The heavy snow, rain and freezing conditions ushered in by Storm Darcy have led to severe disruption across Europe. It's been warmer in Greece but sub-zero conditions could arrive in the coming days.
Prime Minister Jean Castex has promised support for farmers and residents whose land was devastated.
Paris remained on flood alert on Tuesday with the River Seine's water levels still on the rise following heavy spells of rain.
Hundreds of flights and many trains and were cancelled, and aboveground New York City subway service stopped in the early afternoon on Monday.
North-western France on Thursday braced for heavy rainfall and winds of up to 150kmh, with a red alert issued in Morbihan, Brittany.
Japanese rescuers are searching for a livestock ship with 42 crew members on board that a survivor said sank during rough weather a day earlier off a southern Japanese island.
Sydney has been hit by its heaviest rain in 30 years, bringing widespread flooding.
High spring tides have compounded the risk of flooding.
Unseasonable warm winds and rain mean a gloomy, snow-free festive season for many.
Along with the arrival of December could be the arrival of a fresh wave of cold polar air, according to weather experts.
Winds could hit 90 km/h.