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Tuesday September 30, 2014

Melbourne weather: Strong winds bring roof crashing down at site of 2013 fatal wall collapse

ABC image 21:18 EST Strong winds in Melbourne have sent a roof crashing onto a footpath near the site where three people were killed in a wall collapse last year.
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Melbourne: spring one hour, winter the next

17:26 EST The run of glorious weather for Melbourne is about to end abruptly.
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Queensland livestock agent says rain will bring big bullock prices in the new year

ABC image 15:00 EST Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify that the higher prices predicted by livestock agent Kevin Currie would be paid for dressed weight and not live weight bullocks, as was suggested in the original story.
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Charters Towers fighting the drought

ABC image 15:00 EST The past 48 hours have brought some much-needed rain for some parts of Queensland.
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Growing numbers of pest deer wander closer to Queensland mining town of Moranbah during drought

ABC image 14:43 EST The Central Queensland mining town of Moranbah is grappling with hundreds of pest deer wandering close to town in search of food.
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Work begins to fix flood-hit Exmouth roads

14:10 EST Repairs to flood damaged roads in Exmouth have started and are due to be completed in about six weeks.
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Huge wet season rains increases the death rate of crocodile hatchlings

ABC image 12:38 EST A team of researchers from the Northern Territory have found huge wet season rains result in low saltwater crocodile hatchlings.
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Mallee Farmer Brenton Pudney says more warm weather will affect yield and quality in his grain

ABC image 12:26 EST Farmers in the South Australian Mallee have escaped the worst consequences of warm and windy weather on the weekend, thanks to a bit of rain last week.
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Windy warmth for Tassie

11:50 EST Warm and wild northwesterly winds became damaging overnight while teaming up with cloud to create a warm September night over Tasmania.
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Rain a relief for Mallee farmers

ABC image 11:45 EST Farmers in parts of the Victorian Mallee say they're already seeing the effects of some decent rainfalls last week.
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Monday September 29, 2014

Sydney heating up to near-record level

16:35 EST Sydney is forecast to break a September heat record, reaching at least 32 degrees for two days running in a wave of heat not seen in the city since last summer.
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Now that's a dry season, Darwin

14:59 EST Dry season is almost over in the Top End and it has been an exceptionally dry one in Darwin where no rain has been recorded since May, potentially its driest June-to-September on record.
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Wild winds keep SES, CFS busy in south-east SA

12:26 EST The State Emergency Service (SES) says it responded to about 24 call-outs across south-east South Australia during yesterday's strong winds.
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Far West graziers hope for follow up rain to prepare for Summer

ABC image 06:54 EST There's optimism among far-west graziers that there'll more more wet weather in the lead up to Summer after last week's rain event.
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Sunday September 28, 2014

Strong winds in SA bring down trees, thousands without power across Adelaide

ABC image 15:20 EST More than 14,000 homes and businesses have been without power after strong winds brought down power lines in Adelaide's northern suburbs, the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula Fire and emergency services crews remain on high alert with high temperatures and damaging winds sweeping across most of South Australia.
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Hot and gusty for the southeast

14:51 EST Warm northerly winds have brought a hot September day and night across southeastern parts of Australia.
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Powerful winds and elevated fire danger battering southeast Australia

12:46 EST Dry, gusty and damaging northerly winds are lashing southeast Australia today, with associated warmth also helping the fire danger to soar.
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Saturday September 27, 2014

Southwest WA gets swamped by rain and strong winds

13:17 EST Heavy rain and strong winds hammered the southwest of Western Australia this morning, while strong winds continue to batter the region.
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Fair weather for finals footy

12:47 EST Breezy northerlies, clear skies and a warm afternoon set for the grand final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, while winds stay light with a warmer than average night for the preliminary final in Sydney.
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Friday September 26, 2014

Morning Glory Festival: Natural phenomenon sparks town celebration, attracts pilots and tourists to Queensland

12:59 EST Glider pilots surf them, tourists come from all over the world to see them and they prompt cries of joy from all who gaze skywards.
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Gliders 'surf' rare morning glory clouds at Burketown in northern Australia

ABC image 12:59 EST Glider pilots have converged at Burketown in Queensland's Gulf country, chasing the rare morning glory clouds.
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Sydney's spring soaking

11:32 EST Sydney's suburbs received a drenching yesterday afternoon as a band of thunderstorms flashed past.
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No drought-breaking rain for Queensland before the end of 2014

ABC image 11:20 EST New Bureau of Meteorology data shows Queenslanders can expect drier than average conditions to continue until the end of 2014.
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Thundery Thursday for southeast QLD

11:11 EST Thunderstorms triggered by a trough brought a dramatic change to the previously settled weather in southeast Queensland.
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Flood money continues to flow for Clarence Valley

10:38 EST More flood recovery money could soon be on the way for the Clarence Valley.
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Cattle tick numbers rise in Queensland because of weather conditions and ineffective control measures

ABC image 08:57 EST Cattle tick numbers have exploded in some parts of Queensland, and all regions are being urged to build their defences now as the weather gets wetter.
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Whitewater rafting hit hard by Nymboida Hydroelectric shut-down

Audience submitted image 08:25 EST Operators of a Nymboida River whitewater rafting operation say they have been doing it tough over the past 18 months, due to changes in the Goolang Creek.
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Thursday September 25, 2014

Storms strike south-east Queensland bringing rain, wind and hail

ABC licensed image 21:05 EST A long line of storms has brought rain wind and hail to south-east Queensland this afternoon.
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Sydney storm causes damage, flight delays and striking photography

Audience submitted image 16:48 EST The severe storm that slammed into Sydney today, causing damage to homes and flight delays, also produced spectacular images caught on cameras across the city.
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Tasmania could get above average rainfall according to the weather bureau

ABC image 15:44 EST The weather bureau's long-term forecast is predicting a drier than normal October to December for much of eastern Australia and north-west Western Australia.
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Storms surge over New South Wales

14:04 EST Widespread thunderstorms and heavy showers have continued to move across eastern parts of the nation bringing the heaviest September rainfall on record to inland hubs.
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Unseasonally heavy rain for Northern Country

13:19 EST Overnight downpours have soaked parts of Northern Country with some of the heaviest September rainfall on record in some locations.
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First water infrastructure grants for drought-affected farmers flow to SA

ABC image 12:21 EST The first round of government grants have starting flowing to pastoralists in South Australia's drought-stricken north.
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Dry and hot spring to summer means 2014 will rank in top 10 warmest years on record

ABC image 11:31 EST The weather bureau's long-term forecast is predicting a drier than normal October to December for much of eastern Australia and north-west Western Australia.
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Cattle tick numbers rise in Queensland because of weather conditions and ineffective control measures

ABC image 07:25 EST Cattle tick numbers have exploded in some parts of Queensland, and all regions are being urged to build their defences now as the weather gets wetter.
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Wednesday September 24, 2014

Drought-stricken farmers in WA can finally access federal concessional loans

ABC image 16:06 EST After several months of negotiations over administration, Western Australian farmers can now apply for an Australian Government drought concessional loan.
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Banks commit to providing more information on rural debt

ABC image 16:00 EST The National Farmers' Federation says banks have agreed to start providing more detail on the extent of rural debt across Australia.
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Rain and storms racing east across southeastern Australia

14:04 EST A low pressure system making its way across across southeastern Australia has been bringing rain and storms with it, and some of the best rain in over a year over the interior.
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Hot in Hobart

13:45 EST Hobart on its way to its hottest September on record with help from recent warm days.
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Tuesday September 23, 2014

Western Australian crops to benefit from wild weather, but the rain slows the harvest

ABC image 17:45 EST It's been a wet and wild 48 hours in parts of Western Australia with some parts of the grain growing region receiving over 65 millimetres of rain and wind gusts of almost 100 kilometres an hour.
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Farm debt roundtable gets underway in Canberra

ABC image 16:39 EST The Federal Government will hold a roundtable with banks and farmers this afternoon in an attempt to deal with rising debt levels, particularly in drought-affected areas.
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The wet is set for New South Wales

14:29 EST The wet is set for New South Wales There is a saying 'that all good must come to an end', this also applies to the sunny weather that NSW has experienced over the past few days.
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Monday September 22, 2014

Rain provides some relief for drought affected farmers in parts of Queensland

ABC image 16:48 EST Queensland farmers are rejoicing after receiving some unseasonal rain overnight.
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Rain and thunder soaking central QLD

12:44 EST Rain and thunderstorms have barely let up over the past day over central QLD, drenching some places with their best rain in over a year with more on the way today.
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Perth's heaviest September rain in 26 years

12:29 EST Heavy rain swept across parts of Western Australia during the past 24 hours, with Perth gaining its largest September total in 26 years.
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Sunday September 21, 2014

Brisbane's Riverwalk reopens, but could cost $20 million more than expected

ABC image 21:48 EST Brisbane's Riverwalk has reopened after being destroyed in the 2011 floods, but it could cost ratepayers $20 million more than had been expected.
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Heavy rain and thunderstorms drenching inland QLD

12:25 EST The best rain in half a year is likely in parts of central and southern Queensland over the next two days as heavy rain and thunderstorms develop over the region.
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Storms roll through southeast QLD

10:15 EST A trough has delivered heavy rain and damaging wind gusts to parts of southeast Queensland.
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Saturday September 20, 2014

Southwest WA heats up before a soaking

16:39 EST The mercury soared in the nation's southwest today with Perth recording its hottest September day on record, however heavy rain and cooler temperatures will arrive on Sunday.
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Darwin sizzling in rare September heat

11:27 EST Darwin sweltered through its second hottest September day on record yesterday, with another stinker on the cards again today.
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