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Tuesday March 19, 2019

Cyclone Trevor strengthens to category three as it nears Far North Queensland coast

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Severe Tropical Cyclone Trevor is now a category three system and could intensify further before it makes landfall tonight, the Bureau of Meteorology has said.
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Sydney news: Shooters party hit back at 'racist dog whistling', police recordings discovered in Keli Lane case

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This briefing is compiled by the ABC's digital journalists in Sydney.
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Tropical Cyclone Trevor forms off Far North Queensland coast as storms hit the south east

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Tropical Cyclone Trevor is expected to intensify to a category three system before it crosses Queensland's Cape York Peninsula on Tuesday night.
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Monday March 18, 2019

Curious Brisbane: For city starved of summer storms, their arrival is better late than never

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Brisbane is known for its annual thunder and lightning shows during the warmer months, so where were the storms hiding last summer? The irony is not lost on this writer, who when preparing this story sheltered from yet another of the severe storms to affect south-east Queensland in recent days.
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Severe storms strike southeast Queensland

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Warnings have been issued for multiple thunderstorms in southeast Queensland this afternoon.
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Indian summer monsoon amplified global warming 130,000 years ago, helping end ice age

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The past may be a surprisingly useful guide for predicting responses to future climate change.
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Darwin's underground power project restarts but could take 30 years to finish

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Waiting out a cyclone with the lights on may still be 30 years away for many Darwin residents, despite a decades-old program designed to protect its power supply being restarted.
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Lake Eyre begins filling with Queensland floodwaters as Birdsville roads reopen

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The parched landscape of outback South Australia is being rejuvenated by floodwaters that are now beginning to trickle into Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre.
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Tropical Cyclone Trevor approaching Queensland

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Tropical Cyclone Trevor formed off the east coast of Queensland's Cape York Peninsula on Monday morning and could make landfall during the next 48 hours.
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Sunday March 17, 2019

Sydney rain causes flash flooding as some areas get a month's rainfall in 24 hours

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Parts of Sydney experienced flash flooding on Sunday morning after heavy rains hit the city, with one area receiving almost a month's rain in 24 hours.
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Sydney’s streak of sodden days sticks around

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A trough and embedded low over the NSW coast is continuing to pour rain over the Sydney Basin.
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Tropical cyclone looming

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There is a high chance of a tropical cyclone forming near Papua New Guinea in the next 24-36 hours, based on the latest observations and weather models.
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One year since Cyclone Marcus, the emotional impact of worst storm since Cyclone Tracy lingers on

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It's a year to the day since Cyclone Marcus inflicted its wrath on the Northern Territory, but for one elderly Darwin couple, the storm's emotional impact continues to rage day in, day out without respite.
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Irrigators hit with spend on river pump meters to provide real-time data on water use

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Brett Shearwood doesn't like to tell people what he does for a living.
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Saturday March 16, 2019

BlazeAid volunteers lend a hand in flood-affected north-west Queensland

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As the floodwater recedes in north-west Queensland, the true devastation of the monsoon low is becoming apparent.
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More storms on the way in central and south Queensland as cyclone brews

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More storms are likely to hit southern and central Queensland this weekend — and there is a chance of a cyclone forming.
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Friday March 15, 2019

South-east Queensland's severe storms ease after 'a risk to life' threat, bureau says

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Severe thunderstorms tracking across south-east Queensland are easing but heavy rain is still expected, particularly along the Sunshine Coast, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says.
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Extreme weather set to see Australia's insurance red zones expand

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For most of us, the problem is in someone else's backyard, in some other neighbourhood.
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Bombogenesis breaks pressure records in central U.S. states

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A remarkably deep low pressure system passed over the central United States of America this week, causing a volatile mix of weather across the Great Plains.
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Sydney cleans up after super cell storms with giant hail as flight cancellations continue

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The clean-up is continuing and airlines are still working through a backlog of cancelled flights in Sydney after severe thunderstorms battered the city and surrounds, with giant hail falling in some parts.
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Feedlot definition proves contentious and holds ramifications for drought-affected farmers

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The definition of a feedlot is causing headaches for producers drought feeding cattle.
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Sydney soaked as severe storms lash NSW

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Parts of Sydney received their best rain in more than a year during an outbreak of severe thunderstorms in NSW on Thursday.
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Speed breeding of crops by Queensland researchers in bid to battle global hunger

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Queensland researchers are speeding up the life cycle of crops to develop new varieties for Australian farmers in a bid to minimise the impacts of drought and climate change.
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White wine taste is changing as temperatures in growing areas rise, winemaker says

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Higher temperatures in traditional grape growing regions are changing the flavour of the white wines we are drinking, according to a winemaker.
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Sydney cops drenching as severe thunderstorms and hail hit during commute

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Parts of Sydney have been battered by heavy rain and hail, as severe thunderstorms continue to sweep across the city.
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Thursday March 14, 2019

Vanished wet season of 1952 has eerie similarities to NT's current dry spell

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The Northern Territory's wet season, or lack thereof, may be one for the record books.
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Hard call on rainfall in eastern NSW

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Heavy rain and thunderstorms will affect some eastern districts of NSW during the next few days.
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Regenerative agriculture finds solid backing as decades of success show renewal

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Boorowa farmer Charlie Arnott has experienced the immense toll of drought on his cattle, his business and his wellbeing, but he has found a way through it all.
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Tropical Cyclone Savannah

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Tropical Cyclone Savannah has formed just inside the western boundary of Australia's area of responsibility, becoming our fourth named cyclone of the season.
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Wednesday March 13, 2019

Stormy end to the week in eastern Australia

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Severe thunderstorms will affect parts of Queensland and NSW each day during the second half of this week.
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Early-autumn chill in Tasmania

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Parts of Tasmania registered their lowest March temperature in more than a decade this morning.
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When does a winter storm become a bomb cyclone?

10:41 EDT
Blizzards in March, when our thoughts start turning to spring, are never good news.
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Tuesday March 12, 2019

As climate changes, the way we build homes must change too

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The impacts of floods, wildfires and other catastrophic events are on the rise in Canada.
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Monsoon trough teasing northern Australia

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It's been a fairly dry wet season to date for large areas of northern Australia.
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Queensland crops wither in drought as dams dry out

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Queensland farmers are nervously watching the skies as summer crops fail and winter crops look increasingly less likely to be planted.
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Monday March 11, 2019

Southeast Qld sweats through March record

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Parts of southeast Queensland just had their hottest March day on record.
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Record March heat in central and western Australia

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A late-season heatwave set a new Australian maximum temperature record for March on Sunday.
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WA truckies hook up with BHP and SIMS Metal to send scrap rail to drought-hit Queensland farmers

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A convoy of trucks from Western Australia's Pilbara region is making its way east to help farming communities devastated by recent flooding in Queensland.
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Sunday March 10, 2019

Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast set to swelter as autumn heatwave hits south-east Queensland

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It might be the start of autumn, but the summer-like weather is far from over in south-east Queensland, with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) predicting sweltering conditions over the next few days.
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Severe storms light up parts of the NT and WA

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Storms sparked to life on Saturday and early Sunday morning across the Top End and the Kimberley, bringing heavy rain and strong winds.
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Wintry showers in Tasmania

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Much colder air will be introduced across the Apple Isle early next week, as a strong cold front sweeps across the southeast.
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Saturday March 9, 2019

Tropical humidity bringing a sticky weekend to southwest WA

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A low pressure trough is dragging tropical moisture down to southwest WA, delivering showers and humidity levels more like those felt in the north.
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Summer heat in Autumn

10:30 EDT
Whilst summer is officially over, the summer like temperatures are not.
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Friday March 8, 2019

Eastern saleyards are being flooded with cows as water becomes a scarce resource

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Drought-stricken cattle producers are making the tough call to sell off the cattle they would have used to rebuild their herds.
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Bush blokes take unusual steps to send struggling farmers a message of support

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For 72-year-old Victorian farmer Robert Floyd — more familiar with cattle than catwalks — an invitation to take part in a fashion parade came out of left field.
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Deadlock over water access for Riverina farmers threatens to spill over to legal stoush

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A dispute between a group of farmers and a water authority over a $49 million Commonwealth taxpayer-funded water saving pipeline looks set to go to court.
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Storms soak northeast NSW

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Slow-moving thunderstorms delivered the heaviest rain in two years to parts of northeast NSW during the last 24 hours.
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Detectorists and treasure hunters flock to cyclone-damaged beaches in search of booty

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Cyclone Oma stripped metres of sand from eastern Australian beaches when the system brushed past last month, but it also opened up new opportunities for bounty hunters looking for hidden treasure.
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Thursday March 7, 2019

Dairy co-op Norco lifts direct milk price to farmers 6.5 cents a litre but Coles still refuses to budge on $1 milk

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Dairy co-operative Norco is lifting the price paid directly to its farmers by 6.5 cents a litre for the next three months, with the price to be revised in June for the year ahead.
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Cyclone Trevor strengthens to category three as it nears Far North Queensland coast

08:22 EDT

Severe Tropical Cyclone Trevor is now a category three system and could intensify further before it makes landfall tonight, the Bureau of Meteorology has said.

Sydney news: Shooters party hit back at 'racist dog whistling', police recordings discovered in Keli Lane case

08:14 EDT

This briefing is compiled by the ABC's digital journalists in Sydney.

Tropical Cyclone Trevor forms off Far North Queensland coast as storms hit the south east

01:03 EDT

Tropical Cyclone Trevor is expected to intensify to a category three system before it crosses Queensland's Cape York Peninsula on Tuesday night.