Locals said that something like this this had not happened in several years.
After wildfires affecting vast forest areas, Australia was hit by storms. Although the rain is not enough to extinguish the fires, it was welcomed.
In some parts of New South Wales, there were even floods, and locals said it hadn't happened in several years.
Stormy weather on Monday and over the weekend caused flooding in western and northwestern Greece, where fire service crews were dispatched to pump water out of flooded houses and municipal workers to remove debris from streets.
The problems were most acute in the region of Arta, where heavy rainfall caused the Bousis stream to burst its banks and flood farms.
About 60 percent of Venice's historic centre is underwater again. The level of tidal waves from the lagoon, in which the Italian city is located, reached 144 centimeters.
There have been about 20 similar cases in the recent history of the city, but in recent years these phenomena have become more frequent.
About 70% of Venice is underwater once again. The water level has reached 150 cm above sea level, Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said, DPA and BTA reported.
The city's lowest point, San Marco Square, was flooded and closed to tourists. The UNESCO-protected city lagoon was flooded for the third time in less than a week.
Authorities in Crete are advising residents and visitors to exercise extreme caution on Friday, as weather forecasts warn of powerful storms hitting the island.
The fire service advised residents to clear gutters and balcony drains, but also to avoid walking or driving in any areas where there are even the smallest signs of possible flooding.