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Climate crisis: 50 photos of extreme weather around the world – in pictures

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  • Marsden, UK

    Sheep rest on a hillside as flames from a moor fire rise behind them.

    Marsden: Sheep rest on a hillside as flames from a moor fire rise behind them.

  • Dorset, UK

    Visitors experienced unusual conditions on Dorset’s Jurassic coast in May as exceptionally high winds combined with a high tide to produce spume, which blew across the holiday resort of West Bay.

    Dorset: Visitors experienced unusual conditions on Dorset’s Jurassic coast in May as exceptionally high winds combined with a high tide to produce spume, which blew across the holiday resort of West Bay.

  • Shrewsbury, UK

    Floodwaters surround a car parked outside a row of houses in the west of England after Storm Christoph brought heavy rains across the country.

    Shrewsbury: Floodwaters surround a car parked outside a row of houses in the west of England after Storm Christoph brought heavy rains across the country.

  • Athens, Greece

    The Acropolis covered with snow after a heavy fall in February.

    Athens, Greece: The Acropolis covered with snow after a heavy fall in February.

  • California, US

    A man takes a photo of the plumes of smoke rising from the Palisades fire in Topanga state park near Los Angeles.

    California: A man takes a photo of the plumes of smoke rising from the Palisades fire in Topanga state park near Los Angeles.

  • California, US

    A firefighting plane drops Phos-Chek on the huge Jurupa Valley fire in May.

    California, US: A firefighting plane drops Phos-Chek on the huge Jurupa Valley fire in May.

  • Oregon, US

    An aerial image showing various clusters of fire burning across the state.

    Oregon, US: An aerial image showing various clusters of fire burning across the state.

  • Oregon, US

    The Bootleg fire burns in south-east Oregon, whipped up by dry conditions and strengthening winds.

    Oregon, US: The Bootleg fire burns in south-east Oregon, whipped up by dry conditions and strengthening winds.

  • Oregon, US

    Smoke fills the sky as the Bootleg blaze spreads, spanning more than 80,000 hectares.

    Oregon, US: Smoke fills the sky as the Bootleg blaze spreads, spanning more than 80,000 hectares.

  • Schinos, Greece

    Flames rise as firefighters and volunteers try to extinguish a fire burning in the village near Corinth in May.

    Schinos, GreeceFlames rise as firefighters and volunteers try to extinguish a fire burning in the village near Corinth in May

  • Oregon, US

    Portland residents fill a ‘cooling center’ to escape temperatures exceeding 40C.

    Oregon, US: Portland residents fill a ‘cooling center’ to escape temperatures exceeding 40C.

  • Oregon, US

    The sun sets amid smoke as the Bootleg fire expands over 225,000 acres.

    Oregon, US: The sun sets amid smoke as the Bootleg fire expands over 225,000 acres.

  • Erftstadt, Germany

    A fire truck splashes through a flooded street.

    Erftstadt, Germany: A fire truck splashes through a flooded street.

  • Erftstadt, Germany

    Houses in Erftstadt-Blessem have been submerged and some have collapsed due to flooding caused by thunderstorms. The death toll has risen to more than 120.

    Erftstadt, Germany: Houses in Erftstadt-Blessem have been submerged and some have collapsed due to flooding caused by thunderstorms. The death toll has risen to more than 120.

  • Verviers, Belgium

    Cars piled up at a roundabout after heavy rains and floods across western Europe.

    Verviers, Belgium: Cars piled up at a roundabout after heavy rains and floods across western Europe.

  • Liege, Belgium

    Members of the public stand next to a damaged boat after flooding in the city.

    Liege, Belgium: Members of the public stand next to a damaged boat after flooding in the city.

  • Rochefort, Belgium

    Rail workers stand near a derailed carriage after heavy rains and floods hit the area.

    Rochefort, Belgium: Rail workers stand near a derailed carriage after heavy rains and floods hit the area.

  • Moscow, Russia

    Vehicles spray water over Sadovoye Koltso Street to stop the tarmac overheating.

    Moscow, Russia: Vehicles spray water over Sadovoye Koltso Street to stop the tarmac overheating.

  • Moscow, Russia

    Women cool their horses off in the water at Borisovskye Ponds.

    Moscow, Russia: Women cool their horses off in the water at Borisovskye Ponds.

  • Goryachy Klyuch, Russia

    This video grab shows the flood-hit spa town of Goryachy Klyuch as heavy rains caused a rise in water levels on local rivers.

    Goryachy Klyuch, Russia: This video grab shows the flood-hit spa town of Goryachy Klyuch as heavy rains caused a rise in water levels on local rivers.

  • Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Rickshaws are pulled through a waterlogged street along with their passengers after a heavy downpour.

    Dhaka, Bangladesh: Rickshaws are pulled through a waterlogged street along with their passengers after a heavy downpour.

  • Mumbai, India

    Waves crash over the shoreline as Cyclone Tauktae bears down.

    Mumbai, India: Waves crash over the shoreline as Cyclone Tauktae bears down.

  • Kolkata, India

    A woman sits on the remains of her house, which was destroyed by Cyclone Yaas.

    Kolkata, India: A woman sits on the remains of her house, which was destroyed by Cyclone Yaas.

  • Goa, India

    Trees felled by Cyclone Tauktae are cleared off a road in Margao.

    Goa, India: Trees felled by Cyclone Tauktae are cleared off a road in Margao.

  • Shizuoka, Japan

    A police officer with a search-and-rescue dog examines the area around the site of a landslide in Atami.

    Shizuoka, Japan: A police officer with a search-and-rescue dog examines the area around the site of a landslide in Atami.

  • Shizuoka, Japan

    Police rescue teams and Japanese soldiers search for missing people at the site.

    Shizuoka, Japan: Police rescue teams and Japanese soldiers search for missing people at the site.

  • Saintes, France

    Rescuers on small boats help residents in a flooded area as the Charente river overflows.

    Saintes, France: Rescuers on small boats help residents in a flooded area as the Charente river overflows.

  • South Moravia, Czech Republic

    Two men clean sit on a damaged roof after a tornado tore through several Czech villages and towns.

    South Moravia, Czech Republic: Two men clean sit on a damaged roof after a tornado tore through several Czech villages and towns.

  • Hrusky, Czech Republic

    The tornado left a trail of devastation, injuring more than 200 people.

    Hrusky, Czech Republic: The tornado left a trail of devastation, injuring more than 200 people.

  • Moravska Nova Ves, Czech Republic

    Debris and damaged cars are seen in the aftermath of a rare tornado that struck and destroyed parts of the town.

    Moravska Nova Ves, Czech RepublicDebris and damaged cars are seen in the aftermath of a rare tornado that struck and destroyed parts of the town

  • Larnaca, Cyprus

    A helicopter flies over a forest fire in the mountain region.

    Larnaca, Cyprus: A helicopter flies over a forest fire in the mountain region.

  • Nicosia, Cyprus

    A firefighter douses flames in an effort to contain the island’s worst fire in decades.

    Nicosia, Cyprus: A firefighter douses flames in an effort to contain the island’s worst fire in decades.

  • Sydney, Australia

    A partially submerged car left abandoned in the suburb of Windsor after widespread flooding in New South Wales.

    Sydney, Australia: A partially submerged car left abandoned in the suburb of Windsor after widespread flooding in New South Wales.

  • Upper Colo, Australia

    A family of four is evacuated from a flooded property.

    Upper Colo, Australia: A family of four is evacuated from a flooded property.

  • British Columbia, Canada

    The Sparks Lake wildfire, seen from the air. The scorching heat stretching to Canada’s Arctic territories has been blamed on a high-pressure heat dome trapping warm air in the region.

    British Columbia, Canada: The Sparks Lake wildfire, seen from the air. The scorching heat stretching to Canada’s Arctic territories has been blamed on a high-pressure heat dome trapping warm air in the region.

  • Vancouver, Canada

    A man cools off at a misting station during the scorching weather.

    Vancouver, Canada: A man cools off at a misting station during the scorching weather.

  • Ashcroft, Canada

    A fire truck travels on Highway 97C at dusk as crews battle wildfires in the area.

    Ashcroft, Canada: A fire truck travels on Highway 97C at dusk as crews battle wildfires in the area.

  • Jakarta, Indonesia

    Severe flooding in numerous areas of the capital have caused more than 1,300 people to be evacuated from their homes.

    Jakarta, Indonesia: Severe flooding in numerous areas of the capital have caused more than 1,300 people to be evacuated from their homes.

  • Mersin, Turkey

    Flames rage as firefighters tackle a forest blaze.

    Mersin, Turkey: Flames rage as firefighters tackle a forest blaze.

  • Beijing, China

    A woman shields herself from heavy winds while commuting during a sandstorm.

    Beijing, China: A woman shields herself from heavy winds while commuting during a sandstorm.

  • Zhangye, China

    A sandstorm engulfs the village.

    Zhangye, China:A sandstorm engulfs the village.

  • Jiuquan, China

    The strongest sandstorm in a decade blows through the city.

    Jiuquan, China: The strongest sandstorm in a decade blows through the city.

  • Roermond, The Netherlands

    The Maas rises to a record height and floods campers at De Hatenboer.

    Roermond, The Netherlands: The Maas rises to a record height and floods campers at De Hatenboer.

  • South Limburg, Netherlands

    The fire brigade helps evacuate people from their flooded homes.

    South Limburg, Netherlands: The fire brigade helps evacuate people from their flooded homes.

  • South Limburg, Netherlands

    King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima inspect the damage caused by the storm in Valkenburg.

    South Limburg, Netherlands: King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima inspect the damage caused by the storm in Valkenburg.

  • Irwindle, California

    Firefighters battle brush fire burning in the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area.

    Irwindle, California Firefighters battle brush fire burning in the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area

  • California, US

    Tourists take pictures with a thermometer showing the extreme heat in Death Valley.

    California, US: Tourists take pictures with a thermometer showing the extreme heat in Death Valley.

  • Oran, Algeria

    The port city engulfed in a yellow cloud of dust during a sand storm.

    Oran, Algeria: The port city engulfed in a yellow cloud of dust during a sand storm.

  • Buzi, Mozambique

    Tropical Cyclone Eloise made landfall with flooding and wind speeds of 100mph.

    Buzi, Mozambique: Tropical Cyclone Eloise made landfall with flooding and wind speeds of 100mph.

  • Reykjavik, Iceland

    Hikers look at lava flowing from the erupting Fagradalsfjal volcano, which erupted for the first time in 800 years.

    Reykjavik, Iceland: Hikers look at lava flowing from the erupting Fagradalsfjal volcano, which erupted for the first time in 800 years.

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