At least 15 homes have been lost in a fast-moving, out-of-control grassfire burning near Carwoola in New South Wales, as police warn that number may grow once more information comes to light.
While eastern Australia was recently baking under a record-breaking heatwave, followed by wildfires over NSW and snow in Tasmania, Perth experienced interesting and record-breaking February weather of its own.
Extreme weather has been the talk of Australia, but thankfully the worst affected areas will see normality return.
Firefighters warn that Australia's New South Wales region faces "catastrophic" fire conditions Sunday as strong winds push hot air across a region already parched by a heat wave.
Residents are urged to avoid or leave bushfire-prone areas.
Australia is sweltering today under an intense heatwave with temperatures in the mid to late 40s...Celsius.
Our friends at Weatherzone in Australia have been tweeting the big headlines this afternoon:
The heatwave across the country is expected to worsen over the weekend, with Rural Fire Services warning of potentially catastrophic fire conditions.
The Bureau of Meteorology said New South Wales could face its hottest February day on record, as temperatures are expected to reach 47 degrees Celsius in western parts of the state.
Brace yourself, Australia: it's going to be like an oven out there for large swathes of the country.
Parts of Australia's south and east will swelter through 40-plus temperatures today as severe heatwave conditions continue to develop.