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Japan: Typhoon Neoguri hits Okinawa (+ VIDEO)

Typhoon Neoguri lashed Okinawa with strong winds and heavy rain Tuesday as it spun near the Japanese island.

The storm weakened from super typhoon strength as it drew closer to Okinawa and its surrounding islands, where Japan's weather agency has issued an emergency warning.


Spain: Check out this incredible near miss at Barcelona Airport! (VIDEO)

Yesterday, early in the morning...What you see is what happened.

An UTair Boeing 767-300 (VQ-BSX) incoming from Moscow as UT5187 and Aerolíneas Argentinas Airbus A340-300 (LV-FPV) were involved into what could have been the biggest disaster in Barcelona Airport's history.

The Utair 767 was about to land on Runway 02 while the Argentinas was crossing the runway.


Weather Video: Gales & rain expected across upper North Island

More sub-tropical winds this week means this week will be warmer than last with little, if any, frost or snow in the forecast.

A wet nor’easter is moving back in to the upper North Island with a chance of localised heavy downpours and gales.

Temperatures will remain above average all week, with the next potential southerly not arriving until late Sunday.



Earth's volcanic past preserved in Antarctic ice sheet

Some of the biggest volcanic eruptions of the last 2,000 years have left their indelible mark deep within the pristine ice sheet of the Antarctic, a study has found. 


Fresh snowfall brings families to the mountain

She's only 4 but Georgia Neilson has already had her first skiing lesson.

The pint-sized Sydney preschooler wanted to keep up with older brother James, 6, who was racing through fresh snow at Mt Ruapehu yesterday with hundreds of other holidaying schoolchildren. 


Australia: Rain, storms and wind set to batter WA

A series of cold fronts will lash southwestern parts of Western Australia over the next two days, bringing heavy rain, thunderstorms and strong winds.


WEEKLY POLL: One more chance to vote (before the big vote)!

It's election year, as if anyone who watches the nightly news needed to be told again - and that means political jostling for the hearts and minds of kiwis of all interests - so we wanted to give our readers a bit more time to think about last week's poll!


USA: Hurricane Arthur a 'doable storm' (+Video)

Hurricane Arthur -- or what's left of it -- has rained on many an Independence Day parade, if they weren't canceled ahead of time.

But what the first named storm of this hurricane season hasn't done, it appears, is cause significant damage.


Week in Weather: What's Been Making Headlines this Week

Well, it's been another crazy week around the weather world this week - a slightly calmer (and colder!) one as far as New Zealand is concerned...


Weather Video: Wet nor'easter to return

The cold blast is running out of steam and by Sunday it should be mostly over as a high pressure system rolls in.

The high is likely to bring in frosts and much lower overnight temperatures – but hopefully sunnier, drier, weather for many places too.

But by early next week another wet nor’easter may be forming.