Weather conditions influence the size, intensity and speed of bushfires – and how dangerous they can be. We issue fire weather warnings when conditions are likely to be dangerous, to help keep Australians safe.
Learn about the peak seasons for bushfires across Australia.
Find out how weather influences bushfires and the impact of climate change.
Learn how fires create thunderstorms and how we forecast this.
Find out about Australian fire weather warnings, fire danger ratings and the fire behaviour index.
Learn about some of Australia's worst bushfires.
State and territory health and environment agencies are responsible for monitoring bushfire smoke and warning the community when the air quality exceeds safe levels.
We include information about smoke haze in forecasts when it's expected to be significant.