World weather

  • 17 Dec 2014

    Heavy snow and damaging winds have battered Hokkaido in northern Japan. Up to 70cm of snow has fallen, with wind gusts around 80mph, cancelling 420 flights and leaving thousands without electricity.

  • 28 Nov 2014

    A storm tore through Brisbane on Thursday, uprooting trees and ripping roofs off homes. Hail the size of golf balls fell, 12 people were injured and 83,000 homes left without power.

  • 20 Nov 2014

    Western New York state is braced for even more snow, after freakish weather in recent days – depositing almost 1.5 metres in some areas – killed at least seven people.

  • 13 Nov 2014

    Torrential rain caused a landslide on Wednesday that killed a man in the town of Crevacuore, near the city of Biella in the northern Piedmont region. A number of homes were also destroyed.

  • 11 Oct 2014

    Around 150,000 people are being evacuated on India’s eastern seaboard as cyclone Hudhud heads for the coast, threatening ‘catastrophic’ damage to farms and fishing villages.

  • 10 Sep 2014

    Amazing footage has emerged of a dust storm, also known as a Haboob, as it sweeps through Phoenix, Arizona. Weather warnings were issued and a number of properties lost power.

  • 9 Sep 2014

    Severe storms caused flash floods in the Phoenix area on Monday, breaking an 81-year-old rainfall record. People had to be rescued from cars and roads turned into rivers as water levels rose quickly.

  • 20 Aug 2014

    A landslide on the outskirts of the city of Hiroshima, triggered by torrential rain, has left at least 27 people dead, including several children.

  • 7 Aug 2014

    The people of the Hawaiian islands are preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Iselle, threatening to bring damaging winds, heavy rain, which could cause flash flooding and mudslides.

  • 16 Jul 2014

    At least 10 people have been killed by a typhoon as it hit the Philippines on Wednesday, packing damaging winds and torrential downpours of rain.

  • 14 Jul 2014

    Swimmers on a popular river beach in Siberia’s largest city, Novosibirsk, were sent running for cover at the weekend, as hailstones the size of golf balls fell from the sky.

  • 4 Jul 2014

    The first hurricane of the Atlantic season made landfall on the coast of North Carolina on Thursday night, bringing heavy rain and damaging gusts of wind.

  • 24 Jun 2014

    Stormy weather lashed New South Wales and Victoria on Tuesday with strong winds that toppled trees and power lines in Melbourne. Heavy snow fell in the mountains, bringing 50cm of snow to ski resorts.

  • 20 Jun 2014

    Flash flooding has killed 10 people in Bulgaria, after torrential rain fell across the country on Thursday. Worst hit was the coastal city of Varna, where torrents of water filled the streets.

  • 16 May 2014

    Heavy rain and flooding, thought to be the worst in 120 years, have hit Serbia, killing four people and leaving several towns and villages isolated.