Lightning strikes as Australian heatwave continues
South-east Australia has been hit with extreme hot weather, with temperatures of over 40C (104F) in some areas, and several bushfire warnings in place.
In the state of Victoria, lightning strikes sparked more than 250 fires on Tuesday night, fire authorities said. A fire ban has been issued across the state.
Matt Jerram took this footage of a dramatic lightning storm in Melbourne, Victoria at midnight on Wednesday.
16 Jan 2014
- From the section Asia