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There are more showers to come initially but next week starts off on a quieter note - will it last?
Emergency services were called out across the north east to pump water away from homes.
It's one of nature's most spectacular displays, but do you know why a rainbow forms?
Meteorologists say that as Australia's drought continues, the country will see more of such storms.
Satellite images show extent of flooding as Japanese rivers burst their banks.
BBC Weather in association with MeteoGroup
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