A heatwave across four states has left Australians sweltering and placed firefighters on high alert, as schools closed and thousands of people lost power.
Tropical Cyclone Jasper is moving toward the Queensland coast, prompting the Bureau of Meteorology to evacuate staff from a remote weather station.
Tropical Cyclone Jasper has started to swing towards Australia and is set to weaken before intensifying again as it approaches the Queensland coast.
Extreme weather is likely to continue for large parts of Australia with people urged to stay indoors during the hottest part of the day.
A cool southerly buster is sweeping up the NSW coast after a day of sweltering temperatures in the mid-40s led to packed-out beaches and waterways.
Tropical Cyclone Jasper is heading for far north Queensland and is predicted to unleash widespread destruction with the loss of power, water and the internet.
Severe Tropical Cyclone Jasper is set to intensify and become a category four system, with experts predicting it may threaten the Queensland coast.
A looming tropical cyclone has prompted the Bureau of Meteorology to re-think their weather radar upgrade plans in north Queensland.
High temperatures are forecast for many parts of Australia with heatwave warnings issued for most states and territories.
Tropical Cyclone Jasper has formed 1500km northeast of Cairns as a category one system and is expected to strengthen as it moves towards the coast.
Eastern Victoria and southern NSW are contending with more rain as floodwaters threaten to cut off regional communities following wild storms.
Major flood warnings are in place for several river systems in Victoria as the rain persists, while severe storms threaten NSW and Queensland.
State emergency services have responded to hundreds of calls as parts of NSW and Victoria are battered by wild weather that is set to continue.
Every state has been put on alert for a heightened bushfire risk over summer with metropolitan areas among those under threat.
Parts of southern Queensland and northern NSW could cop giant hail and destructive winds of more than 125km/h as South Australia's big wet heads east.
Heavy rainfall and damaging winds caused widespread flooding in Adelaide and surrounding areas on Tuesday, leaving homes without power and delaying flights.
Emergency crews have rescued two people from a car and others from a home on the NSW south coast, with flooding in Queensland and Victoria.
Heatwave conditions are building across parts of Queensland, prompting a warning from authorities for locals to take precautions against fires and storms.
Queensland firefighters are on high alert with heatwave conditions and severe thunderstorms, including hail and damaging winds, predicted to hit some parts.
Queensland Ambulance Service has confirmed a woman is dead after a tree fell on her following wild weather in the state's southeast.
As heatwaves, bushfires and storms become more extreme there are fears the hot and dry summer could lead to a spike in heat-related hospitalisations and deaths.
Queensland's fire fighting focus has quickly shifted north to the Atherton Tablelands near Cairns after a fast-moving fire forced people to flee.
Queensland firefighters are bracing for a day of high temperatures and strong winds as a fierce blaze continues to burn west of Brisbane.
The death toll from the devastating Hurricane Otis has risen to 39, days after it ripped through the Mexico beach resort of Acapulco.
More than 8000 army, air force and national guard were deployed to help with the clean up in Acapulco after the beachside resort was smashed by Hurricane Otis.
Bushfires continue to threaten properties in Queensland with soaring temperatures expected, ensuring firefighters are on high alert.
A tropical cyclone is not expected to threaten Queensland's coast after forming in the South Pacific, the Bureau of Meteorology says.
A free app will allow people to assess and take steps to improve their home's bushfire resilience following the Black Summer disaster.
An unprecedented tropical cyclone may form off the Queensland coast over the coming days, the Bureau of Meteorology says.
State Minister Mark Ryan says Queensland will be ready ahead of what looms as a hot summer following fire chief Greg Leach's resignation.
Easing conditions have allowed fire crews to start counting the homes lost after a large blaze rushed through coastal communities in southern NSW.