Home Tags Extreme Weather
Tag: Extreme Weather
Hurricane Barry could breach New Orleans’ river levees. Here’s how the levee system works and how much it can withstand.
Hurricane Barry could raise the Mississippi River 19 feet in New Orleans. The levee system might not be able to hold it. Here's how it works.
Over 20 per cent of the world's cities are expected to experience never-before-seen climate conditions in 2050, with the majority of these located in the tropics.
Unusually high water levels could cause life-threatening flooding in New Orleans from a tropical storm likely to become a hurricane
Tropical Storm Barry will likely test New Orleans' defenses and the Mississippi River's levees as the water already in the river is unusually high.
India is battling intense heatwaves that have killed more than 100 people, and experts warn some areas could soon be too hot for humans to survive
Parts of India exceeded 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Farenheit) this summer while the state of the capital city had its hottest June on record.
‘Today is the hottest day in the history of France’: Europe’s hellish heat wave is caused by a high-pressure weather system unlike a...
France and Spain, among other nations, are experiencing a record-breaking heat wave this week. The cause is an abnormal high-pressure weather system.
Paris opened extra swimming pools, set up mist machines, and postponed thousands of school exams ahead of a killer heat wave looming over Europe
Parts of France are due to hit 40 degrees Celsius, or 104 Fahrenheit, this week. Similar past heat waves have been linked to thousands of deaths.
At least 2 people have died in massive floods swallowing eastern Nebraska. Photos show what the damage looks like on the ground.
Flooding originated from the rivers in the eastern part of the state caused evacuations as crews work to rescue residents from the waters.
The polar vortex engulfing the US has left 21 people dead. Here’s why events like this might be getting more common.
A record cold snap in the US has left 21 dead. Here's what makes these polar-vortex events so dangerous and why we may see more of them in the future.
It’s gotten so cold in Chicago that workers are setting the train tracks on fire to keep them from fracturing
Metal contracts in the cold, which can cause the train tracks to unbolt or break. Heating them up allows the steel to expand so it can be repaired.
Last year was Singapore’s eighth-warmest year – and December had the hottest day in the nation’s history
Singapore's 10 warmest years all occurred within the past 25 years, with past decade being the warmest on record, the Meteorological Service said.