It's been a wet and windy start to summer AAA good news for farmers, but frustrating for holidaymakers and everyone else waiting for the sun.
About 150,000 people have been left without power as a powerful storm slammed into drought-stricken California, bringing snow, heavy rain and ferocious winds.
Millions of people in the Philippine capital are hunkering down as a major storm that has so far killed at least 23 people churned towards the megacity.
Dan Parker travelled to the Philippines earlier this year to see if people were better equipped for a typhoon next time around - so are they?
The Philippines is facing a massive recovery bill as Typhoon Hagupit continues to lash the country, leaving at least three people dead.
Typhoon Hagupit has slammed into the east coast of the central Philippines, knocking out power and toppling trees.
Aid agencies say they are prepared for the worst, as Typhoon Hagupit bears in on the Philippines.
Golf-ball-sized hail has smashed cars and buildings as a super cell sweeps through Brisbane
The death toll has risen to 13 from a severe snowstorm in New York where blizzards, heavy rain and flooding have paralysed communities.
Fresh snowstorms struck the northeastern US, paralysing communities in a rare mid-autumn blizzard that killed eight people.