Wild weather continues to disrupt around the country this week.

Sydney was smashed with wild storms on Monday, with the city recording tens of thousands of lightning strikes in just a few hours.

Four people were also knocked unconscious by a strike at Sydney’s Botanic Gardens.

The NSW State Emergency Services carried out seven rescues in the metro area and state-wide received 575 calls for help.

Meanwhile further south there are calls for inquiry into Victoria’s major power outage after more than half a million homes and businesses lost power during wild storms across the state last week.

Some homes remain without power almost a week after transmission lines were downed during the wild weather.

In the west extreme weather has left Perth and much of Western Australia sweltering through yet another heatwave.

Carnarvon soared to 49.9C, believed to be the world’s hottest temperature recorded this year.

Ex-cyclone Lincoln is also headed towards WA, bringing heavy rainfall and dangerous flash flooding.