Temperature and Precipitation Fluctuations

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The Hindu Business Line  Mar 20  Comment 
The Indian Tea Association (ITA) today reported lower rainfall in parts of Assam and West Bengal, during January-March 2015. Majority of the areas were substantially rain-deficient in the c...
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Solar Impulse-2, claimed to be the world’s first ‘no fuel’ aircraft, which arrived here on a round-the-world trip on March 10, has delayed its departure due to cloudy weather conditions.“Th...
Insurance Journal  Mar 13  Comment 
Munich Re has published a report, which notes that “over the past years, persistent extreme weather conditions have triggered severe natural catastrophes and caused losses in the billion range.” In addition the world’s largest reinsurer...
Forbes  Mar 12  Comment 
If you watch the news, you know we have experienced extreme cold weather conditions in addition to lots of snow in the Northeast.  A colleague of mine told me that a few weeks ago, she came home after work to receive frozen medication in her...
OilVoice  Mar 10  Comment 
Robert A. Kadane President of KFG Resources Ltd reported today that the Companys Subsidiarys latest two wellsthe KFG Petroleum Corporation Barnum 3 and the Craig 5 are still awaiting completion.
Bulk Transporter  Mar 3  Comment 
The Scully Signal Company has been faced with the toughest weather conditions in years. After weeks of massive snowstorms, the factory and headquarters in Wilmington MA is buried in snow.  Seven consecutive snowstorms dropped 95 inches of snow...
Wall Street Journal  Feb 25  Comment 
Bombardier Inc. said it has delayed the first flight of its new CSeries CS300 jetliner due to weather conditions.
The Hindu Business Line  Feb 11  Comment 
Poor weather conditions have led to a lesser crop thus impacting the domestic tea output which has missed the 1,200-million-kg mark in 2014. The poor show is due to a decline in output from...
New York Times  Jan 29  Comment 
Airpocalypse, a sleek, color-coded app, provides weather conditions in Chinese cities, shows air quality measurements and, perhaps most important, “shares your excitement” on clear days and “feels your pain” on smoggy ones.
New York Times  Jan 28  Comment 
Airpocalypse, a sleek, color-coded app, provides weather conditions in Chinese cities, shows air quality measurements and, perhaps most important, “shares your excitement” on clear days and “feels your pain” on smoggy ones.




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Droughts, hurricanes, and other drastic climate changes affect many businesses by either helping or harming their output. Usually, regionalized companies are harmed extensively should a natural disaster occur in their regions of operation.

Weather and the Industries

Weather fluctuations and severe climatic changes may hurt a few industries and help others. The overall production in the respective industries will change. Depending on the size of impact, the company’s performance on the stock market may reflect the weather fluctuation.

Companies or Industries harmed by severe weather

These include, but are not limited to:

  • Any regionalized company whose region is afflicted by the weather.
  • Industries whose resources depend solely on predictable weather, such as farming or grocery stores.
  • Industries that rely extensively on large-scale transportation, such as oil and shipping industries.
  • Insurance companies

Companies are Industries helped by severe weather

These include, but are not limited to:

  • Construction Industry
  • Steel, Iron, and other industries involved in the production of repair and construction resources.
  • Companies that supply medicals.


Weather and The Stock Market

Climate catastrophes, such as strong hurricanes or tsunamis have immediate effect on the stock market. Investors usually react to such negative news by selling stocks, especially in companies thought to be affected the most. However, one notable exception is hurricane Katrina. While the hurricane was devastating parts of the US, stock markets continued to yield positive results. [1] In the end, the most prudent prediction of how a natural disaster could affect the stock market involves an analysis of how deeply the overall economy of the country is harmed.

Analysts have also observed a direct relationship between weather and the stock market. Stock markets tend to be significantly lower during summer and autumn months than they are during winter and spring. [2] Other research maintains that the NYSE index returns tend to be negative during cloudy days. [3] There is evidence that this relationship exists due to the malleable psychology of institutional investors, whose block trades move the market. [4]

Research on this topic has yet to converge towards one finding.

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