While Santa has failed to deliver fine Christmas weather to parts of the country, our neighbours in Australia are bracing for an extreme heatwave.
Temperatures are expected to reach 40 degrees plus in some areas, up to 12 degrees above normal.
Australian correspondent Donna Demaio told Tim Dower the warm weather is expected to hang around for some time.
"In Victoria, there is going to be a six day forecast above 40 degrees. In parts of south Australia, the temperature has reached 46 degrees."
LISTEN ABOVE AS DONNA DEMAIO SPEAKS TO TIM DOWER