A landslide on the outskirts of the city of Hiroshima, triggered by torrential rain, has left at least 27 people dead, including several children.
Following a summer that has been dominated by sunshine and warmth, this week will see the arrival of cooler air and some unseasonably chilly nights for August.
From menacing storm clouds to colourful sunsets, the weather really has put on a fantastic display in recent days, so I thought I'd pull together a selection of images for you to see.
The remnants of Hurricane Bertha are heading our way this weekend, bringing the potential for unseasonably heavy rain and strong winds.
Live flood warnings and alerts for England and Wales, updated every 15 minutes with the latest data from the Environment Agency, informing of flood risk in each area.
The people of the Hawaiian islands are preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Iselle, threatening to bring damaging winds, heavy rain, which could cause flash flooding and mudslides.
Following a pretty good summer so far with sunshine and warmth, we could have a rude awakening later this weekend as the remnants of a hurricane bring us wet and windy weather.
During the past week, there has been a marked rise in the number of tropical storms around the world, as the cumulative heat of summer provides energy for them to thrive.
Satellites now have an array of equipment on-board, allowing storms not only to be viewed from space, but sliced down the middle, with a side on profile view.
Heavy monsoon rains triggered a landslide in India on Wednesday, burying up to 150 in a village around 37 miles from the western city of Pune in Maharashtra.
Thunderstorms, torrential rain and hail hit parts of south east England on Monday morning, causing flash flooding and travel disruption.
Taiwan is bracing itself for Typhoon Matmo to strike on Tuesday night (local time), giving damaging gusts of wind, torrential rain and a storm surge at the coast.