monsoon News

Dry Winter Equals More Dust Storm Danger in the West

It’s that time of year in the Southwest – and as far as Alaska – when dust storms take shape, raising health and safety risks as plumes of dirt take to the sky. A dry winter means the Southwest is …

El Nino Predicted to Last Well Into Next Year

The Pacific Ocean’s weather-changing El Nino will probably last into 2016 and be stronger than previously forecast, the U.S. Climate Prediction Center says. El Nino, a warming of the equatorial Pacific, has a 90 percent chance of lasting into next …

Brick Business Booms as Nepal Rushes to Rebuild After Quake

The worn-out workers of Jaya Mayaswori Brick Factory are packing clay and hauling loads with a new sense of purpose – helping to rebuild Nepal after a series of massive earthquakes and aftershocks ravaged the Himalayan nation, leaving hundreds of …

Thai PM Hopes Flood Drainage Can Be Sped Up

Thailand’s prime minister said Monday that she hopes the process of draining floodwater through Bangkok can be sped up now that peak high tides that saw the city’s main waterway rise to record levels have passed. Higher than normal tides …

Roads Turn to Rivers in Flooded Thai City

The lucky ones traverse this flood-submerged Thai city in navy boats and motorized canoes. The rest float on whatever they can find – inner tubes, swan-shaped pedal boats, even huge chunks of muddied white plastic foam. With large sections of …

Cat Report: Asia Monsoon Economic Losses Near $7B

Seasonal monsoonal rains triggered significant flooding and landslide events throughout parts of Asia in September totaling nearly $7 billion in economic losses, with China, Thailand, India, Pakistan and Cambodia particularly affected, according to the latest edition of the Monthly Cat …

28 Bodies Bring India’s Monsoon Flood Toll to 335

Authorities stepped up efforts Thursday to deliver food and evacuate villagers stranded by monsoon flooding in eastern India, as searchers reported finding 28 more bodies, bringing the country’s seasonal death toll to 335. With relentless rains finally easing, air force …

New Mexico Researcher to Study Monsoon Affects on Wildfires

A researcher working at the Jornada Experimental Range in southern New Mexico has been awarded $400,000 for her part in a large study on summer rainfall patterns. The study will look at how changes in the amount and timing of …

Monsoon Flooding Strands Thousands in Bangladesh

Monsoon flooding has covered low-lying areas of Bangladesh’s vast southern coast along the Bay of Bengal, marooning thousands of people. The United News of Bangladesh agency reported Friday that incessant rains triggered by a monsoon depression have damaged several flood …