Thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes in Perth, complicating a five-day lockdown imposed on Monday on the state capital after Western Australia detected its first coronavirus infection in 10 months.
A pat on the back to humanity, for another feather in the cap. The Amazon forests will one day be Savannah land. It is imperative, it will happen (“Climate crisis could turn Amazon rainforest into savanna,” Oct. 7, Gulf Today).
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) expects that the country during the month of January will see a number of surface depressions extending from west to east, and will occasionally be affected by the Red Sea depression,
On Saturday, separate areas of the UAE experienced dust caused by active southeasterly winds, which blew at a speed of 40 kilometres/hour, started at 7:45, and continued until 6pm causing low visibility.
Australia recorded its lowest level of rainfall for the month of November, the country’s weather bureau said on Thursday, as an unrelenting drought fuels deadly bushfires. All of Australia received less than 50 mm (1.9 inches)
Heavy rain swept Sharjah, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Fujairah, Al Ain, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain on Wednesday morning, much to the surprise of morning commuters. The rain brought the temperature down by a few notches in the emirate of Sharjah. Some schools in Dubai called it off on Wednesday owing to heavy downpour.
The monsoon is vital to the densely populated region, revitalising land and waterways amid scorching summers. But it also causes widespread death and destruction.
Various parts of the country on Wednesday witnessed rainfall of varying intensity, after an extension of a surface low-pressure system, accompanied by an extension of an upper air low pressure, according to the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM).
Floods, landslides, tsunamis, storms, heat waves, cold spells, drought and waterborne disease outbreaks are all becoming more frequent and more intense amid a new report by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). It says against the backdrop of
As scientists gather online to finalise a long-awaited update on global climate research, recent extreme weather events across the globe highlight the need for more research on how it will play out, especially locally. The list of extremes in just the last few weeks has been startling: