Heat wave scorches Europe from London to Siberia

Jun 22, 2017

Heat wave scorches Europe from London to Siberia

Europe sizzled in a continent-wide heat wave on Wednesday, with London bracing for Britain’s hottest June day since 1976 as Portugal battled to stamp out deadly forest fires. More than 1,000 firefighters were still fighting to control the flames that broke out in central ...

Rainy season begins in western, central and eastern Japan

Jun 7, 2017

Rainy season begins in western, central and eastern Japan

The rainy season appears to have started in wide swaths of eastern, central and western Japan, the weather agency said Wednesday, warning of downpours and natural disasters during the roughly six-week period. The latest announcement by the Japan Meteorological Agency covers the Chugoku, Kinki, ...

Sri Lanka monsoon toll climbs to 164

May 29, 2017

Sri Lanka monsoon toll climbs to 164

Sri Lanka’s monsoon toll climbed to 164 with the discovery of more bodies of people buried in landslides triggered by intense rains, the Disaster Management Centre said Monday. Friday’s deluge also caused the island’s worst flooding in 14 years and drove nearly half a ...

Above-average Atlantic hurricane season predicted

May 26, 2017

Above-average Atlantic hurricane season predicted

The Atlantic Ocean could see another above-average hurricane season this year, with 11 to 17 big storms and as many as nine hurricanes, U.S. forecasters said Thursday. The expected absence of El Nino, an ocean warming trend that tends to reduce the likelihood of ...