This is usually because your email client is blocking images. Hotmail and Yahoo! Mail are two common webmail interfaces which will block the images.
In Hotmail, a message above the forecast email will read:Attachments, pictures, and links in this message have been blocked for your safety. [Show content]
Click the link which says 'Show content'.
In Yahoo! Mail, a message above the forecast email will read:This message contains blocked images [Show Images]
Click the 'Show Images' button
18:16 EST Heavy rain has stranded about 40 people at William Creek in the South Australian outback due to flooded roads and low cloud has grounded aircraft.