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September 17, 2018 10:56 PM Hurricane tracker LIVE map: Latest satellite images of storms in the ocean right now

Last week saw up to six tropical weather systems battering through the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean at the same time as the 2018 hurricane season is well underway. Depending on meteorological conditions such as ocean temperatures and wind shear, the strength and severity of the storms can change rapidly. Tropical storm Helene, tropical storm Joyce, Hurricane 8

September 14, 2018 10:29 AM Super Typhoon Mangkhut: Devastating storm to MAINTAIN category 5 status as nears Hong Kong

SUPER Typhoon Mangkhut is the strongest tropical storm that has formed on the planet this year and looks to maintain category 5 status as it approaches Hong Kong and the Philippines. Mangkhut, the Thai word for the fruit mangosteen, has a diameter of about 900 km and is the strongest of 15 storms to have hit the Philippines this year. The dangerous typhoon 21

September 13, 2018 3:08 PM SNOW IN AFRICA: Giraffes, elephants and antelopes covered in blanket of white

THESE bizarre images show giraffes, elephants and antelopes trudging through thick SNOW after freak storms hit the African savannahs. While several mountain ranges in North Africa see snowfall on a regular basis it is very rare for snow to settle at lower altitudes, especially on the savannahs. In January snow was reported near the Algerian town of Aïn Séfra 9

September 13, 2018 9:59 AM Typhoon Mangkhut path latest: Where is super typhoon headed for Philippines NOW?

SUPER Typhoon Mangkhut, the most powerful storm across the globe this year, is barrelling toward the Philippines, Taiwan and Hong Kong. So where is Mangkhut now? Massive Typhoon Mangkhut looks set to devastate, with millions in its path. Thousands have begun evacuating coastal areas of the Philippines as fears grow that Mangkhut could combine with monsoonal 9

August 24, 2018 3:58 PM Hurricanes: A guide to the world's deadliest storms

Hurricanes are violent storms that can bring devastation to coastal areas, threatening lives, homes and businesses. Hurricanes develop from thunderstorms, fuelled by warm, moist air as they cross sub-tropical waters. Air swirls in to fill the low pressure in the storm, sucking air in and upwards, reinforcing the low pressure. The storm rotates due to the spin of the earth 6

August 7, 2018 6:01 PM UK weather forecast: SHOCK Met Office map shows where THUNDERSTORMS will hit within hours

HEAVY thunderstorms are set to crash into Britain this evening as wet weather brings an abrupt end to the scorching heatwave across much of the country, according to a Met Office map. The Met Office map outlines exactly where heavy thunderstorms are set to batter the country this afternoon. The thunderstorms are set to hit southeast England, which has seen the hottest 16

July 21, 2018 6:03 AM 17 KILLED IN DUCK BOAT TRAGEDY WHEN SEVERE STORMS SANK THE VESSEL IN BRANSON, MISSOURI

Seventeen people were killed on Thursday night when a Ride the Ducks duck boat capsized during a severe storm over the Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri. Among them were a hero grandmother, a 'community legend' football coach and a recently baptized 15-year-old boy. Nine members of one family were also killed, with another two managing to survive 16

July 12, 2018 8:37 AM DUST STORM of the APOCALYPSE: Towering WALL of dust smothers Phoenix in monster monsoon

A TOWERING apocalyptic wall of dust has been captured barrelling though the Arizona desert after the US state was slammed by a monster monsoon. They are common during Arizona’s monsoon season, which runs from mid-June to the end of September. Ken Waters, National Weather Service meteorologist, said: “The dust gets lofted and basically just forms a big cloud 19

July 2, 2018 10:33 AM New Zealander completes first solo kayak across Tasman Sea

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - A New Zealand man has become the first person to kayak solo across the Tasman Sea. Scott Donaldson looked weary and a little bedraggled when he raised his arms in jubilation Monday night. He was helped up a beach by supporters after arriving at the New Zealand town of New Plymouth, two months after leaving from Coffs Harbour 16

July 1, 2018 5:44 PM Downpours hit southern England after first thunderstorm warning issued

Heavy downpours have hit parts of southern England after the Met Office issued its first weather warning for thunderstorms. Plymouth saw 10mm of rain in an hour during the yellow thunderstorm warning which ran from 6am to 10pm on Sunday. The Met Office – which said it is the first such advisory since the service was introduced – has also extended the regions 12