More than 240 mm of rain fell in the Tokyo region on 12 October 2019, associated with tropical cyclone Hagibis.
A new rapid analysis concludes that the extreme rainfall and flooding caused by Tropical Storm Imelda was made more likely and intense due to global warming.
Super Typhoon Mangkhut is expected to make landfall early on Saturday on Luzon island in the Philippines, threatening millions of people, including by direct storm damage, flooding, landslides and storm surges. Alerts have also been issued across east and southeast Asia.
Hurricane Florence is forecast to cause widespread damage due to the storm surge, extreme rainfall and high winds along the US East coast.
2018 began with a series of four strong wind storms over Western Europe. In particular, two major events pounded the continent: Storm Eleanor on January 3, and Storm Friederike on January 18.