Rain is falling in Australia and temperatures have dropped, but officials warn that fires ravaging the country will “take off” again.
Sooty rain fell down the east coast, from Sydney to Melbourne, with “torrential” rain reported in some parts of New South Wales (NSW).
But on Sunday night officials warned temperatures would rise by Thursday.
They also said huge fires in Victoria and New South Wales could meet to create a larger “mega blaze”.
“There is no room for complacency,” NSW state Premier Gladys Berejiklian warned on Monday morning.
Authorities have continued their efforts to provide supplies for thousands of people driven from their homes by the fires.
“This morning it is all about recovery, making sure people who have been displaced have somewhere safe,” Ms Berejiklian said.