Hottest August since 1880

2014-09-18 20:47

Last month was the hottest August on record for global average temperatures over land and ocean surfaces.

Cooler temperatures over weekend

2014-09-16 19:32

Cooler temperatures are expected in Gauteng and other parts of the country over the coming weekend, the SA Weather Service says.

Typhoon shuts down Hong Kong

2014-09-16 11:01

Hong Kong has been shuttered as a powerful typhoon swept past the city, bringing strong winds and rain that caused flight disruptions and forced the closure of the stock market and container ports.

Tropical Storm Odile meanders off southern Mexico

2014-09-12 13:00

Tropical Storm Odile has meandered off Mexico’s southern Pacific coast, keeping out to sea but expected to gain strength over the coming day and possibly become a hurricane.

Tropical storm off Mexico's Pacific coast

2014-09-11 11:35

A tropical storm has formed in the Pacific off Mexico's southern coast and strengthened some as it slowly moved northward, possibly to grow into a hurricane.

Suicide rates rise in spring

2014-09-09 19:23

Studies show that suicide rates increase more in spring than in any other season, a pharmaceutical company has said.

Monsoon rains kill 230 on sub-continent

2014-09-07 09:35

Heavy monsoon downpours kill 128 people in Pakistan, 108 in India as more rain is expected.

Deadly monsoon hits Kashmir, Punjab

2014-09-05 20:01

Monsoon floods have killed 80 in the Kashmir region as Pakistani and Indian rescuers scramble to save lives.

A perfect start to spring

2014-08-31 17:08

After a week of heavy rains, floods, cold and even snow, the weather is turning for the better, heralding a perfect start to spring.

Harsh weather travel warning for N3

2014-08-28 22:37

Inclement weather and strong winds may affect motorists on the N3 from Thursday night to the weekend, the N3 Toll Concession says.

6m waves expected as cold fronts grip the Cape

2014-08-26 17:48

Capetonians have been warned to stay away from the beach as waves are expected to reach 6m high as two cold fronts hit the peninsula.

SA warned of next intense cold front

2014-08-25 13:08

South Africans have been warned to get ready for yet another intense cold front over the next few days.

Rains raise search risk after Japan landslides

2014-08-22 20:10

The threat of more heavy rain has increased the risk of further landslides in Hiroshima, hindering rescue efforts.

Landslide kills at least 36 in Hiroshima

2014-08-20 17:44

Rain-sodden slopes have collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris in the outskirts of Hiroshima, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing.

Fire, strong winds warning for Eastern Cape

2014-08-18 11:36

The Eastern Cape provincial government has warned residents in certain parts of the province of strong winds and veld fires.

Floods in Niger kill 12, leave 1 000s hungry

2014-08-16 09:37

Heavy rains and flooding in western and central Niger have killed 12 people and left thousands without food or shelter.

Cool summer may see record harvest

2014-08-11 11:59

Corn and soybean farmers in the US are on track to produce record crops this year as a mild summer has provided optimum growing conditions.

Flights grounded for Typhoon Halong

2014-08-09 12:20

A strong typhoon has lashed large areas of southwest Japan, grounding around 460 flights and stranding thousands of holidaymakers.

Forecasters expect slower Atlantic storm season

2014-08-08 13:10

The Atlantic hurricane season will continue to be even quieter than predicted, thanks to atmospheric and oceanic conditions suppressing storm formation, federal forecasters say.

150 feared trapped in Indian landslide

2014-07-30 12:18

A major landslide has struck a village in western India following heavy monsoon rains, leaving 150 people feared trapped, a rescue official said.

California lightning strikes 14 people

2014-07-28 08:06

Lightning struck 14 people, injuring two critically, during rare summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities say.

China braces for 2nd typhoon, Taiwan drenched

2014-07-23 11:46

China is bracing for the arrival of a second typhoon as communities along the country's southern coast cleared away debris in the wake of the earlier storm that killed 46 people.

Tropical depression moving westward in Atlantic

2014-07-23 07:21

A tropical depression is moving west in the Atlantic and is expected to degenerate over the next few days.


Drones fly into Hurricane Edouard

2014-09-16 21:36

NOAA has launched drones into Hurricane Edouard, hoping to collect storm data.

Hurricane Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

2014-09-16 13:58

Hurricane Odile blazed a trail of destruction through Mexico's Baja California Peninsula, leaving entire neighbourhoods as disaster zones.

Looting erupts after hurricane thrashes Mexico

2014-09-15 20:44

Looters took food and water from shops in Mexico's Los Cabos beach resorts after Hurricane Odile blew away wooden homes, flooded streets and damaged hotels.

400 000 still marooned in Kashmir floods

2014-09-11 12:37

Over 400 000 people are still marooned after floods in India-administered Kashmir, while rescue teams struggled to reach survivors and distribute food and water, reports say.

Raging floods kill over 440 in Pakistan, India

2014-09-09 20:46

Raging floods in Pakistan, India have killed over 440 people and hundreds of thousands may have to flee.

El Nino less likely soon

2014-09-08 18:22

The El Nino phenomenon, which sparks climate extremes around the globe, could take hold in the Pacific Ocean by the end of the year, but the likelihood has declined since June.

Sunnier skies expected in SA

2014-09-01 08:02

Temperatures are expected to improve this week following an intense cold front, the SA Weather Service says.

Snow falls in SA

2014-08-29 13:10

Snow has fallen in many parts of the country, the South African Weather Service says.

Monster waves keep California lifeguards busy

2014-08-28 11:10

Surf is up in California, where lifeguards are making dozens of rescues as daredevils brave the biggest waves to hit the surf-crazy western US state in years.

Hurricane Cristobal heads to Bermuda

2014-08-26 21:04

Hurricane Cristobal is gradually gaining strength while heading over the ocean toward Bermuda.

Hurricane Marie sends pounding waves to Mexico

2014-08-25 17:43

Hurricane Marie has been pounding heavy waves into Mexico's Pacific coast, where three fishermen went missing after their boat capsized.

Californians tear out lawns to cope with drought

2014-08-25 10:38

As California faces an historic drought, residents are tearing out thirsty lawns to cut down on water use.

Gale force winds to batter east coast

2014-08-22 12:23

Gale force winds are expected to batter the east coast spreading from Cape St Francis to Kei Mouth, the Eastern Cape provincial government warned.

Nepal, India floods kill nearly 200

2014-08-18 18:55

Floods and landslides in Nepal and northern India have killed nearly 200 people and scores more are missing.

Landslides, floods kill 109 in Nepal, India

2014-08-16 18:58

The death toll from landslides and flooding triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Nepal and northern India has climbed to at least 109.

Japan - highest alert for Typhoon Halong

2014-08-09 14:08

Japan's weather agency has issued its highest alert as Typhoon Halong barrelled towards the southwest of the country, warning of heavy rain and strong winds.

Two tropical storms approach Hawaii

2014-08-08 18:09

Tropical Storm Iselle is weakening as it swarms for the Hawaii coastline, knocking out power and uprooting trees.

Hurricane Iselle not slowing near Hawaii

2014-08-07 11:24

Hawaii is preparing for what could be the first hurricane to hit in more than 20 years as weather officials say an approaching storm isn't weakening as previously predicted.

19 dead in rough seas off Pakistani beach

2014-07-31 13:20

At least 19 bathers have drowned and four are missing in rough seas off Pakistan's biggest city Karachi, officials say, after defying a ban on swimming during the monsoon season.

Japan heatwave kills 15, 1000s hospitalised

2014-07-29 08:31

Sweltering summer heat in Japan has left at least 15 people dead over the past week, while more than 8 000 others were rushed to hospital with heatstroke symptoms, official figures show.

Nasa reveals 2012 secret

2014-07-25 09:50

Back in 2012, the Sun erupted with a powerful solar storm that just missed the Earth but was big enough to "knock modern civilisation back to the 18th century", Nasa says.

Your Brazilian coffee may be in jeopardy

2014-07-23 11:33

Harvest of the world's biggest coffee and sugar cane crops may be stalled by the rain that is in store for southeast Brazil, forecasters say.

Second typhoon nears China

2014-07-22 16:34

The death toll from the strongest storm to hit China for decades has reached 46 with another 25 missing as another typhoon approaches.

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