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.
The Canadian province of British Columbia has evacuated thousands of people as dry weather continues to fuel blazes, with 138 new fires starting in the last days. They are believed to be the worst wildfires in a decade.
At least two people have been killed and about 20 others are missing after huge floods swept away houses and tore up roads in southern Japan. Rescuers are scrambling to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people.