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Australia has always been known as a place for extreme weather, and the current drought is just another example.
Parts of New South Wales are enduring what some call the worst drought in a generation as a dry winter has followed the second driest autumn on record for southern Australia.
Roughly 99% of New South Wales is currently listed as being in a drought.
Some farmers have said that trees there are 100 years or more old are dying from this current drought, to indicate the magnitude of the drought.
Leading up to the dry conditions in 2018, the 2017 year was the 20th driest on record since 1900 which helped set the stage for the drought this year.
While the current drought has been devastating and could have a significant impact on the upcoming growing season, its effects will fall short of the millennium drought which saw nine consecutive years of below-normal autumn rains which are crucial for the southern growing season.
That drought which took place from 1997-2005 destroyed roughly 50 percent of Australia crop lands.
Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull recently stated, "Now we are the land of droughts," while announcing $140 million Australian dollars ($104 million American dollars) in additional aid for farmers.
Concerns are only heightened by the fact that El Nino is expected to develop later this year. An El Nino typically results in below-normal rainfall across Australia which would only worsen the current drought conditions.
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This wintry scene in New Zealand will leave many wondering when the first snow will fall in their area.
The short answer is maybe, but regardless of whether a developing area of showers and thunderstorms to the east of Guam ever becomes a super typhoon, it will pose serious risks parts of the basin over the next 7-14 days.
Records continue to fall across the United Kingdom as the summer as a whole has been declared the joint hottest on record.
A slow moving frontal boundary has sparked days of torrential rainfall across South Korea resulting in flooding across much of the country.
It has been a hot, dry summer across much of northern and western Europe and a rare sighting of "Hunger Stones" shows just how big of a problem the current drought could be.
Rare snowfall was seen across parts of Uruguay on Sunday while graupel resulted in an icy coating across parts of eastern Argentina.
A newly developed tropical depression is expected to become the latest typhoon to threaten Japan this season.