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A swimmer swims laps in Bronte Ocean Pool as a severe storm hits Sydney at Bronte Beach on October 13, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

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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.

A woman sits by a fountain in the sunshine in Regent's Park on September 30, 2014 in London, England.  The country is set to be the driest September since records began in 1910, with extremely low rainfall for many parts of the country, the Met Office has reported.

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A woman sits by a fountain in the sunshine in Regent’s Park on Tuesday in London, England. England is set for the driest September since records began in 1910

St Mary's Lighthouse - Tyne & Wear...File photo dated 14/08/14 using a time-exposure, of a night sky over St Mary's Lighthouse on St Maryís Island, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday September 22, 2014. Press Association photographer Owen Humphreys, has been photographing the changing weather patterns over St Mary's, near to his home, for the last 18 months, capturing the different 'moods', from sunrises to sunsets, storms and even auroras. The Lighthouse, completed in 1898 on a hazardous coast for shipping, remained operational until 1984 when it was superseded by modern navigational techniques. Since then the Lighthouse and former keepers' cottages have been operated as a visitor centre by North Tyneside Council. The surrounding Nature Reserve contains an area of rockpools, clifftop grassland, a beach and newly created wetland habitats and attracts thousands of visitors each year. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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The lighthouse at St Mary’s in North Tyneside, northeast England, built in 1898, as photographed by Owen Humphreys whose focus in the area is on changing weather patterns. 

Flood victims  are evacuated in a rescue boat after their homes were swamped by heavy flooding in Marikina, Metro Manila September 19, 2014. Heavy rain in the Philippine capital, Manila, caused flooding in many areas on Friday, shutting schools, government offices and financial markets as a tropical storm made landfall to the north. Thousands of residents in low-lying areas were moved to higher ground, officials said, as flood waters rose quickly after the equivalent of half a month's usual rain fell in six hours.

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Flood victims are evacuated in a rescue boat after their homes were swamped by heavy flooding in Marikina, Metro Manila. Heavy rain in the Philippine capital, Manila, caused flooding in many areas on Friday, shutting schools, government offices and financial markets as a tropical storm made landfall to the north

A fishing boat passes the Super Shuttle Ferry 7 which capsized in strong winds and huge waves unleashed by Typhoon Kalmaegi, locally named Luis, in Manila Bay, Philippines.

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A fishing boat passes the Super Shuttle Ferry 7 which capsized in strong winds and huge waves unleashed by Typhoon Kalmaegi, locally named Luis, in Manila Bay, Philippines. All 15 crew were rescued.

Horses walk through flood water behind a home in Moapa, Nev., Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Flooding throughout the area damaged homes and roads. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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Horses walk through flood water behind a home in Moapa, Nevada. Flooding throughout the area damaged homes and roads 

An Indian woman walks near her house that was damaged in floods on the banks of the Tawi River in Jammu, India, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Six days of rains in Indian Kashmir have left more than 120 people dead in the region's worst flooding in more than five decades, submerging hundreds of villages and triggering landslides, officials said.

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A woman walks near her house that was damaged in floods on the banks of the Tawi River in Jammu, India on Monday

Lightning strikes over buildings during heavy rainfall in Kunshan, Jiangsu province, September 2, 2014.

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Lightning strikes over buildings during heavy rainfall in Kunshan, Jiangsu province. 

A boy carries his bicycle through floodwater in the Morigaon district of Assam state, India. Dozens of people were killed and more than a million affected as floods driven by torrential monsoon rains ravaged India's northern and eastern states.

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Dozens of people were killed and more than a million affected as floods driven by monsoon rains ravaged the northern and eastern states of India over the weekend.

People shield themselves from the rain with umbrellas as they cross an intersection in Hong Kong.

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People shield themselves from the rain with umbrellas as they cross an intersection in Hong Kong.