Australia weather: WA on fire as rain hits NSW and Queensland

Extreme weather smashes Australia with one side of the country BURNING and the other hit with 80mm worth of rain in an HOUR - here's the weather forecast near you Countless residents in WA are being forced to endure scorching temperatures Very different story in Queensland, who are feeling the effects of continual rain More extreme temperatures are predicted for WA residents leading into Sunday A raging bushfire has been burning for several days, forcing locals to flee 

By Andrew Prentice For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 15:33 GMT, 6 January 2021 | Updated: 17:06 GMT, 6 January 2021

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Australia's extreme weather has been on full display, with incessant rain in Queensland, wild storms in New South Wales and with raging bushfires in Western Australia.

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A blaze which began accidentally in Red Gully, north of Perth, on Saturday has since has burnt through more than 9,000 hectares of land.

Many residents have been forced out of their homes across the Ocean Farms Estate and Seaview areas after the fire jumped containment lines. People have been advised to evacuate their homes as quickly as they can.

The emergency warning in Western Australia covers parts of Regans Ford, Cowalla, Moore River National Park, Nilgen, Mimegarra, Wedge Island, Karakin, Orange Springs and Lancelin, according to the ABC.

A blaze in Red Gully, north of Perth (pictured) has burnt through more than 9000 hectares of land since Saturday

A blaze in Red Gully, north of Perth (pictured) has burnt through more than 9000 hectares of land since Saturday

Residents have been advised to evacuate their homes immediately as the blaze near Gingin, north of Perth (pictured above) continues to advance

Residents have been advised to evacuate their homes immediately as the blaze near Gingin, north of Perth (pictured above) continues to advance

With temperatures of up to 43C forecast in some areas for Friday, firefighters will also have to deal with a strong change from an easterly to a southerly wind.

Premier Mark McGowan thanked the professional and volunteer workers working tirelessly to combat the relentless fires.

'The hot and windy conditions have been very challenging,' he said in a statement.

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'With more hot and windy conditions forecasted for the next few days, and temperatures forecast in the high 30 and 40's we can expect that elevated fire risk to come.'

It has been a very different story in Queensland, with rainfall of up to 80mm in some areas across an hour in the Ipswich region, in Brisbane's west on Wednesday.

finally expected to emerge on the weekend. Sydney has been hit with weeks of seemingly endless rain, with wild thunderstorms lighting up the city's sky on Monday and Tuesday

finally expected to emerge on the

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