tropical cyclones

Storm Surge: What it is and how it puts human life in danger – Find out

Storm Surge: What it is and how it puts human life in danger – Find out

Forecasters warn that the storm surge from Hurricane Irma could reach 15 feet (4.5 meters) along parts of the Florida coast in the coming hours. 

Sep 10, 2017, 13:20 PM IST
Dozens feared dead as cyclone pounds Pacific island of Vanuatu

Dozens feared dead as cyclone pounds Pacific island of Vanuatu

A terrifying tropical cyclone which smashed into Vanuatu in the South Pacific wreaked widespread devastation, aid agencies said on Saturday, raising fears that dozens may have died in what may be one of the region's worst weather disasters.

Mar 14, 2015, 04:44 AM IST
Homes destroyed as twin cyclones slam into northern Australia

Homes destroyed as twin cyclones slam into northern Australia

Two powerful cyclones smashed into northern Australia on Friday, knocking out power to thousands, tearing roofs and doors off houses and prompting coastal residents to flee their homes, but appeared to have spared the region earlier predictions of a "calamity".

Feb 20, 2015, 09:01 AM IST
Cyclone Nilofar: Gujarat's coastal districts brace for heavy rains

Cyclone Nilofar: Gujarat's coastal districts brace for heavy rains

Coastal districts of Gujarat would receive isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall from October 30 as Cyclone Nilofar would intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

Oct 27, 2014, 09:43 AM IST

Hurricane Arthur makes landfall on North Carolina`s Outer Banks

The first hurricane of the Atlantic season made landfall on the North Carolina coast Thursday night, a windy, wet party-pooper that forced thousands of vacationers to scrap their July Fourth holiday plans amid evacuation orders.

Jul 04, 2014, 09:17 AM IST

Aerosols in atmosphere tend to weaken hurricanes and cyclones

A new study has shown that aerosols in the atmosphere produced from human activities tend to weaken hurricane or tropical cyclones.

Mar 24, 2014, 19:18 PM IST

Warmer Pacific worsened cyclone risk for E Asia

China, Korea and Japan have been placed in the firing line of powerful tropical cyclones by a warming of water in the western Pacific, according to a three-decade study published today.

Jan 16, 2014, 06:57 AM IST

Iron ore miners wait to assess Australian cyclone damage

Iron ore miners were waiting for conditions to ease before assessing damage caused by a cyclone that ripped across northwest Australia on Tuesday, closing ports and threatening mining operations in the sparsely-populated Pilbara region.

Dec 31, 2013, 12:37 PM IST

Cyclone over Bay of Bengal weakens

The severe cyclonic storm `Madi` over Bay of Bengal has weakened into a cyclonic storm and is likely to weaken further, an official said.

Dec 11, 2013, 15:55 PM IST

Andhra Pradesh coast braces for cyclone Helen

Andhra Pradesh is bracing for the cyclonic storm Helen which is set to hit the state`s coast.

Nov 21, 2013, 21:33 PM IST

Odisha alerts fishermen over cyclone Helen

Fishermen in southern Odisha were warned against venturing out into the sea due to formation of severe cyclonic storm Helen over the Bay of Bengal.

Nov 21, 2013, 15:51 PM IST

Super typhoon Haiyan causes massive destruction in Philippines, at least 4 dead

The typhoon — the 24th serious storm to hit the Philippines this year — is forecast to blow toward the South China Sea on Saturday, heading toward Vietnam.

Nov 08, 2013, 18:59 PM IST

Typhoon Haiyan pounds Philippines: As it happened

Super Typhoon Haiyan — Category 5 storms like Yolanda cause severe damage as they can blow apart shelters and suck walls out and blow roofs off buildings due to the huge pressure they create.

Nov 08, 2013, 08:54 AM IST

Typhoon hits Philippines; 8 dead, millions without power

Typhoon Nari pummelled the northern Philippines, ripping roofs off buildings, killing eight people and leaving more than two million people without electricity.

Oct 12, 2013, 12:00 PM IST

Mexico death toll nears 100 as new hurricane hits

Deaths from floods and landslides battering Mexico neared 100 as a fresh hurricane hit the northwest.

Sep 20, 2013, 09:56 AM IST

Mexico storm Manuel upgraded to hurricane, death toll reaches 80

Looting broke out in the flooded Mexican beach resort of Acapulco on Wednesday as the government struggled to reach tens of thousands of people cut off by flooding that had claimed at least 80 lives.

Sep 19, 2013, 14:25 PM IST

Japan Typhoon Man-Yi prompts toxic water release from Fukushima

The powerful Typhoon Man-Yi that brought torrential rains and gusty winds, flooding Japan’s prefectures, also targeted the Fukushima water tanks.

Sep 17, 2013, 16:52 PM IST

Big storms hit Mexico on opposite sides, 34 dead

The remnants of Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel have drenched northeastern and southwestern Mexico with torrential rains, flooding towns and cities, cutting highways and setting off landslides in a national emergency that federal authorities said had caused at least 34 deaths.

Sep 17, 2013, 12:51 PM IST

Colorado floods: Seven confirmed dead, 1,500 homes destroyed

Seven people were confirmed dead and at least 1,500 homes destroyed in Colorado after a week of rare, torrential rains along the eastern slopes of the Rockies, and helicopter search-and-rescue flights resumed on Monday in flood-stricken areas.

Sep 17, 2013, 10:54 AM IST

Big storms hit Mexico on opposite coasts, 33 dead

Tropical Storm Ingrid and the remnants of Tropical Storm Manuel drenched Mexico`s Pacific and Gulf coasts with torrential rains caused at least 33 deaths.

Sep 17, 2013, 09:41 AM IST