Girl struck by lightning dies

2015-01-30 22:14

A 9-year-old girl has died after being hit by lightning in Marble Hall, Limpopo.

New York defends storm shutdown

2015-01-28 06:15

New York authorities have vigorously defended a decision to shut down America's biggest city for a storm that skirted the Big Apple, dumping the worst snow on Long Island and New England.

Madagascar storm death toll climbs

2015-01-27 22:23

Sixty eight people have been killed in the tropical storm that battered Madagascar over a week ago.

Signal Hill fire extinguished

2015-01-27 11:32

A small vegetation fire was extinguished on Signal Hill in Cape Town, the city's fire and rescue services have said.

Millions brace for monster blizzard in US

2015-01-26 22:31

Tens of millions of Americans from New Jersey to the Canadian border have braced themselves for a ferocious blizzard that New York's mayor warned could be one of the worst in history.

La Nina turning nasty says study

2015-01-26 21:12

La Nina, a weather phenomenon that periodically causes devastating droughts and storms, will probably occur more frequently and more violently this century.

Mayor: Storm could be biggest yet to hit NY

2015-01-26 05:00

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the snowstorm bearing down on the US northeast could be the biggest yet to hit the city.

2 injured after lightning strikes in Nkandla

2015-01-17 10:33

Two people are seriously injured after lightning struck near them in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal, during inclement weather, emergency services say.

Last year hottest in modern history

2015-01-16 21:05

Record-breaking temperatures scorched the planet last year, making 2014 the hottest in more than a century.

SANDF to send troops to flood-stricken Moz

2015-01-14 23:03

The SA National Defence Force will send troops to assist flood-stricken areas in the Zambezia province in Mozambique, the department says.

Rains threaten papal mass in Philippines

2015-01-11 13:49

The Philippines is watching nervously as a tropical storm threatens a typhoon-prone central island that Pope Francis will visit this week.

Canada, United States in deep freeze

2015-01-08 22:06

An Arctic blast sweeping Canada and parts of the United States this week has closed schools, grounded jets, and even shook the ground.

Snow forecast takes Holy Land by storm

2015-01-06 19:41

With memories still fresh of the Holy Land's worst storm in 50 years last winter, Israelis and Palestinians stocked up on supplies for a forecast heavy snowfall.

Fatal storms hit Malawi

2015-01-05 22:34

Five people have been killed, including an infant and a girl, during violent storms in Malawi.

Storm kills 31 in Philippines, 7 missing

2014-12-30 18:06

Landslides and floods have been triggered by a storm leaving at least 31 dead, and 7 missing in the Philippines.

Thousands flee as floods hit southern Philippines

2014-12-29 09:29

Floods have forced thousands of people to be evacuated in the southern Philippines as a tropical storm battered the region with strong winds and heavy rains, officials say.

Thousands of holidaymakers stranded in French Alps

2014-12-28 10:07

Heavy snowfall in the French Alps left some 15 000 drivers stranded, prompting officials to open emergency shelters and urge travellers to stay home.

Severe weather warning for Gauteng

2014-12-27 16:22

Gauteng residents have been urged by government officials to take precautions against heavy rainstorms and possible hail this weekend.

Wedge Beach freak wave kills one, injures 40

2014-12-26 20:10

A large "freak" wave has pummelled swimmers and beach goers and killed one person on Wedge Beach in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Services say.

Flooding hits parts of Cape Town

2014-12-26 11:27

Roads and houses in some parts of Cape Town have been damaged by flooding, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

1 000s more evacuated in Malaysia floods

2014-12-21 08:27

Floods have worsened in north-east Malaysia due to heavy rains, local authorities say, as evacuees in other areas began to return home amid improving weather.

4 homes razed as Aussie crews battle bushfires

2014-12-18 09:21

Four homes were destroyed as Australian firefighters struggled to bring three major blazes under control in Victoria state, with high temperatures and gusty winds threatening to worsen conditions Thursday.

Everest trekkers cut off by snowfall

2014-12-15 07:58

Dozens of foreign hikers and Nepali guides have returned from a trekking trip to the base camp of Mount Everest after being cut off by heavy snowfall.

Witness something magical at the Grand Canyon

2014-12-12 08:32

A rare weather phenomenon at the Grand Canyon had visitors looking out on a sea of thick clouds just below the rim.


Ice, snow and sleet hit Britain

2015-01-29 19:36

Icy weather and snow have hit several areas in Britain and train services were cancelled and flights delayed because of the weather.

Blizzard howls into Boston, largely spares NYC

2015-01-27 22:44

A howling blizzard heaped snow on Boston but farther south it mostly spared New York City, which slowly blinked back to life, cancelling its travel ban and restarting its subway.

Snowstorm lashes US, blankets New York, Boston

2015-01-27 16:53

New York City has blinked back to life, after getting blanketed by a massive snowstorm that disrupted life for tens of millions of people along the US East Coast.

Storm shuts down Northeast US

2015-01-27 05:41

Cities from Boston to New York and Philadelphia have shut down against a monster storm that could unload up to 90cm of snow on a region of more than 35 million people.

New York braces for blizzard

2015-01-26 21:15

New York City was under a blizzard warning ahead of a storm forecast to dump up to 60cm to 75cm of snow on the densely populated north-eastern United States.

US braces for 'potentially historic' blizzard

2015-01-26 07:35

A "potentially historic" blizzard could dump 60 to 90cm of snow on a large part of the US Northeast, with residents warned to prepare for the worst and hundreds of flights set to be cancelled.

Brazil storms leaves city waterless

2015-01-23 18:32

Storms have hit pump stations, leaving hundreds of thousands without water in Brazil's largest city.

Sao Paulo running dry

2015-01-16 22:16

The reservoirs of Brazil's biggest city and rivers feeding them are running dry.

High winds, heavy snow buffets Britain

2015-01-15 19:56

High winds, heavy snow is buffeting Britain and Ireland, making air and road travel hazardous.

Moz flooding - thousands homeless

2015-01-13 22:23

Flooding sparked by heavy rains has killed at least three people and left thousands of others homeless in Mozambique.

Storms batter Britain

2015-01-10 22:35

More than 30 000 homes in Britain are without power as a powerful jet stream over the Atlantic brought gale-force winds and lashing rain.

Heavy snowfall, winter storm hits Middle East

2015-01-07 16:18

A powerful winter storm together with heavy snow is lashing the Middle East, killing at least 2 in Lebanon.

2014 was Australia's third hottest year on record

2015-01-06 10:29

Authorities say Australia sweltered through its third-hottest year on record in 2014 , following a record hot 2013.

More homes destroyed as Australia battles major bushfire

2015-01-04 10:20

More than 30 homes are feared destroyed as firefighters battle an out-of-control bushfire in the state of South Australia..

Death toll exceeds 150 in India cold wave

2014-12-30 14:11

More than 150 people have died in a cold wave sweeping across northern and eastern India and dense fog disrupted air and rail services.

Snow brings chaos to Europe, but skiers rejoice

2014-12-28 21:42

Heavy snowfall has brought both chaos and joy across Europe, with around 15 000 people stranded overnight in the French Alps.

Missing teen's body found

2014-12-27 18:51

The body of an 18-year-old boy has been found during a search and rescue mission at the Strand main beach, the City of Cape Town says.

Snow, ice sweep Britain, stranding drivers

2014-12-27 15:49

Snow and icy weather have swept through parts of Britain, stranding drivers and leaving thousands of homes without power.

Thunder storms expected over the weekend

2014-12-26 18:05

Residents in Gauteng and Mpumalanga have been urged to prepare for massive thunderstorms and possible hail over the weekend, the Tshwane emergency services say.

31 die in cold spell in Indian province

2014-12-23 12:34

At least 31 people have died due to a cold spell in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh over the past two days, a news report says.

1 missing, 1000s flee after floods hit Malaysia

2014-12-18 10:46

An 11-year-old boy has gone missing and thousands of people have fled their homes as floods hit two north-eastern Malaysian states, a media report says.

Heavy snow hits northern Japan

2014-12-17 07:25

Northern Japan is in the grip of a blizzard as strong winds and heavy snow forced the cancellation of almost 300 flights and vehicles were buried in snow, officials and reports say.

8 dead, 100 missing in Indonesian landslide

2014-12-13 09:00

A landslide triggered by torrential downpours has killed at least eight people and left 100 missing on Indonesia's main island of Java, an official says.

Major storm pummels US, flights cancelled

2014-12-12 09:45

A major storm has pummelled California and the Pacific Northwest with heavy rain and high winds, killing one man, knocking out power, disrupting flights and prompting schools to close.

Storm exits Philippines, sparing huge losses

2014-12-09 11:44

A storm that started as a frighteningly powerful typhoon has blown away from the Philippines, after leaving at least 21 people dead and forcing more than a million into shelters.

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