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.

352 hotter than average months in a row

2014-07-21 21:16

The world is on a hot streak,sizzling to a temperature record in June, after breaking the May record too.

Fatal mudslides in southwest China

2014-07-21 17:59

Eleven people have been killed and 14 others are still missing after mudslides swept through two villages in southwest China.

Philippines typhoon death toll nears 100

2014-07-20 12:29

The death toll from Typhoon Rammasun in the Philippines has risen to 94 - with six missing - as another storm brought rains to the ravaged areas.

Fire destroys 2 houses in Betty's Bay

2014-07-17 11:07

A fire which was fanned by strong winds and which destroyed two homes in Betty's Bay has been extinguished, officials say.

1000s flee typhoon in Philippines

2014-07-15 15:22

Still haunted by a deadly typhoon that struck last year, hundreds of thousands of villagers fled from disaster-prone areas as a typhoon blew closer toward the northeastern Philippines, where it was expected to hit land at nightfall.

Summer El Nino still likely

2014-07-10 21:36

The outlook for the El Nino weather phenomenon striking during the Northern Hemisphere summer is still at 70%.

Typhoon: 100s of flights cancelled in Japan

2014-07-08 13:18

Hundreds of flights have been cancelled in Japan and more than 500 000 people have been urged to evacuate as a powerful typhoon moves towards Japan.

Japan on alert as typhoon heads toward Okinawa

2014-07-07 16:55

Japan is bracing for destructive winds and huge waves as a powerful typhoon churns toward the southern islands of Okinawa.

Okinawa on super typhoon high alert

2014-07-07 15:50

Japan's weather agency has extended its highest alert to Okinawa's populous main island as super typhoon Neoguri approaches.

Cold front now heading to Gauteng

2014-07-07 10:15

A cold front that swept through the Western Cape at the weekend is now making its way to Gauteng with temperatures of 0° forecast for later in the week.

Super typhoon Neoguri threatens Japan

2014-07-07 06:21

Super typhoon Neoguri is barrelling toward Japan's Okinawa islands, packing violent winds and torrential rains as the national weather agency warns residents to stay in their homes.

SA braces for intense cold front

2014-07-04 13:08

South Africans should prepare themselves for an approaching cold front which is expected to bring heavy rainfall, localised flooding, snow and strong winds, the SA Weather Service says.

Weekend snowfall could affect travel plans

2014-07-04 09:18

With heavy snowfall expected for parts of the Western and Northern Cape, motorists are warned to be extra careful, especially when traversing mountain passes.

Intense cold front grips Cape Town

2014-07-03 20:00

The City of Cape Town is on high alert as an intense cold front is expected, bring with it heavy rain, gale force winds, and snowfalls.

Watch rare footage of a floundering iceberg

2014-07-03 10:22

Startling footage was taken near the French Shore on the Northern Peninsula of a massive iceberg flipping in the water.

Tropical Storm forms off Mexican coast

2014-07-01 10:03

Tropical Storm Elida has formed off the southwestern Mexico coast. Heavy rains and high surf are forecasted.

Floods force 6 000 from homes in Brazil

2014-06-28 19:43

Nearly a week of torrential rain has triggered widespread floods in southern Brazil that have forced 6 000 people from their homes.

Native Americans tame twisters with rituals

2014-06-23 11:30

Officials in Oklahoma say Native American lands have suffered relatively less damage over the past 60 years from twisters that have destroyed thousands of homes in other parts of the state.

1 dead and 19 injured by Nebraska tornadoes

2014-06-17 10:50

A powerful storm has ripped through north east Nebraska, destroying more than half of the tiny town of Pilger, killing a 5-year-old child and injuring at least 19 people.

Over 8 000 people affected by Cape Town floods

2014-06-15 19:00

Over 8000 people living in various informal settlements in Cape Town have been affected by floods in the area, the city's disaster risk management centre says.

Freak storms in Germany kill at least six

2014-06-10 10:07

Violent storms have killed at least six people in western Germany overnight, felling trees and snarling road and rail traffic, authorities say.


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.

Extreme weather in Vietnam kills 27

2014-07-22 13:17

Extreme weather caused by Typhoon Rammasun has killed 27 people in Vietnam, with the storm unleashing flash floods, landslides and lightning strikes.

World marks hottest June since 1880

2014-07-21 19:18

Last month was the hottest June since record-keeping began in 1880, according to US government climate scientists.

Indian farmers face 'hell' due to late monsoon

2014-07-21 11:34

Indian farmer Asghar Bhura scrapes a living by growing sugarcane, but this year's late monsoon has left his tiny plot parched and he will earn nothing from his harvest.

Super Typhoon Rammasun hits southern China

2014-07-18 19:51

The strongest typhoon to hit southern China in more than 40 years has made its second landfall, after leaving a trail of destruction and at least 64 dead in the neighbouring Philippines.

Typhoon kills 20 in Philippines

2014-07-16 19:07

Typhoon Rammasun has killed 20, knocking out power in entire provinces, but largely sparing the Philippine capital.

Heavy rain blocks Swiss railways, roads

2014-07-13 14:15

Heavy rain battering Switzerland has triggered landslides and flooding that has halted train and road traffic near the capital Bern.

Neoguri lashes Japan's Okinawa islands

2014-07-08 16:43

Typhoon Neoguri has lashed Japan's southern Okinawa islands reportedly leaving two dead and forcing more than half a million to seek shelter.

Warmer weather on its way

2014-07-08 09:26

The SA Weather Service says temperatures will gradually improve across the country in the coming days, but there's more rain expected in the Western Cape.

Much needed relief for Cape winter woes

2014-07-07 16:53

Thousands in Cape Town affected by heavy rains on the weekend are receiving much needed relief.

Temperatures drop as cold front moves in

2014-07-07 13:49

The SA Weather Service has predicted cold temperatures country-wide as a result of a cold front.

Imagine getting a flood warning 11 months in advance

2014-07-07 08:41

Satellite monitoring of tiny changes in the gravitational field of river basins may give up to 11 months' warning of disastrous floods, a study says.

Snowfall expected as temperatures drop

2014-07-05 19:16

The SA Weather Service has predicted light snowfalls over the Drakensberg, Lesotho and KwaZulu-Natal mountains.

Hurricane Arthur makes landfall on US East Coast

2014-07-04 09:54

Hurricane Arthur has made landfall on the North Carolina shore, packing 160kph winds and drenching rains in an onslaught dampening America's July 4 celebrations.

Hurricane Arthur threatens US east coast

2014-07-03 21:01

Hurricane Arthur is strengthening over the Atlantic, scrambling plans for US Independence Day celebrations.

Hurricane Arthur forms in the Atlantic

2014-07-03 13:01

Arthur has strengthened to a hurricane and threatens to give North Carolina a glancing blow on Independence Day.

Double tropical storms dump on Mexico

2014-07-02 05:00

Tropical Storm Elida has swirled off Mexico's Pacific while Douglas pulled away - but the double is dumping heavy rains in much of Mexico.

Record snowfall predicted for Table Mountain

2014-07-01 08:55

After a few sublime and sunny mid-winter days, Cape Town can prepare for a serious bout of cold later this week, with a record snowfall predicted for Table Mountain.

UN warns El Nino likely by end of year

2014-06-26 15:18

The 'El Nino' phenomenon, which sparks climate extremes around the globe, is likely to take hold in the Pacific Ocean by the end of the year and could even do so within weeks.

California wildfire tamed, New Mexico blaze surges

2014-06-17 15:41

Residents were told they could return to their homes on the southern end of California's Sierra Nevada range as fire fighters stunted the growth of a smoky wildfire.

C Town rains affect over 20 000 - De Lille

2014-06-16 14:02

Rainy weather conditions in Cape Town have affected more than 20 000 people and over 5 000 households, Mayor Patricia de Lille says.

Anger rises as India swelters

2014-06-12 16:20

Swathes of north India are sweltering under the longest heatwave on record, triggering widespread breakdowns in the supply of electricity and increasingly angry protests over the government's failure.

Afghanistan flash floods kill 70+

2014-06-07 19:00

Flash floods have killed more than 70 people in northern Afghanistan, washing away hundreds of homes and forcing thousands to flee, officials say.

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