23 dead in West Virginia floods

2016-06-25 22:45

Heavy rains that pummelled West Virginia left at least 23 people dead, and authorities have said.

Storms kill over 50 in China

2016-06-23 18:31

Extreme weather, including hailstorms, heavy rain and a tornado, has killed more than 50 people and injured dozens in China's eastern Jiangsu province.

Wildfires rage in US amid deadly heatwave

2016-06-21 22:59

Hundreds of firefighters are battling raging wildfires in the western US amid a record-setting heatwave that has claimed at least four lives and triggered evacuations.

Freak rainstorms wreak havoc in Niger desert

2016-06-20 19:38

Unusually heavy rains in Niger's desert north in recent days have killed thousands of goats and cattle, gutted homes and stores, and left three people dead, national television says.

More snow expected after dustings over the weekend

2016-06-13 12:29

While most parts of South Africa saw low temperatures over the weekend, light snowfalls created picturesque scenes in some parts of KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape and the Western Cape.

Water-for-votes allegations denied by ANC KZN

2016-06-12 14:22

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal is alleged to be behind a memo calling for taps around Pietermaritzburg to be shut off and water tankers sent in to give the impression it was “delivering”, it has reported.

Intense cold front expected to hit SA this weekend

2016-06-09 16:17

Much of the country is set to be hit by an intense cold front, Weather SA says.

South Asia monsoon finally arrives

2016-06-07 18:05

After a late start, pre-monsoon showers bring heavy rain to southern India, but the proper rains are yet to arrive.

Florida declares emergency as storm approaches

2016-06-06 18:50

Residents on Florida's Gulf coast are filling sandbags, schools are closing early as governor Rick Scott is declaring a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Colin churns toward the state.

Florida braces for possible storm, flooding

2016-06-05 20:40

Hurricane officials say a storm in the northwestern Caribbean Sea could develop into a tropical storm before hitting Florida.


Sheriff describes 'complete chaos' from floods

2016-06-24 21:10

At least 14 people have died after a storm system dumped almost 230mm of rain on West Virginia, trapping 500 people in a shopping centre and forcing others to be plucked off rooftops or from the upper stories of their homes as the waters rose.

4 tornado touchdowns confirmed in Illinois

2016-06-23 16:06

At least four tornadoes have touched down as storms moved across northern Illinois, causing damage and forcing thousands of soccer fans to seek shelter during the Copa America semifinal in Chicago.

Paris soaked by wettest spring in 150 years

2016-06-20 23:30

Parisians, never ones to suffer in silence, have had good cause to grumble of late: meteorologists have confirmed it has been the wettest spring in the French capital in nearly 150 years.

Rains bring relief to Western Cape

2016-06-20 18:08

Heavy rainfall in recent weeks has resulted in a 5% increase in some of the Western Cape’s dam levels.

Emergency services attend to 10 fires as cold front hits Joburg

2016-06-13 08:56

A man has burnt to death and another is seriously injured following a fire - one of 10 fire incidents reported as a cold front hit Johannesburg over the weekend.

State of drought disaster declared in 8 provinces

2016-06-09 20:51

A state of disaster has been declared in eight provinces as a drought continues across the country.

Despite weakening El Nino, agriculture suffers in Western Cape

2016-06-08 19:58

Despite signs that El Nino is weakening, the effect of late rains and warm temperatures are still being felt in the Western Cape, a leading agricultural organisation has said.

Torrential rain, surging river kills hikers in Taiwan

2016-06-07 06:45

Surging waters triggered by torrential rain has killed five people in Taiwan after they were swept away while hiking down a river canyon.

Wildfires and floods ease across US

2016-06-06 18:10

Flood waters finally recede in Texas and firefighters make gains against bush fires in the Greater Los Angeles area.

Paris museum reopens

2016-06-05 16:05

The riverside Grand Palais exhibition hall in Paris is reopening as floodwaters slowly recede, although risks remain for other areas.

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