Archive for October 11th, 2017

4 to 6 cyclones possible to form in Pacific region

4 to 6 cyclones possible to form in Pacific region

The cyclone season outlook for 2017 to 2018 indicates a possibility of at least four to six tropical cyclones to form in the Pacific region. Disaster Management Permanent Secretary, Meleti Bainimarama says that at least three to five of the tropical cyclones are predicted to reach category 3 or above status. He says that for […]

Increased risk of heatwaves forecast in Australia

Increased risk of heatwaves forecast in Australia

FISH out the sunscreen Australia, and keep it handy. We’ve been warned to brace for a summer of scorching heat and pummelling wind. In its severe weather outlook up to next April, the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has cautioned the country’s dry spell is set to continue and as many 11 cyclones could form in […]

100 missing in California ‘Armageddon’

100 missing in California ‘Armageddon’

AT least 10 people are dead after more than a dozen wildfires whipped by powerful winds swept through California wine country. Authorities said the blaze destroyed 1500 homes and businesses, sending thousands fleeing as flames raged unchecked through high-end resorts, grocery stores and tree-lined neighbourhoods. The Northern California county of Sonoma has revealed it has […]