This El Nino among the strongest since 1950

2015-09-02 05:37

The UN's meteorological agency predicts the rising El Nino event could be among the strongest since 1950.

West African archipelago hit in rare hurricane strike

2015-09-01 11:25

The West African archipelago of Cape Verde has been pounded by powerful winds and heavy rain in a rare hurricane strike, local officials say.

Erika dissipates as tropical storm

2015-08-29 17:05

Erika, a tropical storm that was losing strength as it hit Haiti with heavy rains and strong winds, has dissipated, the US National Hurricane Centre says.

Climate migrants press Zimbabwe's fertile east

2015-08-27 15:28

In the eastern highlands of Manicaland province illegal homes belonging to migrants who have fled drought-prone areas are blossoming.

Typhoon approaches south-western Japan

2015-08-24 23:30

A powerful typhoon is bearing down on south-western Japan after pounding the country's outlying islands.

Typhoon Goni hits Okinawa after killing 15 in Philippines

2015-08-24 12:12

Typhoon Goni has lashed the southern Japanese islands of Okinawa with heavy rains and winds, after leaving at least 15 people dead and others missing in the northern Philippines.

South Indian state orders temples to pray for rain

2015-08-19 16:01

Authorities in a south Indian state have ordered temples to perform special prayers for rain after a disappointing monsoon.

Twin typhoons threaten western Pacific

2015-08-18 19:35

Two major tropical cyclones could hit East Asian countries in the coming days.

Myanmar farmers need help

2015-08-15 20:48

Farmers in flood-hit Myanmar face a scramble to replant damaged paddy fields in the next two weeks to avoid food shortages.

El Nino more likely till Nothern spring

2015-08-13 19:25

A weather forecaster has raised the likelihood that El Nino conditions will last into the Northern Hemisphere's early spring to 85%.


27 killed in north-eastern India floods

2015-09-01 14:13

At least 27 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced in monsoon floods in India's north-eastern state of Assam, officials say.

Fred lashes Cape Verde

2015-09-01 05:22

Hurricane Fred, the second of the Atlantic season, is lashing the Cape Verde Islands with strong wind and heavy rain.

State of emergency in Florida as Erika nears

2015-08-28 17:10

Governor Rick Scott is declaring a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Erika nears Florida.

Haiti drought cuts harvests, lifts prices

2015-08-27 08:38

A severe drought in Haiti has led to acute water shortages, shrivelled harvests and raised food prices, weakening the fragile food supply.

Fire-battered US West gets help from other nations

2015-08-24 21:52

Firefighters from as far as Australia and New Zealand have arrived in the West as massive wildfires raging in Washington state and elsewhere in the region taxed resources and led officials to put out a wide call for help.

Dying wildlife, bigger fires if California drought lasts

2015-08-21 09:55

A study predicts wildlife extinction, bigger wildfires, dry farm towns if the California drought persists.

Weather slows recovery of bodies from Indonesia plane crash

2015-08-19 08:33

Heavy fog and bad weather hampered rescuers trying to evacuate bodies in eastern Indonesia where a passenger plane crashed into a mountain, killing all 54 people on board, officials say.

Cuba on edge as drought worsens

2015-08-17 20:01

Cuba has put its civil defence system on alert due to a year-long drought that is forecast to worsen in the coming months and has already damaged agriculture.

El Nino could be strongest in modern history - US

2015-08-13 21:29

The El Nino weather phenomenon that began this year could be among the strongest in 65 years, US government scientists say.

Scorching heatwave grips Egypt, 42 dead

2015-08-11 20:17

A scorching heatwave has gripped Egypt this week, killing at least 42 people.

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