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Here's How Extreme The Weather Was In Australia In 2018

Parts of the country faced extreme drought while others got months worth of rain in hours.

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A lone tree stands near a water trough in a drought affected paddock on the outskirts of Walgett, NSW, in July.

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Firefighters stand by burnt out land at Carrum Downs in Melbourne in January. A teenager was charged for intentionally starting a bushfire, which continued to spread because of extreme heat conditions.

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A lamb stands beside its dead mother at Billaglen farm near Braidwood, NSW, in August. The state government said 100% of the state was impacted by drought, following a dry start to winter.

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An aerial view of flooding on the Daly River in the Northern Territory in January, where in one day 50mm to 100mm of rain was dumped on the region.

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French tennis player Gael Monfils struggled in the heat in his second round match against Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open in January. On-court temperature was recorded at 69C during the match.

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A cattle farm was damaged after Cyclone Kelvin hit the town near Anna Plains Station in Broome in February.

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A view of a dust storm rolling into the Outback town of Charleville in February.

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A cow cools down in a dam near Wagga Wagga, NSW, as temperatures hit 40C in January.

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A surfer gets wet on Tamarama Beach in January. Temperatures over summer in Sydney rose into the mid-40C.

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Houses were inundated with flood waters in Ingham in North Queensland in March. The region was hit by rough weather for a week, with more than 600mm of rain falling in some catchment areas during that period.

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A tree was uprooted after strong winds from Tropical Cyclone Marcus hit Darwin in March. Residents were told to brace for winds of more than 130km/h.

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Tourists continued to take photos on Sydney Harbour as a dust storm swirled in November. The dust made its way from drought stricken parts of NSW and reached the coast, where an air quality warning was put in place.

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Another fallen tree at a Gympie property after violent storms swept across parts of South East Queensland in October.

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Heavy smoke haze blanketed Sydney in April as the city experienced unseasonably high temperatures during autumn.

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Council workers clear a drain in Sydney's inner west in November. Sydney received more than a month's worth of rain in just two hours, with Observatory Hill recording 84.6mm by 7am.

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A bridge was damaged by a storm in the Molesworth area of Hobart in May. Some Tasmanian communities remained cut off for two days after a storm lashed the state.

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A firefighter inspects the grounds at Deepwater, Queensland. Officials were unable to asses the damage for days.

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Residents inspect the burnt out remains of their home following the March bushfires in Tathra, NSW. More than 70 homes and businesses were destroyed.

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