WATCH: Thermal camera reveals horrific extent of Australian fires 1 month ago

WATCH: Thermal camera reveals horrific extent of Australian fires

This is genuinely surreal.

A thermal camera has been used to reveal the horrific extent of the Australian wildfires that are currently destroying large parts of the country.

The video, which was shared by The Guardian on their Twitter page, shows just how much damage the fires in the East Gippsland area of Victoria did on 31 December.

It can take a second or two to actually understand what you are seeing, but once you do, it becomes extremely harrowing.

Take a look:

At least 24 people in Australia have died since the fires began in September.

The air quality has greatly diminished throughout the country, and the air in Canberra has been ranked as the worst in the world, with residents being told to avoid leaving their homes.

On Saturday 4 January, some of Australia's highest temperatures ever were recorded with highs of 48.9C in Penrith, 45C in Sydney and 44C in Canberra.

A fundraiser set up to donate to fire services in Australia raised over $20m in 48 hours, which you can read more about here.

Steve Irwin's daughter Bindi has also called on the public to support her family at a time where their animal hospital is "busier than ever."