After a huge sinkhole swallowed cars on a street in Rome, we look at other craters that have suddenly opened up around the world.
Torrential rains have caused havoc in Jakarta and neighbouring West Java, as flooding and landslides have killed at least five people.
An average month's amount of snow fell on Moscow over the weekend, with the depth of the snow reaching 62 centimetres (24.5 inches) in some parts.
Rivers across France keep getting more and more swollen as more and more rain falls on the country,.
In temperatures as low as minus 30 degrees Celsius (–22F), believers immersed themselves in cross-shaped holes cut into thick ice covering rivers and lakes.
Three people were killed in Belgium and the Netherlands, and at least eight people died in Germany as powerful winds ripped roofs off buildings, toppled trees and blew trucks off the road.
Temperatures at the Australian Open have reached 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) with reports of 69 degrees (156F) being measured on the court surface.
While getting stranded in a blizzard is nobody's idea of fun, you can never have too many slow-motion videos of dogs jumping to catch snowballs.
The search for survivors and bodies after a mudslide engulfed homes in Santa Barbara County enters its third day. Seventeen people confirmed dead, with five still unaccounted for.
Hundreds of rescue workers and volunteers are continuing the gruelling work of hunting for survivors and digging up bodies in the sea of mud and wreckage in Santa Barbara County.
The death toll from the mudslides that swept through Santa Barbara county is expected to rise as rescue workers search for an unknown number people still unaccounted for.
Around 13,000 tourists have become stranded by heavy snow in Zermatt, at the foot of Switzerland's famous Matterhorn.
The latest photos of the massive winter storm barrelling into the northeastern US, as a rapid plunge in barometric pressure causes bombogenesis or a "bomb cyclone".
In pictures: Storm Eleanor's winds and waves batter western Europe after hitting Ireland and Britain
After battering Britain and Ireland, Storm Eleanor slammed into western Europe, derailing trains, toppling trees and halting flights.
Extreme cold weather has caused parts of the Niagara Falls to freeze as a massive winter storm, followed by possible record-breaking cold, moves up the eastern US.
The bone-chillingly cold temperatures have frozen parts of Niagara Falls and caused a mile-long pile-up on Interstate 90 near Buffalo, New York.
Across the northern hemisphere a few brave (or foolhardy) souls celebrated the festive season by diving into frozen lakes or paddling in frigid oceans.
Heavy snow led to travel disruptions, traffic accidents and school closures – as well as snowman building, sledging and a flurry of pretty pictures
The overnight deluge hit the industrial towns of Nea Peramos and Mandra, about 27km (17 miles) west of Athens, trapping dozens of people in their homes or cars.
Ferocious wildfires have killed at least 36 people in Portugal, including a one-month-old baby, and at least three in Spain.
This year's most powerful Atlantic hurricanes – Harvey, Irma and Maria – caused so much damage that 2017 will almost certainly prove to be the costliest hurricane season on record.
The storm that hit Vietnam caused its worst flooding in years, submerging more than 30,000 houses and damaging infrastructure, crops and livestock.
The week's best photos from around the world, from Hurricane Irma and Mexico earthquake to the Rohingya crisis and Australia's same-sex marriage vote.
With communication cut to some of the Florida Keys, many are holding their breath for what daylight might reveal.
Seawater penetrated as much as half a kilometre (one-third of a mile) inland in places.
Hurricane Irma, the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history, barrels across the Caribbean en route to Florida.
The best photographs from around the world of phenomena like clouds, lightning, rain, fog or snow, and the impact of weather on mankind.
The Texas-Louisiana border bore the brunt of Harvey's second coming, this time as a tropical depression.
Macau has been devastated by Typhoon Hato – the most powerful storm to hit the territory in half a century.
Typhoon Hato, a maximum category 10 storm, slammed into Hong Kong with winds of up to 155 kmh (95 mph).