Severe weather and natural disasters

Following on from last time, let’s see what vocabulary we’d need if the weather got a little rougher.

  • storm: fırtına
  • thunderstorm: sağanak

    • thunder: gök gürültüsü
    • lightning: yıldırım OR şimşek
  • monsoon: muson
  • flood: sel
  • tornado: hortum
  • blizzard: tipi OR kar fırtınası (snow storm)
  • hurricane (tropical cyclone): kasırga
  • sandstorm: kum fırtınası
  • drought: kuraklık OR kıtlık
  • volcano: yanardağ OR volkan
    • volcanic eruption: volkanik püskürme
  • earthquake: deprem OR zelzele
  • tsunami: tsunami
  • avalanche: çığ
  • landslide: heyelan
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