Marooned properties in the village of Moorland on the Somerset Levels, England. Thousands of acres in the area have been under water for weeks, yet flood levels are still rising and more rain is forecast. Read more
A flooded graveyard in the village of Moorland in southwest England on Friday is just one of the many areas of the Somerset Levels that have been underwater for more than a month in the wettest January on record in Britain. Severe weather warnings for rain and gale force winds continue for the weekend
An Afghan child warms herself near a traditional sandali stove at her family’s home in Herat, Afghanistan, on Friday. As winter sets in across Central Asia, finding adequate food and shelter is a struggle for many Afghans.
An Afghan resident walks during snowfall in Kabul on Thursday. The Afghan capital has experienced its second heavy snowfall of the winter.
Visitors enjoy sledding and skating on the partially frozen Houhai Lake during the lunar new year holiday in Beijing. Beijing is seeing its warmest new year period in six decades with temperatures averaging 8 degrees centigrade above normal, with snowfall yet to hit the city. Read more
An ice-covered tree limb that took out a utility line blocks the path of a firetruck after a winter storm in Philadelphia. Icy conditions have knocked out power to more than 200,000 electric customers in southeastern Pennsylvania and prompted school and legislative delays as well as speed reductions on major roadways.
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Spectators watch as waves break over the harbour wall at Porthcawl, Wales, on Wednesday
A man and child walk through Times Square as it snows in the Manhattan borough of New York. Read more
A road sign in the city centre of Dax, southwestern France, is almost entirely submerged in water from the Adour river
Russian women skating along a frozen boulevard in Moscow’s Sokolniki Park, Russia. The temperature in Moscow hit minus 15 degrees centigrade on Thursday