U.S. groundhog Punxsutawney Phil predicts early spring

Feb 3, 2016

U.S. groundhog Punxsutawney Phil predicts early spring

Punxsutawney Phil, the Pennsylvania groundhog renowned for his ability to forecast the onset of spring, did not see his shadow after emerging from his burrow on Tuesday morning, predicting an early spring. Phil’s prediction came at about 7:25 a.m. and was met with cheers ...

Asia shivers, slips and slides in record low temperatures

Jan 25, 2016

Asia shivers, slips and slides in record low temperatures

Snow, sleet and icy winds across Asia caused deaths, flight cancellations and chaos over the weekend as areas used to basking in balmier climates struggled with record-low temperatures. Weather-related deaths were reported in Japan and Taiwan, with hundreds of flights cancelled across the region, ...

Jan 25, 2016

Dozens of people die in Taiwan cold snap

An unusually cold weather front that caused sudden drops in temperatures has been blamed for killing as many as 57 people in Taiwan’s greater Taipei area. The Taipei government said the cold wave that pushed temperatures to a 16-year record low of 4 degrees ...

Jan 24, 2016

Blizzard turns traffic-free Manhattan into winter playground

An otherworldly quiet descended over the streets of Manhattan on Saturday as a muffling blanket of snow and a complete ban on private vehicles transformed a city renowned for its bustle and horn-blaring traffic into a tranquil pedestrian mall. As a blizzard that seemed ...

Blizzard brings much of U.S. East Coast to a standstill

Jan 24, 2016

Blizzard brings much of U.S. East Coast to a standstill

A blizzard with hurricane-force winds brought much of the U.S. East Coast to a standstill Saturday, dumping as much as 3 feet (90 centimeters) of snow, stranding tens of thousands of travelers and shutting down Washington and New York City. After days of weather ...

China hit by eye-watering cold snap

Jan 23, 2016

China hit by eye-watering cold snap

Much of China shivered Saturday as a teeth-chattering cold snap broke decades-old records and snow fell in some parts for the first time in years, cancelling flights and forcing many indoors. An orange alert was issued across the country as forecasts predicted eye-watering lows ...

U.S., Mediterranean face extreme warming: study

Jan 21, 2016

U.S., Mediterranean face extreme warming: study

Once the world as a whole has warmed by 2 degrees Celsius, top temperatures in the United States and Mediterranean basin will have climbed by even more, according to a study released Wednesday. A global rise of 2 degrees (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above mid-19th ...

Snow way! Tokyo residents surprised by heavy snowfall

Jan 20, 2016

Snow way! Tokyo residents surprised by heavy snowfall

A wave of frustration and excitement spread across social media as a layer of wet snow coated the streets of Tokyo earlier this week. While commuters were irritated by train delays and flight cancellations, others seized the wintery day for some fun.