Supermoon – Moon’s closest approach since 1992

Supermoon – Moon’s closest approach since 1992

Could 'supermoon' next week disrupt Earth's weather? It doesn't take much to get the Internet's lunar-tics out in force. The web was awash with apocalyptic warnings that the movement of the moon will trigger tidal waves, volcanic eruptions and…

Australian rainfall record shattered

Australian rainfall record shattered

This year's "Big Wet", the tropical rainy season of Australia's Top End, has set a new record for highest seasonal rainfall.

The city of Darwin, Northern Territory, topped its old seasonal rainfall record last week. The old mark was 2499.4 mm

Massive Tornado Rips Apart Rayne Town In Louisiana

Massive Tornado Rips Apart Rayne Town In Louisiana

A tornado slammed a southwestern Louisiana town Saturday, killing a young mother who was sheltering her child. Eleven other people were injured and more than 100 homes were damaged, many of them destroyed, authorities said. About 1,500 people were evacuated because of

Australia: 5000 lightning strikes during storms

Australia: 5000 lightning strikes during storms

 Five thousand lightning strikes danced across southeast Queensland skies overnight but the thunderstorms were not as severe or damaging as the weather bureau expected. The thunderstorms produced 5000 lightning strikes since 11pm (AEST) on Tuesday, with more

Cyclone “Bingiza” destroyed Madagascar

Cyclone “Bingiza” destroyed Madagascar

Victims of Cyclone Bingiza in Madagascar were 34 people, injured more than 200 thousand, informs ITAR-TASS. Tropical Cyclone Bingiza “raged for over a week in Madagascar. During this time, 77 thousand people lost their homes and more than 200 thousand were injured.

2010 – A year of extremes in Changing Climate

2010 – A year of extremes in Changing Climate

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology’s Annual Climate Summary for 2010, released yesterday, confirms the year was one of extremes for many parts of the country.Key points include: *The year, which began with El Nino conditions in the Pacific before rapidly

Cyclone Atu intensifies into Category 3

Cyclone Atu intensifies into Category 3

The outer bands of Tropical Cyclone Atu continuing to push high cloud over the upper North Island this morning reports WeatherWatch.The latest oceanic warning by the crown forecaster says that Atu remains a cyclone with the air pressure at 945hPa. The cyclone is as

Six dead, 15 000 homeless in Madagascar cyclone

Six dead, 15 000 homeless in Madagascar cyclone

The Bingiza Cyclone which hit northern Madagascar earlier this week has claimed six lives and left one person missing, with more than 15 000 people homeless and 8 530 buildings ruined.

The Indian Ocean island's emergency office said the dead included