Communities on the NSW Mid North Coast have become isolated and a train has derailed after an enormous amount of rain fell just north of Coffs Harbour.
A firie with 30 years experience says when it comes to dealing with the impact of last summer's bushfires, 'the horse has already bolted'.
At least three homes have been destroyed in the terrifying blaze, while a firefighter has suffered minor burns and a fire truck has been incinerated.
'People need to take this seriously': Australia Day is set to sizzle with a four day heatwave pushing some areas to 45 degrees.
Australia Day is set to be overcast for much of the country but while some may be set for a hot day others should be prepared for a cooler celebration.
A BoM forecaster has issued a warning for the next two weeks saying: 'Mother Nature hasn't quite turned the tap off just yet'.
Fire crews could remain on the ground for a few days south of Perth after blazes burnt through more than 280 hectares.
An out of control fire in South Australia is heading towards a town which could pose a deadly threat if those in the area do not evacuate.
It might not be a cyclone anymore but the weather system hammering North and Far North Queensland is continuing.
The flooded road illustrates the deluge parts of Queensland have copped with one town recording 262mm in 24 hours, as authorities caution residents.
On average four cyclones cross the Australian coast in a season, but in 2021 we could be looking at six or more.
Australia has seen much more rainfall in December 2020 than it did this time last year with Sydney alone having 100mm more.