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Saturday August 29, 2015

Snowfalls hit Tassie again

16:10 EST
A very cold airmass coupled with vigorous a low pressure system caused snow to fall to low levels in Tasmania last night and into this morning, leading to road delays and closures.
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Shoalhaven oyster farmers face hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses as floods wash away salinity

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Oyster farms flooded in this week's downpour at Greenwell Point on the New South Wales south coast could lose hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of oysters.
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Police rescue motorists stranded in heavy snowfall in Tasmania's south

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Snow has affected some roads in Tasmania's south, prompting police to warn drivers to use extreme caution after a number of motorists were left stranded on Friday night.
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Wild weather for the Southwest

12:13 EST
A strong cold front is moving across the Southwest bringing gusty winds, heavy rain and the chance of some severe thunderstorms.
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Heavy snow in Tasmania leaves motorists stranded south of Hobart

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Snowfalls in southern Tasmania have trapped a number of cars on a highway south of Hobart.
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Friday August 28, 2015

PNG prime minister Peter O'Neill may review Australian food import ban amid drought

21:32 EST
Papua New Guinea's prime minister Peter O'Neill says he may review a recent ban on importing Australian fruit and vegetables into the country.
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Weather bureau's outlook predicts wetter than average spring in western and central Australia

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The Bureau of Meteorology says spring could be wetter than normal for much of western and central Australia.
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Southerlies soak parts of VIC

13:38 EST
A moisture laden southerly flow directed by an East Coast Low interacted with an upper cold pool over parts of Victoria yesterday producing persistent and heavy showers.
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Canberra's coldest winter since 2000

13:17 EST
Canberrans have endured a much harsher winter than any in the past decade.
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NSW weather: Residents return to south coast homes to assess damage; Warragamba continues to spill

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Residents are returning to their properties on the New South Wales south coast, with the threat to life and property now passed following days of heavy downpours that led to significant flooding.
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Frog in the pond: Removing frogs from tropical toilets is dry season's 'philosophical dilemma'

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Every year, as clouds disappear from the sky and front lawns turn brown, tropical frogs seek solace in a cool and wet place.
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Drought, drugs, diseases and domestic violence debated at national country women's conference

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Drought, drugs and diseases were among the issues up for debate this week at the Country Women's Association of Australia's (CWAA) national conference.
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Flood threat eases around Ardlethan and Ganmain

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The State Emergency Service (SES) says the risk of flooding around Ganmain and Ardlethan has lessened significantly overnight.
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NSW weather: Warragamba Dam in Sydney spills; south-coast residents count cost of flood damage

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Warragamba Dam in Sydney has begun spilling following days of heavy downpours, as residents on the New South Wales south coast count the cost of flood damage.
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Flood warning issued for Latrobe River catchment in Victoria

00:40 EST
A moderate flood warning has been issued for the Latrobe River catchment at Rosedale in Victoria.
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Thursday August 27, 2015

Deaths of Pilbara workers Debra Till and Craig Raabe during Cyclone George were preventable, WA coroner finds

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A series of avoidable errors by people who did not follow proper procedures led to the preventable deaths of two people in a cyclone in the Pilbara eight years ago, the West Australian coroner has found.
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Improving conditions for the Alice Desert Festival

16:14 EST
The Alice Desert Festival kicks off today until the end of next week but festival goers may have to dodge the rain to start with.
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Record August rain for cattle stations around Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory

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The Barkly region of the Northern Territory has seen record rains this week, including the township of Tennant Creek, which has enjoyed its wettest August day on record.
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Warragamba Dam overflowing after torrential rain

12:33 EST
The last 72 hours has seen southeastern parts of NSW get soaked with flooding a real risk for central and southern parts of the state.
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South Australian hunters bag 'average' quail numbers despite dry conditions

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Late rains have helped South Australian quail hunters bag an "average" number of birds during an otherwise dry and restricted permit season.
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NSW weather: Warragamba Dam to overflow; 320 properties evacuated in St Georges Basin and Sussex Inlet

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Continuing heavy rain has forced the evacuation of more than 320 properties in St Georges Basin and Sussex Inlet on the New South Wales south coast.
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Wednesday August 26, 2015

Queensland parliamentary inquiry examines multi-million-dollar drought assistance programs

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A Queensland parliamentary committee will review spending of $74.3 million on drought assistance by the State Government.
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Rain slowing construction projects in Canberra

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Rain in Canberra this week, during an already wet winter, has halted many local building projects, the construction union has said.
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Dairy farmers keeping stock out of floods around the Shoalhaven on South Coast of New South Wales

15:38 EST
Flooded dairy farmers at Berry on the New South Wales south coast are struggling to keep their cows dry and fed in the downpour.
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New South Wales oyster estuaries closed due to heavy rainfall

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Heavy rainfall has led to the closure of all the lakes and estuaries for oyster harvest along the New South Wales south coast.
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Growers in Carnarvon Western Australia still struggling five months on from Cyclone Olwyn

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Five months on from Cyclone Olwyn, growers in Western Australia's Gascoyne region are still cleaning up and feeling the storm's effects.
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Weather bureau says new Himawari 8 satellite will improve forecast accuracy

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The weather bureau says a new satellite which provides images of earth more regularly and in far greater detail will lead to more accurate forecasts and faster issuing of weather warnings.
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Thunderstorms set the skies alight in the NT

13:06 EST
A spectacular thundery display last night brought unseasonal rainfall for parts of the NT.
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Inland NSW received a solid soaking

12:59 EST
Dry areas of New South Wales saw some outstanding rain over the past few days, with some places seeing their average monthly August rainfall in a single day.
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NSW weather: Dozens rescued, more than 1,600 calls for help as residents ordered to evacuations

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Emergency crews have responded to more than 1,600 calls for help and undertaken more than 50 rescues after wild weather across New South Wales tore roofs off homes and forced the evacuation of homes and schools amid fears a dam would fail.
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Tuesday August 25, 2015

NT man loads WWII bomb on ute for 'show and tell' before authorities confiscate, destroy it

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A Top End mud crab fisherman who stumbled upon a World War II (WWII) bomb in bushland has loaded it onto the back of his ute and toured it around town for "a bit of show and tell" before the device was confiscated by police and detonated.
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Driver escapes uninjured after tree falls on car in Canberra

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A man has had a lucky escape this morning in Canberra after a tree came down on the bonnet of his car while he was driving.
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Foggy start and a thundery finish for Brisbane

15:48 EST
The city of Brisbane was veiled in a thick fog this morning.
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Flooding rain drenches Illawarra

13:25 EST
An East Coast Low is driving rain onto the New South Wales coast after severe storms lashed the state on Monday.
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NSW weather: Severe east coast low hitting late in season, meteorologist says

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The and causing torrential rain and cyclonic winds has come at an unusual time of year, a meteorologist says.
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Farmers wake up to unexpected flooding in central west New South Wales

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Farmers on the Belubula River near Canowindra in central west New South Wales woke up to unexpected flooding this morning.
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'Freight train' tornado hits Dubbo

07:46 EST
A tornado has torn through parts of Dubbo, tearing roofs off buildings and bringing down trees and powerlines.
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Storms bring mini tornado, hailstones, heavy rain and threats of flash flooding to New South Wales

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A mini tornado hit western New South Wales on Monday evening as severe thunderstorms moved across parts of the state bringing large hailstones, damaging winds, heavy rainfall and flash flooding.
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Monday August 24, 2015

Thundery day for NSW

17:02 EST
New South Wales was alight with thunderstorms today, with some of them severe.
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Hunter farmers welcome rain, but wait for more

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Farmers across the Upper Hunter are hoping the weekend's steady rainfall will be followed by another downpour in a month's time.
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TAS freezes while NSW and QLD bathe

11:27 EST
Widespread frost covered Tasmania last night amongst one of the coldest nights this winter - a stark contrast to parts of New South Wales and Queensland which experienced their warmest August night in a decade.
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Hunter storms hit insurance group's profits

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Insurance giant IAG says devastating storms in the Hunter Valley in April slashed $250 million from the company's bottom line last financial year.
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Sunday August 23, 2015

Warm night for the east

14:12 EST
After a day of unseasonable warmth across the east on Saturday, night time temperatures were over 10 degrees above average in parts of New South Wales and Queensland.
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Widespread rain and storms spreading across NSW, southern QLD & VIC

06:34 EST
Rain and thunderstorms are spreading across New South Wales today and will reach southern Queensland and by mid-week, giving some places their best rain in several months.
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Saturday August 22, 2015

Spring-like warmth pushes over NSW

16:54 EST
The change of seasons is well on the way, after many parts of New South Wales saw their warmest day since mid-autumn today.
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Thirsty parts of WA gets quenched

13:27 EST
Yet another front and low has impacted southwestern WA, the second in under 72 hours.
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Friday August 21, 2015

Warm winds wash over VIC

19:22 EST
Blustery conditions and warm temperatures brought a brief glimpse of spring in Victoria.
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Primary industry leaders concerned for parts of South Australia in drought with no State Government funding

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Primary Industries and Regions South Australia's (PIRSA) confirmation that parts of the south-east are in drought, without funding allocation for drought action, has raised concern from primary industry leaders.
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Sydney fog, mist and haze

16:14 EST
Sydney-siders awoke to a murky morning with fog, mist and haze spread across the Sydney basin Friday morning.
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NSW cropping season kicking along after more July rain

ABC image 14:39 EST
Average or better than average rainfall in July across most of the state has provided many farmers in New South Wales with an excellent winter cropping season.
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Snowfalls hit Tassie again

16:10 EST

A very cold airmass coupled with vigorous a low pressure system caused snow to fall to low levels in Tasmania last night and into this morning, leading to road delays and closures.

Shoalhaven oyster farmers face hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses as floods wash away salinity

13:36 EST

Oyster farms flooded in this week's downpour at Greenwell Point on the New South Wales south coast could lose hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of oysters.

Police rescue motorists stranded in heavy snowfall in Tasmania's south

12:56 EST

Snow has affected some roads in Tasmania's south, prompting police to warn drivers to use extreme caution after a number of motorists were left stranded on Friday night.