Mass lightning bolts light up night skies by the Daggett airport from monsoon storms passing over the high deserts early Wednesday, north of Barstow, California
A child looks on at an area affected by torrential rains in Peshawar, Pakistan. Rescue workers were scrambling to reach dozens of people believed to be trapped under collapsed buildings on Monday after heavy overnight rains and strong winds killed 44 people in north-western Pakistan
A woman walks under an umbrella during a sudden hail storm on Wednesday in Istanbul
Fishermen move a boat that had been blown inland during a storm, by the seaside in Beirut on Wednesday
A woman walks in heavy snowfall in the far eastern Russian city of Vladivostok on Monday
A flash of lighting lights up the sky above the “Baie des Anges” in Nice, southeastern France
Palestinian men try to prevent flood water from entering shops in the old city of Hebron on Thursday as a fierce winter storm which has been battering the region for the past four days
Large waves hit the seafront at Blackpool, as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo blow into Britain causing rush-hour travel misery for road, rail and air travellers
A man fixes tarpaulin on his stall during a dust storm on the banks of the river Ganges in the northern Indian city of Allahabad.
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A swimmer does laps in Bronte Ocean Pool as a severe storm hits Sydney at Bronte Beach on Monday in Australia.
Pedestrians shield themselves from the rain with umbrellas as they cross a street in Taipei. Typhoon Matmo approaches eastern Taiwan. Typhoon Matmo churned towards Taiwan on Tuesday, picking up strength with thousands of tourists evacuated from outlying islands as weather forecasters warned of possible flash floods and landslides.
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Fishing boats are pictured amid heavy winds and rain brought by Typhoon Rammasun as it hit the town of Imus in the Philippines
An Indian man sits beneath the road level with his face covered during a powerful dust storm in Jammu, India
Lightning is pictured over Algermissen, Germany. Violent storms killed at least six people in western Germany overnight, felling trees and snarling road and rail traffic, authorities said on Tuesday
Lightning strikes in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti
A thunderstorm in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, on Tuesday
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Philip Triplett recovers an American flag from the destroyed home of a family friend after it was hit by a tornado in Louisville, Mississippi. A string of deadly tornadoes tore through the region beginning on Monday, leaving more than two dozen dead.
Debris from an RV lot is strewn around in Mayflower, Arkansas. A storm system that killed more than 20 people continued its march across a large swath of the US southeast on Tuesday, packing baseball-sized hail, damaging winds and the threat of more tornadoes.
A storm approaches in Hong Kong. Bad weather is affecting the city due to a trough of low pressure on coastal areas of neighbouring Guangdong province in southern China.
Wind-driven waves crash on a sea wall in Scituate, Massachusetts. Cape Cod and the islands were expected to bear the brunt of the spring storm that struck full force Wednesday. The storm could drop up to 10 inches of snow.