13th February - Today's News: Avalanche Hits Kosovo Village, 9 Dead

As severe weather continues across Europe, nine dead after avalanche hits Kosovo village while Europe's rivers, lakes and even seas are iced over as bitter Siberian cold leads to temperatures of almost -40c

But in Britain, cold snap to finally end after record-breaking sub-zero temperatures - though it should be moted that Chesham is not an official Met Office station and it's data won't count in the official records. Officially, the coldest temperatures of winter so far have been at Holbeach with -15.6c, and on Sunday morning, -12.7c at Cavendish.

Meanwhile, in the US, winter 2011-12 on low-snow records pace and as a storm lashes Newfoundland and Labrador it's more rain than snow.

In Essex, a man in underwear crawls over frozen river to rescue dog - fortunately both survived okay

Fears of British super-drought after record low rainfall in winter

Woman rescued as storms lash southeast Queenland

Clouds unleash hail on the Blue Mountains

At least 1 dead as storm hits Nigerian city


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