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Cyclone numbers have fallen since start of 20th century, study suggests

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Global heating has coincided with fewer tropical cyclones forming each year around the globe compared with the second half of the 19th century, according to a new study. The average annual number of cyclones fell by 1...

Tropical Cyclone Gombe hits countries in south-east Africa

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Tropical Cyclone Gombe affected parts of Madagascar, Mozambique and Malawi last week, bringing damaging winds and torrential rainfall. Gombe made landfall in the Nampula province of northern Mozambique on Friday as a ...

More politicians back expanding Australia’s cyclone reinsurance scheme to cover fires and floods

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State and federal MPs from both sides of politics representing flood-affected communities have called for the planned commonwealth cyclone reinsurance scheme to be expanded to cover other natural disasters. Many peopl...

Madagascar death toll from Cyclone Batsirai rises

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The death toll from Cyclone Batsirai in Madagascar has risen to 92, as information continues to filter in from areas of the country that were badly affected. The cyclone slammed into the large Indian Ocean island late...

Cyclone Batsirai hits Madagascar, leaving 10 dead

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A cyclone has killed at least 10 people in southeastern Madagascar, the second to hit the Indian Ocean island in just two weeks, triggering floods, bringing down buildings and cutting power. One of the worst-hit towns...

Cyclone Batsirai poses ‘serious threat to millions’ in Madagascar

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Cyclone Batsirai was expected to reach eastern Madagascar on Saturday, posing a “very serious threat” to millions with powerful winds and torrential rains set to batter the large Indian Ocean island. Residents hunkere...

Tropical Cyclone Tiffany weakens after making landfall in far north Queensland

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Tropical Cyclone Tiffany has weakened to a tropical low after making landfall in far north Queensland, but is expected to redevelop into a serious storm as it approaches the Top End. The cyclone, which formed in the ...

‘Bomb cyclone’ slams US north-east and leaves over 600,000 without power

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A large storm that hit the US north-east has been labeled a “bomb cyclone” – a storm that rapidly intensifies and features plunging air pressure within a 24-hour period, according to meteorologists. On Tuesday night,...

Cyclone Shaheen hits Oman and Iran, causing landslide and flooding – video

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A cyclone that made landfall in Oman on Sunday has killed at least 13 people, and others are missing as the storm moved further inland and weakened. Omani state television broadcast images of flooded roadways and vall...

Cyclone Shaheen hits Oman and Iran, causing flooding and deaths

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A cyclone that made landfall in Oman on Sunday has killed 13 people, and others are missing as the storm moved farther inland and weakened. Authorities in Oman said they found the body of a man who disappeared when fl...

Cyclone Yaas: more than a million evacuated as storm hits India’s east coast

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More than 1.2 million people have evacuated low-lying areas of India’s east coast as Cyclone Yaas made landfall on Wednesday. A week after Cyclone Tauktae claimed 155 lives in western India, wild weather has already c...

Cyclone Tauktae: death toll rises to more than 90 after huge storm hits India

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The number of fatalities from a major cyclone on India’s west coast has jumped to at least 91 and the navy was searching for another 49 people missing at sea after a barge carrying offshore workers sank in the storm. ...

Cyclone Tauktae hits India coast with 165km/h winds and heavy rain

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Cyclone Tauktae has made landfall on India’s western coast, battering Gujarat state with heavy rain, storm surges and sustained winds of up to 165km/h (103mph). The storm, the most powerful to hit the region in more t...

India’s Gujarat state braces for ‘monster’ Cyclone Tauktae

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Indian authorities have moved nearly 150,000 people from their homes in the state of Gujarat to safety and shut ports and an airport as the most powerful cyclone in more than two decades roared up the west coast. Cycl...

Cyclone Seroja leaves trail of damage and homes without power in Western Australia

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Tropical Cyclone Seroja has slammed into the coast of Western Australia and torn through townships in the night, leaving a trail of damage and power outages. Seroja made landfall south of Kalbarri at about 8pm AWST on...

Cyclone Seroja sparks storm surge warning as WA communities urged to evacuate

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Communities in Western Australia’s mid-west have been urged to evacuate before the arrival of Tropical Cyclone Seroja, which is set to bring gales, heavy rain and storm tides as it reaches land. Seroja is forecast to ...

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