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About ACCESS Regional

Australian Community Climate and Earth-System Simulator (ACCESS). Based upon the UK Met Office Unified Model system. ACCESS R is the regional numerical forecast model operated by the BoM. It is run twice daily (00Z and 12Z) and provides forecast data out to 72 hours with a horizontal resolution of 12km and 70 vertical levels.

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Tigerair flight turned back to Melbourne after mid-air lightning strike

23:55 EST

An airline passenger has described her terror and ultimate relief after the plane she was on was hit by lightning and forced to return to Melbourne Airport.

Extreme heat replaces record rain in Japan

15:10 EST

Japan is having a remarkably active month in terms of weather, with record-breaking rain at the beginning of the month followed by life-threatening heat during the last fortnight.

Dust storm causing havoc for drought-stricken farmers in northern NSW

14:06 EST

A dust storm in northern New South Wales is making already-tough farming conditions even worse for farmers.