Some are terrifying, some are awe inspiring - all are beautiful.
These images, showing the elements at their wildest and most magnificent, have been released in a new calendar.s
Each year the Bureau of Meteorology and Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society organises a competition for the best weather pictures
SOME of the most breathtaking photos of Mother Nature in action have been compiled in the 2013 Australian Weather Calendar.
Published by the Bureau of Meteorology and Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, this popular not-for-profit publishing exercise, now in its 29th year, serves to promote the understanding of meteorology and oceanography through a fiercely contended photo competition.
This year's cover shot is a dramatic image of lightning striking the Q1 skyscraper on the Gold Coast taken by Ann Van Breeman who describes herself as a 'serious amateur' photographer.
Bureau of Meteorology calendar project manager Robert Kershaw said with so many striking images to choose from, the challenge was to reflect the broadest possible range of weather phenomena across all seven states and territories.
The pictures are most often donated for use in the weather calendar and remain the property of the photographer. To inquire about the sale or re-use of photos, please contact the relevant photographer.
January: An electrical storm perfectly complements fireworks launched to mark Australia Day 2012 celebrations in Perth, in a stunning shot by Matthew Titmanis
February: A thunderstorm sweeps over the Melbourne suburb of Carrum Downs, captured by Flavio Bonicelli
March: Sunset highlights streets of stratocumulus over Buninyong, central Victoria by Keith Day
April: Majesty and threat - A cumulonimbus with anvil seen beyond wind turbines at Burra, SA by photographer Helen Simpson
May: Ship in sea fog off McCrae, Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, by photographer Meredith Banhidi
June: In the wake of a thunderstorm, hail blankets paddocks at Marong, Victoria by John Allen
July: A squall line associated with a thunderstorm over Era Beach, south of Sydney by photographer Bruce Cooper
August: The ethereal beauty of a mist bow and fog at Mount Anne in Tasmania by Grant Dixon
September: A massive dust storm rolls over the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary in the northern Flinders Ranges of South Australia, in this stunning photograph by Peter MacDonald
October: A thunderstorm threatens the Gold Coast, Queensland by photographer Ann Van Breemen
November: The shadows of cumulus clouds dapple the parallel dunes of the Simpson Desert by Steve Strike
December: Lightning illuminates a cumulonimbus cloud over Corio Bay, Victoria by James Collier
And now they are flooded, again ?!?
Yep! Its a moving down the East coast starting to effect northern coast of NSW.
And this !?!?!