Heavy monsoon rains caused the breach of a small dam in western India, washing away dozens of homes and killing at least six people with 18 missing, a government official said on Wednesday.
The United States was sweating through a weekend of dangerously hot weather, with major cities including New York, Philadelphia and Washington experiencing temperatures approaching 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius).
Severe damage, including fatalities, occurred after a likely tornado struck in El Reno, Oklahoma, on Saturday night, according to local police and media reports.
India’s monsoon rains were 24% below average in the week ended June 26, the weather office said on Thursday, as the seasonal rainfall was scanty over central and western parts of the country.
Ras Al Khaimah police also transported about 170 other people from the mountains after they were stranded.
Several roads were flooded and services disrupted as a result of heavy rain across the UAE.
Sheikh Hamdan’s video shows a sudden burst of lightning which appears to be striking the peak of Burj Khalifa
Climbers were brought in on Tuesday to unfurl tarpaulins over Notre-Dame to protect it from expected rain after the iconic cathedral was left badly damaged and open to the elements after a massive fire last week.
Australia continued a string of “hottest ever” months in March, the government said on Monday, as global warming emerges as the hot button issue in national elections just weeks away.