This Week in Weird Weather

Our top eight photos of rogue waves, volcanic eruptions, flooding and other nasty stuff. AP Photo/Carmelo Imbesi

Another week, another dozen signs of impending climate apocalypse, or something. In England, a severe storm cut power to more than 200,000 homes as 100-mile-per-hour winds tore up trees and send Brits skittering into their flats. Not that they were the only ones getting wet: torrential downpours also hit India, Myanmar, and Russia this week. Meanwhile, Italy's Mount Etna volcano, Europe's most active, erupted in style, sending up a plume of ash visible for miles around. Fortunately the lava flow didn't necessitate any evaluations. Etna's last temper tantrum took place in 1992.

In the U.S. of A, all eyes were on the eastern seaboard, which commemorated the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. While many homes have been rebuilt -- and beaches shored up against the possibility of a repeat disaster -- residents in New York City's Staten Island and Breezy Point, Queens, are still struggling to recover.

Members of the public watch as large waves, produced by storm-force winds, break against the harbor wall on October 28, 2013 in Dover, England. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places. Oli Scarff/Getty Images
Indian villager wade through floodwaters in Ganjam district of Orissa state, India, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Days of torrential rains have unleashed floods in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, killing dozens of people and forcing the evacuation of more than 70,000 others from hundreds of low-lying villages. AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout
Smoke billows during an eruption of Mount Etna volcano as seen from the village of Viagrande, near the Sicilian town of Catania, Italy, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, has erupted, sending up a towering plume of ash visible in much of eastern Sicily. Etna's eruptions are not infrequent, although the last major one occurred in 1992. Catania airport said the eruption Saturday forced closure of nearby air space before dawn, but authorities lifted the closure in early morning. Several inhabited villages dot the mountain's slopes, but evacuations weren't necessary despite the lava flow. AP Photo/Carmelo Imbesi
Contractors work on clearing the debris after a tree fell on car during a storm in London on October 28, 2013. More than 300,000 homes were left without power across northern Europe and trains and planes cancelled as a fierce storm battered the region, leaving at least three people dead. Daniel Sorabji/AFP/Getty Images
Will Brewer, 4, plays in the foam washed ashore on the Brighton seafront on October 27, 2013 as high winds pick up ahead of an expected storm. Britain was braced on October 27 for its worst storm in a decade, with heavy rain and winds of more than 80 miles (130 kilometers) an hour set to batter the south of the country. Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images
A flag is seen near a neighborhood where homes were destroyed by hurricane Sandy in October 2012 in Ortley Beach, New Jersey October 27, 2013. Progress is being seen to areas along the beachfront area while others remain untouched with just days until the one year anniversary of the storm. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
People wade through the water as they cross a road that has been cut off from traffic by flash floods following heavy rain in Minhla township, Magwe district, Myanmar. October 28, 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
A woman with an umbrella walks opposite the Peter and Paul fortress during strong storm winds and rain in central St. Petersburg October 29, 2013. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk