The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a hot, dry summer.
Stark contrasts in weather have been noted in the first week of spring.
Warmer and drier than average conditions are likely for most of Australia in the spring.
July provided very little reprieve for many drought-affected areas.
Soil moisture is below average in many key farming regions in Australia.
New radars in remote Queensland areas will help local farmers.
It's been extremely hot this week in many regions of Australia.
Rainbow is set to receive a new radar weather station.
Dry conditions need special attention.
Warmer than average conditions are expected in August.
Drier than average forecast for northern Australia
Third lowest on record