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Saturday December 10, 2016

Scorching Night for Central NT

13:00 EDT
Parts of Central NT have had their hottest morning in 7 years.
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Heat coming to Sydney next week a sign of things to come

12:59 EDT
Sydney is getting set for a scorching January, with a warm-up early next week.
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Climate change means workdays need to change during heatwaves, public health official warns

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Workplace changes will be needed to deal with more severe heatwaves and other impacts of climate change, a public health official has warned.
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Friday December 9, 2016

A year of Australian weather captured in a calendar

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Photographs of weather phenomena around Australia, some of them capturing rare events, have been chosen for the 2017 Australian Weather Calendar.
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Temperatures soar in the west

16:36 EDT
Perth is enduring a sweaty end to the week, although a cool change is on the way.
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Perfect storm photos: storm chasers give up their tips for taking best pic

15:55 EDT
While most Queenslanders sheltered inside during the past week of severe storms, a breed of professional photographers known as storm chasers were outside, braving the danger to get the best possible shot.
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Outback property Willowie sells prior to auction for first time since 1920

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The drought in outback Queensland has forced a family to sell the sheep property they have called home for almost 100 years.
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Summer heat gone in a splash

09:48 EDT
Mount Isa's hottest start to summer on record came to a stormy end on Thursday afternoon.
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Thursday December 8, 2016

Eastern storms and southern shivers

16:00 EDT
Thunderstorms are on the move through New South Wales and southern Queensland once again today, while southern states shiver.
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Summer scorcher looms for two thirds of Australians

14:12 EDT
The most widespread heat in five years could grip parts of southern and eastern Australia next week.
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Wednesday December 7, 2016

Turbulent Thursday in Vic, Tas, SA

15:52 EDT
Parts of Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia could be lashed by storms and damaging winds on Thursday as a cold front sweeps across Australia's southeast.
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How to protect yourself from lightning strikes

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It is storm season in Australia and, while being struck by lightning is considered a rare occurrence, there are several steps people can take to keep safe.
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Storms plaguing NSW, Qld

10:52 EDT
Storm-weary parts of southeast Queensland and northeast New South Wales are preparing for another bout of wild weather today.
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Brisbane storm: Bureau of Meteorology warns more on the way after early morning light show

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South-east Queensland residents woke to loud cracks of thunder early this morning, as a band of storms moved across the region, delivering almost 39,000 lightning strikes.
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Tuesday December 6, 2016

Top End residents could be waiting until Christmas for a bit of rain relief

18:43 EDT
Top End residents are unlikely to be relieved of the oppressive hot and humid build up conditions until Christmas, because the rain-bringing La NiƱa weather pattern is unlikely to eventuate in coming months, the Bureau of Meteorology has warned.
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One dead after Mt Warning campers struck by lightning, rescue operation underway

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An international tourist has died and a woman has been injured after being hit by lightning while camping at Mt Warning, on the NSW north coast, police say.
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Hot and stormy start to summer in NSW

15:50 EDT
The opening week of summer has been a hot and thundery mix in New South Wales and there is more to come.
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Farmer's photos of NSW flooding turned into fundraising calendar

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A farmer who lost nearly all his crops to floods has documented his experience in photographs and these are now being used for a flood relief fundraising calendar.
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Skiing on summer snow

10:10 EDT
December snow is attracting skiers and boarders to Australia's alpine peaks for the chance to enjoy a rare summer shred.
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Monday December 5, 2016

NSW weather: Severe thunderstorm works its way from Sydney to state's north

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Trampolines have flown into powerlines and a lightning strike has reportedly caused a house fire as a severe thunderstorm tracked from Sydney all along the coast up to northern NSW on Monday afternoon.
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A case of history repeating itself: What is wrong with South Australia's electricity network?

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Those who blamed last week's blackout in South Australia on renewable energy are dead wrong.
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Stormy Monday across Australia

17:03 EDT
Thunderstorms are affecting six states and territories this afternoon, four of which are under warning for severe storms.
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$14m flood-repair package to fix infrastructure and Beaconsfield mine

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The federal and state governments have announced up to $14 million will be made available to help Tasmania recover from the .
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Sydney goes 'tropo' as eastern states bake

15:43 EDT
A pool of heat sitting over parts of eastern Australia today is causing elevated bushfire danger, thunderstorms and lots of sweat.
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Total crop losses on some Mary Valley farms as growers count cost of massive storms

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Farmers in Queensland's Mary Valley are reporting total crop losses after the region was battered by a series of violent storms since Wednesday that brought hail stones the size of tennis balls.
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Do you know the signs of heat stress?

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Hot weather can take a serious toll on our health.
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Sunday December 4, 2016

Thunderstorm asthma advice issued as storms loom in Victoria

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Victorians who experience breathing difficulties or asthma have been advised to take extra care this evening, with a cool change and thunderstorms predicted for the state.
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Queensland storms: Lockyer Valley, Ipswich clean up after night of destruction

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Two homes in south-east Queensland were destroyed by fire during yesterday's super cell storms, which also overturned caravans and saw a teenager struck by lightning.
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Stormy start to summer for southeast QLD

17:25 EDT
Saturday's storms produced large hail, intense rainfall and destructive winds to several locations across southeast Queensland as two large storms rolled over in quick succession.
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Mid 40-degree heat scorches northwestern NSW

15:26 EDT
Parts of far northwestern New South Wales have been scorching in temperatures in the mid forties, as much as 10 degrees above average.
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Brisbane storm: Teen struck by lightning, thousands without power in Queensland storms

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A teenager has been struck by lightning during dangerous thunderstorms in Queensland's south-east that caused structural damage and left thousands without power.
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Saturday December 3, 2016

Heat is on the horizon for parts of WA

18:02 EDT
Following a run of cooler than average temperatures during the first half of next week, southwestern parts of Western Australia will see a return of hot conditions.
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A taste of summer for Sydney

14:45 EDT
A burst of hazy heat enveloped Sydney on Friday, with temperatures just not letting up well into the evening.
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Friday December 2, 2016

Heatwave to scorch Queensland 'well into next week', BOM warns

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Temperatures will remain above 40 degrees Celsius in parts of central and southern Queensland until at least Wednesday next week, the Bureau of Meterology (BOM) warns.
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Extreme heatwave sparks total fire ban in NSW

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The sort of temperatures that see roads melt and cold taps flowing with boiling water are set to scorch Sydney and northern New South Wales over the next few days with the weather bureau officially forecasting a rare "extreme heatwave".
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Concessional loans offered to farmers affected by freak storm in November

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Storm-affected farmers in north-west Victoria are being offered concessional loans to assist with clean-up and recovery.
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Brisbane's hottest suburbs mapped as heatwave about to hit Queensland

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As Queenslanders battle through the state's first heatwave of the summer, scientists have mapped the hottest Brisbane suburbs where people are most likely to experience heat-related illnesses.
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Queensland weather: 'Very dangerous' thunderstorms cross south-east Queensland

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Parts of south-east Queensland have copped hail the size of tennis balls during a series of "very dangerous" thunderstorms which passed over the region earlier this afternoon, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says.
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Thursday December 1, 2016

Primary producers and pet owners urged to watch out for animal welfare during Queensland heatwave

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Animal welfare workers are warning pet owners and primary producers to take care of their animals, as the start of summer brings heatwave conditions to parts of Queensland and New South Wales.
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Severe storms strike again

16:59 EDT
The first day of summer has produced supercell thunderstorms over northeast New South Wales and southeast Queensland.
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Heatstroke: Darwin researchers find links between fear and feeling symptoms of heat stress

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The belief that northern Australians cope better with heat stress than their southern counterparts may now be more than just a post-truth for people who have survived the tropics.
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Spring wrap-up

10:03 EDT
Spring has drawn to a close across Australia and as usual, it was a mixed bag around the country.
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Experts warn against underestimating heatwave threat

07:58 EDT
It is the first day of summer, and already the weather bureau is warning of severe heatwave conditions across southern parts of Queensland and northern New South Wales.
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Brisbane storm: Woman struck by lightning, thousands lose power in south-east Queensland

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A traffic controller has been struck by lightning and a teenager was hit by a falling tree in a severe storm which passed through south-east Queensland yesterday afternoon.
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Wednesday November 30, 2016

Cattle train to Oakey heralds boom for industry

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A cattle train pulled into an Oakey abattoir today for the first time in 23 years, signalling the start of a boom for Queensland's livestock industry.
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Brisbane storm

17:11 EDT
Brisbane took a direct hit from a severe thunderstorm this afternoon, sending social media wild with storm snaps.
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Eastern storm outbreak continues

15:56 EDT
Severe thunderstorms are lashing parts of the Queensland and New South Wales once again this afternoon.
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Thunderstorm asthma: New warning for Gippsland and parts of north-east Victoria

14:09 EDT
Victoria's chief health officer has issued a warning to asthma sufferers about possible storms forecast for parts of Gippsland and Victoria's north-east ranges today, following last week's thunderstorm asthma event that killed eight people.
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Heatwave across Queensland and NSW: what you need to know and how to prepare for 40C temperatures

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Parts of southern Queensland and northern New South Wales are in for a scorcher, with the .
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Tuesday November 29, 2016

Storm strikes Darwin

18:28 EDT
Darwin took a direct hit from an intense thunderstorm this afternoon, causing heavy rain and blustery winds.
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Scorching Night for Central NT

13:00 EDT

Parts of Central NT have had their hottest morning in 7 years.

Heat coming to Sydney next week a sign of things to come

12:59 EDT

Sydney is getting set for a scorching January, with a warm-up early next week.

Climate change means workdays need to change during heatwaves, public health official warns

11:08 EDT

Workplace changes will be needed to deal with more severe heatwaves and other impacts of climate change, a public health official has warned.