Weekend cold front set to see snow on higher peaks of Drakensberg

2016-04-29 09:22

With the province gearing up for a cold front this weekend, snow has been predicted for Kokstad and the Drakensberg with the possibility of light snowfall in Mooi River and Underberg.

Texas, surrounds in crosshairs of powerful tornadoes, hail

2016-04-26 23:04

Forecasters have moved North Texas squarely in the crosshairs of a large weather system capable of producing tornadoes and grapefruit-sized hail placing at least 10 million people at moderate risk.

Eight killed as 'golf ball' hailstones, storms lash Myanmar

2016-04-24 14:42

Violent storms which saw hailstones the size of golf balls rain down across Myanmar have killed at least eight people in recent days, toppled pagodas and damaged thousands of buildings, officials say.

Council mops up after Cape storm

2016-04-23 09:45

The City of Cape Town will continue remedial operations following the havoc wreaked by a storm which hit the Mother City as a well-developed cold front makes its way across the country.

Extreme weather causes chaos on Cape roads

2016-04-22 20:40

Rescue services have responded to eight vehicle crashes that occurred during a severe storm in Cape Town. No one sustained serious injuries.

New method for predicting India's monsoon

2016-04-20 19:46

Climate researchers in Germany say they have found a way to more accurately predict the Indian monsoon, which could help maximise the subcontinent's food and hydro-power supplies.

Hottest March by biggest margin

2016-04-19 20:03

Last month marked the hottest March in modern history and the 11th consecutive month in which a monthly global temperature record was broken.

Uruguay storms kill seven, 2 000 displaced

2016-04-17 22:45

Storms and floods in Uruguay have killed seven people and driven 2 000 from their homes in recent days.

Storms leave three million without water in Santiago

2016-04-16 22:00

Three million people in the Chilean capital are without drinking water after heavy rain caused landslides that fouled the rivers supplying the city, officials say.

18 dead in week of Saudi floods

2016-04-14 21:02

Eighteen people have been killed during heavy rains and floods over the past week in Saudi Arabia.


Nothing funny as comedian lives rough during cold front

2016-04-27 10:30

Cape Town comedian, DevDonDidIt, will put his jokes aside as he lives rough for three days in a bid to collect warm clothes for the homeless ahead of winter – just as an intense cold front hits the city.

Devastating drought in India

2016-04-24 21:20

A heat wave is searing western India with hundreds of millions of people affected by water shortages.

Boy, 11, electrocuted after tree falls on power cables during storm

2016-04-23 14:44

An 11-year-old boy has died after he was electrocuted when a tree fell on power cables during a storm in Cape Town on Friday, paramedics say.

China, US join record UN signing of Paris climate deal

2016-04-22 22:18

A record 175 countries, including the world's top polluters China and the United States, have signed the Paris climate deal, boosting hopes of quick action on combating global warming.

Trees uprooted, power lines collapse and homes flood in Cape storm

2016-04-22 18:09

Parts of Cape Town have been submerged, trees have been uprooted and power lines are down as a well-developed cold front makes its way across the country.

Houston recovering from yet another deadly flood

2016-04-19 20:52

Storms have dumped more than 300mm of rain in the Houston area, flooding dozens of neighbourhoods and leaving at least five people dead

Floods, landslides leave 6 missing in eastern Indonesia

2016-04-18 18:00

Rain-triggered floods and landslides have left six villagers missing in eastern Indonesia.

Heavy rain leaves millions without water in Chile

2016-04-17 16:16

Four million people in Santiago are without tap water after unusually heavy rain pounding central Chile triggered landslides that fouled the city's water supply.

Greenland sees record early melting of ice sheet

2016-04-15 10:12

The seasonal melting of Greenland's vast ice sheet reached record levels this week, data from the Danish Meteorological Institute showed.

Some Western Cape disaster management centres staffed by single official

2016-04-13 19:50

Some disaster management centres in the Western Cape have only one staff member, an official has told the provincial standing committee on local government.

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