11th December - Today's News: Winds Hit 144mph on St Kilda as Lightning Cuts Power
Power is fully restored after lightning strikes in Scotland whilst wind reaches 144mph on St Kilda as storms cause chaos (that's on the summit of Hirta, not sea level) and huge waves crash on Orkney Islands
Meanwhile, snow on A68 leaves up to 100 vehicles stranded as snow showers hit higher ground across northern Britain and at the (alleged) highest village in England, Flash, snow and high winds on A53 in Staffordshire bring road 'chaos'.
As Queensland's storms continue, Brisbane, south-east hit by heavy rain, thunder and lightning
Flooding after heavy rain drowns two in Greece whilst the floods situation in southern, eastern Bulgaria remains dire
Video footage as drought-stricken Sao Paulo floodwaters leave cars submerged and stranded. It never rains, but it pours ....
Lightning strikes Peruvian footballer during a match
And bang goes the theory that comets brought water to Earth as water vapour on Rosetta's target comet significantly different from that found on Earth