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Tuesday May 3, 2016

Victoria weather: Strong winds hit Melbourne, southern parts of state as cold front moves through

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A deep cold front has swept through Melbourne and parts of southern Victoria, uprooting trees and damaging buildings with wind gusts of more than 100 kilometres per hour (kph).
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Dry season storm dumps heavy rain on Darwin

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A 90-minute downpour has seen Darwin record more than twice as much rain as usual for the entire month of May.
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Wet season wraps up with below average rainfall for many Top End cattle stations

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Despite a promising start to the wet season, many Top End cattle stations are entering the dry season with The bulk of the season's rain came with a monsoon trough which moved over the Northern Territory in , with little follow-up rain throughout January and February.
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Tasmanians warned to batten down for wet and windy weather

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The weather bureau is warning Tasmanians of a wet and windy week ahead after gusts associated with a cold front caused widespread power outages.
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Get mum an umbrella this Mother's Day

16:18 EST
Widespread rainfall is expected to impact NSW from Saturday as two systems interact with one another from the north and west.
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Giant swell to Australia's south

12:42 EST
The roaring forties are whipping up a monster swell in the Great Australian Bight, lashing Victoria and Tasmania.
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BoM weather warnings issued in SA, Kangaroo Island ferries cancelled

12:42 EST
Ferry services to South Australia's Kangaroo Island have been cancelled for the rest of the day and SES volunteers have been kept busy due to severe weather conditions across the state.
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BoM issues severe weather warning for Victoria, 100kph winds predicted

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A severe weather warning has been issued for Victoria, with winds of up to 100 kilometres per hour predicted.
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Monday May 2, 2016

Searing heat gripping QLD

16:17 EST
Summer-like conditions continue to infiltrate into the Queensland autumn.
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Wind-battered SA, TAS and VIC in for further blasts

11:29 EST
On the weekend wild winds battered South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria, toppling trees and bringing down powerlines and there is more of that on the way.
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Sunday May 1, 2016

Hottest May night on record for 20 Queensland cities and towns

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Vast areas of Queensland have experienced the hottest May night since records began, some of which stretch back to the 1800s.
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Capital city April wrap-up

14:00 EST
For the majority of Australia April was warmer and drier than average.
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Melbourne storm: Trees uprooted, homes damaged by out-of-season weather

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Strong winds and heavy rain lashed parts of Victoria overnight, with hundreds of residents calling the State Emergency Service (SES) for help.
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Heavy rains across Tasmania could bring relief to farmers and hydro dams

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Heavy rains across Tasmania could bring relief for the state's farmers and severely depleted hydroelectric dams.
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India heatwave: Train keeps city alive as cricket matches cancelled, farmers and animals suffer

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In India, 330 million people across 10 states are in the grip of a crippling drought and heatwave.
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Saturday April 30, 2016

Cyclone season wrap-up

13:14 EST
Today marks the final day of Australia's tropical cyclone season, and it has been an absolute fizzer.
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Wild weather on the way for Victoria and Tasmania

12:48 EST
As a deep low and cold front approaches Australia's southeast, Victoria and Tasmania are preparing for the brunt of the nasty weather.
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Friday April 29, 2016

Wild dogs have reached 'epidemic' levels, according to a western Queensland grazier

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A western Queensland grazier believes wild dogs have reached epidemic levels in her region.
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Red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning

13:49 EST
Sydney-siders were graced with a beautiful sunrise this morning, a hue of orange and pink to start the end of the week.
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Adelaide's April weather unseasonably warm, with only one day so far failing to hit 20C

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Adelaide's April 'warmwave' has seen only one day so far this month fail to hit 20 degrees Celsius ?? the first time that has happened in close to a century, the Bureau of Meteorology says.
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North East Victoria to get soaked

12:37 EST
Today and across the weekend rain will drench Victoria's North East before cool dry air drops in.
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Thursday April 28, 2016

BoM forecasts above average rainfall for northern Victoria this winter

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The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is predicting above-average rainfall for Victoria's north over the next three months and a 50-50 chance of more rain in the south.
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Concessional loans schemes were poorly planned: National Audit Office

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Farmer that Commonwealth concessional loans schemes were poorly designed and inconsistently managed, appear to be supported by a .
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Autumn around the corner for Lord Howe Island

13:58 EST
With autumn creeping in over the Southern Hemisphere, it appears that Lord Howe Island is barely feeling the cooling season.
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Tasmania running weirdly warm

13:56 EST
It's a never-ending summer in Tasmania, with late-season heat persisting across the state.
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Warm April weather delays mushroom foraging season, flowers also affected

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April is Diego Bonetto's favourite month of the year.
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Wednesday April 27, 2016

Mid-summer's night for SA

15:22 EST
Gusty northerly winds brought one of the warmest April nights in recent memory for eastern South Australia.
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Wet and cold end to month for southwest WA

13:15 EST
Over the past few days Western Australia's southwest has endured a series of rain-bearing systems with the mercury also dropping.
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Far west NSW MP pushes Queensland to return more water to Murray-Darling system

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A NSW MP says state water ministers are urging Queensland to pull its weight and return more water to the environment under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.
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Flood-damaged NSW North Coast road could transform into fire trail and cycle path

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There is a new plan to transform the steep mountain road linking Bowraville, west of Nambucca, and Bellingen into a fire trail and cycle path.
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The dry wet for Kakadu National Park

09:34 EST
#subtitle Kakadu National Park has suffered its driest wet season in more than two decades, according to a ranger.
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Tuesday April 26, 2016

Severe weather warning cancelled for southern Western Australia as cold front moves east

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A severe weather warning for damaging winds in parts of southern Western Australia has been cancelled, with no reports of damage.
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Fisherman swept off rocks at Salmon Holes black spot near Albany amid bad weather

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A search has been suspended off Western Australia's Great Southern coast for a man who was swept off rocks in poor weather while fishing at a notorious spot near Albany.
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Tasmania's big dry proves costly for farmers who are destocking and buying costly feed

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Drought-affected farmers are destocking cattle and sheep and buying costly feed as Tasmania struggles with what some describe as the worst drought in decades.
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Living in Antarctica: the coldest and most isolated part of the world

16:56 EST
In 2013 weather observer Layla Watson had the opportunity to live and work in Antarctica at Australia's Davis Station.
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NSW to end April on a damp note

12:42 EST
It has been a warm and dry month across most of New South Wales, with some reasonable rain arriving in time to take some areas near to their monthly average.
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South Australian farmers look to nature for signs of imminent rain

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Anzac Day is the traditional start date of sowing in South Australia, but with widespread autumn rain yet to arrive, what signs from nature indicate rain is on its way? In recent weeks, rain moths have been spotted in the state's south-east.
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Monday April 25, 2016

Strong winds battering QLD coasts easing later this week

15:22 EST
Strong southeasterly winds have been battering the QLD coast over the weekend as a strong high over NSW extends a strong ridge along the eastern seaboard.
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Chilly dawn Dawn Service for NSW

12:09 EST
The bugle belted out the Last Post across NSW this morning, bringing forth one of the coldest dawns since last September.
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Nev Houses: Designer Nev Hyman creating flat-pack, cyclone-proof housing for vulnerable Pacific nations

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For decades, Australian surfboard shaper Nev Hyman shaped boards for world champions, but now he is shaping something quite different: affordable, cyclone-proof housing.
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Cyclone Amos: Samoans counting the cost of late season storm

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Samoans are counting the cost of Tropical Cyclone Amos, which hit the country on Saturday night as a category three storm, with some surprised by an inaccurate forecast.
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Cyclone Amos passes over Samoa, causing flooding and damage

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Samoa appears to have emerged largely unscathed by Cyclone Amos, which hit the country on Saturday night as a category three system.
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Sunday April 24, 2016

Soaking for the northern edge of QLD

14:32 EST
A pulse of tropical activity has generated some heavy totals in far northern parts of the QLD Peninsula.
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101 reasons to visit Canberra for ANZAC Day

09:14 EST
It will be a chilly start, but for those heading to Canberra for the long weekend will be treated with delightful autumn weather.
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Direct hit predicted as Tropical Cyclone Amos intensifies on approach to Samoa's capital

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Disaster management authorities in Samoa are preparing for the impact of Cyclone Amos, which is predicted to hit the country's main island as a category-four storm on Sunday evening.
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Saturday April 23, 2016

Perth set for a delightful weekend

13:56 EST
It will be a wonderful weekend for Perth, but a big change is just around the corner.
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Severe storms rock the Hunter Valley on the drive home

10:24 EST
Sparking up in the western Hunter on Friday afternoon, severe storms began their track east, bringing heavy rain, lightning and damaging winds.
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Friday April 22, 2016

Paris climate deal: What you need to know about the signing and what happens next

17:47 EST
Records are set to be broken as 168 countries line up to sign the historic United Nations Paris agreement on climate change in New York later today.
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Some growers could miss out on planting their winter crops for the third or fourth year in a row

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A small cropping and cattle district in central Queensland is looking to the sky, watching for rain before it is too late to plant winter crops.
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Victoria weather: Strong winds hit Melbourne, southern parts of state as cold front moves through

21:31 EST

A deep cold front has swept through Melbourne and parts of southern Victoria, uprooting trees and damaging buildings with wind gusts of more than 100 kilometres per hour (kph).

Dry season storm dumps heavy rain on Darwin

18:23 EST

A 90-minute downpour has seen Darwin record more than twice as much rain as usual for the entire month of May.

Wet season wraps up with below average rainfall for many Top End cattle stations

17:53 EST

Despite a promising start to the wet season, many Top End cattle stations are entering the dry season with The bulk of the season's rain came with a monsoon trough which moved over the Northern Territory in , with little follow-up rain throughout January and February.