emswiler are rescued by volunteers on a boat from their flooded house in north-west Houston. Photograph: Jay Janner/AP

Houston has some of the most lax building regulations in potential flood zones – and the president wants to spread that policy across the US

August 29, 2017 — After all the furore, it’s hard to remember now that Donald Trump’s combative press conference earlier this month was supposed to be about infrastructure. Holding two flowcharts, Continue reading Trump’s rollback of flood protections risks further Houston-style calamity

Cyclones and climate change: connecting the dots

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POWERFUL CYCLONE. Strong winds batter seaside houses ahead of Hurricane Harvey’s arrival in Corpus Christi, Texas on August 25, 2017. File photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

What’s missing is a detailed track record of hurricanes past, the kind of decades-long log of measurements that climate scientists need to discern the fingerprint of human influence

PARIS, France (Aug. 28, 2017) — Scientists freely acknowledge they don’t know everything about how global warming affects hurricanes like the one pummeling southeast Texas. Continue reading Cyclones and climate change: connecting the dots

DepEd wants to revive repair funds for calamity-hit schools

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RUBBLE. Police tape surround a damaged building in Leyte after the earthquake in July. Photo by Gelo Litonjua

Undersecretary Alain Pascua says school buildings have suffered around P2 billion worth of damage following recent typhoons and earthquakes, but they have means to fund the repairs

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 17, 2017) — The Department of Education (DepEd) is calling for the revival of its Quick Response Fund (QRF) to repair schools damaged by typhoons and earthquakes in the past months. Continue reading DepEd wants to revive repair funds for calamity-hit schools

FAST FACTS: Leyte and natural disasters

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Image by Rappler.com

Leyte province has had its share of natural disasters over the years

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 7, 2017) — A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Leyte province Thursday afternoon, July 6, which left at least two people dead and a hundred injured. Continue reading FAST FACTS: Leyte and natural disasters