Severe weather and heatwave hit Australia
A prolonged weather event is set to bring heavy rain, hail, and damaging winds to northern and eastern Australia, while Western Australia faces a potential record-breaking heatwave. Thunderstorms are predicted throughout the week, with severe conditions expected. Western Australia is experiencing extreme heat and fire danger. The rain promises relief to drought-affected areas. However, the rainfall is expected to be patchy and may not fully alleviate the long-term drought conditions.