34 provinces on alert as storm Rai covers Thailand

The Meteorological Department issued a warning on September 13 to people in 34 provinces in the North, Northeast and East to brace for heavy rain and stay tuned for weather updates. As of early Wednesday, tropical storm “Rai” was over Laos and the Northeast on September ...

As clouds head for the poles, time to prepare for food and water shocks

A changing climate means less rain and lower water supplies in regions where many people live and much of the planet’s food is produced: the mid-latitudes of the Northern and Southern hemispheres, including the U.S. Southwest, southern Europe and parts of the Middle East, southern ...

Storm surge damages homes and forces school closures

A storm surge and subsequent coastal flood in the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat on 8 February morning swept 10 vacant homes into the sea in the hard-hit Pak Phanang district while also caused many local schools to temporarily close. Keep reading ...

Snow envelops northern Vietnam as weekend temperatures plummet

Many northern provinces have been experiencing bitter cold, while snow has been falling heavily in many areas across the northern mountainous region due to a strong cold spell that has enveloped almost half of the country since 23 January. Snow blanketed Sa Pa in the northern ...

Cambodia at high risk of natural disasters

A report released on 23 November by the United Nations and the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters shows that Cambodia’s population is among the world’s 10 most affected by natural disasters. Published on Monday, The Human Cost of Weather Related Disasters considers 20 years ...

Storm fells 100 poles in Ayutthaya

A brief and savage storm blew down about 100 power poles in three districts of Ayutthaya province on Friday, damaging vehicles, residences and shops. No fatalities were reported. The freak storm struck Bang Pa-in, Uthai and Wang Noi districts at about 3pm. The areas with the heaviest ...

Urgent action needed to offset Mekong Delta climate change

The Mekong Delta, one of the most vulnerable deltas in the world in regard to climate change, must begin to take urgent measures to deal with the continuing consequences of changing weather patterns, experts at a seminar held on 27 October in Can Tho urged. The seminar ...

Typhoon Vamco brings heavy rains, strong winds to Vietnam

Newly-formed typhoon Vamco, the third tropical storm to hit Vietnam this year, brought strong wind and heavy rains to the central city of Da Nang on 14 September.   Vamco originally took shape on the southeast waters of Hoang Sa (Paracel) Islands on 13 September and was classified as ...

Tropical rainstorm Vamco unleashes flooding in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia

Tropical Rainstorm Vamco will bring flooding rain to portions of Indochina through at least 16 September. Keep reading ...

Tropical storm Vamco warning

Tropical storm Vamco was over the central South China Sea and centred about 350 kilometres off Danang, Vietnam, with maximum sustained winds of 65km/hour, the Meteorological Department announced at 5am on 14 September. Keep reading ...

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