Photos: Extreme weather across the globe
Updated 1553 GMT (2353 HKT) January 31, 2019
Parts of the United States are dealing with a brutal deep freeze that CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen described as "the coldest air in a generation."
It couldn't be more opposite Down Under, where Australia has been in the midst of a record-breaking heatwave.
In Europe, extreme winter weather has brought fatal avalanches and cut off Alpine ski resorts.
And a rare tornado hit the Cuban capital of Havana, damaging buildings and causing flooding in low-lying areas.