As wildfires continue to rage across parts of the United States, emergency services in the United Kingdom are being tested by vastly different conditions.
In the United Kingdom, torrential downpours caused widespread flooding on Friday.
The county of Berkshire, in the southeast of England, is one of the worst hit areas.
The heavy downpours led to lane closures on the M4 in west Berkshire.
Whole neighbourhoods are flooded and people have been seen waving for help and using canoes to go from one house to another.
In the United States, boy Scouts and hikers were airlifted from a Utah canyon as a wildfire swept through a campground and destroyed a nearby motel, authorities said on Friday.
The fire started on Thursday at a campground 136 kilometres (85 miles) south of Salt Lake City, the US Forest Service said.
Another fire in the Salt Creek Canyon near Moroni, Utah, also prompted officials to close State Route 132.
This was the second major new fire in the state, which has already seen hundreds of firefighters battling the largest in state history earlier this month.
The United States' firefighting preparedness is at its highest level because of bone-dry conditions in the West and the number of fires.
In the Los Padres National Forest near California's central coast, firefighters made progress on a large wildfire and an evacuation order for about 50 homes was lifted on Friday.
Turkey is experiencing similar dry conditions, with the levels in its water reservoirs falling.
The water levels of Lake Kurtbogazi have dropped significantly in recent days.
The heatwave is still lingering over the whole of Turkey and the water levels in the lakes of central Anatolia, known as Turkey's grain centre, have fallen to their lowest level for years.
While farmers fear that this year's crop production might be less or non-existent, the decrease in the amount of water will potentially have an effect on the water supply for the entire population.
In Italy, temperatures at Rome's main zoo reached 36.5 degrees Celsius (97.7 degree Fahrenheit) on Friday morning, with a perceived temperature some four degrees Celsius (39.2 degree Fahrenheit) higher due to high humidity.
Measures are taken by the zookeepers to provide some relief for the furriest animals, which suffer particularly from the unbearable temperatures.
The brown bears, Japanese macaques and chimpanzees enjoyed a special breakfast of frozen fruit and juice.