Hurricanes don’t usually maintain high wind speeds as they make their way toward Atlantic Canada. But ocean warming may be linked to the increasing intensity of storms like Fiona.
A project to transcribe Dutch colonial records of the weather in Cape Town can benefit modelling of future climate scenarios and assist in forecasting weather now.
Are severe and extreme weather events on the rise? And does this have anything to do with manmade climate change? The simple answer is: it’s complicated.
Storms and flash floods often follow a heatwave.
It’s not just mosquitos. Flooding, extreme heat and other climate-related hazards are bringing people into contact with pathogens more often, and affecting people’s ability to fight off disease.
The Met Office issued its heatwave warning six days before the mercury peaked – potentially saving many lives.
Popular belief suggests the highest tides in the St. Lawrence River are reached around the equinoxes. In truth, they arrive close to the solstices.
You can’t photograph the inside of a twister, but radar offers some clues.
Simply providing passive information is not enough. Governments must find better ways to deliver important messages about natural hazards.
Parts of southeast Australia are inundated yet again. Clearly, short-term weather forecasts are not enough to protect communities in times like these.
Scientists have unimaginably more powerful supercomputers than their predecessors.
Sting jets are poorly understood, but could have a big influence on Britain’s future winter storms.
The key ingredients for a storm to undergo bombogenesis are an unstable atmosphere, temperature differences and high-speed winds in the upper atmosphere.
US disasters in 2021 told a tale of two climate extremes. A climate scientist explains why wet areas are getting wetter and dry areas drier.
The deaths of six Amazon employees at a factory hit by a tornado raises concerns over prohibitions on cellphones for workers.
Climate models can’t see tornadoes, but they can recognize the conditions for tornadoes to form. An atmospheric scientist explains what that means for forecasting future risks.
More than half of the world’s population lives in cities, and that share is growing. Rapid climate change could make many cities unlivable in the coming decades without major investments to adapt.
Monsoons are weather patterns that bring thunderstorms and heavy rains to hot, dry areas when warm, moist ocean air moves inland. They’re challenging to forecast, especially in a changing climate.
Australia has expansive areas of flat land — usually agricultural land — and it’s over these large, flat areas that tornadoes like to form.
Rapid attribution studies reveal climate change’s influence on the weather, but they’re expensive and time-consuming.