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  1. Angry skies

    Posted May 08th 2008, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... What sort of weather conditions are these? 1. a tempest a) a very violent storm usually at sea b) a sudden storm that only lasts a few minutes 2. a gale a) a very strong wind b) a storm ... a twister a) another name for a tornado b) another name for a blizzard 6. a hurricane a) a storm that involves very violent winds b) a storm that only blows over the sea 7. an electric storm a) ...

  2. No proof that wild weather signifies a warming planet. But don't bet against it

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... but complex systems like the climate can produce strange local results. As an article by Charles Greene and Bruce Monger in a recent issue of Oceanography points out, the melting of the Arctic sea ice will cause colder winter weather in the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. 'Since the dramatic decline of Arctic sea ice during summer 2007,' the authors say, 'severe winter ...

  3. News - China - WEATHER

    Cold front to bring snow and ice to Beijing and northern provinces

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Temperatures to head towards zero today but chill winds should be over before party congress Northern provinces brace for wintry blast A cold front will bring a blast of early winter weather across much of northern China today, ...

  4. News - World - WEATHER

    Alaskan fisherman survives 24 hours adrift at sea in plastic tub after storm

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy Tribune in Seattle Teenager survives 24 hours adrift in chilly seas after boat capsizes in storm Alaskan fisherman saved by aplastic tub A 19-year-old fisherman whose boat capsized in the chilly waters of southern Alaska floated for more than 24 hours in a 1.2-metre plastic fish tub, singing Row, Row, Row Your Boat to keep his spirits up. Ryan Harris was rescued from ...

  5. Flood fears as Yellow River freezes over

    Posted Jan 08th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... in Shandong province, great stretches of the river had frozen solid, with ice reportedly up to 25cm thick in places. The Yellow River Conservancy Commission, under the Ministry of Water Resources, said yesterday the build-up of ice on the river had become a 'serious' concern for flooding and issued a directive for local departments to closely monitor the situation. Authorities ...

  6. News - China

    China suffers worst chills in 28 years

    Posted Jan 05th 2013, 08:25pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing China Meteorological Administration says the country’s average temperature has hit the lowest in 28 years this winter, as snow and ice throughout China have ... are dropping partly because of south-moving polar cold fronts, caused by melting polar ice from global warming. It adds the air is moist and likely to dump heavy snow in China, Europe and North ...

  7. Beijing seeks plan for future winter shocks

    Posted Feb 05th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... than three to five days. Mr Zheng said high-voltage electricity cables in central and southern regions were designed to cope with ice up to 13mm thick, but in many disaster-stricken regions thicknesses of 60mm to 70mm had been recorded. He said the affected regions also lacked equipment to clear ice and snow from roads and railways, complicating efforts to get traffic moving again ...

  8. Deluge caused by intense winter on Tibet Plateau

    Posted Jun 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Administration, said several factors had increased moisture in the south in the lead-up to the floods. 'More than usual amounts of snow and ice accumulated on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau during ... of China's major rivers. Dr Li said a powerful rain belt produced by western Pacific Ocean subtropical anticyclones- high pressure systems- and summer monsoons prevailing in the South China Sea from ...

  9. The forecast for HK is highly unsettled

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... This month was so warm in Greenland that sudden melting was recorded over most of the ice sheet. As Vicente began forming over the South China Sea last weekend, a 20-hour thunderstorm hit Beijing, ... of Economic Co-operation and Development. Local assets at risk from threats including severe storm-surge flooding, storm winds and rising seas were valued at US$35.9 billion in 2005, rising to US$1.2 ...

  10. South and central regions to be hit by snow, rainfall

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Central and southern China is bracing for considerable rain and an alarming amount of snow, as a cold front heading south will collide with warm and humid air, the China Meteorological Administration says. Forecasts say the snow could cause a ...




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