KOLKATA/DHAKA, May 21: The most powerful cyclone to strike eastern India and Bangladesh in over a decade killed at least 82 people, officials said, as rescue teams scoured devastated coastal villages, hampered by torn down power lines and flooding over large tracts of land.

KOLKATA/DHAKA, May 21: A powerful cyclone pounded eastern India and Bangladesh on Wednesday, killing at least 14 people and destroying thousands of homes, officials said, leaving authorities struggling to mount relief efforts amid a surging coronavirus outbreak.

BHUBANESWAR/KOLKATA, India, May 18: India began evacuating thousands of villagers and halted port operations ahead of a cyclone expected to hit its east coast this week, officials said on Monday, piling pressure on emergency services grappling with the coronavirus pandemic.

HONG KONG, July 31: Hong Kong on Wednesday raised a tropical cyclone signal 8, its third highest level, as schools and financial markets closed and office workers left work early to get home before the storm.

ODISHA, May 8: Around 160 people in Puri and three people in Bhubaneswar have been injured and are undergoing treatment in hospital, State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC, Odisha) said giving details of the damage caused by Cyclone Fani and steps taken to bring the situation back to normalcy. It also said that in Puri district extensive damages have occurred to all "kutcha" houses.

PURI, May 5: Hundreds of thousands of people were left homeless after a cyclone packing winds of about 200 km per hour slammed into eastern India, ripping out tin roofs and destroying power and telecom lines, officials said on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, May 5: Weather across the country including the mountain region has shown signs of returning to normal as Cyclone Fani weakened after crossing the coastal area of Calcutta, India.

DHAKA/BHUBANESWAR, May 4: The strongest cyclone to hit India in five years killed at least 12 people in eastern Odisha state, before swinging north-eastwards into Bangladesh on Saturday where four more people died although more than a million had been moved to safety.

KATHMANDU, May 4: As Cyclone Fani was making landfall in India, hundreds of climbers heading up Everest and other mountains for acclimatization have descended to base camp.

PEMBA, Mozambique, May 3: Isabella Mussa has not set foot in a classroom or read a book for the past week. For the 13-year-old, displaced by a deadly cyclone in northern Mozambique, it feels like a lifetime.

KATHMANDU, May 3: The Ministry of Home Affairs has urged to halt helicopter flights to eastern mountainous areas of the country till tomorrow warning that there is a possibility of heavy snowstorm in the areas.

BHUBANESHWAR, May 3: A powerful cyclone lashed coastal areas of eastern India on Friday with torrential rain and winds gusting up to 200 kilometers per hour (124 mph), but there were no early reports of casualties with a million people evacuated before it made landfall.

May 2: Nearly 800,000 people in India's eastern coastal districts have been evacuated ahead of the expected arrival of a major cyclone packing winds of up to 200 kilometres (125 miles) per hour, officials said Thursday.

HARARE, Zimbabwe, April 11: The death toll from the cyclone that ripped into southern Africa last month is now above 1,000, while the number of cholera cases among survivors has risen above 4,000.

BEIRA, March 30: Hundreds of thousands of people are in need of food, water and shelter after Cyclone Idai battered Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

BEIRA, March 30: The number of confirmed cases of cholera in the cyclone-hit Mozambican port city of Beira jumped from five to 138 on Friday, as government and aid agencies battled to contain the spread of disease among the tens of thousands of victims of the storm.

BEIRA, March 27: Mozambique said on Wednesday five cases of cholera had been confirmed around the badly damaged port city of Beira after a powerful cyclone killed more than 700 people across a swathe of southern Africa.

BEIRA, March 24: The death toll after a powerful cyclone in Mozambique has risen to 446 from 417, the minister of land and environment, Celso Correia, said on Sunday, adding that 531,000 people had been affected by the disaster.

Twin cyclones batter Australia

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A "very destructive" category 4 cyclone slammed into Australia's remote northern coast on Saturday, while a second, equally powerful storm bore down on the country's west.

GENEVA, March 22: The number of people in Zimbabwe affected by a devastating cyclone and flooding has jumped to 200,000, with most of the damage occurring near the Mozambique border, the UN said Thursday.

MAPUTO, March 20: The number of people killed after a powerful cyclone and flooding hit Mozambique has risen to above 200, President Filipe Nyusi said on Tuesday after a cabinet meeting on the disaster.

GENEVA, March 19: A storm ravaging southern Africa is possibly the worst weather-related disaster ever to hit the southern hemisphere, with 1.7 million people in the path of the cyclone in Mozambique and 920,000 affected in Malawi, U.N. officials said on Tuesday.

MOZAMBIQUE, March 18: A cyclone that ripped across Mozambique and Zimbabwe has killed at least 162 people with scores more missing and caused "massive and horrifying" destruction in the Mozambican city of Beira, authorities and the Red Cross said Monday.

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KATHMANDU, Dec 17: Cloudy skies and light rain and snowfall at a few places across the country have been forecast today due to the impact of cyclone Phethai originated from the south-west area of the Bay of Bengal.

SALALAH, May 26: Cyclone Mekunu blew into the Arabian Peninsula early Saturday, drenching arid Oman and Yemen, cutting off power lines and leaving at least five people dead and more than 30 missing, officials said.

NEW DELHI, Dec: A strong cyclone over the southeast Arabian Sea has triggered heavy rains and strong winds, damaging hundreds of huts, power lines and trees in southern India and killing at least eight people, officials said Saturday.

TOWNSVILLE, March 28: A powerful cyclone slammed into Australia's tropical northeast coast on Tuesday, tearing down fences, snapping trees and knocking out power to thousands, officials said.

NEW DELHI, Dec 12: Authorities in southern India evacuated thousands of people from low-lying areas Monday after weather experts issued a cyclone warning.