Australian Marine Weather Warning Summary
|Wed 10:00 EDT||NSW/ACT||Strong Wind Warning for all coasts. Cancellation for Sydney Closed Waters|
|Wed 10:00 EST||Qld||Strong Wind Warning for the Gold Coast Waters|
|Wed 10:31 CDT||SA||Strong Wind Warning Far West, Upper West, Lower West, Central, S Central & Upper SE coasts, Spencer Gulf, Gulf St Vincent & Investigator St|
|Wed 10:06 EDT||Tas||Strong Wind Warning for the Lower E, SE and SW Coasts. Cancellation for the Storm Bay, Central Plateau Lakes and SW Lakes|
|Wed 11:11 EDT||Vic||Strong Wind Warning for the East Gippsland Coast|
|Wed 10:00 WST||WA||Strong Wind Warning for the Esperance Coast. Cancellation for Albany Coast|
The weather bureau says the month of September was the third driest on record in Australia.
Children in remote areas of Papua New Guinea are dying as a result of food shortages caused by frost and worsening drought, villagers say.
Upper Hunter farmers are concerned a spike in warm weather across the region could take its toll on crop yields.