Each year, the US gets around four times as many twisters as the rest of the world combined.
The storm heads north toward the Florida Keys, gaining slightly in intensity after leaving a trail of destruction through the Caribbean that claimed at least three lives.
At least three people dead as howling winds and waves the height of double-decker buses belt eastern India in the Covid-stricken country's second cyclone in as many weeks.
Cyclone Yaas is set to turn into a “very severe cyclonic storm” on east coast, likely to come ashore near the border between Odisha and West Bengal states early on Wednesday.
At least 33 people are dead and more than 90 are missing after a monster Cyclone Tauktae slammed India, compounding the country's woes as it posted a new record number of Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours.
Cyclone Harold, its strength ranked in the highest category of five, passed over Fiji's south at about midday, levelling homes and snapping communications links in the archipelago, which has adopted curbs on movement to rein in the virus.
Sydney's dams have seen water levels spike dramatically though many inland areas, that are facing severe water shortages, missed out on the flows.
A powerful snowstorm hit the US Midwest, blocking roads and causing hundreds of flight cancellations that threatened travel plans for many people who intended to fly or drive to Thanksgiving feasts this week.
In recent years, smog has become a problem for some cities in Pakistan and neighboring India due to industrial and transport pollution and the practice by farmers to burn stubble crop.
Heavy rains have killed at least 100 people in India's Uttar Pradesh and Bihar states triggering floods and forcing people to flee. With more rain predicted, weather experts say September could end as the wettest in more than a hundred years.
Australia's Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says the drought is being driven, in part, by warmer sea-surface temperatures impacting rainfall patterns. Air temperatures have also warmed over the past century, increasing the ferocity of droughts and fires.
Heavy rains in parts of four Indian states – Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat – have forced more than 1.2 million people to leave their homes, mostly for government-run relief camps.
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