Summers are likely to be hotter and drier, while winter will be wetter and storms more intense

Summers set to get drier, but winters to be wetter

27 Nov Annual average temperatures in Ireland could rise by between 1 and 1.7°C between now and the middle of the century as a result of climate change, according to a new report funded by the Environmental Protection Agency.

The sun sets in Hopfen am See, southern Germany, in early October

October was hottest in modern history

18 Nov Last month was the hottest October in modern history and the first ten months of the year have also been at record levels, US government scientists said this afternoon.

A British Airways plane in the fog at Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport yesterday

Fog in Britain causes more flight disruption

03 Nov Disruption for air passengers travelling to and from Ireland and the UK continued for a third day, as flights were cancelled and delayed at airports coping with the backlog caused by thick fog.

More than 200 people were injured and dozens of houses and hamlets were severely damaged or washed away

Rare cyclone batters war-torn Yemen

03 Nov A cyclone with hurricane-force winds made landfall on Yemen's Arabian Sea coast, flooding the country's fifth-largest city Mukalla and sending thousands of people fleeing for shelter.

Hurricane Patricia had grown to be the strongest storm on record in the Western Hemisphere

Hurricane Patricia downgraded to tropical storm

23 Oct Hurricane Patricia, one of the strongest storms ever recorded, crashed into western Mexico with rain and winds of up to 165 mph (266kph), but has now been downgraded to a tropical storm