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Source: BBC

US hurricane was strongest in 26 years

Saturday 19:59 GMT

Since reliable record keeping began in 1851, only three Category Five hurricanes were previously known to have struck the US:. Hurricanes are powered by warm seas and over the past 100 years, global average sea temperatures have risen by about 1C.

It was initially marked as a Category Four hurricane, but data unavailable at the time showed the winds were close to 160mph (257km/h) at landfall. Hurricane Michael struck in early October, causing 59 deaths and $25bn (£19.2bn) in damage.

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Source: The Guradian

Cyclone Kenneth: Mozambique hit by its strongest storm ever

Today 06:05 GMT

The strongest cyclone ever to hit Mozambique has made landfall in the country’s north, five weeks after Cyclone Idai devastated its centre, according to meteorologists.

Surpassing both Idai and the 2000 cyclone that had been the strongest to date, Cyclone Kenneth hit Cabo Delgado province with wind speeds of 140km/h, bringing the threat of extreme rainfall. After forming off Madagascar’s coast earlier this week, Kenneth passed to the north of the island nation of Comoros on Wednesday night, killing three people and causing widespread damage to homes and infrastructure.

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