Australia - New South Wales and southern Queensland have seen torrential rain, over 900mm this week. Disasterous flooding and yet more rain with damaging winds up until midweek.
Much of Europe, not just the UK, has experienced unseasonably cold weather since the Easter Weekend, creating problems for growers, with the vineyards of France particularly badly affected.
With spring well and truly upon us, it's time to get busy in the garden. But if you're not sure where to start, here's a list of 5 spring gardening projects to help you get growing this Easter holiday.
Scouts and Guides have had many weather badges over the years, such as the Meteorologist Activity Badge. Have a go in lockdown, as you record two weeks of weather observations.
Occasionally you can get high temperatures at unusual locations across the UK. It's due to the air drying out and warming up after moving over hills and mountains. The Foehn Effect; it can break records.