Nigerians’ capacity to prevent, cope with and reduce flood risks is determined by access to housing, transport, drainage, income and education.
Experts share their insights into Nigeria’s flooding challenge and steps needed to alleviate their worst effects.
On Australia’s rainiest days, more than 30 trillion litres can fall from the skies.
Two hurricane and climate scientists explain what’s known – and still unknown – about global warming’s influence on intensity, rainfall and much more.
High humidity, terrain and wind make rain forecasting particularly tricky in the tropics.
The UK is no stranger to drought – especially southern England.
Despite international and national responses to the drought, the situation is dire. The government’s response is a lesson in how not to deal with drought.
Extreme downpours caught people off guard from Las Vegas to Kentucky in July 2022.
Extreme downpours brought deadly flooding to the Appalachian region, just a few weeks after the destructive Yellowstone River flood.
Again, thousands of residents in Western Sydney face a life-threatening flood disaster. Obviously, nature is a major culprit – but other drivers are also at play.
The ongoing humanitarian crisis raises serious questions about future food and water security in the Horn of Africa.
Global warming is changing the high-altitude autumn winds over southeast Australia, which means less rain and trouble for air travel.
Would you trust a weather forecast made by a machine that had learned how weather systems behaved by reviewing thousands of past weather maps?
Clearing alien trees from mountain catchments is a more cost-effective approach to providing water than building and maintaining desalination plants.
New data has revealed rainfall records from as far back as 1677.
By following moisture from the oceans to the land, researchers worked out exactly how three oceans conspire to deliver deluges of rain to eastern Australia.
Tree rings are ‘nature’s weather stations’ and reveal far more of the Daly River’s history than scientific records can.
A weather system called ‘atmospheric rivers’ is causing this inundation. In March last year, an atmospheric river brought 800kg of water vapour over Sydney every second.
Southern Africa’s current above-average rainfall is a climate variability signal - a short-term fluctuation in average wet-season conditions.
A draft plan for Sydney’s water supplies includes expanding desalination and potentially adding highly treated sewage to drinking water. All options must be on the table as the climate warms.