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Wednesday January 28, 2015

Stark figures but no surprises in updated climate change predictions from CSIRO, Bureau of Meteorology

ABC image 11:15 EDT The CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology say updated climate change predictions confirm what they've been saying for years.
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New Zealand dairy industry's production predicted to fall as farmers face dry conditions and lowest milk prices in a decade

ABC image 09:19 EDT New Zealand's dairy farmers are facing their most challenging conditions in over a decade.
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Sudden downpour over vineyards threatens Hunter vintage

ABC image 07:19 EDT Hunter winemakers are hopeful that the 2015 red wine vintage can be saved despite recent heavy rains.
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Two dozen calls for assistance after Inverell storm

07:02 EDT The State Emergency Service has responded to two dozen calls for assistance in Inverell, after a storm ripped through on Tuesday afternoon.
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Tuesday January 27, 2015

Grazier films 'rain bomb' dropping from sky in south-west Queensland

ABC image 23:22 EDT A south-west Queensland grazier has captured on camera the moment a "rain bomb" dropped from the sky.
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Rain in southern New South Wales presents problems for lovers of boutique honey

ABC image 15:39 EDT Lovers of boutique honey could soon find it hard to get hold of their favourite breakfast toast spread.
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Summer contrast of heat as Perth set to reach 39 degrees

13:06 EDT Perth is forecast to reach 39 degrees today while southeastern Australia stays cool in the low 20s.
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Heatwave hurts young banana crops in Western Australia's Gascoyne growing town of Carnarvon

ABC image 12:46 EDT While Western Australia's Pilbara region has taken centre stage recently when it comes to , it has also been very warm in the state's Gascoyne region.
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Some Bundaberg flood victims still struggling two years on

Audience submitted image 12:45 EDT The Bundaberg disaster management coordinator says many residents in the south-east Queensland city are still struggling, two years after the region's worst flood.
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Riesling grapes lost at Port Lincoln winery due to hot temperatures

ABC image 12:43 EDT A winery on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula has lost about 75 per cent of its award-winning riesling crop due to hot weather.
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Port Macquarie severe weather warning cancelled after heavy rain lashes NSW mid north coast

ABC image 12:41 EDT The weather bureau has cancelled a severe weather warning for the New South Wales mid north coast after heavy rain caused flash floods on Monday.
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Persistent rain sparks transport havoc across eastern NSW

12:34 EDT Eastern NSW is currently experiencing a very wet spell with rain this morning making the return to school an agonising task for parents and kids alike in the heavy traffic jams.
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Wet weather threatens disease in Central Queensland cotton crops

ABC image 12:20 EDT Heavy rains and humid weather have cotton growers in central Queensland nervously watching their crops for tight lock and other moisture-related downgrades.
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January wet turns Australia's Red Centre into a sea of green

ABC image 12:19 EDT Australia's Red Centre is transforming into a sea of green, with January rains spurring vigorous vegetation growth.
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Flash flooding damages homes on New South Wales mid-north coast

ABC licensed image 06:32 EDT Flash flooding has inundated homes in the Port Macquarie and Camden Haven area on the mid-north coast of New South Wales.
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Monday January 26, 2015

Royal Flying Doctor Service 'paddles' water safety message to rural children before the wet season

ABC image 15:46 EDT Despite living on outback stations, hundreds of kilometres from the beach, paddle boarding is becoming popular with far west Queensland kids.
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Autumnal Australia Day across the southeast

15:09 EDT Towns and cities across Australia's southeast have shivered through a very cool and cloudy Australia Day.
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Southerly Buster cools NSW coast

07:33 EDT A Southerly Buster that traveled along the New South Wales coast on Sunday brought a sudden burst of winds and relief from the hot temperatures.
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Sunday January 25, 2015

Australia Day around the capitals

14:30 EDT It will be beach and BBQ's for some, cool and cloudy for others...
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Storms light up the skies of WA

11:36 EDT A broad low pressure trough has continued to cause widespread storms to northern parts of Western Australia bringing damaging wind gusts, rain and plenty of lightning.
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Saturday January 24, 2015

Coolangatta saturated in wettest day in nine years

12:26 EDT Southeastern QLD has seen widespread heavy rain persist, with 48 hour totals exceeding 200mm in some places.
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Inland parts of NSW sweat through the night

12:14 EDT Parts of inland New South Wales sweated through a warm and muggy night under cloudy skies.
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Dramatic rescue from floodwater as heavy rain closes major roads in south-east Queensland

ABC image 01:51 EDT The south-east Queensland deluge has resulted in numerous road closures and emergency call-outs, including a dramatic swiftwater rescue on the Gold Coast.
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Friday January 23, 2015

'Extreme heatwave' in WA's north brings sizzling temperatures but no records

ABC image 20:06 EDT Western Australia's north has experienced another sizzling day amid an extreme heatwave, with one location falling 0.2C short of its highest ever recorded temperature.
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Western Australian warmth

13:32 EDT Intense heat building up over the Pilbara is set to filter over coastal cities early next week.
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Brisbane soaks in wettest day in two years

12:39 EDT Southeast Queensland has had an extremely wet morning with widespread falls of 30-60mm of rain in the space of just a few hours.
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Thursday January 22, 2015

Central Queensland rain: Falls exceeding 100mm possible for isolated areas

ABC image 19:49 EDT Isolated parts of regional Queensland could experience rainfall totals in excess of 100mm in a 24-hour period, the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) says.
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North Queensland pineapple harvest wraps up under stormy skies

ABC image 17:17 EDT A thundering wet-season storm has marked the end of harvest for one north Queensland pineapple grower, bringing his "good" season to a damp but satisfying close.
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Cyclone inquest: Tracy Marshall's death 'consistent with hanging'

ABC image 14:42 EDT A post-mortem examination of the body of a woman who disappeared as a cyclone approached the Pilbara coast in 2011 has found her death was consistent with hanging.
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Butterflies booming in south-east Queensland

ABC image 14:29 EDT The skies are aflutter in south-east Queensland with unusually large numbers of butterflies, experts say.
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Queensland election: Graziers push for long-term drought strategies not bandaid solutions

ABC image 14:02 EDT As Queensland struggles through one of its worst droughts on record both State and Federal Government have offered various forms of assistance to those on the land.
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Tasmanian cherry growers find a second market for fruit exporting cherry juice for $18 litre

10:59 EDT The insatiable appetite for Tasmanian cherries in Asia has prompted an enterprising business to export Australia's first batch of cherry juice.
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Torrential rain and thunderstorms persist in QLD

10:57 EDT Heavy thunderstorms are set to persist over Queensland today and continue into tomorrow, with some places likely to see falls in excess of 150mm leading to flooding.
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Wednesday January 21, 2015

Heavy rain and thunderstorms striking QLD

18:57 EDT Heavy thunderstorms currently lashing Queensland are set to continue over the next 48 hours, with some places likely to see falls in excess of 250mm leading to flooding.
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BoM withdraws advice Alice Springs recorded its hottest day ever, blames faulty thermometer

15:49 EDT The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has withdrawn its advice Alice Springs recorded its hottest day on Tuesday, blaming a faulty thermometer for an incorrect temperature reading.
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NSW's Mid North Coast downpour

13:41 EDT Torrential rain hits the Mid North Coast as rainfall hit the triple figures in some places.
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McKinlay Shire Council gives drought-hit ratepayers rates reprieve

13:30 EDT A north-west Queensland council is allowing residents to delay rate payments, to help provide financial relief during the drought.
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Weather Bureau says predicted dry El Nino conditions failed to eventuate

Audience submitted image 13:02 EDT An expected El Nino weather pattern, which brings dry conditions to eastern Australia, has failed to eventuate.
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Walgett Shire calls for wage subsidies to keep workers in town during drought

ABC image 10:34 EDT Drought in Walgett in far north west New South Wales has dried up agricultural production.
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Queensland wild weather to continue with floods, thunderstorms predicted across state

ABC image 01:19 EDT Severe storms were forecast for large parts of central Queensland Tuesday night after separate cells battered townships west of Brisbane throughout the afternoon.
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Tuesday January 20, 2015

Kimberley floodwaters claim second vehicle as driver crosses closed road

ABC image 22:20 EDT A second car has been washed away by floodwaters in Western Australia's remote Kimberley region, prompting a warning from authorities.
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Police cling to tree in Kimberley floodwaters after trying to save stranded family

ABC licensed image 21:35 EDT Two West Australian police officers have had to swim for their lives after their car was swept away by rising floodwaters in the Kimberley, in the state's far north, as they tried to save a stranded family.
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Forster Library hit by flash flooding during downpour

Audience submitted image 16:36 EDT Forster's public library will be closed until at least the end of this week, after suffering significant damage in flash flooding this morning.
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Four rescues in three days: Bushwalkers rescued from swollen creek in south-west Tasmania

16:27 EDT Three bushwalkers have been rescued by emergency crews in the fourth rescue operation in Tasmania's south-west in three days.
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Wet weather in 2013 haunting 2015 Grampians wine vintage

ABC image 13:49 EDT Cold and wet weather from 2013 is likely to reduce wine grape yields throughout the Grampians this year.
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Mild Melbourne for Australian Open

13:33 EDT The Australian Open has kicked off with decidedly mild temperatures unlike last years run of 40 degree heat.
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Flash flooding along NSW North Coast

ABC image 12:51 EDT Severe electrical storms have led to flash flooding across the region overnight and today..
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Queensland storms: Wind and rain tears across coastal cities, with more to come

Audience submitted image 12:50 EDT Heavy rain and storms have hit coastal areas from Brisbane to far north Queensland, with strong winds downing power lines and trees.
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Severe storms strike overnight along the East Coast

12:49 EDT Severe storms raged overnight across the east coasts bringing impressive rainfall totals and damaging wind gusts.
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Old truck keeps ducks out of flooded Alice Springs road transport museum

ABC image 12:20 EDT Despite being under 15 centimetres of water in recent days, the National Road Transport Hall of Fame in Alice Springs has been cleaned up and is back in business.
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