1 000s more evacuated in Malaysia floods

2014-12-21 08:27

Floods have worsened in north-east Malaysia due to heavy rains, local authorities say, as evacuees in other areas began to return home amid improving weather.

4 homes razed as Aussie crews battle bushfires

2014-12-18 09:21

Four homes were destroyed as Australian firefighters struggled to bring three major blazes under control in Victoria state, with high temperatures and gusty winds threatening to worsen conditions Thursday.

Everest trekkers cut off by snowfall

2014-12-15 07:58

Dozens of foreign hikers and Nepali guides have returned from a trekking trip to the base camp of Mount Everest after being cut off by heavy snowfall.

Witness something magical at the Grand Canyon

2014-12-12 08:32

A rare weather phenomenon at the Grand Canyon had visitors looking out on a sea of thick clouds just below the rim.

Philippine typhoon weakens after landfall

2014-12-07 08:30

Typhoon Hagupit knocked out power in entire coastal provinces, mowed down trees and sent more than 650 000 people into shelters, but no major damage or casualties have been reported as the storm weakened.

Typhoon hits Philippines

2014-12-06 15:45

Typhoon Hagupit has started lashing the eastern Philippines downing trees, cutting power causing 600 000 to flee.

Philippines braces for another super storm

2014-12-04 12:22

Schools and government offices have been shut in parts of the central Philippines and residents stocked up on supplies and food, as provinces brace for another category 5 storm.

2014 poised for hottest year

2014-12-03 21:07

This year may end as the hottest on record, the UN's weather agency says as it recounted a tale of rising seas, crippling droughts and floods.

Morocco storms kill 11: report

2014-12-02 07:26

Floods triggered by torrential rains have killed 11 people in Morocco, a week after a storm left 36 dead.

Storm cuts power, lifts roofs in Australian city

2014-11-28 10:03

Australian city of Brisbane lashed by worst storm in decades, cutting power, flooding streets

KZN tornado has experts bemused

2014-11-25 10:21

The weather office is neither confirming nor denying a tornado near Vryheid recently, as some speculate whether footage of the twister was real.


A mini tornado hit Protea Glen near Soweto on Monday afternoon. News24 user Joy Ngwenya sent us this footage. WATCH.

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Morocco flash floods toll climbs

2014-11-24 18:53

The death toll from three days of what residents described as the heaviest storms to hit southern Morocco in decades is still climbing.


A huge tornado swept through Dundee and parts of Vryheid in Kwa-Zulu Natal over the weekend. Watch the video here!

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Severe floods hit Guyana after heavy rain

2014-11-21 13:05

Authorities in Guyana say there is flooding in much of the country after more than eight hours of heavy rainfall.

Snow blankets upstate New York

2014-11-19 16:30

A ferocious snowstorm has blanketed parts of New York after an arctic blast delivered freezing temps around the US.

4 die in massive snowstorm in New York state

2014-11-19 06:19

A massive early snowstorm has pounded the Buffalo, New York, area, dumping record snowfalls, trapping people in cars and homes, and killing four people.

Climate change may mean 50% more lightning

2014-11-13 22:33

Lightning has the power to spark wildfires and kill, and scientists say climate change may lead to 50% more of it by century's end.

Intense storm headed to Aleutian Islands

2014-11-07 22:43

An explosive storm is heading towards Alaska's Aleutian Islands and it's expected to chill large swaths of the United States.

Rome shuts down as ‘exceptional’ rains descend

2014-11-06 16:17

Rome's landmark monuments, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum are closed along with all schools, as authorities are expecting major disruptions from 'exceptional' rainstorms.

Rains slow Sri Lankan landslide search

2014-10-31 22:26

Heavy rains are hampering search operations at the site of a landslide in Sri Lanka where more than 100 people have been buried under tons of mud and rubble.

Hurricane remnants lash UK

2014-10-21 19:07

Hurricane Gonzalo's remnants have battered Britain, with a woman killed by a falling tree in London.

Powerful storm churns towards Hawaii

2014-10-17 17:24

Hawaii is bracing for heavy rains and potentially damaging winds of up to 80km/h as Tropical Storm Ana heads towards the island.

Powerful hurricane nears Bermuda

2014-10-17 09:53

Residents in Hamilton have been urged to move to higher ground as the powerful Hurricane Gonzalo bore down on the island.


1 missing, 1000s flee after floods hit Malaysia

2014-12-18 10:46

An 11-year-old boy has gone missing and thousands of people have fled their homes as floods hit two north-eastern Malaysian states, a media report says.

Heavy snow hits northern Japan

2014-12-17 07:25

Northern Japan is in the grip of a blizzard as strong winds and heavy snow forced the cancellation of almost 300 flights and vehicles were buried in snow, officials and reports say.

8 dead, 100 missing in Indonesian landslide

2014-12-13 09:00

A landslide triggered by torrential downpours has killed at least eight people and left 100 missing on Indonesia's main island of Java, an official says.

Major storm pummels US, flights cancelled

2014-12-12 09:45

A major storm has pummelled California and the Pacific Northwest with heavy rain and high winds, killing one man, knocking out power, disrupting flights and prompting schools to close.

Storm exits Philippines, sparing huge losses

2014-12-09 11:44

A storm that started as a frighteningly powerful typhoon has blown away from the Philippines, after leaving at least 21 people dead and forcing more than a million into shelters.

One million flee Philippines typhoon

2014-12-06 21:07

A powerful typhoon has roared into the eastern Philippines bringing lashing rain and strong winds that felled trees, ripped off tin roofs and toppled power lines.

Typhoon bears down on Philippines

2014-12-05 17:10

Millions of people in the Philippines have sought shelter in churches, schools and other makeshift evacuation centres as Typhoon Hagupit bears down on the disaster-weary nation.

Polish boy found in freezing cold improves

2014-12-03 21:11

A 2-year-old Polish boy found unconscious in freezing temperatures is improving.

Drought-stricken California doused with storms

2014-12-03 14:36

Torrential rain has deluged swaths of drought-hit California, bringing floods and traffic accidents across the state and prompting evacuations amid fears of destructive mudslides.

French floods force more than 1 500 from homes

2014-11-30 16:05

The worst flooding in southern France for more than a decade has forced more than 1 500 people to evacuate their homes, officials say.

Disaster-prone Philippines wants simpler weather warnings

2014-11-26 12:56

The Philippines will simplify its weather warnings to make them easier to understand in order to prevent the annual loss of hundreds of lives from natural calamities.

Extreme weather stunted growth of Peruvian children

2014-11-25 10:20

Children in Peru on the front line of a severe cyclical warming of the Pacific Ocean in 1997-98 have suffered stunted growth, showing how extreme weather can cause lasting damage to your health.

Floods kill at least 17 in southern Morocco

2014-11-24 12:13

Morocco's government says heavy flooding in the south of the country has killed at least 17 people with a further 18 missing after heavy rains.

Killer NY state snowstorm toll rises

2014-11-21 18:39

The death toll has risen to 13 from a rare pre-winter snowstorm in western New York state where rising temperatures and heavy weekend rain is now likely to cause flooding.

Firefighters continue battling Fish Hoek blaze

2014-11-20 08:48

A fresh team of firefighters are heading out to continue battling a blaze that started in the mountains of Glencairn, Cape Town, Table Mountain National Park says.

Firefighters work through the night on Signal Hill blaze

2014-11-19 09:15

Firefighters have worked through the night to extinguish a blaze that covered much of Signal Hill in Cape Town.

Storm drain failure rocks Zim capital Harare

2014-11-18 14:15

The Harare city council’s apparent failure to deal with the city’s drainage system has been exposed after heavy rains that left streets submerged in water.

Joburg ready for summer rain

2014-11-12 17:31

A plan of action is in place to deal with heavy rain and mitigate the traffic problems they usually cause in summer, the Johannesburg Roads Agency says.

Cyclone forces closure of Malta airport

2014-11-07 21:02

Malta's airport has suspended all flights as a cyclone hit the island, uprooting trees and debris blocking strees.

Weather SA issues flash floods warning

2014-11-03 09:29

Certain provinces could experience flash floods due to heavy rain over the next two days.

Scores feared dead in DRC floods

2014-10-28 20:52

Scores of people are feared dead in terrible floods that have hit the strife-torn east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Wet weather spells disaster for north KZN farmers

2014-10-18 08:42

Efuyeni farmers in the northern KwaZulu-Natal will never recover from the destruction of their herds, chairperson Mthembiseni Thusi says.

Weather keeps KZN paramedics busy

2014-10-17 16:02

KwaZulu-Natal's paramedics have been kept busy by accidents caused by the inclement weather that has swept through the province.

Bermuda braces for Gonzalo

2014-10-16 17:21

Hurricane Gonzalo has gained strength overnight as it barreles in the Atlantic toward Bermuda, which was bracing for a hit from the powerful Category Four storm.

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