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Tuesday January 16, 2018

Darwin storm that tore off roof not severe enough for a weather warning, BOM says

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A brief but damaging storm in central Darwin and Palmerston on Monday that ripped a roof off a building was not strong enough to reach the "severe" threshold and prompt a thunderstorm warning, the Bureau of Meteorology said.
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Perth saturated as ex-Cyclone Joyce brings four months of rain in a day

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The remains of ex-tropical Cyclone Joyce has dumped more than four months' worth of rain on Perth in less than 24 hours, leading to power blackouts, flooding and .
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Gold Coast woman's death caused by medical condition, not heat stress

15:59 EDT
A Gold Coast night market is raising money to support the family of one of its vendors who died after collapsing at the venue and being rushed to hospital on Saturday.
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Unseasonal soaking inundates west coast

13:01 EDT
Parts of Western Australia's lower west coast have just experienced one of their wettest days on record during the driest month of the year.
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Black-hearted vegans attacking via Facebook should be accountable says NSW cattle stud operator

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The "militant vegans" whose "hearts are just black" should be held to account when they attack primary producers on social media, one cattle stud operator says.
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Heavy rains raise hopes of crop bounties in WA's Mid-West

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Farmers across Western Australia are celebrating as ex-Tropical Cyclone Joyce dumps unprecedented rainfall across the usually dry landscape.
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Torrential rain in Perth from ex-Cyclone Joyce forces planes to abort landings at Perth Airport

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Hundreds of airline passengers endured nervous moments on Monday as planes bound for Perth were forced to abort landings at the city's airport as an ex-tropical cyclone dumped more than four months' worth of rain on the city in 24 hours.
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Ex-Tropical Cyclone Joyce brings much needed rain to cattle country in Northern WA

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Many cattle stations in Northern WA are celebrating a wet start to 2018 following ex-Tropical Cyclone Joyce.
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Monday January 15, 2018

Perth braces for summer rain from ex-tropical Cyclone Joyce as firefighters contain hills blaze

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The Perth metropolitan area has been warned to brace for up to three months' worth of rain in one day as the remnants of tropical Cyclone Joyce continue to move over the southern half of the state.
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Darwinites forced indoors during brief but 'severe' storm

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A wild storm bringing fierce winds and heavy downpour swept through central Darwin and Palmerston late Monday afternoon causing havoc for commuters.
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Western soaking spreads south

18:27 EDT
Perth is having its wettest day in five months as the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Joyce drag moisture across Western Australia.
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Rainbows between clouds, stunning sunsets and other spectacular light shows explained

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It's a vision of pure glory: thick banks of cloud and a setting sun lighting up the sky in colours from pastel pink to chimney red.
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Weekend summer snowflakes in three states

11:41 EDT
Parts of Tasmania and the Australian alps received a dusting of summer snow on the weekend.
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Woman critical after collapsing at Gold Coast market as Queensland continues to swelter

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A woman is fighting for her life in hospital after collapsing from severe heat stress at a Gold Coast market.
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Sunday January 14, 2018

Australian Open Weather Outlook

14:14 EDT
With the Australian Open of tennis set to start at 11am tomorrow in Melbourne, weather conditions for the first week of competition look to be a mixed bag.
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First flurries of the year

13:21 EDT
The mainland alps have received their first snows of 2018 in the wake of a cold front that crossed the southeast on Saturday.
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Perth set for downpour as ex-tropical Cyclone Joyce heads south

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Perth could see five times its monthly average rainfall in one day when the remnants of ex-tropical Cyclone Joyce arrive in the metro area after tracking south from the Kimberley.
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Hail and ice an 'unusual' summer surprise for Tasmanians in January

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It is summer in Australia but someone forgot to tell Tasmania, where people have rugged up again as hail and ice blanketed the ground.
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Saturday January 13, 2018

Sweltering night for northern NSW

14:58 EDT
The mercury has failed to fall below 30 degrees through parts of the Hunter and Northern Tablelands overnight.
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Tropical Cyclone Joyce no more

11:51 EDT
Ex - Tropical Cyclone Joyce may not be cyclone strength anymore but the system still packs a punch.
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Friday January 12, 2018

Cyclone Joyce to cross WA's Kimberley coast as a category one as risk of drenching rain for Perth

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Cyclone Joyce is expected to fully cross the coast of Western Australia today as a significantly weaker system than predicted.
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Victoria weather: BOM warns of flash flooding for Melbourne, snow in the alps

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Parts of Victoria are on the alert for flash flooding as severe thunderstorms and heavy rain cross the state bringing a cool change.
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What happened to Cyclone Joyce?

14:03 EDT
Tropical Cyclone Joyce moved over the west Kimberley coast on Friday morning as a category one system and is expected to move inland while weakening during the next 24 hours.
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Summer snow a chance this weekend

11:00 EDT
It could snow in Tasmania this weekend and the mainland alps may see their first flurries of 2018.
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Thursday January 11, 2018

Tropical Cyclone Joyce declared a category one system as WA prepares for impact

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Communities in WA's north are bracing for the second cyclone in a fortnight, with emergency services issuing a red alert for parts of the Kimberley.
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Hot and stormy Friday in Victoria

16:35 EDT
A pulse of late-week heat has prompted total fire bans in northern Victoria on Friday, with storms expected to develop across the state.
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Police warn against 'cyclone parties' as West Australia's north prepares for Cyclone Joyce

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Broome police are advising residents not to hold "cyclone parties" as Western Australia's north brace for its second tropical cyclone in a fortnight.
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Workers cut through 7m-high snow wall as 'extraordinary' avalanche isolates French town

12:28 EDT
Workers required heavy machinery to clear snow walls up to seven metres high as extreme weather caused chaos across parts of France and Switzerland.
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Cyclone Joyce forms off WA coast

12:21 EDT
Tropical Cyclone Joyce has formed off the north coast of Western Australia and is expected to make landfall on Friday or Saturday.
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Wednesday January 10, 2018

BOM annual climate statement shows 2017 was Australia's third-warmest year on record

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The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has confirmed 2017 was Australia's third-warmest year on record, with temperatures almost a degree above the 1961-1990 average.
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Impending heat prompts fire bans in SA

17:29 EDT
Total fire bans have been issued in three districts of South Australia on Thursday, with temperatures set to soar across the state.
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Snow leaves 13,000 stranded at Zermatt ski resort in Switzerland's Alps

14:52 EDT
Unusually heavy snow has left about 13,000 people stranded at a ski resort in the Swiss Alps.
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Another warm year in Australia, full of weather extremes

12:25 EDT
The Bureau of Meteorology released their Annual Climate Statement for 2017 this week.
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Beware the health hazards of swimming at the beach after a storm

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, taking a casual swim at your favourite beach just after a storm can pose a significant risk to your health.
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Sydney weather: Power restored after thousands disconnected in storms across NSW

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Emergency crews have restored power to thousands of homes across New South Wales, after a severe storm brought down powerlines on Tuesday night.
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Snowstorm blankets Sahara in white

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The usually sun-kissed sand dunes of the Sahara have been blanketed in snow for the third time in almost 40 years.
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Tuesday January 9, 2018

Cyclone could hit WA's north within days, as residents count cost of severe storm

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A severe tropical cyclone could lash Western Australia's north in the next day or two, as a tropical low continues to brew off the state's Kimberley coast.
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Severe storms in NSW and ACT

17:46 EDT
Severe thunderstorms are affecting NSW and the ACT this afternoon, with a risk of heavy rain, large hail and damaging winds.
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Sydney hit by fierce lightning storm but hot weather forecast to return to the city's west

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Lightning and rain have lashed parts of Sydney early this morning but the cool reprieve is expected to be short-lived, with high temperatures expected to return to the western suburbs.
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Tropical Cyclone threat looms for WA coast

10:26 EDT
Australia could see its third tropical cyclone of the season form near the Kimberley coast this week.
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Monday January 8, 2018

NSW heatwave: Sydney swelters then storms as humid conditions continue

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Storm warnings for a significant part of New South Wales have been cancelled as the state cools after a blistering weekend.
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Commonwealth Games hopefuls beat the heat with altitude training at Falls Creek

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While the eastern states swelter through record-high temperatures, athletes vying for Commonwealth Games selection have escaped to the mountains to train at altitude.
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John F Kennedy Airport terminal flooded by burst water main in further hit for already stranded passengers

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Passengers reportedly stranded for days at New York's John F Kennedy International Airport due to a massive winter storm have now had to deal with their luggage being soaked due to a burst water main.
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Was Penrith the hottest place on Earth on Sunday?

13:31 EDT
Sydney's western suburb of Penrith recorded the highest temperature in Australia yesterday and possibly Sunday's highest temperature on Earth as well.
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NSW heatwave: National energy grid survived the weekend, will it last the summer?

11:02 EDT
The national energy grid has survived , despite heatwaves across much of the southeast of Australia and parts of the west.
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Alert SA scrapped by State Government after failure during catastrophic fire conditions

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A new emergency services smartphone application, Alert SA, will be ditched by the South Australian Government after users could not access fire alerts during catastrophic weather conditions on Saturday.
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Sydney hits its highest temperature recorded since 1939 with Penrith reaching 47.3C

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Penrith in Sydney's west has reached a top of 47.3 degrees Celsius, the highest temperature recorded by a weather station in the Sydney metropolitan area in 79 years.
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Sunday January 7, 2018

Canberra bakes in 40C heat, highest temperatures so far this summer

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Canberra has sizzled through a high of 40 degrees Celsius — the hottest day of the summer so far.
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Sydney weather: BOM forecasts 45C in parts of city as heatwave takes hold

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"Head back home and sit in the aircon," is the advice from the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS), with total fire bans in Greater Sydney and temperatures set to climb to 45 degrees Celsius in parts of the city today.
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Darwin storm that tore off roof not severe enough for a weather warning, BOM says

19:02 EDT

A brief but damaging storm in central Darwin and Palmerston on Monday that ripped a roof off a building was not strong enough to reach the "severe" threshold and prompt a thunderstorm warning, the Bureau of Meteorology said.

Perth saturated as ex-Cyclone Joyce brings four months of rain in a day

17:53 EDT

The remains of ex-tropical Cyclone Joyce has dumped more than four months' worth of rain on Perth in less than 24 hours, leading to power blackouts, flooding and .

Gold Coast woman's death caused by medical condition, not heat stress

15:59 EDT

A Gold Coast night market is raising money to support the family of one of its vendors who died after collapsing at the venue and being rushed to hospital on Saturday.