A supercomputer spent six months projecting localised rainfall extremes decades into the future.
The more the climate warms, the heavier the storm rainfalls will become. The Auckland emergency shows how urgently adaptive measures are now needed.
The majority of flood-related deaths involve vehicles in water. What if flood models could warn of the risks street by street using real-time storm forecasts? Machine learning can make it possible.
Millions of people around the world suffered through deadly flooding and long-lasting heat waves in 2022. A climate scientist explains the rising risks.
The growing threat of flash flooding as a result of more intense rapid rain bursts means the city needs to update its flood defences.
Nigeria must adopt a multi-pronged approach to address its flooding menace and minimise the effects.
Millions of people around the world suffered through long-lasting heat waves and deadly flash flooding in the summer of 2022. A climate scientist explains the rising risks.
Flood risks are rising as the climate warms. The risks are complex, as a levee or new roadway in one place can worsen flooding somewhere else.
Flash flooding often follows periods of drought.
Extreme downpours caught people off guard from Las Vegas to Kentucky in July 2022.
Remote sensing satellites provide the crucial data that helps scientists model disasters so that they can work on predicting avalanche patterns in future.
As someone who lost pretty much everything in the 2011 Brisbane floods and then led a study on community responses to those floods, I have some insights on what helps – and what doesn’t.
Urban gardens, parks and green walls are crucial ways to tackle flash floods and city heat. But new global research finds its effectiveness varies from city to city.
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.
Southern Québec is warming twice as rapidly as the rest of the world due to the progressive loss of snow cover. An average annual warming of 3 C to 6 C is expected by the end of the century.
Catastrophic floods in north-western Europe have shown how badly early warning systems can fail.
What’s going on here? Why do spiders do this after floods and does it happen everywhere?
Clear messaging is crucial when dealing with multiple disasters.
Volatile, unstable air means that it is very tricky to work out exactly where each thunderstorm will be.
Some rainstorms drench you in a second, while others drop rain in a nice peaceful drizzle. A meteorologist explains how rainstorms can be so different.