Tourists are seen taking pictures of Sydney Harbour in the rain on January 17th,  in Sydney. Photograph: Jenny Evans/Getty Images

Intense thunderstorms with heavy rains dampened bushfires on Australia’s east coast on Friday and brought relief to farmers battling years of drought(...)

Heavy rain falls ahead of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park. Photograph: Darrian Traynor/Getty

Up to 50mm of rain has fallen across parts of New South Wales and Victoria, dampening bushfires even as dozens more continue to burn. Fire-hit region(...)

The remains of a car  destroyed by bushfires sits near a home in the town of Balmoral on Monday  in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Getty

An Australian volunteer firefighter died on Monday and two others suffered burns after their truck rolled over when it was hit by extreme winds amid (...)

Firemen prepare as a bushfire approaches homes on the outskirts of the town of Bargo on December 21st in Sydney. Photograph:  David Gray/Getty

Emergency-level fires have swept across parts of New South Wales (NSW) and South Australia, and the death toll and number of injured firefighters has (...)

Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales (NSW) has declared a seven-day state of emergency as oppressive conditions fanned around 100 wildfires. Photograph: Dean Lewins/Australia and New Zealand OUT/EPA

Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales (NSW) has declared a seven-day state of emergency as oppressive conditions fanned around 100 wildfire(...)

December heat records are expected to rise in Australia from Wednesday as a heatwave moves across South Australia to Victoria and New South Wales. Photograph: Dan Peled Australia And New Zealand OUT/EPA

December heat records are expected to rise in Australia from Wednesday as a heatwave moves across South Australia to Victoria and New South Wales. T(...)

A fire brigade member beside a controlled fire near Sydney, Australia. Crews are working hard after an  estimated million hectares of land has been burned by bushfire following catastrophic fire conditions.  Photograph: Getty

Australia braced on Friday for strong winds that began to whip up bushfires in two states, potentially adding to a toll of more than 270 homes destroy(...)

A man walks through flood water in Rosslea, Townsville, Queensland, Australia, February 2nd 2019. Photograph: Andrew Rankin/ EPA

Once-in-a-century flooding in part of the eastern Australian state of Queensland looks set to worsen as the nation’s weather bureau on Saturday warned(...)

Beachgoers  at Bondi Beach in Sydney, New South Wales, which saw temperatures over 40 degrees, and drought conditions. Photograph: AAP Image/Ben Rushton/via Reuters

Australia endured its hottest month on record in January, with sweltering conditions expected to persist through April, the country’s weather bureau s(...)

Teens jump off the jetty at Glenelg beach during a hot day in Adelaide, Australia. Photograph: Kelly Barnes/EPA

The South Australian city of Adelaide set a new record high temperature Thursday as the country continued to broil in an extended summer heatwave that(...)

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