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Extreme heatwave conditions will affect parts of southern Australia during the second half of this week.
Parts of Western Sydney are having an exceptionally hot start to the year, with Penrith just enduring its hottest four day spell in more than 20 years.
Residents of New Zealand's North Island are expecting a wet start to the working week.
Whilst northern parts of Western Australia have seen their fair share of thunderstorms recently, southwestern and southern parts of the state have seen far fewer.
Temperatures have been steadily climbing across the Sydney basin today, the second day of a prolonged period of heat for the region.
Weather news of late has been focussed on the heatwave conditions plaguing southeastern Australia - and rightly so: these conditions are severe.
Temperatures will soar across Victoria today, with fire bans and heat health alerts issued across the state.
Parts of western Sydney could experience their hottest four-day spell in more than 20 years between Friday and Monday.
Extreme heat has forced organisers to shorten today's stage of the Santos Tour Down Under in South Australia.
Soaring temperatures will elevate fire danger ratings across parts of southern Australia on Thursday and Friday.
Parts of southeastern Australia experienced a relatively mild start to the week, although a prolonged heatwave is about to grip multiple states and territories.
Parts of Western Australia's lower west coast have just experienced one of their wettest days on record during the driest month of the year.
Perth is having its wettest day in five months as the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Joyce drag moisture across Western Australia.
Parts of Tasmania and the Australian alps received a dusting of summer snow on the weekend.
With the Australian Open of tennis set to start at 11am tomorrow in Melbourne, weather conditions for the first week of competition look to be a mixed bag.
The mainland alps have received their first snows of 2018 in the wake of a cold front that crossed the southeast on Saturday.
The mercury has failed to fall below 30 degrees through parts of the Hunter and Northern Tablelands overnight.
Ex - Tropical Cyclone Joyce may not be cyclone strength anymore but the system still packs a punch.
Tropical Cyclone Joyce moved over the west Kimberley coast on Friday morning as a category one system and is expected to move inland while weakening during the next 24 hours.
It could snow in Tasmania this weekend and the mainland alps may see their first flurries of 2018.
A pulse of late-week heat has prompted total fire bans in northern Victoria on Friday, with storms expected to develop across the state.
Tropical Cyclone Joyce has formed off the north coast of Western Australia and is expected to make landfall on Friday or Saturday.
Total fire bans have been issued in three districts of South Australia on Thursday, with temperatures set to soar across the state.
The Bureau of Meteorology released their Annual Climate Statement for 2017 this week.
Severe thunderstorms are affecting NSW and the ACT this afternoon, with a risk of heavy rain, large hail and damaging winds.
Australia could see its third tropical cyclone of the season form near the Kimberley coast this week.
Sydney's western suburb of Penrith recorded the highest temperature in Australia yesterday and possibly Sunday's highest temperature on Earth as well.
After Melbourne's scorching day yesterday, Sydney is breaking summer heat records today.
After a harrowing few days, conditions are beginning to settle across the country.
Currently the southeastern States of Australia are experiencing sweltering conditions.
Intense summer heat will grip much of southeastern Australia this weekend, causing the worst fire weather in at least two years for some areas.
This Saturday parts of SA and Victoria are likely to experience their worst fire weather in more than two years, some potentially since Black Saturday.
Residents in New York City are bracing for the arrival of a bitter winter storm that has already covered beaches in snow along America's southeast coast.
Melbourne is forecast experience its hottest day in two years on Saturday, with fire danger ratings expected to spike across the state amid hot and windy conditions.