Weatherwatch: slower tropical storms are raising flood threat

Falls in the average tracking speeds of hurricanes and typhoons, attributed to global warming, put more lives at risk

Northern hemisphere weather is stealing the limelight right now. Hurricane Florence slammed into the eastern US on Friday as the Philippines and Hong Kong braced for Typhoon Mangkhut. Hurricanes and typhoons are no surprise at this time of year, but what is noticeable is that these tropical storms are not barrelling along as fast as they used to.

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Source: theguardian
Weatherwatch: slower tropical storms are raising flood threat