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2016 Weather in focus

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Ice covers the lighthouse and pier during extreme cold on the southeastern shoreline of Lake Michigan in St. Joseph, Michigan, on Monday, December 19. Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune/AP
Theo Bradeen, age 5, reacts to the cold after a ferry ride from his home on Peaks Island to Portland, Maine, on Friday, December 16. The temperature in Portland dropped to minus 2 degrees Fahrenheit with a wind chill of minus 25. Robert F. Bukaty/AP
Snow is seen in the Sahara Desert for the first time in 37 years in Ain Sefra, Algeria, on Monday, December 19. Geoff Robinson Photography/REX/Shutterstock
A fisherman surveys damaged boats at a harbor in Chennai, India, after Cyclone Vardah slammed into the city on Tuesday, December 13. Stringer/AFP/Getty Images
Vehicles pass through a flooded road in Pekanbaru, Indonesia, following heavy rains, on December 22. Afrianto Silalahi/NurPhoto/ZUMA
A wild fox walks in the snow in the deserted city of Pripyat, Ukraine, near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on Thursday, December 22. ROMAN PILIPEY/EPA
The Central TV Tower in Beijing, China, is seen through thick smog on Saturday, December 17. The city was under red alert because of the amount of smog in the air. Yin Dongxun/XinHua
Gold-colored leaves cover the sidewalk at California State University in Sacramento, California, on Thursday, December 8. Rich Pedroncelli/AP
A Boxing Day dipper braves the frigid North Sea during the annual charity fundraising event in Redcar, England, on Monday, December 26. Stuart Boulton/London News Pictures/ZUMA
Vehicles are covered with snow after a combination of freezing rain, snow and high winds hit Mandan, North Dakota, on Monday, December 26. Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune/AP
Heavy December rains create waterfalls on the rock formations of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in Australia. Courtesy Parks Australia.
A robin sits on frozen frost-covered ground in Horsham, England, on Tuesday, December 27. Vickie Flores/London News Pictures via ZUMA/ZUMAPRESS.com
A boy runs for cover in the rain after Typhoon Nock-Ten makes landfall in Manila, Philippines, on Monday, December 26. NOEL CELIS/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Abandoned cars line the side of Interstate 405 as commuters work their way into town after heavy snow in Portland, Oregon, on Thursday, December 15. Don Ryan/AP
Despite blizzard conditions, military veterans march in support of the "water protectors" at Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, on Monday, December 5. Scott Olson/Getty Images
Waves crash against the promenade in Blanes, Spain, on Tuesday, December 20. JOAQUIM LLORENS/EFE/EPA
Gondolas drift through the fog in Venice, Italy, on Saturday, December 10. LaPresse/Anteo Marinoni/Sipa USA
Snow falls on Bay City Hall in downtown Bay City, Michigan, on Monday, December 5. Jacob Hamilton/The Bay City Time/AP
The snow-covered forest of Shennongjia, China, is seen from the air on Sunday, December 25. Ke Hao/Xinhua/Sipa USA
A fan makes his way to Lambeau Field in the snow before the NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Sunday, December 11. Mike Roemer/AP
A crew works on a flooded intersection in San Francisco, California, on Thursday, December 15. Jeff Chiu/AP
Motorists help a passenger and a driver escape an overturned vehicle on Interstate 25 north of Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Thursday, December 22. Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal/ZUMA
A series of lighnting bolts strike the water during a storm in Queensland, Australia, on Monday, December 19. Solent News/REX/Shutterstock/Rex Features/Solent News/REX/Shutterstock
Syrians walk in a snow-covered street in the town of Maarat al-Numan, in Syria's northern province of Idlib, on Thursday, December 22. GHAITH OMRAN/AFP/Getty Images
Oranges litter the ground of a plantation near the West Bank city of Nablus on Thursday, December 15, after the region was hit by heavy storms. ALAA BADARNEH/EPA/EPA
Frost clings to the landscape at Neumann's Flash nature reserve at sunrise on Wednesday, December 28, in Northwich, England. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
A wooden cottage is covered in snow in the Talesh Mountains, close to the Caspian Sea, in Iran, on Tuesday, December 20. Villagers leave their wooden cottages in the cold season because of heavy snowfall, returning in late spring to host tourists. Ebrahim Noroozi/AP
Fires burn on both sides of US 441 between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, on Monday, November 28. Wildfires have left a trail of destruction through North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky, according to the US Forest Service. Jessica Tezak/Knoxville News Sentinel/AP
Clouds drift over Mount Dawagengzha in China's Sichuan province on November 7. Sipa USA
Employees of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations rescue swans from the frozen Patriarch Ponds in Moscow on November 2. Maxim Grigoryev/TASS/ZUMA Press
Serenity Brooks, 5, clings to a doll while searching for her belongings after a deadly tornado ripped through Rosalie, Alabama, on Wednesday, November 30. Butch Dill/AP
Large waves break off the shoreline in Pacific Grove, California, on November 9. Vern Fisher/AP
A man cuts wood from trees damaged by Hurricane Matthew in the Haiti village of Damassin on November 3. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images
Snow dusts a horse standing in a field in England's Yorkshire Dales National Park on November 18. Press Association/Sipa USA
Residents check on a car stuck in floodwaters in Bristol, England, on November 21. Matt Cardy/Getty Images
Morning fog covers the Golden Horn, as seen from the Pierre Loti cafe in Istanbul's Eyup District, on November 12. Abdullah Coskun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Trees downed by a tornado litter the ground in the Rome area on November 7. Serrano/Rex Shutterstock/ZUMA Press
Walmes, Belgium, welcomes its first snow of the season on November 7. Nicolas Lambert/Belga/ZUMA Press
Villagers make their way through mud in Ouakaya in New Caledonia, a French territory in the South Pacific, on November 22 after deadly flooding. AFP/AFP/Getty Images
A man bikes down a flooded street with empty cooking oil containers during a storm in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on November 23. DANIEL HAYDUK/AFP/Getty Images
Clouds obscure a snow-covered mountain near Balderschwang, Germany, on November 12. KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND/DPA/AFP/Getty Images
Children cope with a sandstorm as they walk the grounds of a temporary refugee camp in the Syrian village of Ain Issa on November 10. DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images
People climb over a snowdrift near St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow's Red Square after a heavy snowfall on November 12. VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images
A monkey crosses a scaffolding at a construction site as smog obscures the New Delhi skyline on November 2. PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images
Stockholm, Sweden, faces heavy snowfall on November 9. JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images
A fisherman rows across Dal Lake at sunset in Srinagar, India, on November 23 as subzero temperatures grip the area. TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images
Workers cut a tree that fell during a storm in Panama City, Florida, on November 22. RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images
Bolivia's severe drought is apparent at the Ajuankota water reservoir in La Paz on November 21. AIZAR RALDES/AFP/Getty Images
Winter weather strikes in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, on November 16. KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
A man transports boxes through the flooded St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy, on November 12. MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images
A car floats near the banks of South Africa's Jukskei River on November 10 after floodwaters ravaged the Alexandra Township area. AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Residents of Moncalieri, Italy, are evacuated after flooding by the Po River on November 25. Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA/AP
Postal clerk Pamela Bentley shovels lake-effect snow in front of the post office in Grafton, New York, on November 21. Mike Groll/AP
A firefighter battles wildfires in Haifa, Israel, on November 24. A raging wildfire forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes in the Israeli port city. Ariel Schalit/AP
Winter arrives early at the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine in Kamakura, Japan, near Tokyo, on November 24. Tokyo residents awoke to their first November snowfall in more than 50 years. Shizuo Kambayashi/AP
Ships sail on the foggy Yangtze River in Wuhan, China, on November 23. Visual China Group/Getty Images
Sheep graze in the snow in Wanlockhead, Scotland, on November 25. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
A woman crosses a flood-affected street as Hurricane Matthew passes over Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on October 4. The storm left behind widespread destruction across Haiti and killed hundreds in its path. LOGAN ABASSI/AFP/Getty Images
Vehicles are surrounded by floodwaters in Lumberton, North Carolina, on Wednesday, October 12. Hurricane Matthew hit the Southeastern United States after slamming countries in the Caribbean. Chuck Burton/AP
Ocean waters stirred up by Hurricane Matthew washed away part of this road in Flagler Beach, Florida, on Saturday, October 8. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
An aerial view of Jeremie, Haiti, on Thursday, October 6. The city, on the western tip of Haiti, suffered the full force of Hurricane Matthew. LOGAN ABASSI/AFP/Getty Images
People embrace at their damaged home in Baracoa, Cuba, on Wednesday, October 5. Hurricane Matthew rolled across the sparsely populated tip of Cuba, destroying dozens of homes in the country's easternmost city and leaving hundreds of others damaged. Ramon Espinosa/AP
A roadway is flooded Tuesday, October 11, after Hurricane Matthew hit Fair Bluff, North Carolina. Sean Rayford/Getty Images
A woman walks along a flooded street in Savannah, Georgia, after Hurricane Matthew hit on Saturday, October 8. Stephen B. Morton/AP
A bird hides from the winds of Hurricane Matthew in Cocoa Beach, Florida, on Friday, October 7. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Coconut palms, toppled by Hurricane Matthew, are scattered in the countryside near Jeremie, Haiti, on Friday, October 14. Rebecca Blackwell/AP
Griffin Nyhan tries to catch salmon while fly fishing on the Merrymeeting River in Alton, New Hampshire, on Saturday, October 22. Jim Cole/AP
A man braves the wind on the Victoria Harbour waterfront as Typhoon Haima approaches Hong Kong on Friday, October 21. Vincent Yu/AP
A person walks along linden trees during an early morning mist in Hanover, Germany, on Tuesday, October 18. Holger Hollemann/AP
Fog blankets the south tower of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge on Friday, October 21. Eric Risberg/AP
Crew members are rescued from their boat in Yeosu, South Korea, after Typhoon Chaba stranded them on Wednesday, October 5. Park Chul-hong/AP
Snow crystals are seen on dried flower petals on the Wallberg mountain near Tegernsee, Germany, on Wednesday, October 12. Sven Hoppe/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images
A woman walks through the remains of the former Spanish town of Mansilla on Saturday, October 8, after a lack of rain dropped the water level in the Mansilla Reservoir. CESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images
Spain's Queen Letizia, followed by her daughters, attend a National Day royal reception in Madrid on Wednesday, October 12. Jack Abuin / ZUMA Press / Splash/Newscom
Fall colors are on display in Tully, New York, on Wednesday, October 19. Lauren Long/AP
A boy is buried under the sand as he spends time at the beach near the Israeli village of Habonim on Monday, October 10. MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images
A fisherman runs away from a big wave on a windy day at the Albanian beach of Shengjin on Wednesday, October 5. GENT SHKULLAKU/AFP/Getty Images
People walk on a Hong Kong street as Typhoon Haima hit the region on Friday, October 21. Lui Siu Wai/Xinhua/ZUMA Wire
Pleasant Mountain protrudes from a sea of fog near Bridgton, Maine, on Wednesday, October 5. Robert F. Bukaty/AP
Joybin Marayo salvages metal from a damaged boat that was washed ashore by Typhoon Haima in Manila, Philippines. Haima, the second typhoon to hit the Philippines in less than a week, made landfall on Wednesday, October 19. Aaron Favila/AP
Heavy rains lash Herault, France, on Thursday, October 13. Christophe Fortin/Maxppp/ZUMA PRESS
A woman walks in the snow in Omsk, Russia, on Tuesday, October 11. Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS/Newscom
A cyclist rides past trees uprooted by Typhoon Sarika in Haikou, China, on Tuesday, October 18. Meng zhongde/Imaginechina/Ap Images
A man rakes colorful leaves in Brandenburg, Germany, on Tuesday, October 18. PATRICK PLEUL/AFP/Getty Images
A woman in Taipei, Taiwan, struggles with her umbrella as she eats food on Tuesday, September 27. Typhoon Megi brought powerful winds to the island before making landfall in mainland China. Chiang Ying-ying/AP
People cross a marshy area on the bank of the river Yamuna after floodwaters receded in Allahabad, India, on Tuesday, September 13. SANJAY KANOJIA/AFP/Getty
Lightning strikes near Rome during the cyclone Morgana on Tuesday, September 6. Stefano Montesi/Corbis News/Getty
In eastern Iowa, rising rivers and creeks flooded low-lying fields and properties on Monday, September 26. Tech. Sgt. Linda K. Burger/Iowa National Guard
A woman rides through Arxan, China, after its first snowfall of the season on Monday, September 27. Xinhua News Agency/Getty
Rescuers help flood-affected residents in Ningde, China, after Typhoon Megi made landfall on Tuesday, September 28. STR/AFP/Getty Images
A waterspout passes near a beach in Turkey's Hatay Province on Friday, September 23. Burak Milli/Anadolu/Getty Images
A man sunbathes on the bank of the Rhine in Cologne, Germany, on Tuesday, September 13. HENNING KAISER/DPA/AFP/Getty Images
The Loma Fire rages in the Santa Cruz Mountains behind the Giant Dipper roller coaster Monday, September 26, in Santa Cruz, California. Shmuel Thaler/AP
A girl sits on her bed after heavy rain caused by Typhoon Meranti flooded her home in Jinjiang, China, on Thursday, September 15. Dong yanjun/Imaginechina/AP
An aerial view of a landslide that affected a village in China's Suichang County on Thursday, September 29. STR/AFP/Getty Images
The sun sets in New York City on Tuesday, September 6. Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA
The town of Blyth, Australia, was damaged by a storm on Thursday, September 29. DAVID MARIUZ/AAP/EPA
Storm clouds develop near wind turbines in Sieversdorf, Germany, on Sunday, September 4. Patrick Pleul/dpa/picture-alliance/Newscom
Floodwaters destroyed this house in Gaya, India, on Tuesday, September 6. STR/AFP/Getty Images
Fog envelops trees on the Hutten Hills during a sunset near Ascheberg, Germany, on Tuesday, September 6. Danfoto/dpa/picture-alliance/Newscom
A woman walks on a mud-covered road as municipal employees try to clean an area in Kalamata, Greece, on Wednesday, September 7. Excessive rainfall in Kalamata damaged buildings and cars. George Panagakis/Pacific Press/Sipa USA
Boats rest in the middle of a road in Steinhatchee, Florida, after Hurricane Hermine made landfall on Friday, September 2. Gregg Pachkowski/Pensacola News Journal/USA TODAY
A woman takes pictures of strong waves in Mar del Plata, Argentina, on Tuesday, September 6. Diego Izquierdo/TELAM/XinHua
Clouds roll over a cornfield near Petersdorf, Germany, on Sunday, August 21. Patrick Pleul/dpa/Newscom
A casket floats in floodwaters in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, on Monday, August 15. More than 30,000 people were rescued in southern Louisiana after heavy rains caused flooding. Jonathan Bachman/Reuters/Newscom
Mark Martinez wipes his face after his home in Kokomo, Indiana, was hit by a tornado on Wednesday, August 24. Darron Cummings/AP
Lightning illuminates storm clouds over the Philadelphia skyline on Tuesday, August 16. Joseph Kaczmarek/AP
People wade through a waterlogged street in Lincheng Town, China, on Thursday, August 18. Typhoon Dianmu had brought heavy rain to the area. Yang Guanyu/Xinhua/ZUMA
A fire tornado forms near cars parked on a country road near Wrightwood, California, on Wednesday, August 17. The Blue Cut wildfire forced more than 80,000 people to evacuate the area. David McNew/Getty Images
Abandoned vehicles are seen Sunday, August 7, after an overnight storm caused flooding near the Macedonian village of Stajkovci. Boris Grdanoski/AP
A dust storm moves towards Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Arizona, on Tuesday, August 9. David Wallace/AP
People transfer a woman to a safe area after flooding in Danapur, India, on Sunday, August 21. Xinhua/Sipa
A firefighting helicopter drops water on a forest fire near Santa Comba Dao, Portugal, on Thursday, August 11. Hot, dry summer weather and treacherous winds have combined to make life difficult for firefighters battling huge blazes in France, Spain and Portugal. Sergio Azenha/AP
Women walk in Huauchinango, Mexico, on Monday, August 8, after landslides caused by Tropical Storm Earl. Hugo Ortuno/EFE/Sipa
Workers observe downed trees and power lines Monday, August 22, after a tornado touched down in Concord, Massachusetts. Elise Amendola/AP
Scattered cars remain after floodwaters subsided in South Bend, Indiana, on Tuesday, August 16. Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune/AP
Rescue workers attempt to secure bamboo scaffolding that was damaged during a storm in Hong Kong on Tuesday, August 2. Typhoon Nida hit the city and moved onto mainland China. Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images
New Yorkers try to beat the summer heat on Sunday, August 14. Christopher Peterson/Splash News/Newscom
People and birds walk in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, during an early morning fog on Tuesday, July 26. Gregory Rec/Portland Press Herald/Getty Images
A thunderstorm occurs over Mount Sakurajima as the volcano erupts in Tarumizu, Japan, on Tuesday, July 26. The Asahi Shimbun/Getty Images
A girl is carried along a flooded road in Mandaluyong, Philippines, as monsoon rains intensify on Friday, July 8. Aaron Favila/AP
Flames from the Sand Fire are reflected in a backyard swimming pool near Santa Clarita, California, on Saturday, July 23. The wildfire forced thousands from their homes on the edge of Los Angeles. DAVID MCNEW/AFP/Getty Images
People trying to beat the heat rest an air-conditioned subway station in Hangzhou, China, on Sunday, July 24. XU KANGPING/FEATURECHINA/Newscom
A child plays on a sled at a ski resort in Cajon del Maipo, Chile, on Tuesday, July 19. MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images
Tourists in China's Yunnan Province watch the flooded Jinsha River at the Tiger Leaping Gorge on Friday, July 15. Visual China Group/Getty Images
A supporter of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders cools off during a march in downtown Philadelphia on Sunday, July 24, ahead of the Democratic National Convention. Alex Brandon/AP
Mist covers a radio tower in Vladivostok, Russia, on Thursday July 7. Yuri Smityuk/TASS/Newscom
People cool off from the summer heat in Baghdad, Iraq, on Wednesday, July 20. Karim Kadim/AP
A boy and his cattle take shelter on a bridge as their village is submerged by floodwaters in the Indian state of Assam on Saturday, July 23. STR/EPA/EPA
Damaged buildings and debris are seen on Saturday, July 9, after Typhoon Nepartak passed through Taitung, Taiwan. TYRONE SIU/Newscom/REUTERS/Newscom
Silvia Graham removes debris from a storm drain in front of her Phoenix home after heavy rains on Monday, July 18. David Wallace/AP
Storm clouds build over a highway in southern Alberta, near the town of Carstairs, on Monday, July 4. Jeff McIntosh/AP
Trees downed by high winds are seen in the village of Kolyubakino, Russia, on Sunday, July 17. Alexey Sukhorukov/Zuma Press
People in Pamplona, Spain, cool off in the Arga river on Tuesday, July 19. Alvaro Barrientos/AP
Army personnel rescue flood victims in Nepal's Nawalparasi District on Tuesday, July 26. NEPAL ARMY/AFP/Getty Images
From left, cyclists Richie Porte, Nairo Quintana and Chris Froome compete in the ninth stage of the Tour de France on Sunday, July 10. Froome would go on to win the event for the third time in his career. Christophe Ena/AP
A view of a "Manhattanhenge" sunset on Monday, July 11. "Manhattanhenge" occurs when the lowering sun aligns perfectly with New York's east-west streets to create a glowing ball of light in between buildings. Drew Angerer/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Lightning strikes the Ionian Sea on Friday, June 24, near the Italian regions of Calabria and Basilicata. Alfonso Di Vincenzo/Pacific Press/LightRocket/Getty Images
Firefighters rescue two women following heavy floods in Simbach am Inn, Germany, on Thursday, June 2. Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images
Cattle are herded through floodwaters near Chenango, Texas, on Saturday, June 4. David J. Phillip/AP
People are caught in a heavy rain shower in London on Wednesday, June 8. Yui Mok/PA Wire/ZUMA Press
People survey a mud-covered street after the floodwaters of the Elk River receded in Clendenin, West Virginia, on Saturday, June 25. Fast-moving floodwaters killed at least 24 people in the state. Ty Wright/Getty Images
A villager dries clothes in China's Jiangsu Province on Saturday, June 25. At least 98 people were killed and 800 more were injured after a tornado -- accompanied by hailstorms, thunderstorms and lightning -- hit eastern China, the government said. Wang He/Getty Images
Embers burn on a mountain as firefighters battle a wildfire in the area near Lake Isabella, California, on Friday, June 24. Jae C. Hong/AP
A girl cools off under a water fountain in Pamplona, Spain, on Wednesday, June 8. Alvaro Barrientos/AP
Buildings are shrouded in sand and dust in Zhangye, China, on Friday, June 3. Chen Li/Xinhua/Sipa
People enjoy the beach west of Gaza City on Friday, June 3. MOHAMMED SABER/EPA
A smoke plume of the Dog Head wildfire is seen over the Manzano Mountains of New Mexico on Friday, June 17. Dean Hanson/Albuquerque Journal/ZUMA
The Zouave statue at the Pont de l'Alma bridge, which serves as a measuring instrument for water levels during floods, is partly covered by the Seine River in Paris on Friday, June 3. The Seine River spilled into Paris streets, forcing many landmarks to shut down as it surged to its highest levels in nearly 35 years. Kamil Zihnioglu/AP
Tourists in Shanghai, China, stand along the promenade at the Bund on Friday, June 17. Lintao Zhang/Getty Images
Floodwaters from the Batang River carried debris that damaged homes and rice fields in Pariaman, Indonesia, on Friday, June 17. Ritno Kurniawan/Sijori Images/ZUMA
A man walks toward a Sydney beach with a surfboard on Thursday, June 2. Brendon Thorne/Getty Images
A tornado rips through a residential area after touching down south of Wynnewood, Oklahoma, on Monday, May 9. At least two people were killed after tornadoes rumbled through the heart of the state. JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images
Rescue crews search for a missing man near Brenham, Texas, on Friday, May 27. The man's truck, seen in the background, was found flipped over along Rocky Creek. At least seven people died in flood-related incidents after the region was inundated with rain, authorities said. Timothy Hurst/AP
Workers at the French Open tennis tournament sweep a court's tarp on Saturday, May 28. PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images
A wildfire rips through the forest near Fort McMurray, Alberta, on Saturday, May 7. More than 88,000 people were forced to flee their homes. Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press/AP
Children walk through the parched mud of the dried-up Varuna River in Phoolpur, India, on Saturday, May 14. Much of India is reeling from a heat wave and severe drought conditions. Pacific Press/LightRocket/Getty Images
A rainbow appears over Beijing on Thursday, May 23. Visual China Group/Getty Images
Lightning flashes in the sky behind the Gateway Arch and the Old Cathedral in St. Louis on Wednesday, May 11. The storm left thousands without power. Jeff Roberson/AP
Sri Lankan military personnel evacuate homes following flooding in the Kolonnawa suburb of Colombo on Friday, May 20. At least 100 people died and thousands were displaced by flooding in the country. ISHARA S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images
Road workers round up a pig that escaped after heavy rains in Changsha, China, on Friday, May 20. Tpg/ZUMAPRESS
A man looks at a flooded car on a street in Oberhausen, Germany, after a heavy storm on Monday, May 30. MARCEL KUSCH/DPA/AFP/Getty Images
A man crosses the Charles Bridge during a storm in Prague, Czech Republic, on Tuesday, May 31. Petr David Josek/AP
A lioness cools off by licking a slab of ice at a zoo in Lahore, Pakistan, on Monday, May 16. K.M. Chaudary/AP
Clouds gather over Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Friday, May 20, as Cyclone Roanu heads toward its coastlines. At least 24 people were killed after Roanu hammered the country. Khandaker Azizur Rahman Sumon/NurPhoto/Zumapress
Lightning arcs across the sky in Istanbul on Sunday, May 15. Anadolu Agency/Anadolu/Getty Images
A boy jumps in a lake to cool himself off in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Friday, April 29. zakir hossain chowdhury/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Fire and rescue personnel look at the scene of an overturned truck in Freeport, Maine, on Tuesday, April 26. No one was hurt, according to the Portland Press Herald. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images
Residents salvage furniture from the remains of their house, which was hit by a tornado in Dolores, Uruguay, on Saturday, April 16. NICOLAS GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images
A man sits on a rock in Amran, Yemen, after heavy rain flooded a street on Friday, April 15. MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images
A woman walks past a house damaged by a fallen tree during storms in Lindale, Texas, on Friday, April 29. Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph via AP
A skier enjoys fresh snow in Aviemore, Scotland, on Tuesday, April 26. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
A man stands on the parched bed of Vastrapur Lake in Ahmadabad, India, on Sunday, April 24. Ajit Solanki/AP
A child is lifted from a boat after being rescued from her flooded apartment in Houston on Monday, April 18. David J. Phillip/AP
People sunbathe on a beach near Athens, Greece, on Sunday, April 24. LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images
A man with his face covered by a protective mask walks on a street in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday, April 25. Air quality across the country was being affected by fine and yellow dust. JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images
A man rides his bicycle in a colza field near Dresden, Germany, on Thursday, April 21. SEBASTIAN KAHNERT/DPA/AFP/Getty Images
Mailboxes are covered with snow in Nederland, Colorado, on Sunday, April 17. Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images
People cross a flooded street following heavy rain on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan, on Monday, April 4. A MAJEED/AFP/Getty Images
Tropical Cyclone Fantala circulates just northwest of Madagascar on Wednesday, April 20. NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response
A paddleboarder rides a wave with his dog in Varazze, Italy, on Tuesday, April 19. OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images
Commuters drive through heavy rain in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Tuesday, April 19. ISHARA S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images
The Mapocho River overflows during heavy rain in Santiago, Chile, on Sunday, April 17. VLADIMIR RODAS/AFP/Getty Images