Weather can be unpredictable, and nature can unleash its fury like never before. Storms are a prove that all of this is true. However, meteorologists analyzed their data and can state for sure that Asia will face much stronger typhoons in the future.
A new study reveals data about the evolution of cyclones. According to them, Asia has been hit by much stronger typhoons since the early 1970s, and it will keep happening. Statistics show that the intensity of the aggressive storms has been increasing by at least twelve percent.
What Asia will be facing is category 3 and 4 typhoons. These are among the most dangerous, only outranked by those in category 5. Aggressive winds of at least of 209 kilometers per hour are specific of these phenomena.
The one who conducted the study was researcher Wei Mei (University of North Carolina). He thinks that global warming is influencing the intensity of the typhoons. Especially warm water by the coast is a factor which fuels the intensity and strength of storms.
Although the much stronger typhoons are connected to climate change, the scientists never linked human actions to the phenomena. They claim it is part of natural processes.
Researcher Wei Mei predicts much stronger typhoons for the Eastern and Southern parts of Asia. China, Taiwan, and Japan are only three of the countries which are exposed to the wrath of nature. As global warming is most likely to extend, such phenomena won’t come as a surprise. However, the scientist and his team didn’t investigate the situation of typhoons in other parts of the world, so his predictions only hold valid for the Asian continent.
Asian people faced damaging storms before. Such is the case of the hurricane that hit the Philippines three years ago. Scientists state that it was one of the greatest storms on Earth. The damages were equally significant, as approximately six thousand people were killed.
The hurricane and typhoons hit the coasts with most strength. Unfortunately, the Asian coasts are highly inhabited, which means that many people are in danger.
The research conducted by Wei Mei provides officials with relevant information. They can now prepare in case the predictions about the intensified cyclones come true. This way, the heavy rains, and winds won’t take them by surprise.
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