Swans on a lake near the village of Urozhainy, in the Sovetsky district of the Altai region of Russia. The air temperature is minus 35 degrees Celsius. The swans migrate annually to the lake, which is heated by warm springs, where they spend the winter.
The sun rises over the River Brue on the Somerset Levels as temperatures in parts of the southwest drop below freezing.
Braving the weather in Federation Square in Melbourne, Australia as temperatures dropped and strong winds of over 100km an hour hit the city this afternoon, bringing rain and hail across the state.
Mist lies in a valley near Goathland in the North Yorkshire Moors at sunrise on Thursday in Pickering, England. More seasonal autumnal weather is returning to much of the UK after a late spell of warmer-than-average temperatures.
People sit in the sun in Sheldon Square in west London on Friday. Britain’s first prolonged heatwave in seven years has taken the country by surprise, with rails buckling, shops selling out of electric fans, and scientists estimating the surge in temperature could have caused hundreds of premature deaths.
A man takes a rest in a park from the heat in Shanghai on Tuesday. The Shanghai Meteorological Bureau forecast a heat wave as temperatures reached 38 degrees Celsius in the city according to state run media.
A young man works on a handmade fan at a craft shop in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Wednesday. The fans are in great demand as temperatures rise to about 49C in parts of the country and meteorologists forecast that the hot and dry conditions will continue