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.
At least 70 people across several US states have been confirmed dead, with concerns more will be found in the coming days.
Senator Ted Cruz has been accused of abandoning his state of Texas as they struggle through a devastating winter storm that has claimed at least 37 lives.
Millions of Americans have shivered through their third day without electricity and heat as winter storms batter the US.
The surprise tornado formed quickly late at night and tore through the neighbourhood like a 'runaway train'.
Power failures continued to plague millions of homes following a historic winter storm that has killed 21 people so far across four states.
Sydney has recorded its hottest Australia Day since the 1960s, with the NSW capital sweltering through a "rare" weather event.
'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 emergency warning remains in place for residents of the Perth's eastern foothills as a bushfire threatens to destroy homes.