weather

No firm link yet between human-caused global warming and intensity of cyclones – UN

Despite a recent increase in dangerous typhoons and hurricanes, no firm link can yet be drawn between human-induced climate change and variations in intensity and frequency of tropical cyclones, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has reported, citing a consensus of 125 leading researchers and forecasters.

El Niño weather likely to persist till March, affecting wide areas of world – UN agency

A moderate El Niño across the tropical Pacific is expected to persist until at least March, according to the latest United Nations forecast issued today on the periodic weather pattern that can have repercussions around the world, from torrential rains and floods in the Americas and Africa to droughts and brush fires in Australia and Asia.

Indian professor receives UN meteorological prize

An Indian professor who has pioneered research on meteorological instruments and methods for observation, a field that is fundamental in the safe landing of aircraft, has been awarded a prestigious United Nations prize for the most outstanding research paper in the field.

El Niño weather pattern now likely into 2007, UN meteorological agency forecasts

A weak to moderate El Niño is now likely, persisting into early next year, according to the latest United Nations forecast on the weather pattern that periodically disrupts the Pacific area with consequences that can range from increased rainfall and floods in the United States and Peru to drought and brush fires in Australia.