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Publish Date: 12 April 2022
Climate change made extreme rainfall heavier and more damaging during five back-to-back storms in January and February in Madagascar, Malawi and Mozambique, according to rapid attribution analysis by an international team of leading climate scientists. More than a million people were affected, with 230 reported deaths.
Meteoworld : December 2021
Tropical cyclones, also called hurricanes, are the most prevalent weather extreme in the Caribbean, which is also influenced by heavy rainfall from convective storms, strong winds and ocean waves and...
Publish Date: 16 March 2022
Every year, there are on average 84 named tropical cyclones. Over the past 50 years, they have caused on average 43 deaths and US$ 78 million losses every day and have also been responsible for one third of both deaths and economic losses from weather-, climate- and water-related disasters, according to WMO statistics from 1970-2019.
Publish Date: 4 February 2022
Tropical cyclone Batsirai made landfall in Madagascar on 5 February, bringing devastating winds, rainfall and flooding to the Indian Ocean nation which is still struggling with the aftermath of a previous tropical storm, Ana. Initial reports indicated that at least ten people were killed. Accurate and timely early warnings and a coordinated response helped limit the number of casualties.
Meteoworld : October 2021
The WMO World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) has launched the Tropical Cyclone-Probabilistic Forecast Product s (TC-PFP) project in response to recommendations from the 9th WMO International Workshop on Tropical Cyclones...
Publish Date: 7 December 2021
The Asia-Pacific Typhoon Collaborative Research Center (AP-TCRC) has been inaugurated in the Chinese coastal city of Shanghai, serving as a role model for regional coordination and cooperation in support of disaster risk reduction.
Publish Date: 1 December 2021
The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season officially concluded on 30 November. It was so active that, for the second consecutive year, it exhausted the regular list of names from WMO’s rotating...
Publish Date: 5 November 2021
The Atlantic hurricane season 2021 has been so active that it has exhausted the regular list of storm names for the second consecutive year. WMO will now use a new list of supplemental names for any forthcoming tropical cyclones in the basin.
A quick glance at the notable recent tropical cyclones recorded below emphasizes the need for improved impact-based multi-hazard early warning systems, mitigation measures and working with those at risk to prepare them to take quick effective action to save lives.
Publish Date: 21 May 2021
Another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season is expected this year, even as many communities in the Caribbean, Central America and United States of America are still recovering from the record-breaking 2020 season, compounded by the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.