Florida residents face destruction as Ian pummels Florida

CNN — in Naples, Florida, on Wednesday afternoon, Lauren Barlow watched as water crept in through her home’s door and began rising across the first floor. “Cars are floating down our street,” Barlow, who was sheltering on the upper level of the house, told CNN. “Our garage completely flooded, frying our cars. The water then … Read more

Australians warned to prepare for one of the most severe weather seasons on record

In this Sky News Australia special report, meteorologists Rob Sharpe and Alison Osborne unpack predictive data which paints a shadow picture of the country’s severe weather outlook from October of this year to April 2023. The last severe weather season was marked by flooding rain in the east and exceptional heatwaves on the west coast, … Read more

Sydney news: Hail stones lash Penrith in Sydney’s west overnight

Here’s what you need to know this morning. Penrith struck by hail stones State Emergency Service crews have spent the night mopping up after a severe thunderstorm dumped heavy rain and hail and caused flash flooding across the Penrith region in western Sydney early last night. Afternoon thunderstorms swept through the metro and some coastal … Read more

Monster Hurricane Ian hammers Florida

Heavy winds and rain pummelled Florida on Wednesday as Hurricane Ian intensified to just shy of the strongest Category 5 level, threatening to wreak “catastrophic” destruction on the southern US state. Forecasters warned of a looming once-in-a-generation calamity, with life-threatening storm surges, extensive flooding and devastating winds promising what Florida Governor Ron DeSantis called a … Read more

Live updates: Hurricane Ian on path to make landfall in Florida

(Florida Governor’s Office) Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gave a briefing ahead of Hurricane Ian’s expected landfall later Wednesday, warning residents in several western counties that it is “no longer possible to safely evacuate.” “This is a major, major storm. It’s something that we knew was going to be significant. The strengthening of this over the … Read more

Wild weather and hail hits NSW Mid North Coast and western Sydney

Intense, isolated weather systems have created wild weather on the state’s Mid North Coast and in Sydney’s west, with palm-sized hailstones falling in some areas. Key points: A severe weather warning has now been canceled for large parts of New South Wales The SES says storm damage has been limited to fallen trees and some … Read more

Deadly Hurricane Ian, now approaching Category 5 strength, threatens ‘catastrophic’ storm surge as it nears Florida

Editor’s Note: Affected by the storm? Use CNN’s lite site for low bandwidth. You also can text or WhatsApp your Ian stories to CNN +1 332-261-0775. CNN  —  Hurricane Ian – now an “extremely dangerous” storm just shy of Category 5 strength – is poised to inflict “catastrophic” winds and storm surge as it nears … Read more

Cuba in nationwide blackout after Hurricane Ian slams into the Caribbean island nation

Editor’s Note: Affected by the storm? Use CNN’s lite site for low bandwidth. Are you affected by Hurricane Ian? Text or WhatsApp your stories to CNN +1 332-261-0775. Has the Huracan Ian affected you? Share your story via text message or WhatsApp at +1 332-261-0775. Havana, Cuba CNN — Crews in Cuba are working to … Read more

Tasmania is set for a warm spring — but the east could be much wetter than the west

After a mild winter with higher-than-average maximum and minimum temperatures, spring in Tasmania is set to follow the same trend, the Bureau of Meteorology says. Key points: Tasmania experienced its seventh-warmest August on record and the warmest since 2011 Despite warmer than usual temperatures for the season, July’s minimum temperatures were below average due to … Read more