In early October 2016, a tropical storm named Nicole formed in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. It roamed for six days, reaching Category 4 hurricane status with powerful 140 mile-per hour-winds, before hitting the tiny island of Bermuda as a Category 3.
Powerful storms that cause extreme weather conditions such as flooding across Europe and North America, with the potential to wreak social and economic havoc, could increase threefold by the end of the 21st century due to climate change.
Scientists say the devastating intensity of hurricanes such as Harvey is consistent with global warming trends, rising seas, warming oceans, hotter air, and warn of "bigger and stronger" storms to come.
Europe’s Atlantic-facing countries will suffer heavier rainfalls, greater flood risk, more severe storm damage and an increase in ‘multiple climatic hazards’, according to the most comprehensive study of Europe’s vulnerability to climate change yet.
A dangerous weekend weather system killed at least 18 people in the US South, with Georgia officials reporting more than a dozen deaths on Sunday after severe thunderstorms and tornadoes buffeted several states.
Allahyar Sayyad bagged a brace as Islamic Republic of Iran advanced to the semifinals of the AFC U-16 Championship India 2016 after a resounding 5-0 quarterfinal victory over Vietnam at Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium On Sunday.