El Nino giveth and taketh away

2015-07-28 18:10

This year's El Nino may be a hot one, bringing with it floods, drought and disaster.

Children struck by lightning in KZN

2015-07-25 21:18

Two children are in a critical condition after being struck by lightning in the rural area of eSidumbini in the Ilembe district, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics have said.

Floods triggered by rains kill dozens in Pakistan

2015-07-24 18:29

Pakistani authorities say flash floods, triggered by monsoon rains, have killed 12 more people across the country as rescuers struggle to move those stranded to safer places.

Flood warning for southern parts of the Cape

2015-07-23 22:59

South Africans will have to brace for inclement weather this weekend as heavy rains threaten floods in the southern Cape area, while other parts of the country are expecting snow.

Mounting threat to Galapagos from 'El Nino'

2015-07-23 11:06

The Galapagos Islands, celebrated for their breathtaking biodiversity, could face a major threat from "El Nino", the weather system known to wreak havoc every few years.

Pray that it keeps raining, urges KZN government

2015-07-22 13:33

It remains too early to tell whether the deluge in parts of KwaZulu-Natal will provide any respite for the drought-wracked province.

Cape Town wind plays havoc with roads

2015-07-22 07:28

Cape Town's famous southeaster, otherwise known as the Cape Doctor, is gusting at an unseasonal 40 to 50 kilometres per hour, causing the closure of some main routes.

Record heat for globe in June

2015-07-20 20:34

The planet has just set another monthly climate record with the hottest June in 135 years.

Storm hits Scout's Jamboree in France

2015-07-18 21:28

Around 15 000 scouts from all over Europe have been evacuated from a camp in France after a violent storm hit the area.

2 dead as powerful typhoon pounds Japan

2015-07-17 09:12

A powerful typhoon has slammed into western Japan, killing at least two people, injuring dozens and disrupting traffic, news reports say.


France evacuates 10 000 campers as Provence burns

2015-07-27 20:26

French officials have evacuated 10 000 people from three different camp sites as hot winds fanned fires in drought-hit Provence in the middle of the summer holiday season.

Deadly flash floods in Pakistan damage roads, crops

2015-07-24 19:26

Flash flooding caused by torrential monsoon rains has killed at least 28 in Pakistan and affected hundreds of thousands of people, according to aid agencies.

Cold, rainy weekend ahead

2015-07-24 08:23

The South African Weather Service has said to expect cold conditions throughout the country, with rainfall expected over most provinces.

Lightning strike injures 16 soldiers as storm sweeps Germany

2015-07-23 13:29

A lightning strike has injured 16 German soldiers, some seriously, in the southern state of Bavaria as thunderstorms brought heavy rains, felled trees, flooded roads and basements, and caused damage around the country.

Heavy winds shut down Gordon's Bay driving licence centre

2015-07-22 15:07

The Gordon’s Bay driving licence testing centre has been closed temporarily after gale-force winds wreaked havoc with the roof and one of its walls - while a number of roads and passes remain closed.

Puerto Rico extends water rationing measures amid drought

2015-07-22 13:20

Puerto Rico's government says it will extend water rationing measures to the island's southern region amid a worsening drought.

Swiss army moo-ves in to keep cows cool

2015-07-21 18:07

The Swiss army has been ordered to the mountains to help keep Swiss cows cool during the heat wave.

Iran state media say flash floods kill 11 people in north

2015-07-20 12:17

Iran state media say flash floods kill 11 people north of Tehran, authorities fear higher toll

Flood warning for Cape as heavy rains expected

2015-07-17 18:34

Flooding and heavy rains are expected over the Cape Town metro area, Overberg and the western parts of the Cape Winelands, the South African Weather Services has warned.

Typhoon Nangka barrels toward Japan

2015-07-16 09:32

A powerful typhoon is barrelling toward the Japanese mainland, bringing heavy rains, landslides and causing flight and train cancellations.

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