Heavy rain in China kills 15, leaves 19 missing

2015-06-30 16:38

Four days of heavy rain have caused severe flooding in central China, killing at least 15 people and leaving 19 others missing.

Scorching temperatures prompt Portugal to issue health alert

2015-06-29 15:21

Portuguese health authorities have issued a weather alert, advising the public to take extra care as temperatures are forecast to exceed 40°C in some southern parts of the country.

Joburg EMS concerned by city fires as cold front approaches

2015-06-27 11:38

With a cold weekend forecast for Johannesburg, the city's Emergency Management Services says they are concerned about the possibility of fires as people switched on heaters to keep warm.

More rain and cold on the way, Cape Town shack dwellers warned

2015-06-25 13:15

People living in informal settlements say they have developed their own 'internal weather service' that warns them of approaching cold fronts and inclement weather.

Cold, wet reality for Mother City's shack dwellers

2015-06-24 17:59

As another cold front wraps Cape Town in its grip, people living in shacks are particularly hard hit.

No severe flooding, for now – City of Cape Town

2015-06-24 11:49

The City of Cape Town has warned residents to continue to safeguard themselves from the onslaught of wet weather, after the first of two cold fronts hit the city on Tuesday night.

Rainfall gives respite to drought-hit North Korea

2015-06-23 17:05

Parched North Korea has seen significant rainfall over the past 12 days, state media reported, but not enough to end a severe drought described as the worst in 100 years.

Typhoon to hit China's Hainan, seen easing drought

2015-06-22 11:12

The first typhoon of the year to hit China is expected to make landfall on or near the southern island of Hainan, bringing strong winds and heavy rainfall, a report says.

3 dead as Tropical Depression Bill lashes central US

2015-06-19 10:49

Tropical Depression Bill has pelted the central United States with heavy rain after causing at least three deaths in the region, including a toddler in Oklahoma who was swept out of his father's arms by raging waters, officials say.

Tropical Storm Bill charges across Texas

2015-06-17 19:49

Tropical Storm Bill is headed further into central Texas with heavy rains and high winds but no serious injuries have been reported, relieving officials and residents just three weeks after floods killed about 30 people in the state.


Spain, Portugal bake in heatwave

2015-06-29 16:55

Temperatures have soared above 40°C across Spain and Portugal prompting heat alerts, raising the risk of wildfires and drawing crowds to beaches and fountains.

Flash floods, landslides kill 23 in Bangladesh

2015-06-28 15:14

At least 23 people have died in flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains that lashed southeastern Bangladesh, officials say.

Morgues run out of space as heat wave in Pakistan kills over 1,000

2015-06-26 08:48

An influx of dead body bags have stacked up on the floor of morgues after the worst heat wave hit Pakistan's southern city of Karachi in nearly 35 years.

Climate pressures threaten political stability

2015-06-25 08:11

Politically fragile countries may face breakdown as a result of mounting climate change pressures.

Deadly Pakistan heatwave shows signs of easing

2015-06-24 16:14

A deadly heatwave that has killed nearly 700 people in southern Pakistan has showed signs of easing, bringing some respite to the sweltering city of Karachi.

Vulnerable Cape Town residents urged to ready for flooding

2015-06-23 19:00

The City of Cape Town has urged residents in low lying areas to put measures in place to reduce the risk of flooding, following a weather warning from the city's disaster risk management centre.

Death toll from Pakistan heat wave rises to over 450

2015-06-23 10:50

More than 450 people have now died from a three-day heat wave in southern Pakistan, officials say, as medics battle to treat victims after a state of emergency was declared in hospitals.

June rains kill at least 16 in Abidjan

2015-06-21 20:07

Heavy rains in Ivory Coast have killed at least 16 people so far in June in the economic capital Abidjan, including six this weekend.

‘As long as we’re together,’ says homeless husband

2015-06-18 11:09

'It’s our love that keeps us going. While we have each other, the winter is not so bad,' says a homeless man living under a bridge with his wife in Port Elizabeth.

Snowfall warning for Eastern Cape

2015-06-17 14:23

A snowfall warning has been issued for the Eastern Cape, the South African Weather Service says.

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