We've had two weeks of extreme weather with a bit more to come. Tasmania doesn't burn because it's too wet.. but last week it did. Towns threatened, forests burned, 140 homes lost.
Then the extreme weather got to New South Wales and Victoria with hundreds of fires over several horrible days.
Tomorrow the heat gets to Queensland and we worry the same will happen there.
I live in South Australia where we get more than our share of heat, so much that the Bureau of Meteorology had to invent more colours for the heat map. Black for 50-52C (122-127F) and Purple for 52-54C (127-132F)...and you can see where I live on the map...see the Purple bit?...
This map shows the Cyclones (Tornadoes for you in the USA) At least none get here, in fact we really only get the tiny bit of rain left over after the rest of the country has had their share. (there had to be some advantages to living in the middle of nowhere) Our evaporation rate is four times our annual rainfall.