Heat wave sweeps Japan; many areas log hottest day of summer

Jul 23, 2014

Heat wave sweeps Japan; many areas log hottest day of summer

Temperatures soared across the country on Wednesday with highs for this summer recorded in many areas, the weather agency said. The Meteorological Agency issued heat wave advisories in more than 16 prefectures, warning of dehydration and encouraging the use of air conditioning. Several hundred ...

Super Typhoon Rammasun kills eight in China

Jul 19, 2014

Super Typhoon Rammasun kills eight in China

The strongest storm to hit southern China in more than 40 years has killed at least eight people there, state media said Saturday, after causing devastation in the Philippines. Rammasun first made landfall in China on Friday afternoon as a super typhoon, packing winds ...

World still warming: climate report

Jul 18, 2014

World still warming: climate report

The world is getting warmer as greenhouse gases reach historic highs and Arctic sea ice melts, making 2013 one of the hottest years on record, international scientists said Thursday. The annual State of the Climate report 2013 is a review of scientific data and ...

Typhoon leaves millions without power in Philippines

Jul 18, 2014

Typhoon leaves millions without power in Philippines

Millions of people in the Philippines endured a second sweltering day without power on Thursday after a ferocious typhoon paralyzed the capital and wrecked flimsy rural homes, claiming at least 40 lives. Utility crews scrambled to repair thousands of toppled power pylons as well ...

Jul 18, 2014

Typhoon near Philippines heading northward

A tropycal cyclone over the ocean east of the Philippines turned into a typhoon early Friday, the Meteorological Agency said. Typhoon No. 10, whose atmospheric pressure measures 1002 hectopascals and its maximum wind speed 18 meters per second at its center, is slowly heading ...

Jul 14, 2014

Freak lightning strikes in U.S. park kill two in two days

Lightning has been blamed for the death of a visitor to Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park for the second day in a row. Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson says officials were notified Saturday of four people being struck by lightning near Trail Ridge Road. The ...

Kyushu hit by record rainfall

Jul 3, 2014

Kyushu hit by record rainfall

The heaviest rain in half a century fell on parts of Kyushu on Thursday, the Meteorological Agency said. Mount Nagaura in the city of Nagasaki saw 205 mm of rainfall and Sakai city in Nagasaki Prefecture recorded 155.5 mm over the course of three ...