As heatwaves are expected to become more frequent and more intense, regional Australians and their communities are learning how to adapt.
A dangerous winter storm has swept across Canada and the eastern US, knocking out power and grounding thousands of holiday weekend flights.
Jan Wolfe and Kanishka Singh
A tsunami warning has been issued for parts of Australia's east coast after an undersea volcanic explosion near Tonga.
Broome has been battered by wild weather, triggered by ex-Tropical Cyclone Tiffany, with strong winds, thunderstorms, rain and even hail smashing the coastal town overnight.
The South West is set for its coolest weekend in weeks, with the mercury likely to drop well below 30C in most parts of the region.
Western Australia's northwest coast has experienced some of its hottest temperatures on record, with the heatwave set to continue for parts of the region.
Perth is set for another summer scorcher next week, with the mercury expected to crack 40 degrees for the first time this month.
A tropical cyclone has been downgraded after it slammed into Queensland before tracking west and crossing into the Northern Territory.
The European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service says the last seven years were the world's warmest "by a clear margin" in records dating back to 1850.
Seven of the past nine years have been among New Zealand's warmest on record, and 2021 was the hottest of the lot, according to NIWA's Annual Climate Summary.
The number of tourists killed when a heavy snowstorm buried their cars on route to a Pakistan snow resort has risen to 22.
A city centre has been inundated while a father and daughter survived for two nights by clinging to a tree as floodwaters wreak havoc in Queensland.
At least 21 people who were stuck in their vehicles have died after temperatures plunged during heavy snowfall at a mountain resort town in Pakistan.
Qamar Zaman, dpa
At least 16 people who were stuck in their vehicles have died after temperatures fell to minus 8C during heavy snowfall at a mountain resort town in Pakistan.
The body of a man has been found inside a utility swept away by floodwaters in the wake of former tropical cyclone Seth, north of Brisbane.
The United States remains in the grip of wild weather, with the northwest of the country experiencing widespread flooding, and snowstorms blasting the east.
Susan Heavey and Brendan O'Brien
Heavy showers have been forecast across Queensland with the chance of a tropical cyclone forming in the state's far north as Seth peters out in the southeast.
After a run of extremely hot weekends, Bunbury and the South West are set for some relief from the sweltering conditions which ruled the festive period.
Washington D.C. is facing its second heavy snowstorm in a week as a 'bomb cyclone' threatens a white-out for the eastern United States.
Dangerous thunderstorms are predicted to hit Melbourne with rain, hail and wind forecast as southwest Victoria mops up from flash flooding.
Tokyo has shivered under an unusually prolonged snowfall, with heavy snow warnings issued for the city for the first time in four years.
Ex-tropical cyclone Seth is expected to cross the Queensland coast, ensuring heavy rain for the state's southeast in the coming days.
The Bureau of Meteorology has revealed 2021 was Australia's coolest year in nearly a decade after record November rainfall levels.
The last of thousands of travellers stranded overnight in freezing conditions on a major US highway have been freed, 24 hours after the storm that trapped them.
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