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Body of KZN teen who tried to save drowning neighbour found The body of a KwaZulu-Natal teenager who tried to save his seven-year-old neighbour who was swept away following heavy flooding has been found, paramedic services said on Monday.

Sydney smoke: city covered in thick haze as more than 50 bushfires burn across NSW People with asthma or respiratory illness should stay inside, health authorities warn.

'The clouds became dark… The house started moving' - hundreds struggle to pick up the pieces after KZN tornado Hundreds of residents of Mpolweni, outside Pietermaritzburg, are struggling to put their lives back together in the aftermath of last week's tornado, GroundUp reports. More than 200 homes were destroyed or damaged in the tornado, leaving hundreds of residents roofless in Thokozani, Lindokuhle Village and Mvundlo.

Tuesday's weather: Partly cloudy and warm It will be a partly cloudy but warm day across South Africa on Tuesday, while the SA Weather Service has warned of extremely high fire danger conditions over the central and eastern parts of the Northern Cape, western and central parts of the Free State and extreme western parts of the North West as well as northern interior of the Eastern Cape.

Central New Mexico Weather: 11/18/19 Yesterday, the weather was sunny, mild and still. The weather is sunny, cold and still here in Rio Rancho. From the NWS in Albuquerque, NM: Today should be quite pleasant, though there are two separate storm systems that will bring rain and potential snow later this week.

NSW and Qld bushfires: boys arrested after fire allegedly lit amid warning of 'bad days' ahead Campers evacuated as 75 fires burn in Queensland, while New South Wales prepares for worsening conditions.

Satellite Image of the Week 2019 #46 This week's satellite image was taken on 11/13. This is a perfect example of cold air draining off the continent. A strong cold front had punched south through Georgia and into Florida. Temperatures in Atlanta dropped into the 20s F overnight while I was visiting my son.

Monday's weather - A cool start to the week along the coasts, warm in the interior South Africans living along the coastlines of the country can expect a cool start to the new week while those in the interior can expect a warmer Monday according to the South African Weather Service. Warnings.

Thank you, Guardian, for your climate pledge - Letter Letter: University student Courtney Lucas on facing up to the climate crisis and listening to young people.

Venice closes St Mark’s Square as high water threatens again Third major flooding expected in city in less than a week, as rain lashes rest of Italy.

Flooding chaos in northern England to continue until Tuesday 70 warnings issued as rivers Severn and Avon burst banks, but drier weather forecast.

Venetians call for help as ‘pride of Italy’ deals with flood damage Authorities are asking civil society and businesses to contribute to restore heritage.

Greens MP Adam Bandt defends senator who called major party politicians 'arsonists' Deputy leader says he does not regret linking the government’s climate change policy to the bushfires.

NSW and Qld fires: crews backburn in NSW as severe conditions are forecast RFS deputy commissioner Rob Rogers says hot and dry conditions on Tuesday will again prove difficult as fires continue to rage in NSW.

If you can’t talk about climate when the country is burning, when can you? - Greg Jericho Performance is at the heart of politics. That’s why Labor needs to seize this moment of crisis to push for climate action.

'What could I have done?' The scientist who predicted the bushfire emergency four decades ago Dr Tom Beer’s pioneering 1980s research into bushfires and climate change has, to his dismay, proved all too accurate.

Australia's bushfire politics: the parties prevaricate while the country burns Summer was yet to begin and the bush was on fire. But the last thing on the government’s mind was climate change.

Third time unlucky for Nottinghamshire’s flood-plagued towns Residents hit three times in 12 years say flood defences are protecting cities, not them.

Central New Mexico Weather: 11/16/19 Yesterday, the weather was mild and still. It started out sunny, but became cloudy by the early afternoon. The weather was partly sunny, cold and still here in Rio Rancho. From the NWS in Albuquerque, NM: We are currently under a high pressure ridge.

Meteor fireball and significant icy road event in St. Louis - November 11, 2019 The worst conditions were on the northwestern side of the metro in and around Saint Charles County, where untreated roads became impassable for many vehicles as traffic packed the snow into a smooth glaze of ice. While this was ongoing, a large meteor fireball exploded in the skies overhead, making international headlines.

Man, 87, recalls the time a massive tornado hit New Hanover - in 1948 When a tornado struck in New Hanover, KwaZulu-Natal, on Tuesday and wreaked havoc on the small town, it brought back memories for 87-year-old Valentin Volker of similar scenes more than 70 years ago.

Australian man accused of deliberately lighting out-of-control fire to protect cannabis crop Police allege man attempted to backburn to protect crop and hoped to benefit from government payments after blaze.

Australian bushfires: firefighters struggle to contain Hawkesbury blaze as catastrophic conditions forecast in WA Severe isolated thunderstorms forecast in Queensland, which could create dry lightning strikes that start more fires.

Saturday's weather: Mostly warm across SA Saturday should be mostly fine across South Africa, says the SA Weather Service, following a week of thundershowers and flooding, mostly in KwaZulu-Natal. Warnings:. Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the northern parts of the Northern Cape.

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