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Big freeze complicates snow-clearing efforts in Spain

Madrid - Extremely low temperatures, in some areas reaching record-breaking levels, swept central and eastern Spain on Tuesday, with the big freeze complicating efforts to clear countless roads blocked by snow.

Snowstorm chaos hits Spain, with more forecast

Madrid - A day after snowstorms caused chaos across much of Spain, forecasters warned there was more to come on Saturday as five regions were put under red alert.

Chaos on the roads as Spain sees heaviest snowfall in decades

Madrid - Heavy snow continued to fall across much of Spain on Friday, causing chaos on the roads, particularly in the centre of the country, with the capital Madrid seeing its heaviest snowfall in 50 years.

Spain surprised and delighted by rare snowfall

Madrid - Heavy snow was falling across parts of Spain on Thursday which could cover up to half of the country in the coming days, forecasters said on Thursday "If the forecasts are confirmed, we could be facing one of the most extensive snowfalls in recent year...

Beijing freezes as temperature hits five decade lows

Bejing - Temperatures in the Chinese capital plunged to their lowest for more than five decades on Thursday, as Beijing was hit by gale-force winds and bitter conditions.On Thursday morning the mercury dropped to minus 19.6 degrees Celsius (minus 3.

Ice, ice, baby: Beijing's winter swimmers shrug off record lows

Bejing - Temperatures in Beijing were set to plummet to a three-decade low overnight on Wednesday, but that didn't stop a hardy group of retirees plunging into icy waters to indulge in their bracing hobby of outdoor swimming.

Extreme weather events marked the course of 2020

The past year has seen a number of extreme weather events, including storms, wildfires and heat waves. The causative link is climate change. A number of the events have caused considerable damage. Some of the most extreme events are presented.

New AI weather forecasting platform uses minimal computing power

A new, more accurate method for forecasting weather based on artificial intelligence has been developed in the U.S. It is hoped that the AI driven model will begin to issue far more accurate forecasts for rain, snow and other weather events.

Deadly Fiji super cyclone sparks disease fears

Suva - Disease threatens to worsen an already desperate situation in Fiji, an official warned Sunday, where thousands of lives have been devastated in the wake of the deadly super cyclone Yasa.

Two dead, hundreds flee floods in Philippine storm

Manila - At least two people were killed and hundreds forced to flee their inundated homes in the Philippines as torrential rain triggered flooding and landslides in the storm-battered archipelago, officials said Saturday.

Fiji scrambles to provide aid as cyclone toll rises

Suva - The devastation in Fiji following Cyclone Yasa was compared to a war zone Saturday as reconnaissance flights showed entire villages wiped out and authorities put the cost at hundreds of millions of dollars.

Two dead as super cyclone levels Fiji villages

Suva - Super cyclone Yasa flattened entire villages as it tore through Fiji, aid agencies said Friday, with a baby among two confirmed deaths and rescue workers racing to the worst-hit communities.

Snow brings joy, and misery, to pandemic-weary New York

New York - Children skipped online classes to sled and adults glided on cross-country skis Thursday as New York's heaviest snowfall in years brought some relief from the coronavirus pandemic but piled more misery on restaurants and businesses.

Snowstorm blankets US east coast, threatening vaccine rollout

Washington - A major snowstorm hit the US east coast during Thursday's early hours, creating extra challenges in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic and a mass vaccination rollout taking place across the region.

Super cyclone hits Fiji bringing floods, landslides

Suva - Super cyclone Yasa slammed into Fiji's second-largest island Thursday, tearing roofs off buildings as it triggered flash floods and landslides in the Pacific island nation.

Fijians warned of flooding, huge waves as super storm bears down

Suva - Fijians were warned Thursday that no part of the Pacific island nation would escape the wrath of approaching super cyclone Yasa, expected to bring flash floods, huge waves and widespread destruction.

Fijians told to seek shelter as super cyclone closes in

Suva - Fijians living in the path of an approaching super cyclone were told to hunker down at home or flee to emergency shelters immediately on Wednesday, as authorities warned the storm has the potential to uproot buildings and cause mass destruction.

Australia's Byron Bay beach shrinks as sand disappears

Byron Bay - Australia's Byron Bay usually conjures images of bathers lounging on sunkissed shores, or blissed-out longboarders cruising along cyan-blue waves -- but coastal erosion and lashing storms have reduced its seashore to a debris-strewn slither.

Cyclone hits Sri Lanka as southern India hunkers down

Colombo - Cyclone Burevi hit Sri Lanka overnight, rattling the island nation but leaving it relatively unscathed on its way to southern India, officials said Thursday.

2020 one of three hottest years ever recorded: UN

Geneva - This year is on course to be one of the three warmest ever recorded, the United Nations said Wednesday, as the UN chief warned the world was on the brink of "climate catastrophe".

Second cyclone in a week threatens Sri Lanka, India

Colombo - Sri Lanka and southern India battened down the hatches for the second time in a week on Wednesday ahead of the scheduled arrival of another cyclone from the Bay of Bengal.

Sydney records hottest November night as heatwave sweeps city

Sydney - Sydney recorded its hottest November night as Australia's largest city suffered through a weekend heatwave that saw daytime temperatures peak above 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit).The overnight temperature did not drop below 25.

Mass evacuations hailed for casualty-free India cyclone

Puducherry - Accurate forecasting and the evacuation of several hundred thousand people helped avert any loss of life after a cyclone clobbered southeast India, authorities said Thursday, as rescuers worked to restore power and clear fallen trees.

Powerful cyclone buffets southern India pushing tens of thousands into shelters

Puducherry - A powerful cyclonic storm hurtled into India's southeastern coast early Thursday, uprooting trees and packing strong winds and rains as tens of thousands of people took refuge in shelters.

Ice storms in Russia's Far East prompts state of emergency

Vladivostok - Freak ice storms following an abnormal weather phenomenon has left 150,000 people without water and electricity in the far eastern Russian city of Vladivostok and prompted a state of emergency.

Heavy rains kill five in Colombia, six missing

Apo - Floods caused by a particularly intense rainy season have killed at least five people and left six others missing in northwestern Colombia, authorities said Wednesday.

Maximum Category 5 Hurricane Iota barrels towards Central America

- Hurricane Iota strengthened into a "catastrophic" Category 5 hurricane and was set to slam into Central America late Monday, threatening areas devastated by a powerful storm just two weeks ago, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned.

Vamco hits Vietnam as Philippines death toll rises to 67

Hanoi - Storm Vamco barrelled into Vietnam on Sunday, damaging buildings and injuring at least five people, as the death toll in the Philippines climbed to 67.

Hurricane Iota bears down on storm-battered Central America

Tegucigalpa - Less than two weeks after powerful storm Eta killed more than 200 people across Central America, authorities warned that Hurricane Iota was set to wallop coastal areas of Nicaragua and Honduras on Monday.

Hard-hit Central America in crosshairs of another hurricane

Tegucigalpa - Honduras and Guatemala announced evacuations Friday as a second major hurricane in days closed in on Central America with the region still reeling from deadly storm Eta last week.
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