A warm February means the pollen season is arriving early this year and could mean a sniffly Easter for hayfever sufferers.
Mozambique's Minister of Land and Environment Celso Correia said on Thursday the death toll has risen to 242 in the country, after a cyclone ripped through southern Africa and triggered devastating floods that have killed hundreds of people and displaced hundreds of thousands. Earlier on Thursday Correia had said the number of people dead had risen to 217 and around 15,000 people still needed to be rescued. Correia added that 30 percent of government displacement centers still have no food. (REUTERS)
Emergency officials in Southern U.S. states kept a wary eye on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers as massive flooding that killed four people and caused more than $1 billion in estimated damages to homes, businesses and crops threatened to extend south. Floodwaters inundated a large swath of Midwestern farm states Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa along the Missouri. States of emergency have been declared in all or parts of the three states. (REUTERS)
Floods in the Midwest have killed at least four people and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, according to Reuters. The floods, the result of last week's "bomb cyclone," inundated stretches of Nebraska and Iowa along the Missouri River. It swamped homes, covering about a third of the U.S. Air Force Base that houses the United States Strategic Command, and cut off road access to a nuclear power plant. Some 74 Nebraska cites had declared a state of emergency by Monday evening, according to the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency. More than 600 residents were evacuated and taken to American Red Cross-operated shelters. (Reuters)
The man was walking past a cafe in Stoke Newington, north London, on Sunday when its roof collapsed.
Buildings were evacuated on the street in Hampstead Heath, north London, after the four-storey scaffolding collapsed in high winds.
Scattered showers on Thursday will bring an end to the 'wall-to-wall' sunshine enjoyed during the recent hot spell, which saw new winter record temperatures set on two consecutive days.
Some parts of Britain could be around 10 degrees warmer today than the average for February.
Britain to suffer a weekend of strong winds because of Storm Erik - with gusts hitting 70mph - after being hit by power cuts earlier in the week.
Gales of up to 70mph have caused power cuts and delays throughout the country with floods, and a forecast that more bad weather may be on the way.
Ski enthusiast Olly Danning was videoed donning his skis for a run along streets in Wadebridge, Cornwall, following heavy snowfall.
The Met Office has warned that Wednesday morning will be 'bitingly cold' with the risk of snow and ice.
Parts of the UK were hit by snow and sleet showers on Tuesday, followed by ice on Wednesday, and more cold weather is set for the weekend.
The bodies of the three German skiers were found near the resort of Lech in Austria, while a fourth member of their group is still missing.
Parts of the UK are set to get rare freezing rain this weekend - but what is freezing rain and how dangerous is it?
Heatwaves and higher sea levels could become the norm in the decades to come if the UK fails to cut greenhouse gas emissions.