Sun or shine - it's all about the climate.
The Earth's atmosphere determines whether we'll experience hot or cold, wetness or dryness, calm or storm, clear skies or clouds. Weather is universal - and universally significant. Here's a DW compilation of content.
'Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it,' said 19th century American writer, Charles Dudley Warner. DW Washington correspondent, Miodrag Soric, braved the elements to find out what could have been bad enough to delay a state visit by Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Hunger for data is driving the market for satellites. Weather forecasts, navigation systems, and soon, even self-driving cars - all of them rely on signals from space - and one mid-sized German company has been building satellites for 30 years.
Thousands of voters braved rainy weather to express support for the beleaguered conservative candidate Francois Fillon. He vowed to continue his candidacy, even as many in his party seem to be abandoning him.