5th September - Today's News: At Least 27 Killed in Japan by Typhoon Talas

Although downgraded to a tropical depression soon after making landfall, frmer Typhoon Talas has brought severe weather in Japan over the weekend as typhoon's record rainfall wreaks havoc - the latest news is that at least 27 people have died and over 50 are missing. The BBC has pictures here

And in America, Tropical Storm Lee hits Louisiana on US Gulf Coast and after a foot of rain in New Orleans, flood fears rise inland as Lee soaks Gulf Coast. And as central Texas wildfires threaten destruction, winds from Tropical Storm Lee partly to blame

88 dead on Pakistan floods

Pictures here of the 'gob-smacking' scale of of Petermann Glacier break-up

Here in the UK, abnormal weather boosts autumn crops - though I should point out (again!) that not everywhere has had a wet summer, for some of us it's been extremely dry.


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