Hurricane Dorian brought a 7-metre-high wall of water to parts of the Bahamas. Here's what a storm surge is and why it's so dangerous.

2019-09-03 09:36

Dorian's storm surge could flood coastal communities in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina with 4 to 7 feet of water.

Mozambique lashed with rain, strong winds as cyclone loses power

2019-03-15 12:12

Mozambique has been lashed by strong winds and widespread rain as a tropical cyclone loses power after making landfall in the country.

Sun City open for business as clean-up operations continue after devastating storm

2018-12-16 20:27

Mop up operations are underway at the Sun City Resort after a massive storm wreaked havoc, leading to visitors being evacuated on Saturday.

2017 the costliest year on record for natural disasters

2018-11-03 11:28

2017 has been flagged as the costliest year on record for natural disasters, according to international insurer Aon Benfield's latest Weather, Climate and Catastrophe Insight Report.

'Zombie' storm Leslie smashes into Portugal, Spain

2018-10-14 17:57

Storms packing nearly 180km/h winds have hit Portugal, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power before carrying heavy rain on into Spain, authorities have said.

WHAT'S HAPPENING: What will life be like after Hurricane Florence?

2018-09-19 20:55

Thousands of people are still in shelters in North Carolina waiting to find out if they have a home to return to.

WATCH: Why do storms have names?

2018-09-12 11:58

The Met Office and Met Eireann have announced the storm names for 2018-19. But why do we name them? First introduced in 2015, this is the fourth year the Met Office and Met Eireann have jointly run the 'Name our Storms' scheme, which is aimed at ...

China, Europe jointly test technology for storm satellite

2018-01-19 07:16

China and Europe are jointly testing new technology that could help satellites peer through clouds and analyse storms.

Philippines storm death toll climbs to 133: Govt

2017-12-23 11:37

The death toll from a tropical storm in the southern Philippines climbed swiftly to 133, as rescuers pulled dozens of bodies from a swollen river, police say.

#News24 ICYMI: ConCourt gives Sassa 4 weeks to deliver grants plan; Miss SA heads to USA for Miss Universe pageant; and Pressure piles on Boks

2017-11-10 18:15

New book out on President Jacob Zuma’s catastrophic misrule, Sassa has 4 weeks to deliver a full grants plan, the government is still struggling to eradicate the bucket system and more Life Esidimeni revelations.


Tips to keep you safe during heavy rains and floods

2019-04-25 10:59

With parts of South Africa being ravaged by heavy rains and floods, leading to loss of life and significant damage to properties and vehicles, Auto & General Insurance has some tips about staying safe in these conditions.

The Hubble telescope has discovered a 'dark vortex' raging on Neptune that would swallow 20% of Earth's surface

2019-02-09 12:14

New pictures taken by the Hubble Space Telescope reveal a mysterious "dark tempest" storm raging on Neptune and a "giant" frigid cap on top of Uranus.

PICS: Massive storm batters Sun City Resort, guests evacuated, told to go home

2018-12-15 20:56

The Sun City Resort has been affected by a massive storm and flash floods, leading to visitors being evacuated and other guests told to return home.

WATCH: Storm Callum victim named as treacherous conditions ease

2018-10-15 05:20

The family of a 21-year-old man who died in a landslide following torrential rain brought by Storm Callum have paid tribute to a "beautiful son".

String of disasters exacts heavy damage, human toll in Asia

2018-10-01 10:16

A recent string of natural disasters, the latest a deadly earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia, have exacted a severe toll both in economic damage and human lives throughout Asia.

WATCH: Woman dies after storm blows caravan off cliff in Ireland

2018-09-19 18:39

A woman has died after a caravan she was sleeping in was blown off a cliff as the British Isles are battered by a heavy storm.

At least 125 killed as storms batter India

2018-05-03 20:39

Dust clouds plunged swathes of north India into darkness as choking winds swept across the states of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Punjab, flattening houses, walls, trees and power pylons.

Storm leaves 120 dead, 160 missing in southern Philippines

2017-12-24 09:32

A tropical storm in the southern Philippines leaves more than 120 people dead and 160 others missing.

Philippines tropical storm toll climbs to 74: Officials

2017-12-23 08:08

The death toll from a tropical storm that struck the southern Philippines has risen to 44 as mudslides wiped out a mountain village and ravaged another town, officials say.

KZN's storm early warning systems must be investigated - DA

2017-10-16 10:51

The DA in KwaZulu-Natal has called on government to investigate if more could have been done to prevent loss of life in the devastating storm that hit the province last week.

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