Hurricanes

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Cyclone numbers have fallen since start of 20th century, study suggests
Scientists warn that while total number of cyclones may be decreasing, global heating will see a higher proportion of more damaging storms

Graham Readfearn

27, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Weatherwatch: sailing into the eye of a hurricane
Saildrones that steer into powerful storms are collecting invaluable data on weather systems

Kate Ravilious

02, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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First hurricane of 2022 season makes landfall in Mexico
Analysis: Hurricane Agatha kicks off what is forecast to be another busy period of Atlantic storms

Matt Andrews (Metdesk)

30, May, 2022 @11:17 AM

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Trump inquired if China could make hurricanes to harm US, ex-officials say
Former president also wanted to know if it would constitute an act of war and if hurricanes could be nuked to stop them

Martin Pengelly in New York

10, May, 2022 @9:40 PM

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Extreme Atlantic hurricane seasons now twice as likely as in 1980s
Climate breakdown has fueled ‘decisive increase’ in intensity, researchers say, as separate study links crisis to increased rainfall

Oliver Milman

13, Apr, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Sun sets on Mexico’s paradise beaches as climate crisis hits home
Rising sea levels and fierce storms threaten Quintana Roo’s coastline, and with it the ribbon of beach resorts and timeshares

Feike de Jong in Tulum, Mexico

14, Mar, 2022 @7:45 AM

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‘Everything is a fight’: the island still reeling months after Ida battered Louisiana
Grand Isle took the first punch from the category 4 hurricane that became one of America’s most powerful storms and the worst in the island’s history

Oliver Laughland in Grand Isle, Louisiana

03, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Scientists send robot boats into the eye of hurricanes
A fleet of modified Saildrones is sending back video and data to help understand extreme weather

David Hambling

16, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Weatherwatch: back-to-back hurricanes to become norm in US
Two storms in same place within fortnight will be twice as likely on US Gulf coast by end of century, study finds

Kate Ravilious

27, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Hurricane Sam expected to get stronger but poses no threat to land
Path of 18th named storm of 2021 Atlantic hurricane season will keep it out to sea, avoiding devastation and destruction

Jodie Wooltorton for MetDesk

30, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘Ida is not the end’: Indigenous residents face the future on Louisiana’s coast – photo essay
Communities in Pointe-aux-Chenes and Isle de Jean Charles grapple with question of whether to rebuild or retreat

Oliver Laughland with photos by Bryan Tarnowski in Pointe-aux-Chenes and Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana

12, Sep, 2021 @5:19 AM

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He ‘put everything’ into his Louisiana home. Hurricane Ida destroyed it in one day
Robert Taylor built his home in stages, using paychecks from three jobs – now almost the entire second floor has been destroyed and the lower floor is encased by mould

Oliver Laughland in Reserve, Lousiana

09, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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