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Friday November 16, 2018

Hot Friday in Perth

21:08 EDT
Parts of WA registerd their highest temperatures in close to two years on Friday, while Perth sweated through its warmest day in eight months.
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Perth's summer set to be a hot one according to the Bureau of Meteorology summer forecast

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A spring scorcher today of 37 degrees Celsius is shaping up as a taste of things to come, with a hot summer heading our way — in stark contrast to the unusually cool summer of 2017-18.
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New weather app 'a quantum leap' for understanding extreme events

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Rain of biblical proportions, heatwaves, tornadoes and bushfires — extreme weather events happen around the world on a regular basis and Australian scientists are hoping to improve their forecasting with the help of citizen scientists.
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Expansion of telehealth services for drought-affected farmers marks a good step forward, doctor says

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As Australian telehealth services expand to accommodate drought-affected farmers, experts say there is still room for substantial growth in the sector.
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Drought-hit outback town Ilfracombe shores up water supply with temporary desalination plant

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Access to drinkable water has been a gamble for a small drought-affected town in outback Queensland, but that is set to change.
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Thursday November 15, 2018

BOM forecast wet start to summer for NSW, but not drought-breaking

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There is some good news for New South Wales farmers struggling with drought — the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) is predicting a wet start to summer.
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Australia's summer outlook

15:29 EDT
A dry and hot summer is anticipated for much, but not all of Australia, according to the latest seasonal outlook issued by the Bureau of Meteorology on Thursday.
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Stormy night in the Top End

10:20 EDT
Severe thunderstorms tracked over the Northern Territory's western Top End early on Thursday morning, putting on a spectacular light show and causing the heaviest rain in ten months for some areas.
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Climate change already affecting hurricanes and tropical cyclones, research shows

06:04 EDT
You've probably heard people blame the devastating impacts of cyclones, hurricanes, or typhoons on climate change.
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Wednesday November 14, 2018

Drought from the inside looking out: How farmers' amateur photography adds new perception

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When your our own backyard is a massive drought-stricken landscape, telling your own story through photography can be great therapy.
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Almost 40 brumby deaths blamed on drought and mismanagement

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Australia has had a love affair with brumbies since the days of Banjo Patterson, but the modern reality for the animals is far from the romance evoked in The Man From Snowy River.
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Farmers welcome new weather radar to be built in Victoria's Wimmera region

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Farmers say a new radar in the north-west Victorian town of Rainbow will fill a gaping hole in the country's weather radar network.
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Christmas tree growers offered hope after rain

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The recent rain in regional New South Wales has raised the hopes of many farmers, greening up their land and facilitating new growth on stock.
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See-sawing temperatures for Adelaide

12:40 EDT
After a couple of very warm days in Adelaide at the end of the weekend it was back to much milder conditions on Tuesday.
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Some good falls of rain for parts of NSW

11:11 EDT
A low pressure trough has chucked a fair amount of rainfall over southern parts of New South Wales, with more to come.
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Tuesday November 13, 2018

Deluge and Drought: Climate Council issues grim warning on looming water security crisis

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The Climate Council has released a new report linking climate change with worsening droughts, including the current one, extreme weather events such as bushfires and floods, and identifying water security as a source of grave concern.
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Wilcannia to get a new weir on struggling Darling River after three decades of lobbying

15:55 EDT
The Federal and New South Wales Governments have committed $30 million to upgrade the Wilcannia Weir in the state's far west.
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Measuring air temperature accurately

15:43 EDT
Measuring the air temperature accurately isn't as straightforward as you might think.
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Red Cross expands drought grants to eastern Victorian farmers

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With just weeks until the end of spring, farmers in eastern Victoria have run out of time for drought-breaking rain.
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Drought on the water: Australian fishers call for help to be expanded beyond land-based farming

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It is not just inland farmers who have been affected by drought, with diminished rainfall and high temperatures now hitting the fishing industry.
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Why tropical cyclones can come in clusters

10:52 EDT
A wave of tropical storms sweeping around our planet can help clusters of tropical cyclones develop near Australia every few weeks.
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Melbourne weather: How winds from the north and west create 'change days'

10:44 EDT
Don't like the weather in Melbourne? Wait five minutes, so the saying goes.
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Fighting climate change: How emergency services are battling changing conditions

06:28 EDT
California has been battling the most destructive fires in its history and the .
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Monday November 12, 2018

Drought help through Farm Household Allowance stalled by Centrelink processes, claim farmers

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The application process for a much-publicised Federal Government drought financial assistance program is being bogged down in Centrelink's service delivery, according to a farmer who has made an application.
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Santa Ana winds fuel deadly fires in California

16:32 EDT
A number of large bushfires have been burning in California during the last week, fuelled by strong winds and dry vegetation.
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Hard rain vs soft rain: What differentiates drizzle from a downpour?

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It is raining again in the south-east and it is seeping into discussion.
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Dry air raising fire danger in SA

10:04 EDT
Total fire bans are in place for parts of South Australia today as hot and dry air fans the state ahead of an approaching low pressure trough.
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Tokyo 2020: Heat could be biggest issue for athletes, spectators at Japan Olympics

06:57 EDT
Sweltering conditions could pose a threat to both athletes and spectators at the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan, according to Australian team officials, who are already warning athletes to prepare for extreme heat at the Tokyo event.
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Sunday November 11, 2018

Plenty of lightning over the western Top End as the Build Up continues

12:33 EDT
Thunderstorms certainly have not been lacking over western parts of the Top End this weekend as the Build Up keeps rolling on.
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Temperatures in Hobart making for an interesting November

12:32 EDT
It has been a mixed bag of temperatures for Tasmania so far this November, with snow falls even gracing the peaks earlier in the month during a spell of cold weather.
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Drought put Cape Town on a countdown to Day Zero. Australia must look at what happened next

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Julia Snaddon was already several months pregnant when Cape Town announced that "Day Zero" was imminent.
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Saturday November 10, 2018

Hot days to follow current cool weather over WA

14:16 EDT
Thunderstorms currently raging across Western Australia with a deep low pressure trough are bringing cooler, below average days, but by late next week the cool weather will likely feel like a distant memory.
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Stormy Saturday for parts of WA

12:14 EDT
A series of troughs and embedded lows are bringing sparks to the skies of WA today.
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Record-breaking cold snap wipes out vineyards in WA's south

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Winemakers in Western Australia's Great Southern region are reeling from a recent frost event that damaged up to 80 per cent of their vines.
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Friday November 9, 2018

Air conditioning dominates many Top End homes but there are ways to stop power bill shock

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Walk through Darwin's residential streets at night and you will hear it: the low hum of air conditioners pumping cool air into homes during a sticky, humid night.
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Thunderstorm asthma inquest recommends triple-0 callers be given ambulance ETA

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The inquest into 2016's deadly thunderstorm asthma event has recommended callers to triple-0 be given an estimated time of arrival for ambulances.
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Skydiving into the jet stream, where no human has jumped before

15:56 EDT
Swiss-based skydiver Marc Hauser is a real-life Superman.
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Australia's tropical cyclone names for 2018/19

15:10 EDT
The first tropical cyclone to be named in Australian waters during the 2018/19 season will be Owen, followed by Penny, Riley and Savannah.
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Late-spring chill in QLD

11:40 EDT
Queensland is experiencing a spell of cool late-spring weather this week after enduring a warm and muggy start to November.
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Water prices double, makes farmers think twice about profitability of crops

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Growers are struggling to keep up with doubling water prices brought on by little rain and high demand.
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Thursday November 8, 2018

Port Macquarie pummelled by 'life-threatening' tennis ball-sized hailstones

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Rollands Plains and Kundabung on the New South Wales mid-north coast were pummelled by "life-threatening" hailstones measuring up to 9 centimetres on Wednesday afternoon.
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Warming up in Perth

15:20 EDT
Temperatures are climbing in Perth as a broadening low pressure trough gets set to generate widespread thunderstorms across WA this weekend.
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Wintry weather returns to southeastern Australia

09:56 EDT
A large area of southeastern Australia has experienced a brief relapse into winter during the last 48 hours, with rain, snow, hail and some of the lowest November temperatures in decades.
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Hardy African sheep breed provides opportunity for drought-stricken graziers

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An African sheep breed which calls the Kalahari desert home is proving its worth to a growing number of Australia's drought-stricken graziers.
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No funding for cyclone shelter promised to community on Australia's most cyclone-prone coast

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A government department says there is no funding for an emergency cyclone shelter for Western Australia's largest Indigenous community on the country's most cyclone-prone coast.
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Wednesday November 7, 2018

Supermarket egg imports will force WA farms already struggling with feed prices to close, industry body warns

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The growing number of imported eggs on WA supermarket shelves is threatening the viability of an already struggling local industry, egg producers are warning.
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Positive IOD declared as El Nino looms

16:03 EDT
A positive Indian Ocean Dipole event has been officially declared, while the Pacific Ocean continues to head towards El Nino.
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Dusty storm season in NSW

11:07 EDT
A large dust storm that swept across western NSW on Tuesday afternoon and evening was a towering exhibition of the drought that's gripping large parts of southeastern Australia this year.
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Will the arrival of El Nino mean fewer mosquitoes this summer?

05:20 EDT
Once the warm weather arrives, you know mosquitoes won't be far behind.
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Tuesday November 6, 2018

Rural Aid and Aussie Helpers working with national charity regulator

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The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has sought assurances from Rural Aid and Aussie Helpers that money and goods being donated are reaching those in need.
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Hot Friday in Perth

21:08 EDT

Parts of WA registerd their highest temperatures in close to two years on Friday, while Perth sweated through its warmest day in eight months.

Perth's summer set to be a hot one according to the Bureau of Meteorology summer forecast

07:27 EDT

A spring scorcher today of 37 degrees Celsius is shaping up as a taste of things to come, with a hot summer heading our way — in stark contrast to the unusually cool summer of 2017-18.

New weather app 'a quantum leap' for understanding extreme events

06:45 EDT

Rain of biblical proportions, heatwaves, tornadoes and bushfires — extreme weather events happen around the world on a regular basis and Australian scientists are hoping to improve their forecasting with the help of citizen scientists.