Mega blizzard aims at US Northeast

This image obtained from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on shows a major snowstorm over the northeastern section of the United States. Photo: AFP

A major snowstorm bore down on the northeastern United States Friday, with heavy snow, blizzard conditions and freezing temperatures forecast from New York through Maine as well as densely populated inland areas.

Friday, 8 February, 2013, 10:28pm

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A British Airways jet taxis at Heathrow. Photo: Reuters

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23 Jan 2013 - 3:48am

Trains, planes and automobiles come to a halt as blizzards blanket Europe

Skiers on snow-covered Montmartre near the Sacré Coeur Basilica enjoyed some of the most efficient transport in Paris yesterday. Photo: AP

Air, road and rail traffic across much of Europe suffered major disruptions yesterday as heavy snow and freezing weather gripped the continent.

22 Jan 2013 - 6:49am

China Digest, December 6, 2012

Since the 2008 Beijing Olympics, more than 1.7 million volunteers have been registered to help maintain social stability in the capital, Xinhua reports.

6 Dec 2012 - 4:04am

Early winter snowfall in Beijing breaks records

Paramilitary police shovel wet snow at the Forbidden City yesterday. Photo: Reuters

Snow and rain battered parts of Beijing over the weekend, causing transport chaos in the capital and surrounding regions that authorities were still trying to clean up yesterday afternoon.

5 Nov 2012 - 4:05am

Flood fears as Yellow River freezes over

Temperatures continued to plunge across much of the mainland yesterday, heightening the risk of mass flooding with the eventual thaw.

The Yellow River was frozen over more than 900 kilometres of its length, prompting water authorities in several provinces to bring forward plans to counter the annual spring deluge.

8 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Shandong bears the brunt of blizzards as cold front moves southwards

The cold weather system that caused transport chaos in the north over the weekend began moving further southwards yesterday, bringing intense blizzard conditions to Shandong province and sub-zero temperatures below the Yangtze River.

6 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Winter comes early as snow covers capital

Beijing was blanketed by an unusually early snowfall, partially induced to ease a prolonged drought that is gripping a good part of the country.

In the city's earliest snowfall in 22 years, snow and rain equivalent to 16 million cubic metres fell on Beijing since early yesterday, according to the Beijing Weather Modification Command Centre.

2 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Disaster fund releases HK$5m, bringing grant total to HK$316m

A HK$5 million grant was disbursed yesterday from Hong Kong's Disaster Relief Fund to World Vision for relief projects, taking the total value of grants for mainland earthquake victims to HK$316 million.

21 May 2008 - 12:00am

All hands to the rescue asnew deluge of snow looms

Army and police keep transport links working

Bad weather forced at least 14 airports in eastern and southern China to close again yesterday as the nation braced for a new round of snowstorms expected to hit tomorrow and on Tuesday.

3 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Anger over handling of delays

Tempers are flaring in Shanghai as angry travellers stranded by the city's heaviest snowfall in 24 years complain about delays and vent their anger on transport companies for their handling of the situation.

30 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Widespread snowfalls paralyse transport and disrupt power grids

Beijing has stepped up disaster relief efforts as severe snowfalls continue to cause casualties, cut electricity supplies, disrupt traffic and damage crops.

The State Council's Emergency Management Office has issued a circular demanding lower-level authorities put more resources into helping disaster-stricken families, and offer practical help.

23 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Workers race to repair power link to Shanghai as snowfalls cause havoc

Repair staff are working around the clock in a mountainous area of Anhui to restore the electricity line from the Three Gorges Dam to Shanghai, which has been cut by heavy snow since Thursday.

22 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Rain warning record Rain warning record

Torrential rain signals were raised for a record eighth consecutive day yesterday.

An Observatory spokesman warned of more wet weather to come, with a coastal low-pressure trough bringing heavy rain at least until the weekend.

Up to 200mm of rain was recorded in parts of the New Territories.

13 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Cold snap warning

The Observatory has warned of a severe cold snap, with temperatures dropping to around 10 degrees Celsius in urban areas and lower in parts of the New Territories tomorrow and Tuesday. Northerly winds and cold air from the mainland will continue over the next few days.

14 Jan 2001 - 12:00am