Australia fires: More scorching weather forecast
9 January 2013 Last updated at 22:42 GMT
Weather forecasters in Australia say the weekend will see the return of the scorching temperatures which have added to the ferocity of bushfires in the south-east of the country.
On Wednesday cooler temperatures had brought some relief for the emergency services fighting to contain the fires raging across large parts of New South Wales.
Nick Bryant reports from New South Wales.