Stephanie Gardiner Sydneysiders have woken up to a grey haze and a strong smell of smoke, caused by a burn off in the Blue Mountains.
Severe thunderstorms slammed the southern ranges of NSW and the ACT this afternoon, with torrential downpours and tornadic activity.
Police are investigating if arson is to blame for a bushfire that is burning in the Blue Mountains for a second day.
Nick Ralston A drop in temperature is expected to help fire crews who were last night fighting a bushfire in the Blue Mountains that had forced the evacuation of homes and a high school.
More than 100 firefighters and a water-bombing helicopter were battling a blaze in the Blue Mountains last night that forced the evacuation of homes and a school.
Stephanie Gardiner Firefighters are battling several bushfires in the Blue Mountains, with strong winds making the blazes difficult to contain.
The Rural Fire Service (RFS) was alerted to the blaze at Megalong Valley about midday on Saturday.
Josephine Tovey The ceiling of a building has collapsed and a major road has been closed after a severe hailstorm swept through the town of Lithgow late this afternoon, west of the Blue Mountains.
Lisa Cox and Paris Cowan MORE than 22,000 tonnes of waste have been transferred to Brisbane's Rochedale Landfill since Friday, the beginning of a clean-up that waste management companies predict will take months.
Scientists downplay role of climate change as the cause of this week's huge tornado in the US state of Oklahoma.
Peter Hannam It's time to locate that umbrella again, with heavy falls later this week, bringing an end to Sydney's record dry spell.
Hamish Boland-Rudder While Canberrans shivered through a cold, wet Wednesday rangers up in the Brindabellas encountered snow from mid morning.
Andrew Taylor The Snowy Mountains is regarded as one of Australia's most pristine wilderness areas.
Deborah Gough Winter well and truly arrived in Melbourne today, putting an abrupt stop to an otherwise balmy month of May.
Hamish Boland-Rudder, Fleta Page There’s a cold breeze blowing from the south, snow dusting the Brindabellas, and the first frost expected within days – and it’s not even Anzac Day yet in Canberra.
Rachel Olding Snow has fallen early on ski fields in NSW and Victoria as a cold snap hits both states.
Peter Hannam Snow bunnies don't get your hopes up - one flurry does not a snow season make.
Dan Proudman Trapped and hurting from numerous fractures through his ageing body, a defiant Herbert Schutz survived four days in the elements by bunking down with his loyal kelpie, Boydy, to fight off the cold.
Tim Barlass Major changes to the food chain, weather and landscape of Antarctica have provided stark evidence of the impact of global warming, a report on a polar expedition has revealed.
Nicky Phillips Endangered species experts plan to save the mountain pygmy possum from becoming the continent's first climate-change victim.