A wild thunderstorm affected sport all around the greater Sydney area. Pictures from various events by Steve Lunam, Jenny Evans and wire service photographers.
Henry Belot Canberra is set for a wet and possibly wild end to the week with rain and patchy weather forecast to last through the next several days.
Peter Hannam Sydney's north and northern beaches bore the brunt of wild weather on Sunday afternoon. Residents reported tornado-like scenes and widespread blackouts.
Ben Westcott Authorities have lifted a severe weather warning for the ACT region, saying the immediate threat had passed.
Bitter cold in the United States might appear to contradict the notion of global warming, but with Britain's wettest winter and another hot summer in Australia, extreme weather events have pushed...
Peter Hannam and Amanda Hoh Heavy rain has started sweeping into Sydney's northern suburbs, with the south and west also getting a soaking on Wednesday afternoon, just as people head home from work.
Deborah Gough Victoria has had fires, 40-plus degrees and the rain is beginning to pelt over the state's north-west, but by Thursday next week we could have snow.
Peter Hannam Soaking rains are spreading across much of southern NSW but Sydney and the drought-hit northern third of the state are likely to miss the biggest falls, meteorologists say.
Peter Hannam Australians are so confused about climate change that their attitudes are affected as much by the daily weather as by the science.
Robyn Grace It may have felt like sleeping in an oven but Melbourne’s hot night has failed to reach the record books.
Ben Westcott It's the second day of another potentially record-breaking heat wave and Canberrans are already sweating in the heat.
Peter Hannam For grazier Rod Barnes, drought has advanced on his property and those of his neighbours in northern NSW much quicker than anybody expected.
Peter Hannam The leading US weather forecasting agency says the drop in data flowing from monitoring buoys is hampering its ability to detect changes in the Pacific, as conditions favouring a damaging El Nino...
Cameron Atfield Parts of Brisbane have been hit by flash floods as a large storm system set in on Thursday afternoon.
Hamish Boland-Rudder Canberra should brace for its hottest spell of weather since last summer, as Christmas Day shapes up to be hopefully a fine, warm day.
Mustafa Nuristani Melburnians can expect a scorcher this week with the mercury forecast to hit 40 degrees by Thursday.
Tom McIlroy Canberra is set to swelter through its hottest nights since last summer, with the city's nighttime lows staying above 17 degrees on Thursday and Friday.
Stephen Cauchi Melbourne's forecast top today has been revised down to 26 degrees, eight degrees cooler than what was originally forecast.
Peter Hannam Many Sydney residents sweltered through their hottest day since last January's record heat and inland suburbs are set to suffer through more days of uncomfortable warmth.
Colin Cosier The wind is gusting off Antarctica's ice sheet at close to 100 kilometres an hour as Steven Black ventures out with a large weather balloon.