Guatemala mudslide-hit village destroyed

34 minutes ago

Guatemala declares mudslide-hit neighbourhood uninhabitable, and has opened an investigation.

Summer drought looms

2015-10-06 11:30

KwaZulu-Natal is in the midst of the driest year in a century as a “Godzilla” El Nino weather phenomenon takes hold.

Gauteng should expect heatwave to last the week

2015-10-05 18:04

It may take more than shorts and iced drinks to cool off in Johannesburg and Pretoria as the South African Weather Service predicts the current heatwave invading Gauteng will only cool down at the weekend.

South Carolina hit by torrential rainfall, 100s rescued

2015-10-05 12:33

Persistent torrential rainfall has caused dangerous flooding in South Carolina's main cities and prompted hundreds of rescues through shoulder-deep waters across the south-eastern US state.

Flash floods in France kill at least 17 people

2015-10-05 11:29

Four people are still missing after flash floods on the French Riviera killed at least 17 people, prompting the government to declare a natural disaster in the southeastern tourist region.

El Nino threatens African crops, economies

2015-10-03 10:26

Standing waist-deep in a hole, South African maize farmer Tom van Rooyen digs at the side with a small pickaxe.

Guatemala mudslide: two dead, 200 missing

2015-10-02 19:22

At least two people have died and about 200 are missing after a massive mudslide in Guatemala buried homes in a town on the edge of the capital.

Cape Town facing summer water restrictions

2015-09-30 19:08

Water restrictions may be in the pipeline after the City of Cape Town recorded a lower than average rainfall, the municipality says.

Super typhoon Dujuan kills, injures hundreds in Taiwan

2015-09-29 07:28

Super typhoon Dujuan has killed two people and left more than 300 injured in Taiwan, authorities said Tuesday after it swept across the island before making landfall in eastern China.

'Super typhoon' Dujuan nears Taiwan

2015-09-28 10:41

'Super typhoon' Dujuan is swirling towards Taiwan with thousands of people evacuated from outlying islands as the storm gathered strength on its approach.


Lightning strike kills two sisters in KZN

2015-10-06 13:40

The aunt of two sisters, who were struck by lightning while asleep in their home, says she desperately tried to save them.

Missing ship probably sank during hurricane - US Coast Guard

2015-10-05 21:00

The US Coast Guard says it assumes the cargo ship El Faro, which went missing last week with 33 people on board, sank in bad weather associated with Hurricane Joaquin.

How to survive the Gauteng heatwave

2015-10-05 13:05

Gauteng, Limpopo, North West province and Mpumalanga are in for a heatwave with temperatures reaching up to 36 degrees C. Here's how to be prepared.

KZN braces for several days of sweltering temperatures

2015-10-05 11:59

Fold away your jerseys and stock the freezers with ice as sweltering temperatures nearing 40° Celsius are predicted throughout the province this week.

Typhoon roars into south China, kills 9

2015-10-05 10:29

Authorities in China and the Philippines say a typhoon that tore through the northern Philippines before roaring ashore in southern China has killed at least nine people and left dozens of fishermen missing.

Reception bottlenecks leave migrants stranded in Greece, Serbia

2015-10-03 07:29

Overwhelmed reception facilities on Greek islands and in southern Serbia run counter to EU relocation plans and force thousands to sleep in the open, authorities and aid organisations say.

Hurricane Joaquin gains force near Bahamas, heads toward US

2015-10-01 08:32

Hurricane Joaquin has grown into a category 3 storm as it approaches the central islands of the Bahamas on a projected track that would take it near the US East Coast by the weekend.

Tswhane residents warned of looming heat wave

2015-09-29 17:07

Tshwane residents should anticipate extremely hot weather due to a passing heat wave in the area, according to the city's emergency services.

Thousands evacuated as typhoon hits Japan, Taiwan

2015-09-28 17:23

A powerful typhoon has hit Taiwan and southwestern Japanese islands, leaving thousands of families without electricity and water.

More hot weather expected this week

2015-09-28 10:31

Pietermaritzburg is in for yet more hot weather, after a scorching weekend.

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