A Seattle man out for a walk this past Saturday was hit by a bolt of lightning as he stopped to film the oncoming storm.
This part of the world may ordinarily be one of the most tranquil and beautiful holiday destinations, but this is not an easy place to live and if storms like this continue to strengthen, these people will have to move permanently. Global climate change anyone?
Many a planned party or event has suffered the wrath of ill weather. Meteorologists’ long-term predictions of weather patterns have until now been no better than flipping a coin. Finally – British scientists have announced that they have developed the world’s best long-term forecasting model.
Australia experienced one of the hottest days in it’s history yesterday, as temperatures soared to a sizzling 42.2 Celsius.
In what looks like a scene straight from ‘The Walking Dead’, a heatwave in Queensland, Australia is so severe that it’s killed over 100,000 bats. Killed them DEAD.
The record-breaking winter chill in America has swept over Niagra Falls, almost stopping it completely in its tracks.
The frigid conditions in the US are no longer a laughing matter, as cold air that was trapped in the Canadian arctic continues to spread across America, freezing whole cities in its wake.
Headlines about freezing temperatures in the Midwest, US are everywhere with it dropping as low as – 56 degrees in some areas. The cold front has been dubbed “the Polar Vortex” and is achieving epic feats like turning boiling water into snow and creating a steam effect on Lake Michigan.
Yesterday afternoon, like so many summer afternoons in Johannesburg, saw some really destructive hail tear through parts of the city, leaving hundreds of people questioning the safety of their cars, windows and pets.
We weren’t even aware that South Africa was prone to earthquakes but, sure enough, Johannesburg was just hit with a magnitude 4 earthquake. Click to read all about it.
If you were doubting the reported scale of the flooding in Somerset West, you can stop that right now. This insane aerial footage gives the clearest insight into the severity and spread of this weekend’s flooding in Somerset West, outside of Cape Town. Shot by Air Flow, the video description reads as follows: Flooding in [...]
Our Cape Town readers will be aware of the massive thunderstorm last night that nailed us pretty hard. Here are a bunch of pics, showing just how radical the flash flood was. From Chapman’s Peak to dire scenes at Strand and Somerset Medi Clinic.
Florida seems a nice enough place to live. But there is always that niggling worry that there’s something wrong with Florida. Oh yes, that’s it – you’re permanently at risk of losing everything you own down a massive gaping hole in the earth.
With a maximum sustained wind speed estimated at 315kph, Typhoon Haiyan was probably the strongest tropical typhoon to make landfall in recorded history, meteorologists say.
National Geographic recently compiled an interactive map that allows us to examine what the Earth might look like if we allow all the sea-ice to melt. It is estimated that if said ice does melt, the ocean will rise by a full 66 metres. And anyone who knows how the ocean works will know that 66 metres is a stupendously ridiculous number that will have massive effects on the landscape.
The No Danger Diaries crew did it again this morning, and found snow on Table Mountain. Apparently they even found some half way up! Well done, guys – you’ve won a bottle of Pierre Jourdan Brut! Click through for gallery..
‘Ell but it’s cold hey? Yes , indeed, it is. That’s probably why there is snow on Table Mountain. Such a treat, isn’t it. Check out the gallery here..
A homeless man perished from the cold on Main Road in Kuilsriver yesterday. Police happened upon two men huddled under cardboard boxes outside a 7 Eleven. When neither of the men responded to a greeting, police investigated and found the pair to be unresponsive. One of the two men was already dead, while the second [...]
These pics were recently sent in by a 2oceansviber caught in today’s flooding. ‘Ell, but it’s wet hey?
The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) provincial government is backing a R500 million plan to create a 7km cableway for the Drakensberg. The cableway is good way to increase tourism to KwaZulu-Natal.
China’s Sichuan province has been hit with days of torrential rainfall causing deadly floods and landslides in the province. Some 220,000 people have been relocated, with 31 dead and 166 missing thus far.
After four years of searching, Mike Olbinski finally got to capture the storm he had been hoping for. Click through to check out the crazy time-lapse.
Acclaimed researcher Tim Samaras, his son Paul Samaras, and Carl Young died on Friday in El Reno, Oklahoma, whilst tracking a gigantic twister.
If you weren’t around to see it yourself, here are some extraordinary photos of the sheets of white hail that covered the streets of Cape Town.
Take a look at this crazy footage of flying debris and horror – incredible visuals you have never seen before.
Yesterday, Twitter was booming with warnings of an ominous storm that was set to break over Cape Town. Some people didn’t take the storm warnings seriously enough, and it didn’t take long for Twitpics of flooded streets to roll in. Check out the full gallery