January's 'polar vortex' returned to bury most of the US in snow... despite a record number of 'winter wildfires' breaking out as far north as Oregon.
Mount Sinabung in Indonesia erupted spectacularly... then a string of volcanoes followed the ensuing pyroclastic cloud down the mountain, while another major volcanic eruption occurred in Ecuador.
Severe flooding, tidal surges and hurricane force winds hit Western Europe, while Eastern Europe was hit by heavy snow and ice-storms.
A wildfire broke out in Wales between winter storms... as Atlanta, Georgia was knocked out by snow.
There were record snowfalls in Iran and Tokyo, more 'strange sky sounds' and the Great Lakes almost completely froze over.
A waterspout was filmed off the Australian coast, a major heatwave hit Brazil, and sinkholes opened up all over UK...
Is this normal?!