Fifty bushwalkers have been airlifted to safety in Tasmania's Southwest National Park after lightning strikes sparked a series of fires across the state.
Tennis players are sweating, toxic ozone warnings are out for Sydney and fruit is cooking on the branches.
Records have tumbled for the hottest January day in several NSW towns as the state endures day two of a severe heatwave.
Talking about breaking heat records in Australia this summer is starting to sound like, well, a broken record.
It's been a slow start to northern Australia's wet season, but a burst of tropical rainfall - and potentially increased tropical cyclone activity - could be on the horizon.
Extreme heat in South Australia is leading to heavy losses for stone fruit growers, with their produce burning from the inside out.