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Global warming is causing hurricanes, around the world, to become stronger, say scientists
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Global warming is causing hurricanes, around the world, to become stronger, say scientists

The changes in intensity and speed will continue increasing as the planet warms up further in the next few years.

Cyclone Amphan: PM Narendra Modi reviews situation; 25 NDRF teams deployed on ground, 24 teams on standby in other parts of India
India

Cyclone Amphan: PM Narendra Modi reviews situation; 25 NDRF teams deployed on ground, 24 teams on standby in other parts of India

Cyclone 'Amphan' intensified into a super cyclonic storm on Monday and is likely to move across the northeast Bay of Bengal

Cyclone Amphan: Narendra Modi to chair high-level meet this evening; storm likely to intensify into super cyclone by Monday evening
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Cyclone Amphan: Narendra Modi to chair high-level meet this evening; storm likely to intensify into super cyclone by Monday evening

Cyclonic storm Amphan is likely to intensify into a super cyclone by Monday evening and hit the West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts as a very severe cyclone with a wind speed upto 185 km per hour on Wednesday, the home ministry said.

Cyclone Amphan to intensify by 16 May; IMD warns of heavy rainfall across Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Odisha and West Bengal
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Cyclone Amphan to intensify by 16 May; IMD warns of heavy rainfall across Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Odisha and West Bengal

IMD said that Cyclone Amphan is likely to bring heavy rain in some parts of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on 15 and 16 May, in parts of coastal Odisha on Tuesday, and in a few places in West Bengal on Wednesday

IMD says Cyclone Vayu unlikely to make landfall in Gujarat due to change in course; storm will cause heavy rains along coast
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IMD says Cyclone Vayu unlikely to make landfall in Gujarat due to change in course; storm will cause heavy rains along coast

Even though Cyclone Vayu is unlikely to make landfall in Gujarat, all precautionary restrictions are to remain in place in the coastal districts of the state.

Cyclone Vayu will make landfall in Gujarat today: Officials brace for storm, hold massive evacuation exercise
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Cyclone Vayu will make landfall in Gujarat today: Officials brace for storm, hold massive evacuation exercise

According to the India Meterological Department (IMD), Cyclone Vayu will cross Gujarat coast between Dwarka and Veraval as a 'very severe cyclonic storm' with wind speed 155-165 kilometres per hour around Thursday afternoon.

Lakhs evacuated, defence and disaster relief forces put on alert as Cyclone Vayu nears Gujarat coast
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Lakhs evacuated, defence and disaster relief forces put on alert as Cyclone Vayu nears Gujarat coast

As Gujarat and Diu are braving to face very severe cyclone Vayu, Home Minister Amit Shah said authorities have evacuated about 3.1 lakh people living in the low-lying areas

Flight services affected for 35 minutes in Delhi as severe dust storm hits capital; IMD predicts rainfall soon in NCR
India

Flight services affected for 35 minutes in Delhi as severe dust storm hits capital; IMD predicts rainfall soon in NCR

A severe dust storm on Wednesday lowered the temperatures in Delhi. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted gusty winds to reach a speed of 70 to 80 kilometres per hour, according to ANI

Cyclone Vayu: Operations at all ports and airports near Gujarat coastline temporarily halted
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Cyclone Vayu: Operations at all ports and airports near Gujarat coastline temporarily halted

Operations at all ports and airports located near the Gujarat coastline have been halted temporarily as a precautionary measure against Cyclone Vayu.

Lightning strikes in Assam over past weeks claim 23 lives: State disaster mgmt agency, DC to release ex-gratia within 48 hours
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Lightning strikes in Assam over past weeks claim 23 lives: State disaster mgmt agency, DC to release ex-gratia within 48 hours

The worst-hit districts are Golaghat, Sivasagar, Dhubri, Sontipur, and Cachar, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority said.

Cyclone Fani: Death toll in Odisha climbs to 64 as state government confirms 21 fresh casualties
India

Cyclone Fani: Death toll in Odisha climbs to 64 as state government confirms 21 fresh casualties

The toll in Odisha due to cyclone 'Fani' sharply rose to 64, with 21 fresh casualties confirmed by the state government.

Cuba hit by strongest tornado in eight decades; three dead, hundreds injured in three Havana neighbourhoods
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Cuba hit by strongest tornado in eight decades; three dead, hundreds injured in three Havana neighbourhoods

Residents of the three relatively-poor boroughs in Cuba hit by the tornado were bracing for further calamity once the tropical sun started to dry sodden buildings, which can often lead to structures shifting and collapsing.

Cyclone Gaja claims 11 lives in Tamil Nadu, says K Palaniswami; Rajnath Singh assures Central assistance
India

Cyclone Gaja claims 11 lives in Tamil Nadu, says K Palaniswami; Rajnath Singh assures Central assistance

Authorities said Cyclone Gaja crossed the coast between Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam districts between 12.30 am and 2.30 am with wind speeds of about 110-120 kmph.

Cyclone Gaja makes landfall in Tamil Nadu's Nagapattinam; heavy rains lash state; nearly 80,000 people evacuated
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Cyclone Gaja makes landfall in Tamil Nadu's Nagapattinam; heavy rains lash state; nearly 80,000 people evacuated

Cyclone Gaja made landfall in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu around 1.40 am on Friday. The state has been put on high alert and more than 76,000 people have been evacuated, according to reports.

Cyclone Gaja: Thousands evacuated in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry; disaster management apparatus activated
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Cyclone Gaja: Thousands evacuated in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry; disaster management apparatus activated

The Indian Navy has been put on high alert and the Rajput-class destroyer INS Ranvir and Khukri-class corvette INS Khanjar are on standby for rescue operations.

Cyclone Gaja to make landfall today: Indian Navy put on high alert; fishing suspended along Tamil Nadu, Andhra coasts
India

Cyclone Gaja to make landfall today: Indian Navy put on high alert; fishing suspended along Tamil Nadu, Andhra coasts

Very heavy rains are likely to hit Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh in light of Cyclone Gaja, as both states pull out all the stops to mitigate damage. 20,000 people residing on the coastal line will be moved to relief camps.

Cyclone DAYE in Odisha, coastal Andhra Pradesh: NDMA issues PSA, cites safety and evacuation guidelines during cyclonic storm
India

Cyclone DAYE in Odisha, coastal Andhra Pradesh: NDMA issues PSA, cites safety and evacuation guidelines during cyclonic storm

Cyclonic storm DAYE crossed the coast near Gopalpur in Odisha early Friday, triggering heavy downpour accompanied by high-velocity wind in several parts of the state. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a warning on Thursday for southern Odisha and coastal Andhra Pradesh.

Cyclonic storm DAYE makes landfall in Odisha, triggers heavy downpour in several parts of state; IMD predicts damage to roads, crops
India

Cyclonic storm DAYE makes landfall in Odisha, triggers heavy downpour in several parts of state; IMD predicts damage to roads, crops

The cyclonic storm DAYE over the northwest Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestward with a speed of about 23 kilometres per hour and crossed south Odisha and adjoining Andhra Pradesh coast close to Gopalpur in the early hours of Friday, Director, Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar, HR Biswas said.

Hurricane Florence: As monster storm closes in on Carolinas, people rush to buy supplies, board up homes
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Hurricane Florence: As monster storm closes in on Carolinas, people rush to buy supplies, board up homes

Hurricane Florence put a corridor of more than 10 million people in the crosshairs on Wednesday as the monster storm closed in on the Carolinas in US, uncertainty over its projected path spreading worry across the Southeast.

Typhoon Jebi hits Japan: Strongest storm in 25 years leaves two dead; Shinzo Abe urges people to evacuate
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Typhoon Jebi hits Japan: Strongest storm in 25 years leaves two dead; Shinzo Abe urges people to evacuate

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had urged people to evacuate early and ordered to take all necessary measures to protect residents from typhoon Jebi.