Avoid N3 toll route due to snow and sleet, KZN EMS urges motorists

2016-07-24 13:24

Motorists have been advised to avoid the N3 toll route as light snow flurries and sleet are starting to fall in high-lying areas.

Snow forecast not fun and games, AA warns

2016-07-23 09:02

The forecast of snow in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State has led to a warning from the Automobile Association (AA) for motorists to steer clear of the affected roads.

Flooding, high seas expected as cold front hits Cape Town

2016-07-20 13:16

Flooding is expected as a cold front hits the Mother City, the City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management has warned.

Tornado warning forces 3 ex-world leaders to take shelter

2016-07-15 20:46

Three former world leaders have been forced to take shelter in the lower level of an Arkansas high school after tornado sirens blared during a graduation ceremony.

2 000 people affected by heavy rains in Cape Town

2016-07-06 14:15

About 2 000 Khayelitsha shackdwellers have been adversely affected following heavy rains, the City of Cape Town's Disaster Risk Management says.

Fiji murder case twist as tourist finds human head

2016-07-05 12:54

A New Zealand holidaymaker told how he stumbled across a human head on a Fiji tourist beach - the latest apparent twist in the gory case of a Russian couple murdered and dismembered in the tropical paradise.

Rains or not, India faces drinking water crisis

2016-06-28 18:36

As large swathes of drought-devastated India desperately wait for the monsoon rains to arrive, one village in the dry, hot north is flush with water, but there are fears it is contaminated.

Weather again delays lifting S Korean ferry

2016-06-27 17:29

Bad weather and high tides have again delayed the resumption of operations to raise South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry, the maritime ministry says.

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.


Iraq swelters under baking sun

2016-07-23 12:12

Iraq's state-run Meteorological Department says it has registered the record hottest day with maximum temperatures reaching 53.9°C.

Warning of heavy weather, dangerous roads along N3

2016-07-22 17:33

The South African Weather Services has warned motorists travelling to KwaZulu-Natal to take extra care as heavy weather is expected on sections along the N3 Toll route.

Dramatic footage as landslide destroys homes in China

2016-07-18 16:30

Intense monsoon rains have caused widespread problems across southern and eastern China.

Thousands flee as super typhoon barrels toward Taiwan

2016-07-06 17:25

Taiwanese have been told to brace for extreme winds and lashing rains as a super typhoon approaches, prompting the evacuation of thousands of tourists from offshore islands.

Steady rainfall helps lift Western Cape dam levels

2016-07-05 13:09

Two weeks of continued rainfall in the Western Cape have seen a welcome increase in the province’s dam levels, Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning MEC Anton Bredell says.

Climate change warming Asian waters, altering monsoon

2016-07-02 09:15

Predicting South Asia's mysterious monsoon is always a challenge, but a new study linking climate pollutants with warming ocean trends indicates monsoons may get even weirder.

2 missing men found alive in US floods

2016-06-27 18:39

Officials say two men who were presumed dead when their camper was swept away in rushing waters during the West Virginia floods, have been found alive.

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.

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