Both weather and health officials have warned Aussies to check on the vulnerable in the coming days as temperatures soar.
El Niño the dry, hot cousin of weather system La Niña has arrived and is expected to hang around for some time. So how bad is it going to be?
La Nina may almost be over, and forecasters predict a hot, dry and potentially deadly year may lie ahead. Find out how the weather is changing this year.
While the onslaught of wet weather wreaks havoc on Australia's east coast, some people are delighted to see the soggy conditions. Read more here.
More than 1,000 deaths have been attributed to the nearly week-long heatwave while firefighters battle to put out blazes across several countries. Find out the latest.
A historic drought in the US is being blamed for a produce shortage that has left Aussie food lovers hot under the collar. Find out what's happened.
Police warn there could be more bodies in the lake as the drought causes water levels to recede. Find out more.
The CSIRO's Dr James Risbey spoke about why the conditions which led to such a wet summer aren't likely to repeat this year. Find out what's happening.
New regulations have been introduced after goat thefts almost doubled in Queensland. Read about how the problem has worsened over the past year.
Agricultural production is forecast to be better than ever with record predictions after two years of favourable weather.
Following the drought, a couple from NSW has seen their farm completely transform, with images showing just how dire the situation was. But now the mood of the whole region has changed.
The megadrought is the result of heat from a blob of water in the ocean thousands of kilometres away from Chile. Read more about the phenomenon.
Climate scientists expect 1.5C of warming to be reached in the early 2030s. Find out what that means for our planet's future.
Extreme weather events are forcing climate scientists to find new terms to describe them. Find out what these words mean and why they're needed.
Parts of Australia could be bracing themselves for 50C days as the country crumbles to the impacts of global warming, a study has revealed.