you are not logged in | login or join us

Weather News

Wednesday September 17, 2014

Cotton growers planting only 20 per cent of last year's crop as drought hits hard

ABC image 17:48 EST Queensland cotton growers are planting only 20 per cent of the crop they planted last year as the drought continues to take its toll.
read more »

Lack of cattle threatens Warwick national campdraft

ABC image 17:18 EST There are concerns that the first ever National Campdrafting Championship, to be held in southern Queensland late next month, could become the latest casualty of the drought.
read more »

National Droughtmaster Sale sees top of $54,000

ABC image 13:57 EST Almost 500 bulls are up for sale at the National Droughtmaster Sale at the Gracemere Saleyards in Central Queensland.
read more »

Warmth on the way for WA

13:05 EST Warmth is building over Western Australia before a dramatic change is due late this weekend.
read more »

Storm on NSW far south coast causes havoc at Merimbula and Pambula

Audience submitted image 10:55 EST A storm that is being described as short and sharp battered the New South Wales far south coast yesterday afternoon.
read more »

Counselling support for families in drought-stricken north-west NSW

ABC image 10:42 EST Families and communities in north west New South Wales are under enormous pressure, as the drought grinds on.
read more »

Western Australia's grain harvest set to begin a full fortnight earlier than usual due to early seeding and warm winter

ABC image 09:27 EST Western Australia's grain harvest is expected to begin today in the northern agricultural region.
read more »

Campaspe Shire to build new flood levee near Rochester

08:34 EST Campaspe councillors have voted to push ahead with plans for a new flood levee near Rochester.
read more »

Brief burst of cold for the south

08:28 EST A cold front crossing Australia's south today will bring a spell of cool days and chilly nights, however thankfully for some it will only be short lived.
read more »

Tuesday September 16, 2014

Students taken to hospital after lightning strikes near West Hoxton school oval

ABC image 15:55 EST Two teenage girls have been taken to hospital after lightning strikes near their school oval in Sydney's south-west.
read more »

Queensland's flood devastation captured in travelling opera

ABC image 15:16 EST A new Australian opera inspired by the resilience and courage of Queenslanders during the 2011 floods will have its debut this week in the state's capital.
read more »

Thunderstorm threat stretching 1000km from VIC to QLD

14:45 EST Potentially severe thunderstorms are lining up for more than 1200 kilometres, from eastern Victoria, along the ranges and coast of New South Wales and into southeast Queensland.
read more »

Cold weather delays cherry flowering

ABC image 13:35 EST The first cherries of the season may be a little late this year after cold weather delayed flowering.
read more »

Storms and pollen fly into Sydney

11:35 EST Sydneysiders are sneezing with umbrellas in hand as thunderstorms move through above the gusty winds.
read more »

Monday September 15, 2014

Tsunami warning system tested in international exercise IOWAVE14

ABC image 16:04 EST It was 10:23am at the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre in Melbourne, and Lindsay Gilbert was speaking to colleagues in WA about a large tsunami heading for Australia, generated by a massive earthquake near Indonesia.
read more »

Farmers abandoning cereal crops and cutting for hay

ABC image 12:30 EST Farmers abandoning their crops and cutting for hay is becoming an all too common story this season.
read more »

Australia's first forty of the season

12:18 EST Australia just experienced its first 40 degree day of the season as spring well and truly takes hold.
read more »

Touch of frost for Tasmania

10:51 EST Tasmania shivered to a cold September morning as frost affected northern and eastern parts of the state.
read more »

Councillors urged to green light new flood levee near Rochester

08:54 EST Campaspe Shire staff are recommending the council give the go-ahead to a new flood levee near Rochester.
read more »

Sunday September 14, 2014

Fire danger spikes in western SA

14:04 EST Hot and gusty northerly winds and low humidity are providing the necessary ingredients for elevated fire dangers across South Australia's west today.
read more »

Cold front blasts Tasmania

10:08 EST A cold front has marched across the Apple Isle early on Sunday morning bringing strong winds and showers.
read more »

Stormchasers track solar storm across the Twittersphere

07:36 EST A rare double burst of magnetically charged solar storms has hit Earth, lighting up social media with pictures of the stunning night-time auroras.
read more »

Saturday September 13, 2014

Finals footy fever

16:14 EST With finals footy in the air lets have a good look at what the conditions will be like for your team this weekend.
read more »

Storms springing up over NSW and QLD

13:09 EST Spring is well under way, with stormy skies marking the change of season over parts of New South Wales and Queensland during the next few days.
read more »

Friday September 12, 2014

Thunder rumbles over central QLD

16:09 EST Thunderstorms are booming over central Queensland, bringing the first significant rain seen in three weeks.
read more »

Healthy macadamia flowering in Queensland suggests bigger yields next season

ABC image 14:12 EST Macadamia growers in southern Queensland are reporting 'excellent' flowering, which they expect will lead to bigger yields next season.
read more »

Hockey and Joyce visit drought-affected western Queensland to meet with graziers

ABC image 12:26 EST Many drought-affected graziers have been left encouraged after a visit by Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey and Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce.
read more »

Hottest since summer for the NT and northern WA

12:26 EST The Northern Territory and Western Australia have experienced warm nights and are about to have a very warm day today.
read more »

First harvest at big new blueberry farm in Queensland has a difficult start

ABC image 12:23 EST A new multi-million-dollar blueberry farm in Queensland's North Burnett region has had a rocky start to its first harvest.
read more »

Treasurer Joe Hockey flies in to see drought farmers for himself

11:04 EST Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey and Federal Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce, took a whistle-stop flying tour of drought communities this week, hearing pleas for more tailored assistance for farmers and other rural business.
read more »

Sow crops early despite frost risk, farmers told

ABC image 10:30 EST A researcher with the CSIRO is encouraging frost-affected broadacre farmers to continue sowing early, despite the risks of damage during the coldest times of the year.
read more »

Thursday September 11, 2014

Queensland grazier calls for Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey to understand the 'human suffering' caused by current drought

ABC image 15:31 EST A western Queensland grazier is calling for 'understanding' from the Federal Treasurer when he visits Charleville during a tour of drought-affected regions on Thursday.
read more »

Hockey heads out west to see the drought

ABC image 15:29 EST Farmers in drought-affected western New South Wales have made their pitch to the Federal Treasurer for an improved concessional loans scheme.
read more »

Fog blankets some Brisbane suburbs, all clear next door

14:06 EST Fog was fairly patchy along the east coast of Queensland this morning but it became quite thick in places, leading to low visibility.
read more »

WRC organisers hoping for dry conditions for Coffs Coast event

ABC image 13:01 EST The countdown is on to the start of the Australian leg of the 2014 World Rally Championships, with just over 24 hours until the first cars hit forest tracks west of Coffs Harbour.
read more »

Rain, wind and storms for Tasmania

12:47 EST A cold front delivers the most significant September rainfall to parts of Tasmania.
read more »

Thunderstorms rip through Victora

12:32 EST The skies lit up as thunderstorms rolled through Victoria, producing thousands of lightning strikes and heavy rainfall.
read more »

Parched south-west Qld keen for more drought aid as Hockey, Joyce tour region

11:06 EST A southern Queensland mayor says farmers will welcome further drought assistance if the Federal Government offers it.
read more »

Wednesday September 10, 2014

Snakes alive in South Australia as experts warn of aggressive behaviour with spring awakening

22:44 EST The spring weather may have brought South Australians out from their homes but it also marks the re-emergence of snakes.
read more »

Vandals destroy stock feed pumpkins for drought-hit farmers

14:02 EST A charity group says vandals have destroyed stock feed brought into a north-west Queensland town for drought-affected farmers.
read more »

Drought loan package: WA Minister expresses frustration at delay of funds for farmers

ABC image 13:58 EST Western Australia's Agriculture Minister has expressed frustration at his federal counterparts for delays in releasing drought loan funds to aid struggling farmers in parts of the state's Wheatbelt.
read more »

Thunderstorms rip through Victora

13:42 EST The skies lit up as thunderstorms rolled through Victoria, producing thousands of lightning strikes and heavy rainfall.
read more »

Spring has sprung in NSW

12:37 EST Throughout the night, a vigorous front moved over western NSW bringing heavy rain and widespread thunderstorms, a weather set-up more characteristic of spring.
read more »

Home at Old Bar under threat of demolition due to severe coastal erosion

Audience submitted image 08:17 EST The owner of a beachfront home in Old Bar, east of Taree, has been given 28 days to explain why his home should not be demolished.
read more »

Maitland Council moves to boost flood protection

ABC image 07:43 EST Maitland Council has endorsed a plan to better protect the city from major flooding.
read more »

Tuesday September 9, 2014

Flash flooding in Melbourne as wild weather hits

ABC image 21:10 EST Parts of Melbourne are mopping up after severe thunderstorms, hail and flash flooding hammered the city on Tuesday afternoon.
read more »

Sydney wringing itself dry after unusual wet spell

15:00 EST Sydney is finally drying out after the wettest late winter/early spring in 80 years.
read more »

A dog trainer says the drought is giving farmers more time to train up working dog pups

ABC image 14:51 EST A working dog trainer in Queensland says now is a good time to train up pups ready for a better season, as the drought leaves some farmers with quieter schedules.
read more »

Crop forecast revised downwards after dry winter

12:24 EST A dry winter in many grain growing areas has led to a downgrade of the national crop harvest.
read more »

Damaging and destructive winds wreak havoc across VIC

11:51 EST Meteorological mayhem on the silver screens aside, Victorians are enduring their own particular version of Into the Storm.
read more »

Site search


Enter a postcode or town name for local weather, or text to search the site. » advanced search

Cotton growers planting only 20 per cent of last year's crop as drought hits hard

ABC image 17:48 EST Queensland cotton growers are planting only 20 per cent of the crop they planted last year as the drought continues to take its toll.

Help with Weatherzone