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Sunday May 27, 2018

Mid-week snow to help pre-season base

15:11 EST
A cold front due to cross the alpine region will bring some snow to the resorts from Tuesday, assisting the snow-making guns that are currently forming the base for the upcoming winter.
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Melbourne's mild run nearly over

13:13 EST
With a trifecta of 20 degree days on the cards for Melbourne, residents are encouraged to make the most of these final warm days.
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Tasmanian floods: Victims disappointed they will miss out on disaster relief funding

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Flood victims in Tasmania's Derwent Valley have criticised the Government for locking them out of the Natural Disaster Relief Fund.
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Saturday May 26, 2018

Perth weather: Storms ease but many still without power

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More than 1,000 residents remain without power in Perth after wild storms on Friday night — and there is more wet weather on the way.
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What does it take to bag a salmon when the escapees are on the run?

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As far as salmon escapes go, the mass breakout of almost 300,000 fish isn't the biggest.
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Drenching for Queensland's Coast

12:00 EST
Rainfall of over 50mm has been recorded along the Sunshine State's coast overnight with plenty more to come.
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Possible fog for Sydney

11:12 EST
Conditions appear primed for areas of fog to develop over parts of Sydney on Sunday morning.
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Friday May 25, 2018

Perth storm: Severe cold front hits WA's South West, bringing heavy rain, winds and flooding

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The full force of Mother Nature is being felt in Western Australia as emergency services deal with damaging wind gusts from a severe cold front that has also dumped heavy rain in Perth and the south-west of the state.
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Damaging winds lash WA

11:00 EST
Severe weather continues to threaten parts of WA today after a powerful front crossed the state's west coast overnight.
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Thursday May 24, 2018

Severe weather warning issued as destructive cold front hits southern WA

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Heavy rain has soaked Perth and surrounds as the first strong cold front of the season batters the southern half of the state, with damaging winds of up to 125 kilometres per hour predicted overnight.
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Tourists and feral animals flock to Lake Eyre as floodwaters end 1,000km journey

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Rain that fell ago in north west Queensland has finally hit South Australia's Lake Eyre, attracting tourists and feral animals not seen there in years.
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Wild night in the west

16:47 EST
Perth's run of warm and dry weather will come to an abrupt end tonight when one of Western Australia's strongest cold front so far this year reaches the state's west coast.
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Sydney's dry spell continues

14:12 EST
Sydney just had one of its driest June to May periods on record.
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'Flock of feather dusters': Drought blamed for emu invasion in Peterborough

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It sounds like something out of an outback movie — mobs of emus wandering the streets of a small town, arousing the suspicions of locals.
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Wednesday May 23, 2018

How Australia survived its second-hottest summer without load-shedding blackouts

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Australia's electricity grid survived the second-hottest summer on record without load-shedding blackouts, despite the closure of a major coal-fired power station in Victoria, according to two reports released on Wednesday by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).
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Rain deficit worsening in western NSW

16:08 EST
NSW, like most of Australia, has been stuck in a stagnant weather pattern for the last week, with a high pressure system to the south of the country blocking cold fronts from bringing any substantial rainfall.
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Quiet weather coming to an end

12:24 EST
The stable weather pattern that has been gripping Australia through the middle of May will soon break down, making way for more active weather across southern states during the final week of autumn.
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Perth's autumn heatwave brings good news and bad news for businesses

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As Perth's extended summer continues to nudge records, the weather has proved a double-edged sword for those whose livelihoods depend on it.
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Tuesday May 22, 2018

Strong winds batter southern Tasmania cutting power, damaging property

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Strong winds have brought down power lines and caused property damage around southern Tasmania, with gusts in Hobart topping 120 kilometres per hour.
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Windy night in Hobart

10:17 EST
Damaging winds lashed parts of Tasmania last night, with gusts pushing above 100km/h in the state's capital city.
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Heatwave in Pakistan's Karachi during Ramadan kills dozens

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Dozens of people have died in Pakistan, where a severe heatwave has coincided with the start of Ramadan.
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Monday May 21, 2018

Winter is coming: Perth's long summer to hit a wet and windy end

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A glorious, warm late-autumn weekend may have lulled many Perth residents into thinking the summer may never end, but it's time to reach for a brolly because the sunny, dry weather is about to come to a sudden halt.
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High pressure systems: everything you need to know

16:31 EST
There's been lots of talk about high pressure systems in Australia during the last week and this discussion looks set to continue well into the end of May, possibly longer.
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End in sight for Perth warm spell

11:31 EST
Perth's run of unseasonably warm and dry weather will come to an end on Friday when a powerful cold front crosses the southwest corner of Western Australia.
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Sunday May 20, 2018

Who said Queensland isn't cool?

13:30 EST
Over the last week southern Queensland has seen a series of chilly mornings.
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Saturday May 19, 2018

Summer rain sees drought declarations revoked for parts of Queensland while others wait

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Good summer rainfall has seen drought declarations revoked in parts of Queensland while others in the state wait in hope for rain.
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Happy gardens in rain-soaked Adelaide

09:28 EST
A wet Friday has brought relief for parched Adelaide as heavy showers crossed the city.
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Hundreds of kangaroos pulled from single watering hole as native animals starve in dry conditions

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South Australia's wildlife is struggling to survive the state's dry conditions.
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Friday May 18, 2018

How cold can it get in Australia?

17:06 EST
With winter drawing closer by the day, just how cold can, and will it get in Australia this year? Earth's seasons are caused by changes in the tilt of our planet relative to the sun throughout the year.
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Warmer mornings ahead for Darwin

17:02 EST
Darwin's run of chilly mornings will come to an end as minimum temperatures climb back up into the twenties from the weekend.
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Thursday May 17, 2018

How to interpret the winter forecast

14:13 EST
The Bureau of Meteorology issued a seasonal forecast for winter on Thursday.
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Sydney CBD to host big air snowboarding festival with 16-storey ski ramp

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When you think of a white winter, Sydney is not the first city that comes to mind.
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Record run of late-season warmth in Perth

10:53 EST
Perth is likely to break a late-season warmth record today as the city continues it's unseasonably long run of dry and sunny days.
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Wednesday May 16, 2018

Bureau of Meteorology impacted by internet service providers' move to wireless frequency

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The Bureau of Meteorology's (BOM) ability to accurately measure the weather could be affected by plans to move some wireless internet service providers onto its radar frequency.
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Expanded WiFi network and humidity-detecting smart sensors fit Darwin budget bill

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As anyone who has suffered through a dreaded Territory build-up can attest to, .
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Drought-fighting role falls to Pip Job, a beef cattle producer who understands the impact of dry years

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After months of lobbying by farmers for government assistance to deal with the New South Wales drought, the Premier has appointed Pip Job as the state's drought coordinator.
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Cold nights in SA

14:06 EST
Parts of South Australia experienced their lowest May temperature in more than a decade on Wednesday morning.
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NSW kicks warm weather as dry run continues

10:38 EST
A stagnant weather pattern will lead to a run of dry and mild weather across NSW for at least the next week.
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Fly infestation captured on Simpson Desert cameleer's video creates social media buzz

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In outback Australia it is not unusual to have large amounts of flies buzzing around, especially when travelling in remote areas.
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Tuesday May 15, 2018

If the air is cooler than the sea, should you swim to warm up?

13:22 EST
Autumn is an interesting time of year in Australia because in many parts of the country, the air temperature is lower than the water temperature.
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Going troppo: Is there evidence that madness in the tropics is actually a thing?

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It's the middle of October in the Top End, the season also known as "the build-up".
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Disappearing Tarn on Mount Wellington springs into life after deluge

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The crystal clear waters of the Disappearing Tarn on Hobart's kunanyi/Mount Wellington are back after last week's heavy rainfall, with reports levels are at the deepest for several years.
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Monday May 14, 2018

Hobart floods declared a natural disaster as Lord Mayor puts damage cost in 'tens of millions'

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The Federal Government has declared last week's flood event in Hobart a natural disaster as the full extent of the damage becomes clearer.
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Tasmanian flood damage bill hits $20m as insurance claims pour in after wild weather

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VThe damage bill from flooding in southern Tasmania is $20 million and rising, according to the Insurance Council of Australia.
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Darwin drops into the teens

14:49 EST
Darwin experienced its coolest morning so far this year on Monday, and it could get even chillier later in the week.
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Late-season warmth sticking around in Perth

11:25 EST
Perth is forecast to have its warmest week this late in autumn for more than 30 years.
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Emergency supplies dropped to Molesworth residents cut off by flood damage

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Supplies have been helicoptered in to flood-stranded residents north of Hobart as they face a fourth day of being cut off.
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Schools, University of Tasmania reopen after record flood as clean-up continues

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Three days after the University of Tasmania was ravaged by wild weather and flooding, the main campus will reopen on Monday, but there could be months of work ahead to repair damage.
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Sunday May 13, 2018

Welcome but windy relief to dry conditions over southeast Australia

12:40 EST
The recent cold front and complex low pressure that swept across the nation's south and southeast led to some very interesting and significant weather impacts, including fires with strong winds ahead of the systems, snow flurries across the elevated areas of Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales, and flooding rainfall to parts of these states.
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Dry surge affecting tropics

12:37 EST
The dry season is underway in the tropics and at the moment Northern Territory's Top End and tropical Queensland are seeing a dry surge.
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Mid-week snow to help pre-season base

15:11 EST

A cold front due to cross the alpine region will bring some snow to the resorts from Tuesday, assisting the snow-making guns that are currently forming the base for the upcoming winter.

Melbourne's mild run nearly over

13:13 EST

With a trifecta of 20 degree days on the cards for Melbourne, residents are encouraged to make the most of these final warm days.

Tasmanian floods: Victims disappointed they will miss out on disaster relief funding

09:10 EST

Flood victims in Tasmania's Derwent Valley have criticised the Government for locking them out of the Natural Disaster Relief Fund.