17th January - Today's News: Floods Spread Across Victoria

In Australia, whilst the clean-up continues in Brisbane, thousands leave homes as floods hit Victoria with more towns in flood firing line as Horsham residents brace for Wimmera River to peak.

Some low lying parts of Scotland (such as around Perth) had seen lying snow for at least 50 consecutive days - until this weekend when residents flee homes as melting snow and rain trigger flooding as the rain causes rise in flood risk in Scotland. But the good news is that this week there's going to be a respite after weekend of rain in Wales, with high pressure due to settled over the country by midweek.

South Africa says flood death toll rises to 40

And as Sri Lanka floods begin to recede, death toll stands at 38

Brazil mourns as flood death toll climbs to over 600

There's no relief from flooding in Philippines

But at least cyclone weakens on approach to NZ

Japan socked by another snow storm

In China, the south to feel the freeze once again

And on Rum, warming climate means red deer rutting season arrives early - though it's not clear how they conclude that a warmer climate is the only possible reason for the observed change.

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