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A very hot topic at the moment (see what I did there?). Here in the UK we have weather warnings for wind and rain this weekend, and in Europe they're heading for another spell of extreme heat which I'm sure will affect us too as it did recently. Leaving the challenge as the one word leaves plenty of room for interpretation for those perhaps living in more benign areas. I suppose many would regard UK weather as pretty benign. All relative.

 

As usual, images must come from Alamy and entries close at midnight UK time on 31st August.

 

Some ideas, mostly for fun:

 

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Well done on your win. Here's my 3.

 

Stormageddon in Australia

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The day after Stormageddon

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Angry seas after Stormageddon

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Climate in the US and in Nicaragua:

 

After a blizzard in the Washington, DC, area, trees show several inches of snow accumulation Stock Photo

 

 

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USA -- blizzard in the DC suburbs.  Too hot in the summer; erratic snow storms in the winter.

 

Woman watches tropical rain come down hard in Jinotega, Nicaragua.  Water is running high in the gutter. Stock Photo

 

 

 

 

Rainy season, Jinotega, Nicaragua. 

 

Church reflected in rain puddles on the church plaza, Boaco, Nicaragua. Stock Photo

 

 

 

Boaco Cathedral reflected in rain puddle. 

 

 

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Nice one, surely something for everyone this month!

 

Walking the dog (in adverse circumstances!)

 

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You can always run to keep warm

 

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or find a muddy pool to stay cool

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Badwater at Death Valley, CA, US. Extremely dry and hot desert climate

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Mild and pleasant coastal temperate climate in Denmark

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The Schneeferner glacier on Germany's highest mountain Zugspitze is literally going down the drain. Climate change has caused it to nearly disappear within the last couple of decades and and it is estimated that it will be completely gone in 25 years from now.

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For once, very tough to find just 3.

 

Gondolas in snow, Venice

Venice in the snow -gondola ferro, Bacino Orsoleo Stock Photo

 

Showers in Heidelberg

 

A couple with umbrellas in a rain shower at night  in Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany Stock Photo

 

 

 

The Bird(s), Leytonstone

 

 

 

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Good timing on this subject for the challenge!  My three.

 

1) People trying to cool off at a waterpark

 

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2) Mammatus clouds building before a violent storm

 

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3) A dust and sand storm in northern Arizona

 

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Congratulations! My three...

 

On a frigid morning, manatees cluster together to stay warm in the sheltered waters of Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River, Florida, USA.

 

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The edge of a front at sunset, Cedar Key, Florida, USA.

 

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Woman in red coat trudging through the snow, New York, NY, USA.

 

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My three ones

 

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A timely challenge. Here are my three:

 

Rainy Vancouver winter

 

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Vancouver haze caused by smoke from forest fires

 

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Keeping cool in the pool, Vancouver

 

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My three
Storm in Bantry.
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Ex-Hurricane Ophelia
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Storm Deirdre
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Three from here in Sidmouth

 

Rain...

A crowd of people huddle together and shelter from the rain under a shop awning in Sidmouth, Devon. Stock Photo

 

 

 

 

More rain...

Sidmouth, Devon. 30th Jan 2017. Rain, rain, go away. A cat shelters from the pouring rain under a garden bench in Stock Photo

 

 

 

 

and some stormy rain

Sidmouth, UK. 21st Oct 2017. UK Weather. People take photographs on the Esplanade as Storm Brian hits Sidmouth, Stock Photo

 

 

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Standard Poodle looking over  Lake Huron on cold winter day.

 

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City of Toronto just before severe thunderstorm

 

 

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A totally frozen Lake Huron (something that happens about once every 10 years). Dunes mixed with sand and snow cover the shore.

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Jill

 

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Severe thunderstorms cause flash flooding in 2017. A friend and I were sitting outside eating at a cafe near where we live and then it just rained like this, so it caused flooding within less than half an hour (so hard we had to go inside even with an awning overhead). When it let up I went under the cafe's awning and took this with my iPhone. 

Edited by Marianne
I added the year

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A freak spring snow storm in New York. in 2016. Happily, my magnolia tree survived the onslaught but it was not as full as usual after the storm. 

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Unusual weather in New York in February 2018 - 51 degrees F - led to a stunning sunset over the Hudson River.  😎(See what I did with the emoji for unusually warm weather)

Good challenge. And congrats on your win!

(Sorry no matter which browser I use, I can only seem to upload one photo per post).

 

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Three from me

 

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Climate Change. A sign on the Mer de Glace in Chamonix showing the level of the ice in 1990 with the glacier now (photo taken in 2014) a couple of hundred feet below.

 

 

 

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Quebec's summer climate - a young boy cooling off and playing in fountains in Montreal.

 

 

 

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Quebec's winter climate - a ship passing the Pont du Quebec on a frozen St Lawrence river.

 

 

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10 hours ago, Colin Woods said:

 

 

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Quebec's summer climate - a young boy cooling off and playing in fountains in Montreal

 

 

 

I love it.

 

Paulette

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Here's one for the hot weather...!bright-hot-sun-shining-over-la-palma-on-to-clouds-and-volcanic-landscape-of-the-island-of-tenerife-late-in-the-evening-giving-a-deep-orange-glow-to-th-W93P56.jpg
 
 
 

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Here comes my three:

 

warming up:

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Monsoonal rain thought the window:

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Heat wave in Nice France:

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On 11/08/2019 at 16:42, TeeCee said:

Three from here in Sidmouth

 

 

More rain...

Sidmouth, Devon. 30th Jan 2017. Rain, rain, go away. A cat shelters from the pouring rain under a garden bench in Stock Photo

 

 

Made me smile, great shot!

 

 

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First time entering competition. Here are my 3

 

Two aged ladies enjoying the sea view in Dorset, England

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Sunny afternoon in Jurrasic Coast, England where people enjoying the sun and taking selfie

 

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and the recent wind storm in England. Shot on Westminister Bridge, London

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