Snow to Bury, Slow Travel in
Southern Europe Sunday
The storm has already delivered rain and wet snow to the United Kingdom Friday night.
Areas from Italy into the Balkans will be the hardest hit. While the snow will be a boost for skiing in Europe, it will lead to travel problems for holiday travelers as flight delays are likely and highway travel will be slowed.
Floods in Malaysia displace
The Malaysian government has come under fire for not declaring a state of emergency to help devastated communities as the country faces its worst flooding in a decade.
Five people have been killed in the floods, mass evacuations have been ordered in north-eastern Malaysia, and forecasters are now predicting heavy rain in previously unaffected southern parts of the country.
Prime minister, Najib Razak, has cut short an overseas trip to visit the area hardest-hit, the state of Kelantan,
Mr Razak had come in for criticism after being pictured on social media playing golf with the American president, Barack Obama, in Hawaii while the flooding worsened.
Rescue efforts struggling
Rescuers struggled on Saturday to get help to the tens of thousands of people affected by the flooding
The number of people forced to flee their homes climbed past 120,000 with weather forecasters warning of no respite for the northeastern states of Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang.
From the air, parts of Kota Bharu, the state capital of badly-affected Kelantan, resembled a vast, muddy lake, with row after row of rooftops peeking out of the murky waters.
Tempers were frayed among people sheltering at a crowded relief centre just outside Kota Bharu, with fears the situation would worsen as it continued to rain in surrounding areas.
"I am angry with them (the government). We don't care about their politics. We just want the government to do what they should do and help us," 23-year-old Farhana Suhada, who works for a courier service, told AFP.
Holding on tightly to her six-month-old baby, she said: "For breakfast I had three biscuits and tea. There's not enough water and no food at all for my baby. I had to buy my own milk."
Farhana was forced to abandon her home four days ago after flood waters rose quickly almost to neck level.
Mr Najib, meanwhile, arrived in Kelantan to lead the national flood response after cutting short his vacation in Hawaii and was expected to meet flood victims.
The massive flooding, caused by torrential northeast monsoon rains, has so far left five people dead.
The region is regularly hit by flooding during the annual monsoon, but this year's rains have been unusually bad.
Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin conceded that rescuers were struggling with power outages and roads being washed away by the floods.
"I admit the situation is challenging to the rescue workers and we are trying our best to make sure that the food arrives to the victims depending on the flood situation," he was quoted as saying by the Star newspaper.
Military helicopters and trucks were seen in the Kota Bharu area, which is near the border with southern Thailand, but rescue efforts were being hampered by fast rising waters and strong currents while roads to hard-hit areas were impassable.
"The severity and scale of the floods had taken the authorities completely by surprise as it was worse than anticipated, overwhelming all disaster management plans and preparations," Lim Kit Siang, veteran opposition MP with the Democratic Action Party said in a statement Saturday.
Kelantan, one of the worst-affected areas, is led by the opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) and is one of the poorest states in the country.
At one relief centre, flood victims were seen lying on the ground while children ran around.
The Universiti Sains Malaysia hospital, located in Kota Bharu, was busy handling flood victims flown in from nearby areas -- including a pregnant woman from Pasir Mas district where strong winds and currents have made rescue operations difficult.