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Wednesday September 19, 2018

Showers ahead for eastern NSW but remaining dry in the west

10:57 EST
Showers and thunderstorms will affect some northern and eastern parts of NSW during the next week, although there's little rain in sight for the state's parched west.
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Hospitalisations increase and asphalt hits 60 degrees without Darwin heat mitigation strategy

ABC image 10:22 EST
Unmitigated heat during hot Darwin days is driving up energy consumption and threatening lives, according to research by the University of New South Wales.
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Growers, agronomists and analysts say sector has more ups and downs than a game of snakes and ladders

ABC image 06:14 EST
It is not too often a board game and the grain sector go hand in hand, but as growers wait to plant a summer crop the season is being likened to "snakes and ladders".
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Red Cross says preparation key to protecting family, pets and valuables in emergencies

Audience submitted image 05:52 EST
Red Cross volunteer Amanda Lamont has sat with people as they faced the heartbreaking reality that everything they once owned is now gone.
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Tuesday September 18, 2018

Scientists fly into the eye of Hurricane Florence as it approaches US coast

ABC image 16:31 EST
While one million people are evacuating three US states ahead of Hurricane Florence making landfall, one group of scientists has flown right into harm's way.
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Top End fire ban as Alice Springs breaks dry spell record

08:56 EST
Hot and dry weather is elevating fire danger ratings in the NT's western Top End today as Alice Springs sets a new dry spell record after months without rain.
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Monday September 17, 2018

Hurricane Florence: Pastor Matthew Drake rides jet ski to the rescue in flooded Jacksonville

ABC image 19:17 EST
Pastor Matthew Drake cuts an unlikely figure in waders, carrying a handgun at his waist and driving a jet ski.
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Heavy snow hits NZ, with rain inbound

14:48 EST
Snow fell to low levels in New Zealand on Monday as a low pressure system prompted severe weather warnings in the country's South Island.
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Spring see-saw in full swing

10:21 EST
The spring temperature see-saw swung wildly in southeastern Australia on the weekend, replacing dangerous fire weather with frost and snow.
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Crocs unlikely to get amorous without thunder and lightning to get them in the mood

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A Queensland crocodile farmer says without thunder and lightning, the sparks are less likely to fly between crocodiles looking for a mate this season.
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Sunday September 16, 2018

Typhoon Mangkhut heads for China after passing Hong Kong, lashing the Philippines

18:46 EST
A super typhoon has swirled past Hong Kong, barrelling towards the Chinese coast and gaining strength over the South China Sea, after lashing the Philippines and killing at least 29 people.
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Frost damage dashes farmers' hopes of record harvest, as Perth shivers through chilly night

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A record-breaking cold spell in Western Australia's agricultural heartland has shattered farmers' hopes of enjoying a bumper crop harvest.
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Hurricane Florence still has plenty more to give

14:03 EST
Despite Hurricane Florence weakening rapidly in wind strength, large areas of North and South Carolina are still expecting more than 300mm of rain to fall over the next 3 days.
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A bit late to be this cold

11:58 EST
A strong front has left very cold and dry air in its wake, leaving many areas in southern Australia unusually frosty.
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Florence disaster declared in North Carolina as flooding threat grows

08:54 EST
Thousands of people living near North Carolina's rising rivers have been ordered to evacuate and nearly 1 million people are without power amid fears the state could be in for the most destructive flooding in its history.
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Saturday September 15, 2018

Hurricane Florence: Wilmington, North Carolina gets ready to pick up the pieces

ABC image 14:55 EST
It was well after midnight when I switched off the Weather Channel.
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Super Typhoon Mangkhut barrels down on China

13:51 EST
After lashing the north of the Philippines, Super Typhoon Mangkhut now has its eyes on Hong Kong, Macau and southern China.
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Drought relief: Energy Minister Angus Taylor backs Michael McCormack's suggestion over environmental flows

ABC image 13:45 EST
Despite some protestations from fellow ministers over environmental water flows, Angus Taylor has said nothing can be ruled out when it comes to getting water to Australia's farmers.
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Another taste of winter for the NSW Upper Western

12:06 EST
A strong cold front moving across the southeast today will cause temperatures to tumble over the next few days.
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NSW braces for wild weather as heat, snow and thunderstorms all forecast

ABC licensed image 08:23 EST
NSW residents are set for a weekend of wild weather with heat, fire danger, snow, and thunderstorms all forecast over the next two days.
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'Black Swan' events: Natural disasters without precedent

06:04 EST
For paramedic Dane Goodwin, the Black Saturday call came at 2:30am.
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Friday September 14, 2018

Farmers say they are being 'gazumped' by hay charities buying up feed for drought

ABC licensed image 19:20 EST
Millions of dollars has been donated to charities offering to help drought-stricken farmers by 'Buying a Bale' but there is a growing concern the practice is leading to a distortion in the fodder market.
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Hurricane Florence just one of many to hit Cape Fear River Valley, as locals reflect on storms they've endured

17:44 EST
They call it "Hurricane Alley" — the Cape Fear River Valley, where storms form in the Atlantic, get caught in the Gulf Stream and then hit land, bringing storm surge, wind and flood.
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Mercury to swing in Sydney this weekend

14:23 EST
It will be a weekend of two seasons in Sydney, with a summer-like Saturday giving way to a mild and sunny Sunday.
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What a late El Nino may bring

12:17 EST
An El Nino event could be on the cards before the end of 2018, although it might not have the effect on rainfall that many Australians expect.
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Thursday September 13, 2018

The Nationals not on the same page about water rights in the face of worsening drought

20:11 EST
A call to use environmental water to help drought-affected farmers has been rekindled by Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, but his own colleagues have ruled out the idea.
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Snow depth dipping into spring

17:43 EST
Australia's natural snow depth is starting to show signs of declining, although the season isn't over just yet.
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Northern hemisphere going troppo

12:01 EST
It is an incredibly active week of storms in the northern hemisphere, with a record-matching seven named systems spinning simultaneously across the globe and two powerful cyclones bearing down on populated areas of Asia and America.
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Prescribed burning debate rages as Australia finds there's no time to burn going into peak fire season

09:27 EST
There is a lot more to prescribed burning, also known as controlled burning, than just lighting the match as a changing climate and environment poses new challenges for fire authorities.
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PM defends tweet suggesting drought is 'necessary evil' to cut bottom 10pc of farmers

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Labor has demanded an explanation from the Prime Minister, after he authorised and tweeted a feedlot operator's suggestion that drought could be considered a "necessary evil" that helps "cut out the bottom 10 per cent" of farmers.
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Wednesday September 12, 2018

Curious Kids: where do clouds come from and why do they have different shapes?

23:47 EST
This is an article from Curious Kids , a series for children.
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More dry days ahead for Australia

14:00 EST
It's going to be dry across most of Australia for the rest of this week, continuing a trend that many have become accustomed to during 2018.
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Spring warmth wafting across Australia

11:22 EST
An early burst of spring heat is sweeping across Australia this week, with some places experiencing their warmest weather this early in the season for more than a decade.
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Victorian government's $5m drought package leaves Gippsland farmers wanting

ABC licensed image 11:17 EST
Victorian farmers wanting freight or rate subsidies will be left disappointed with the State Government's $5 million drought support package.
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What would a new mandatory code of conduct in the dairy industry look like?

ABC image 10:59 EST
The dairy industry may finally get a mandatory code of conduct, but what difference will that really make for farmers? The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission called for a mandatory code earlier this year but key parts of the industry resisted, saying the costs would be too high and what they really needed was less regulation.
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How meteorologists predict the next big hurricane

10:35 EST
Hurricane Florence is heading toward the U.S.
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Tuesday September 11, 2018

El Nino remains a chance

15:32 EST
There is still a 50 per cent chance that El Nino will occur later this year, according to the latest outlook issued by the Bureau of Meteorology on Tuesday.
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Victoria's early season heat

14:52 EST
Victoria just registered one of its warmest days this early in spring for the last few decades.
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Drought bites in the east as ABARES forecasts 12pc cut to grain production

ABC image 13:20 EST
A rough winter for grain growers on the east coast has led the Australian government commodity forecaster, ABARES, to predict a 12 per cent drop in winter grain production from last year's total.
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Royal fever strikes Dubbo, Fraser Island as Prince Harry and Meghan announce tour

ABC image 13:20 EST
The streets of Dubbo are abuzz as news circulates the young royals Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are visiting in October.
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Curious Hobart: What do you want to know?

ABC licensed image 09:02 EST
What would you like to know about Hobart, its people, culture, rituals, quirks and hidden treasures? Tell us what you want to know and we'll get our Curious Hobart team on the job.
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Monday September 10, 2018

Windy change sweeping across southern Australia

17:19 EST
A strong cold front will cause damaging winds and raised dust in parts of southern Australia on Tuesday.
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Harvest contractors face dismal season with drought having a knock-on effect across eastern Australia

ABC image 14:58 EST
What is expected to be a dismal grain harvest for large parts of eastern Australia is not just bad news for farmers — it will also hurt contractors who rely on good seasons to stay in business.
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Typhoons and Hurricanes threaten multiple countries this week

13:07 EST
Millions of people in the northern hemisphere could be impacted by wind, rain and flooding from hurricanes and typhoons later this week.
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Intensive barley grass-growing system could have the answer to drought-proofing farms covered

ABC image 06:29 EST
A New South Wales farmer has built an intensive indoor fodder system he says can be built cheaply and provide a lifeline to farmers to drought-proof their property.
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Low farm-gate milk price and drought forces an end to 100 years of dairying

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After almost 100 years of dairying, the combination of low farm-gate milk prices and the drought has forced a Darling Downs farmer to pull the pin.
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Sunday September 9, 2018

Warming up for the Upper Western district of NSW

16:23 EST
It has been a cool start to Spring for the Upper Western, but this week will see warmth spreading across the region.
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Sydney's Temperature See-saw

12:05 EST
Following a chilly day on Saturday, Sydney's temperatures are on the rise once again.
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Pollen tracker upgrade gives more power to the people ahead of hay fever season

ABC image 06:42 EST
There's some good news to come out of Australia's drier-than-average winter.
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Showers ahead for eastern NSW but remaining dry in the west

10:57 EST

Showers and thunderstorms will affect some northern and eastern parts of NSW during the next week, although there's little rain in sight for the state's parched west.

Hospitalisations increase and asphalt hits 60 degrees without Darwin heat mitigation strategy

10:22 EST

Unmitigated heat during hot Darwin days is driving up energy consumption and threatening lives, according to research by the University of New South Wales.

Growers, agronomists and analysts say sector has more ups and downs than a game of snakes and ladders

06:14 EST

It is not too often a board game and the grain sector go hand in hand, but as growers wait to plant a summer crop the season is being likened to "snakes and ladders".