The dead have yet to be identified. Many were buried by landslides or in the debris of collapsed houses, which in many poorer parts of Brazil are shoddily built.
A calamitous storm has killed at least 13 people in Spain and left five others missing, as well as causing rivers to overflow their banks and contaminating vast agricultural areas in eastern Spain with salty seawater.
Gale-force winds and huge waves have smashed into seafront towns damaging many shops and restaurants, wrecking beach facilities and flooding some streets in the east of the country since Sunday.
Officials warned, however, that short, intense thunderstorms could lead to flash flooding, while lightning brought the risk of new fires being ignited.
Storm-related fatalities were reported in Texas due to icy weather, in Alabama from a deadly tornado and in Louisiana, where winds were so strong that a trailer home was lifted off its foundation and carried several hundred feet.
Interior Minister Eugenio Laborinho says 12 provinces were hit by violent downpour in the early hours of Monday, that came on the heels of a severe regional drought.
At least 26 people were killed in greater Jakarta, while three more were killed by flash floods in neighbouring Lebak regency in the south of Java island, officials say.
Capital Jakarta hit by its deadliest flooding in years, authorities say, as torrential rains on New Year's Eve leave vast swathes of the megalopolis submerged.
National Disaster Management Office Director Vasiti Soko urged locals and the thousands of tourists in Fiji not to be reckless as Sarai lashed the Pacific island nation with heavy rain and destructive winds.
Over 10,000 people spent the night in schools, gyms and government buildings hastily converted into evacuation centres as the typhoon made landfall, civil defence officials say.
Storms trigger multiple tornado watches and warnings over a span of several hours Monday with the The National Weather Service saying that the severe weather threat could last into the early hours Tuesday.
Two people have been killed in Madagascar after Cyclone Belna landed in the northwest of the country, causing heavy flooding and displacing hundreds, local authorities say.
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