Photos: Weather around the world

Updated 1446 GMT (2246 HKT) August 7, 2013
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A rainbow appears in the skies above a Hong Kong office building on Wednesday, August 7. Click through to see other images of weather around the world. Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images
A woman uses a parasol to block the sun's rays at the Bund, a popular tourist spot in Shanghai, China, on August 7. Eugene Hoshiko/AP
A person dangles from a power line before diving into the Ganges River in Allahabad, India, on Tuesday, August 6, after heavy monsoon rains. Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images
A man takes a nap at a recreation area in Salt Springs, Florida, on August 6. Ocala Star-Banner /Landov
A boy jumps into the Zegrze Lake near Warsaw, Poland, on August 6 to cool off during a heatwave. JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images
A boy takes in the scenery at Malvarrosa Beach in Valencia, Spain, on the Mediterranean on Monday, August 5. BIEL ALINO/epa/LANDOV
Lightning illuminates the sky near Görlitz, Germany, on Sunday, August 4. Florian Gaertner/DPA /LANDOV
A woman wears her clothes backward against the scorching sun in Jinan, China, on August 4. Zhao Xiaoming/XINHUA/LANDOV
A man prepares to secure his boat on the Ravi River in Lahore, Pakistan, on August 4. More than 50 people have died in flooding across Pakistan, officials say. Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images
Women in maid costumes throw water to the ground in the Akihabara shopping district in Tokyo on Saturday, August 3. They were taking part in an annual summer event to cool off the street. RIE ISHII/AFP/Getty Images
People watch a paraglider as they hike on the Niesen mountain in Switzerland, Friday, August 2. Temperatures reached 86 degrees Fahrenheit in central Switzerland. Keystone/Gian Ehrenzeller/AP
People relax in the sun in Victoria Park in London, on Thursday, August 1. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
People sunbath on lawns near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, on August 1. BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images
People take shelter from the heat in the entrance of a subway station in Shanghai, on Wednesday, July 31. More than 10 people have died in China's commercial hub, a local health official said as the city swelters in its highest temperatures for at least 140 years. PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images
Children take the plunge to cool off in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Monday, July 29. NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV/AFP/Getty Images
Men relax at a lake near Erfurt, Germany, on Sunday, July 28. Jens Meyer/AP
People fly kites during the Bali Kite Festival in Denpasar, Indonesia, on Saturday, July 27. Putu Sayoga/Getty Images
Umbrellas are out in force at an intersection in Hong Kong on Thursday, July 25. DALE de la REY/AFP/Getty Images
A young elephant cools down with snow delivered to the Whipsnade Zoo near Dunstable in Bedfordshire, England, on July 25. ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images
During a rainstorm Wednesday, July 24, wild ponies are herded into the Assateague Channel for their annual swim from Assateague Island to Chincoteague, Virginia, to be auctioned off. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Boys dive into the cool water of the swimming pool "Schwanseebad" in Weimar, Germany, Tuesday, July 23. Meteorologists forecast the hot and sunny weather to continue in the country. Jens Meyer/AP
People make their way past a building clouded by a thick layer of mist on Monday, July 22, after torrential rain in Pyongyang, North Korea. Wong Maye-E/AP
People cross a flooded road near the Triveni Sangam in Allahabad, India, on July 22. According to Hindu tradition, a bath at the confluence of three rivers -- the Ganges, the Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati -- atones for sin. Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images
Sunflowers blossom on a field near Langerwisch, eastern Germany, on July 22. RALF HIRSCHBERGER/AFP/Getty Images
A man tries to make a phone call on Friday, July 19, in a flooded restaurant in Kunming, China, in the wake of Typhoon Soulik. STRinger/AFP/Getty Images
Hudson the polar bear plays with a block of ice to cool down at the Brookfield Zoo during a massive heat wave on Thursday, July 18, in Brookfield, Illinois. Scott Olson/Getty Images
A girl plays in the fountain called "Appearing Rooms," by Danish artist Jeppe Hein, in central London on July 18. The United Kingdom is experiencing a second week of heatwave conditions. Oli Scarff/Getty Images
Swimmers enjoy the sunshine at an outdoor pool in central London on Wednesday, July 17. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
Mason Kraft, 5, keeps cool at the Highland Park Splash Pad in Cottage Grove, Minnesota, on Monday, July 15. Anna Reed/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT/Sipa USa
Sailboats dot Lake Ammersee, near Herrsching, in southern Germany on Saturday, July 13. Peter Kneffel/AP
Rescuers evacuate residents with an excavator on Wednesday, July 10, after a landslide hit Wenchuan, China. Flooding that triggered the landslide reportedly has affected 1.5 million people. ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images
A man reads a book in the sunshine on steps covered in artificial grass on July 10 in London. Oli Scarff/Getty Images
A waterspout comes ashore in Oldsmar, Florida, on Monday, July 8. Authorities say the waterspout caused damage to the shingles of a home and knocked down tree branches and a mailbox, but no injuries were reported. Pinellas County Sheriff's Office/ap
Heavy rains force people to walk across a flooded road and leave vehicles trapped on a viaduct in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province in central China, on Sunday, July 7. Barcroft Media/Landov
A man jumps into East Lake in Wuhan, the capital of central China's Hubei Province, on Wednesday, July 3. Cheng Min/XINHUA/LANDOV
A lightning strikes the San Nicolas Panotla community in the state of Tlaxcala, Mexico, on Tuesday, July 2. J GUADALUPE PEREZ/AFP/Getty Image
R.J. Hernandez, 8, of El Campo, Texas, is buried in sand as he tries to stay cool in Santa Monica on Friday, June 28. LUCY NICHOLSON/Reuters/Landov
A fisherman casts a net on the fog-enveloped Xiaodongjiang River in Zixing, China, on Tuesday, June 25. Chen Haining/XINHUA /LANDOV
Kayakers cast off from a boathouse on the Potomac River in Washington on June 25. UPI/Kevin Dietsch /LANDOV
A strong line of thunderstorms approaches the Capitol with heavy rain and winds on Thursday, June 13, in Washington. Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images
Floodwaters from the Elbe River inundate a yard with a swimming pool near Magdeburg, Germany, on Monday, June 10. Heavy rain has left rivers swollen across Central Europe. THOMAS PETER/Reuters/Landov
A dog finds a spot on a rubber raft among groceries and bottles of butane as his owner pulls him through a flooded street in Elster, Germany, near the swollen Elbe River on Friday, June 7. Sean Gallup/Getty Images
A boy cools off under a water tanker in New Delhi on Tuesday, June 4. SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images
A cat seeks dry ground after flooding from the Vltava River in Kly, Czech Republic, on June 4. MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images
Torrential rains leave Wehlen, Germany, flooded on June 4. JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images
People cool off in a fountain at Washington Square Park in New York at dusk on Friday, May 31, as temperatures reached the 90s. TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
Indian youth jump from a wall into the Nizamuddin Baoli on a hot day in New Delhi, India, on May 28. TENGKU BAHAR/AFP/Getty Images
Heavy fog fills San Francisco Bay as seen from Sausalito, California, as the city's skyline struggles to peak through on May 28. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Sunbathers celebrate the Memorial Day weekend in Long Branch, New Jersey, on Monday, May 27. Jersey Shore beaches are reopening as the region recovers from Hurricane Sandy. Kena Betancur/Getty Images
Rubble lines a wet street in a tornado-devastated neighborhood in Moore, Oklahoma, on Thursday, May 23. Severe thunderstorms barreled through this Oklahoma City suburb at dawn Thursday, complicating cleanup efforts three days after a powerful tornado ripped through the area. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
A funnel cloud stretches toward the ground near South Haven, Kansas, on May 19. As many as 28 tornadoes were reported in Oklahoma, Kansas, Illinois and Iowa on Sunday and Monday, according to the National Weather Service, with Oklahoma and Kansas the hardest-hit, including a EF4 storm that devastated Moore, Oklahoma. GENE BLEVINS/Reuters /Landov
A boy cools off in a watering hole in Allahabad, India, on Saturday, May 18, where temperatures have reportedly reached 117.1 degrees Fahrenheit. Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images
A dandelion seed reflects in a rain-covered path in Sieversdorf, Germany, on May 18. PATRICK PLEUL/AFP/Getty Images
Rescuers carry residents across a badly damaged road after heavy storms hit Hejiaqiao township in central China's Hunan province. AFP PHOTOSTR/AFP/Getty Images
A woman passes along the seafront as the rain falls in Weston-Super-Mare, England, on Tuesday, May 14. Matt Cardy/Getty Images
A sandstorm sweeps through Cairo, Egypt, on Monday, May 13. GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images
People take shelter under umbrellas during a boat ride in heavy rain on the Spreewald Canals near Luebbenau, Germany, on Sunday, May 12. KAY NIETFELD/EPA/LANDOV
Rain doesn't deter an outing in Jersey City, New Jersey, and even a view of Lower Manhattan despite the fog on Thursday, May 9. JUSTIN LANE/EPA/LANDOV
A woman exits a cab during a rainstorm on Wednesday, May 8, in New York. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
People soak up the spring sunshine on the River Cam on Monday, May 6, in Cambridge, England. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
Two men drive cattle across the crocodile infested Tana River in Keny'as Tana delton on May 3. Flooding from heavy seasonal rains has killed more than 60 people and forced tens of thousands of people from their homes. STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images
People in the Morazan neighborhood of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, sort through the remains of their possessions after heavy rains left two people missing and destroyed streets and homes. ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images
A lone fan watches snow fall during a delay in play between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, on Thursday, May 2. The game was postponed because of the weather. Ed Zurga/Getty Images
Snow covers an outdoor bar in downtown Golden, Colorado, after a spring storm dumped more than a foot of snow on Wednesday, May 1. In nearby Denver, the average date for the last snow of the season is April 26, but the record for the latest snowfall was set June 12, 1947, according to the National Weather Service. RICK WILKING/Reuters /Landov
A bee harvests nectar on a sunflower as temperatures soar into the 90s on Saturday, April 27, in Quezon City, Philippines. Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images
A man pours water over children swimming in an inflatable swimming pool to beat the heat in Manila, Philippines, on Friday, April 26. ROMEO RANOCO/Reuters/LANDOV
Fields and meadows are flooded by the waters from the Oder River near Lebus, Germany, close to the border with Poland, on April 26. The meadows along the Oder are regularly flooded during spring. PATRICK PLEUL/EPA/LANDOV
A Pakistani motorcyclist crosses a flooded street after heavy rain in Peshawar on April 26. Pakistan has suffered devastating monsoon floods for the last three years, including the worst in its history in 2010, when catastrophic inundations killed almost 1,800 people and affected 21 million. A. MAJEED/AFP/Getty Images
Horses and jockeys return to stables in damp weather at the Sha Tin Racecourse in Hong Kong on Friday, April 26. Preparations are under way for the upcoming Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup. Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images
Arnold Gropper, left, and Werner Simm fish at Lake Forggensee on Thursday, April 25, near Füssen, Germany. Lennart Preiss/Getty Images
Chef Paul Prudhomme heads to the Zurich Classic Pro-Am clubhouse at TPC Louisiana as officials order the evacuation of all temporary structures after a tornado warning in New Orleans on Wednesday, April 24. MICHAEL DEMOCKER/TIMES-PICAYUNE/LANDOV
The grounds crew covers the field at Fenway Park in the eighth inning because of rain during a game between the Oakland Athletics and the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday, April 23, in Boston. Jim Rogash/Getty Images
People take in the spring sunshine at Parade Gardens in Bath, England, on April 23. Matt Cardy/Getty Images
A camel herder guides his animals during a sandstorm on the edge of Khartoum, Sudan, on Saturday, April 20. IAN TIMBERLAKE/AFP/Getty Images
Hector Duran uses his bike to get through floodwater on Friday, April 19, in Des Plaines, Illinois. The suburban Chicago town is battling rising floodwater from the Des Plaines River. Scott Olson/Getty Images
Children still feel the bite of winter weather in Taiyuan, the capital of north China's Shanxi Province, on April 19. Zhan Yan/XINHUA /LANDOV
Sunshine bathes the banks of Inner Alster Lake in Hamburg, Germany, on Thursday, April 18. EPA/SVEN†HOPPE /LANDOV
Dark clouds hang over the Indonesian capital of Jakarta on April 18. BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images
Debris litters a river after a tornado and hailstorm hit Zhenyuan County in China's southwest Guizhou Province on April 18. XINHUA /LANDOV
People make their way along Champa Street in downtown Denver during a spring storm on Wednesday, April 17. RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images
A man rides a bike during a heavy sandstorm in Yecheng county, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on Tuesday, April 16. STR/AFP/Getty Images
A woman feeds a pig in her yard during a flood in the Belarus village of Snyadin near the Pripyat river on April 16. VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images
A sandstorm strikes Baghdad on April 16, during a rally where the head Shiite Muslim leader Ammar al-Hakim was speaking. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images
A youth jumps into a water well to cool off in Hyderabad, India, on Wednesday, April 10. NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images
Warm spring weather finds New Yorkers relaxing along the East River in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday, April 9. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Cherry blossoms bloom in Washington on Monday, April 8. A colder-than-normal March and chilly April delayed the beginning of the cherry blossom season. Peak bloom was originally predicted between March 26 and March 30. Win McNamee/Getty Images
People enjoy sunny spring weather, a break from an unusually cold spring, near the Louvre Pyramid at the Cour Carree of the Louvre Museum on Sunday, April 7, in Paris. PIERRE ANDRIEU/AFP/Getty Images
A passenger ship makes its way through a channel to the Swedish island of Husaro on Friday, April 5.
Tourists travel on a ferry near blooming cherry blossoms on the Okazaki Canal in Kyoto, Japan, on April 5. Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images
Villager Fu Xianxing, 70, walks on a dried-up field Tuesday, April 2, in Suining, China. A severe drought has caused a shortage of drinking water in the area in southwest China's Sichuan province. Zhong Min/Xinhua/Landov
Children play on the beach in Gaza City during a dust storm on Monday, April 1. MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images
Snowboarders and skiers wait to take a ski lift at Feldberg Mountain in Schwarzwald, Germany, on Friday, March 29. PATRICK SEEGER/DPA /LANDOV
A supermarket semi-truck passes icicles and ice-covered shrubs near Hazeley Bottom, England, south of Reading, on Wednesday, March 27. ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
A road sign peeks above a flooded street in Badolatosa, Spain, on Monday, March 25. CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images
Snow covers the shrubbery around the White House on Monday, March 25. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
Snow collects on a man sleeping on a bench early Monday, March 25, in Washington, D.C. KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images
U.S. soccer player Clint Dempsey, No. 8, is surrounded by snow during a FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier match between Costa Rica and the United States in Commerce City, Colorado, on Friday, March 22. Dustin Bradford/Getty Images
Cherry blossom trees are bloom in Tokyo on Friday, March 22, in a sure sign spring has arrived in Japan. YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images
Cold weather keeps Britons bundled up as they cross the London Bridge on March 22. Bethany Clarke/Getty Images
A bicyclist pulls a child on a sled through the snow on Thursday, March 21, in Berlin. KAY NIETFELD/AFP/Getty Images
A tornado leaves scaffolding in tatters on Wednesday, March 20, in Daoxian, China. ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images
Paramilitary guards walk along a street following an overnight snowfall in Beijing on March 20. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images
World War II veteran Sam Melnik, 90, shovels snow from his driveway on Tuesday, March 19, in Deerfield, Massachusetts. Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images
A jogger runs across a snow-covered street in Berlin on March 19. KAY NIETFELD/AFP/Getty Images
A woman takes a picture of the blooming almond orchards as spring arrives in Srinagar, Kashmir, on Monday, March 18. TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images
The aurora borealis lights up the sky at twilight on Sunday, March 17, between the towns of Are and Ostersund, Sweden. JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/afp/getty images
Trees are covered with ice on Saturday, March 16, near the town of Klina, Kosovo. ARMEND NIMANI/AFP/Getty Images
An early flower is seen through a blanket of melting snow at the Palmengarten botanical gardens in Frankfurt, Germany, on Thursday, March 14. ARNE DEDERT/AFP/Getty Images
Cows search for edible grass in drought-stricken paddocks on March 12 in Waiuku, New Zealand. Drought was declared in several North Island areas last week, including South Auckland, Northland, Bay of Plenty and Waikato. Sandra Mu/Getty Images
Brief but heavy snowstorms move across the Yorkshire moors on Monday, March 11, in the United Kingdom. Ian Forsyth/Getty Images
A nun walks through the rain under an umbrella in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Sunday, March 10. CHRISTIAN HARTMANN/Reuters/Landov
A cyclist makes his way along a snowy track near Ladmanlow, United Kingdom, on March 10 as a return of freezing temperatures and snow delay springtime weather for Great Britain. LYNNE CAMERON/PA Photos/Landov
A Chinese woman covers her head with a scarf as she walks near Tiananmen Square in Beijing on Saturday, March 9, as strong winds and dust storms swept the Chinese capital. WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images
Fog shrouds a dog and its owner as they walk beside Bourne Brook, in Toft Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, on Friday, March 8. CHRIS RADBURN/PA PHOTOS/LANDOV
A pedestrian walks past a mural at the beginning of a winter storm in Somerville, Massachusetts, on Thursday, March 7. BRIAN SNYDER/reuters/LANDOV
People walk as snow falls at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, March 6. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
People stand under the snow-covered "Cloud Gate" sculpture, commonly known as "the bean," on Tuesday, March 5, in Chicago, Illinois. Brian Kersey/Getty Images
Left to right: Anthony Jordan and his 6-year-old twin sons Griffin and Landin shovel their driveway in Sycamore, Illinois, on March 5. Brandon Ancil/CNN
Lightning strikes over Jakarta's skyline late on March 3 during monsoon rains. ROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images
Tourists enjoy donkey rides on Filey Beach on March 2 in Filey, England. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
A man covers his face as he walks around Tiananmen Square during a sand storm in heavily polluted weather in Beijing on February 28. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images
A man and a dog cross the flooded graveyard in the village of Monospitovo, Macedonia, on February 27. Torrential rains poured down on the Strumica Valley, destroying or damaging crops and households. ROBERT ATANASOVSKI/AFP/Getty Images
Ducks fly over the frozen Titisee Lake in Titisee-Neustadt, Germany, on February 27. PATRICK SEEGER/AFP/Getty Images
Frost-covered plants are seen on banks of the Usiazha River near the Belarus village of Usiazha, on February 26. VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images
A person walks through the snow at Marienplatz in Munich, Germany, on February 26. ANDREAS GEBERT/AFP/Getty Images