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Tag Archives: monsoon
Pakistan flooding – ‘worst’ in decades
Relentless monsoon rain has left 33 million people across Pakistan affected by flooding, according to Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Climate Change, Senator Sherry Rehman. Although very little rain is expected through the coming weeks the levels of the Indus and … Continue reading
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Large changes in tropical rainfall expected due to greenhouse gas emissions
A new Met Office study has found that, if global greenhouse gas emissions are not reduced, we are likely to see large changes to the rainfall in tropical countries. Scientists found that the size of these changes will be strongly … Continue reading
One metre of rain to fall in the Bay of Bengal
Parts of the Ganges Delta have already seen over 240mm of rain in just 24 hours and coastal areas to the north of the Bay of Bengal are expected to receive over 1000mm over the coming 48 to 72 hours. … Continue reading
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Heavy rainfall and floods in India and Pakistan
Heavy rainfall has devastated parts of India and Pakistan in recent days, leading to some of the worst flooding in decades. The extreme conditions were caused by a tropical depression associated with the ongoing monsoon season which tracked northwards across … Continue reading
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Further hurricanes expected in west Atlantic
The Met Office has been closely monitoring Tropical Storm Leslie during the past week, especially because of the possibility of the impact on Bermuda. It now looks like Leslie will strengthen to Hurricane Force as it tracks 100-150 miles east of Bermuda … Continue reading
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What is the ‘European Monsoon’?
The so-called ‘European Monsoon’ is not actually a monsoon at all. It is more an ill-defined phenomenon that generally applies to a return of westerly winds in June and July following a possible weakening in the late spring of the … Continue reading
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Monsoon rains bring devastating floods to southern Pakistan
Parts of Pakistan and Thailand have seen devastating floods after two weeks of persistent torrential rain. The floods have come at a time when many parts of South Asia expect heavy rainfall as part of the region’s summer monsoon, but … Continue reading
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Met Office on Newsnight
On BBC Two tonight, Newsnight Science Editor Susan Watts will be examining claims by senior climate scientists that global warming is a “major contributing factor” (Dr Ghassem Asrar, director of the World Climate Research Program). As part of this Susan will be asking Met Office … Continue reading
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Pakistan floods – More than just an active monsoon?
As the severe flooding in Pakistan appears to worsen once again our Chief Scientist, Professor Julia Slingo, investigates why there has been such severe floods in Pakistan. Pakistan typically receives about half its annual rainfall of 250–500 mm during July and August … Continue reading
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