The southwest, west and northwest of the country were worst affected

Thousands without power after bad weather

24 Feb Thousands of homes and businesses were without electricity this morning due to bad weather conditions, with the southwest, west and northwest of the country worst affected.

Students play football on the campus of Harvard University in Boston

Boston worst hit in US blizzard

27 Jan A blizzard swept across the northeastern United States, closing schools, cancelling thousands of flights and leaving residents in the hardest-hit parts of Massachusetts and Connecticut digging out as much as 60cm of snow.

A Filipino family inside their damaged house surrounded by floodwaters due to tropical storm Jangmi in Ormoc town, Leyte province

53 dead in Philippines flooding and landslides

31 Dec The death toll from flooding and landslides in the Philippines wrought by tropical storm Jangmi rose to 53, officials said, with some regions saying they were caught off guard by the deluge.

Snowy conditions in the Crookes area of Sheffield after wild and wintry weather swept the UK

Ice warning in Britain after snow brings chaos

27 Dec Storms packing wind gusts of up to 160km/h have forced the closure of the port of Calais on the English Channel and the suspension of car ferries to and from Britain, officials said.