A violently rotating storm of small diameter; the most violent weather phenomenon. It is produced in a very severe thunderstorm and appears as a funnel cloud extending from the base of a cumulonimbus to the ground. A funnel cloud is a tornado that has not touched the ground. Tornados can appear in many different colors depending on the type of dust they pick up from the earth. sources: GLIDE; WMO
13 Nov 2013, WMO
'Although individual tropical cyclones cannot be directly attributed to climate change, higher sea levels are already making coastal populations more vulnerable to storm surges. We saw this with tragic consequences in the Philippines,' said WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud...
|Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database|
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