These images, showing the elements at their wildest and most magnificent, have been released in a new calendar.
Each year the Bureau of Meteorology and Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society organizes a competition for the best weather pictures.
An electrical storm perfectly complements fireworks launched to mark
Australia Day 2012 celebrations in Perth, in a stunning shot by Matthew Titmanis
A thunderstorm sweeps over the Melbourne suburb of Carrum Downs,
captured by Flavio Bonicelli.
Sunset highlights streets of stratocumulus over Buninyong, central Victoria by Keith Day.
Majesty and threat - A cumulonimbus with anvil seen beyond wind turbines at Burra, S.A
by photographer Helen Simpson.
Ship in sea fog off McCrae, Port Phillip Bay, Victoria,by photographer Meredith Banhidi.
In the wake of a thunderstorm, hail blankets paddocks at Marong, Victoria by John Allen.
A squall line associated with a thunderstorm over Era Beach, south of Sydney
by photographer Bruce Cooper.
The ethereal beauty of a mist bow and fog at Mount Anne in Tasmania by Grant Dixon.
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.
A thunderstorm threatens the Gold Coast, Queensland by photographer Ann Van Breemen.
The shadows of cumulus clouds dapple the parallel dunes of the Simpson Desert
by Steve Strike.
Lightning illuminates a cumulonimbus cloud over Corio Bay , Victoria by James Collier..