Tornadoes have caused mayhem in the United States, with forecasters saying the weather is unusual for January. The town of Adairsville in Georgia took the brunt of the storm, which has killed at least two people.
Hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated along the southeastern coast of India ahead of Cyclone Hudhud. High winds have already caused havoc in the region.
Cyclone Hudhud has made landfall on India's eastern seaboard, causing widespread damage. Deaths have already been reported as the storm uproots trees and damages buildings.
A powerful typhoon has made landfall in Japan, bringing heavy winds as it made its way towards Tokyo. Several people are already dead or missing as the storm hit the south of the country.
Swirling off Mexico’s coast, Simon has become the 13th named hurricane of the 2014 eastern North Pacific storm season. The new hurricane comes just as life had returned to near-normal following Hurricane Odile.
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