Australia on El Nino watch after Pacific Ocean warms

2015-03-03 12:44

Australia’s weather bureau says the chance of an El Nino developing this year has risen to about 50% after signs of renewed warming in tropical Pacific Ocean.

Ice age emperor penguins hit hard by cold - study

2015-03-02 07:59

Antarctica's Ross Sea has been a rare safe haven for emperor penguins for thousands of years, even when temperatures were too harsh for their liking, a new study suggests.

How Niagara Falls freezes ... or does it?

2015-02-25 21:04

Niagara Falls, the world's most famous waterfall, apparently frozen in place.

Kimberley mops up after cloudburst

2015-02-25 09:36

Residents of Kimberley are mopping up after a violent cloudburst hit the city, with over 100mm of rain falling in less than an hour.

Two boys killed by lightning in KZN

2015-02-22 21:05

Two children have died and three have been critically injured after being struck by lightning in Mthonjaneni, KwaZulu-Natal.

Winter keeping its icy grip on US

2015-02-20 18:11

Winter's frosty grip is to tighten even more across portions of US Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.

Worldwide, January second warmest on record

2015-02-19 19:36

The month of January was the second warmest on record, according to an analysis of global averages for temperature over land and sea surfaces.

Boston mayor: Stop 'snowjumping'

2015-02-18 12:01

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has warned residents overwhelmed by massive snowfalls to stop recording videos of themselves jumping out of windows and into snowbanks.

Many Southern US states get their 1st major blast of winter

2015-02-17 12:05

The US South has got its turn to suffer from snow, freezing rain and sleet in a storm that brought back memories of one from the same time a year ago.

Severe weather warning for West Coast, environs

2015-02-16 17:34

People living on the West Coast and parts of the Northern Cape should brace themselves for extremely hot and humid weather.


Two 7-year-olds drown in KZN as rains pound province

2015-03-02 12:20

The KZN Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs has expressed its deepest condolences to the family of two 7-year-olds who drowned in Nongoma over the weekend, as heavy rains continue to pour in many parts of the province.

Torrential rain causes flooding in Brazil

2015-02-26 09:49

An hour-long downpour caused heavy flooding and huge traffic jams in Brazil's biggest city.

Afghan avalanches kill at least 108

2015-02-25 19:58

At least 108 people are feared killed in Afghan avalanches amid a winter storm.

Texas, Louisiana brace for another ice storm

2015-02-23 12:31

A winter storm has pummelled the southern and western US, forcing authorities to cancel flights and close schools as most of the country braced for another bout of freezing weather.

Heavy snowstorm descends on parts of Middle East

2015-02-20 18:58

A heavy snowstorm has shut down roads leading in and out of Jerusalem and blanketed Israel's desert with a rare layer of white.

Cyclones leave trail of destruction in Australia

2015-02-20 06:40

Two powerful cyclones have roared ashore in Australia leaving a trail of destruction with buildings severely damaged, trees uprooted and power lines downed, cutting electricity to thousands of people.

Two cyclones move in on Australia

2015-02-19 14:38

Australia is bracing for two cyclones expected to make landfall in the Northern Territory and Queensland, with heavy rain and strong winds already lashing parts of both states.

Icy storm pummels eastern US, more cold to come

2015-02-18 09:06

The aftermath of a deadly winter storm has paralysed much of the eastern US and forecasters warned of the worst cold in two decades from another arctic front this week.

Flash flood hits Randburg

2015-02-17 10:45

Three people have been treated after they were forced to flee their homes during a flash flood from the Klein Jukskei River in Randburg, Johannesburg paramedics say.

Wind-whipped snowstorm slams US Northeast

2015-02-15 21:17

A storm brought a new round of wind-whipped snow to the northeastern New England states, creating near-whiteout conditions in coastal areas.

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