17th January - Today's News: Heatwave Halts Australian Tennis
Heatwave halts Australian Open tennis matches but after South Australia's five-day heatwave hospitalises 219 people, cool change has arrived
Mild spell causes birds to break into song and flowers to bloom but there's more south east road and rail closures after overnight flooding and another wet day looming in Saturday as mild wet winter continues in early January figures
Ironically, given the mild winter thus far, heavy snow boosts Scotland's ski resorts - unsettled weather brings more precipitation and it's just been cold enough, with few milder intrusions, for much of it to fall as snow at higher levels whilst strong winds have drifted it into the right places. But snow news means good and bad news for Bulgaria where ski resorts are suffering.
California fire burns in dry windy week, arid year - the wildfire season just never ended
Flash floods hit southeastern Brazil whilst photos capture tragic moment tourist was killed by lightning as she ran into the sea on Brazilian beach to warn her son to get out of the water