Two days ago amid intense heat, grassfires threatened houses near Melbourne Airport.
Yesterday was the coldest February day on record.
At seven o'clock this morning, the Weather Bureau announced that 120mm of rain was dumped on Melbourne in the 24 hours to 6.30am AEDT - a record for a single day.
Right now it is 9.35am. The sun just came out and is streaming through my east-facing kitchen window.