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We're 16 days into summer. Here are 16 photos from around Australia at the moment.

Smoke, snow and storms.

These have been the weather conditions seen in Australia within the first 16 days of our 2019 summer.

Indeed, weather extremes have been ever the extreme this December – ranging from hail falling to hazardous air.

And the severity is only set to continue, as ferocious fires continue to blaze in NSW and Western Australia. A heatwave is also forecast to deliver extreme temperatures to South Australia, NSW and Victoria this week.

Here are just 16 photos from around Australia that depict the first 16 days of summer this year.

Blue Mountains, NSW.

Summer 2019 Australia
Image: Nina Lipscombe.
Summer 2019 Australia
Image: Nina Lipscombe.
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Two Rocks, Western Australia.

 

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Sydney, NSW

Summer 2019 Australia
A young girl wearing a mask during a rally for climate action at Sydney Town Hall on December 11, 2019. Image: Getty.

Gold Coast, Queensland.

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Mount Buller, Victoria.

Sydney, NSW.

Summer 2019 Australia
Beachgoers are seen on Milk Beach as smoke haze from bushfires in New South Wales blankets the CBD in Sydney, Saturday December 7, 2019. Image: AAP.

NSW Alpine Region.

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Falls Creek, Victoria

Summer 2019 Australia
Image: Falls Creek/Facebook.

South Western Sydney, NSW.

Western Australia

Summer 2019 Australia
Image: Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA Incident Photographer Evan Collis/Facebook.
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Cradle Mountain, Tasmania.

Summer 2019 Australia
Cradle Mountain in Tasmania, release by Tasmania Police on December 7, 2019. Image: Tasmania Police.

Sydney, Australia.

Summer 2019 Australia
Image: AAP.
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Western Australia.

Northern Territory.

Wolvi, Queensland.

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