Record rainfall causes airport chaos, other disruptions

TOPSHOT – Cars are stranded on a flooded street in Dubai following heavy rains on April 18, 2024. Dubai’s giant highways were clogged by flooding and its major airport was in chaos as the Middle East financial centre remained gridlocked on April 18, a day after the heaviest rains on record. Giuseppe Cacace | Afp … Read more

Tsunami alert after volcano rocks Indonesian island

A tsunami alert has been issued after volcanic eruptions at Ruang mountain in Indonesia sent ash thousands of feet high. Officials ordered more than 11,000 people to leave the area. The volcano on the northern side of Sulawesi island had at least five large eruptions in the past 24 hours, Indonesia’s Centre for Volcanology and … Read more

Hundreds of island residents evacuated as Indonesia’s Ruang volcano erupts

At least 800 people in Indonesia’s North Sulawesi province have been evacuated after multiple eruptions of the area’s Ruang volcano, which for days has spewed lava and ash clouds into the sky. The volcano, located on Ruang island about 100km from the provincial capital Manado, has erupted more than three times since Tuesday. Authorities have … Read more

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake jolts southern Japan

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 has hit southern Japan, the Japan Meteorological Agency says. The epicentre of the earthquake was the Bungo Channel, a strait separating the Japanese islands of Kyushu and Shikoku, the agency said, adding that no tsunami warning had been issued. Ehime and Kochi prefectures were hit by the … Read more

UAE denies cloud seeding took place before severe Dubai floods

A view of the street after heavy rainfall as adverse weather conditions affect daily life in Dubai. Anadolu | Anadolu | Getty Images The National Center of Meteorology (NCM), a government taskforce responsible for cloud seeding missions in the United Arab Emirates, denied reports that it carried out the weather modification technique in the runup … Read more

Photos show heavy rain and severe flooding in the United Arab Emirates

Storms and heavy rain have caused flooding in some Gulf states, leading to the Tuesday closure of Dubai’s airport — one of the busiest in the world. The United Arab Emirates, usually known for its hot and sunny weather, reportedly saw over 100 mm of rain in a 24-hour period, marking a 75-year record since … Read more

UAE hit with severe flooding as record rainfall disrupts Dubai flights

People wade through submerged street after heavy rain in United Arab Emirates on April 16, 2024.  Anadolu | Anadolu | Getty Images One of the world’s busiest airports temporarily halted operations as the United Arab Emirates experienced its heaviest rainfall on record. The downpour prompted flight cancellations and delays at Dubai’s international airport, with travelers … Read more

Heavy rain leads to flooding in Dubai, causing major delays to world’s second-busiest airport

A year’s worth of rain unleashed immense flash flooding in Dubai Tuesday, as roads turned into rivers and rushing water inundated homes and businesses. Shocking video showed the tarmac of Dubai International Airport — recently crowned the second-busiest airport in the world — underwater as massive aircraft attempt to navigate floodwaters. Large jets looked more … Read more

BOM warns of new severe weather threat for NSW coast as flood clean-up continues

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a new severe weather warning for NSW as parts of the state continue to reel from damaging floods. Damaging winds are expected to hit a 500km stretch of NSW coastline from Tuesday night and not ease below warning thresholds until late Wednesday afternoon. Gusts of about 100km/h are forecast … Read more

Magnitude 4.7 earthquake rattles New York City, northeast US

An earthquake has shaken the densely populated New York City metropolitan area, the US Geological Survey says, with residents reporting they felt rumbling across the northeast of the country. The agency reported a quake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.7, centred near Lebanon, New Jersey, or about 70km west of New York City and 80km … Read more