In August 2017 Bangladesh faced one of its worst river flooding events in recent history. Scientists performed an attribution of this precipitation-induced flooding to anthropogenic climate change from a combined meteorological and hydrological perspective.
Torrential rain in South West India has led to widespread flooding – we are currently working on an analysis which will be available at the end of September.
On 6 and 7 July 2018, torrential rains came down on parts of southwestern Japan, especially around Hiroshima, Wakayama and Okayama. The resulting flash floods and landslides killed at least 200 people and caused immense damage.
Two years on from Storm Desmond, all measurements from that time have been made available allowing scientists to revisit their original attribution analysis and demonstrate the robustness of the approach.
Our scientific analysis found that human-caused climate change made the record rainfall that fell over Houston during Hurricane Harvey roughly three times more likely and 15 percent more intense.