Penrith is scorching with the hottest day in the western parts of the city
NSW and Queensland are set to experience temps of up to 16 degrees and 14 degrees respectively on Monday and a low to severe heatwave expected to hit the eastern states.
According to meteorologists, the air over the Antarctica has hit record icy levels not typical with this time of the year
Temperatures similar to those of summer and heightened fire dangers are also predicted in most parts of Victoria and South Australia today.
Queensland will be the most affected and residents are being warned of impending extreme weather with heavy storms, intense heatwave and high fire danger predicted.
Heavy thunderstorms are expected across most parts of the state tomorrow before high temperatures set in during the weekend.
Melbourne is forecast to experience temperature peak of 30 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, with possible afternoon thunderstorms on the outskirts of western suburbs.
A grass fire happening at the Southern Expressway at Lonsdale has brought a heavy smoke haze that’s causing poor visibility for many drivers.
The storm triggered a warning from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services advising people living in Western Australia’s southwest, Great Southern and South Coastal as well as in Central Wheatbelt and Lower West districts to take immediate steps to mitigate the risks.
the current weather was synonymous with winter but not typical for this time of the year