Italy has declared a state of emergency after flash floods on the island of Sardinia left at least 17 people dead and forced hundreds to evacuate their homes.
Hurricane Leslie has left 27 people injured in Portugal, as high winds and rain brought down trees and cut power. It is one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the Iberian peninsula.
Tropical storms are seasonal weather events. But they never fail to shock us with the destruction they wreak. DW ranks some of the worst and fiercest ever.
Tropical Cyclone Gita, which recently devastated Tonga, has tracked south and brought damaging winds and torrential rain to New Zealand. A record hot summer has warmed ocean surfaces.
Aid agencies and the UN have warned that Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are at risk as the monsoon season begins in South Asia. Heavy rains and cyclones could cause enormous damage to refugee camps in Cox's Bazar.
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