Wednesday, September 23: Partly cloudy in Brisbane, 31 degrees. Sunny skies expected for Sydney, 24 degrees. 15 degrees and raining in Melbourne.
Tuesday, September 19: Partly cloudy in Brisbane, 31 degrees. Sunny skies expected for Sydney, 27 degrees. 18 degrees and raining in Melbourne.
Monday, September 21: Mostly sunny in Brisbane, 27 degrees. Cloudy in Sydney, 30 degrees. 20 degrees and cloudy in Melbourne.
Sunday September 20: Australia’s east will see light rain and partial cloud coverage.
Heavy rain has hit parts of South Australia, bringing a slight reprieve to desperate farmers after years of drought.
Saturday September 19: Extreme weather to hit southern states with heavy rain in both Sydney and Melbourne.
Friday, September 18: Raining in Brisbane, 20 degrees. Raining in Sydney, 19 degrees. 15 degrees and raining in Melbourne.
The US Gulf Coast is facing life-threatening flooding due to Hurricane Sally.
Sydney will see temperatures exceeding 30 degrees on Thursday, before a "classic southerly buster" brings a 10-degree drop for the weekend.
- by Mary Ward and Matt Bungard
Smoke haze has settled over Sydney due to controlled hazard reduction burns.