Category: Tropical Storms

Is the current season of monster hurricanes the new normal?


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Thanks to Harvey, Irma and Maria there’s been a lot of damage from tropical systems this year. By David Epstein It’s been a very active hurricane season with some incredible storms reaching levels rarely seen in the Atlantic ocean. From Houston to the Keys in Florida to Barbuda and […]

HURRICANE WARNING


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Lack of El Niño to see nations blasted by huge storms THE United States and rest of the Americas will be battered by unusually strong and frequent hurricanes due to the lack of El Niño, meteorologists warn. By SEAN MARTIN PUBLISHED: Thu, Aug 10, 2017 |  GETTY Hurricane season is upon […]

Weak El Nino could bring above-average Atlantic hurricane season


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26th May 2017 Author: Marianne Lehnis A weak or non-existent El Nino could bring another above-normal hurricane season this year, potentially causing significant re/insurance payouts, as Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center say weather conditions point towards a hard-hitting Atlantic hurricane season. The chances of an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season […]

El Nino looms large in 2017 with drought and strong typhoons forecast for Vietnam


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By VnExpress   March 24, 2017 The rainy season is likely to return later than usual this year, and summer will be hotter, a senior meteorologist said. Last year, El Nino-induced droughts, the worst in 30 years, hit Vietnam’s coffee crop, while water levels in the Mekong Delta food […]

El Nino is taking a toll on the world’s coral reefs


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Michael Casey February 24, 2016 A powerful El Niño combined with rising temperatures is wreaking havoc on the world’s coral reefs, causing what federal scientists say is the longest die-off event on record. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, whose researchers are expected to present their findings Friday […]

El Niño to blame for hyperactive Pacific hurricane season


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Doyle Rice, USA TODAY 10:12 a.m. EDT October 24, 2015 Hurricane Patricia is the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere. Tens of thousands of people were being evacuated as it bears down on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. Hurricane Patricia’s rampage into Mexico was part of the […]

One of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded is fueled by El Niño, scientists say


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Rong-Gong Lin II October 23 2015 Patricia Hurricane Patricia, one of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded, is being fueled by El Niño, a weather phenomenon that continues to gain strength in the Pacific Ocean, scientists say. Scientists say the powerful hurricane offers a stark preview of a turbulent […]