Chunks of falling glacier caused a massive wave that came straight at a pair of kayakers in Alaska.
Onlookers watched as a huge pod of dolphins - known as a super- or megapod - swam alongside them.
The storm swept over Mildura in Australia with wind gusts reaching up to 87km/h (54mph).
Japan's "hanami" or "flower viewing" season boosted the economy by about $2.7bn, recent statistics show.
A surprise guest makes an appearance in the BBC Scotland weather forecast. But who is it?