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Thursday January 19, 2017

Climate Council warns Queensland will be hard hit by violent storms as the earth warms up

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The Climate Council has warned that warmer global temperatures could have a severe impact on Queensland with more storm surges and intense cyclone activity likely.
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WA flooding continues

12:56 EDT
Record-breaking rain is causing flooding over parts of Western Australia this week, while parched Perth misses out once again.
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Heatwave has race car drivers concerned about tyres and road temperatures

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As temperatures push above 35 degrees along the east coast, what does the extreme heat do to tyres driving on hot, often bubbling roads? Bitumen absorbs the summer heat, often making road surfaces more than 20 degrees hotter than air temperatures.
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Cattle prepare for simulated heatwave for Queensland study into their welfare, performance

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Radio transmitters have been inserted into the stomachs of 24 feedlot cattle to monitor their body temperatures, as part of a three-month trial investigating the impact of heatwaves.
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Monsoon likely for Darwin and Top End, bringing cooler temperatures, more rain

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People in Darwin and other parts of the Top End may be about to get relief from recent hot weather, with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) predicting a monsoon trough will start to effect the area within days.
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Severe winds lash Mudgee, causing mass power outage, damage to cars and buildings

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Residents have described chaotic scenes in the streets of Mudgee as the town was battered by damaging winds today.
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Wednesday January 18, 2017

Kimberley flooding: Warnings ignored as wild weather lashes WA's north

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Authorities are growing frustrated with people continuing to drive across fast-moving creek crossings, as hundreds of millimetres of rain swells river catchments across WA's north.
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What the UV rating really means for your skin

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A national scientific agency says Queensland's UV index so far this summer is higher than in previous years.
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Queensland weather: Heatwave conditions to hit state's south over next four days

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Heatwave conditions have scorched southern Queensland today for a second time in just over a week, with paramedics preparing for another spike in heat-related cases.
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Water sports ramp up on Central Australian cattle station after heavy rainfall

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Being able to enjoy water sports on an outback cattle station is not something that happens very often, especially in the desert.
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Records are all about timing

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Last night was warmer than any official minimum temperature previously recorded in Sydney, but it wasn't a new record.
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Sydney heatwave: City swelters through hottest night in five years

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Sydneysiders sweltered through another sticky evening, with the temperature reaching a scorching 31 degrees Celsius at 6:00am this morning.
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Boulia shire enjoys a long-awaited start to wet season

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The Queensland channel country town of Boulia enjoyed some good rain at last in 2016 with the Bureau of Meteorology recording five times the 2015 rainfall.
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Sweaty Sydney eyes off January record

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Sydney has endured another sweaty night during what could be shaping up to be the city's warmest January on record.
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Tuesday January 17, 2017

Fire fuel loads increase after recent heat in NSW

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Prolonged heatwave conditions are helping elevate the bushfire threat in parts of New South Wales this week, after a slow start to the season.
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Queensland weather: Heatwave conditions to return on Wednesday

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A four-day heatwave that begins on Wednesday will bring the same kind of conditions that saw more than 200 Queenslanders treated for heat stroke and dehydration last week.
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Federal MP calls on banks to develop offsetting options to help farmers save in the good times

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A Queensland MP is calling on the major banks to develop offsetting options for farm management deposits to help landholders save in the good times.
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Rivers rising and roads cut across northern Western Australia

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The Great Northern Highway has been closed between Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek, as rivers rise across northern Western Australia following a week of steady rain.
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Heat fuelling southern fire danger today

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Total fire bans are in place for parts of South Australia and Victoria today as temperatures soar ahead of an approaching cool change.
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Plastic hives save hot bees in central Queensland

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A Queensland beekeeper says special hives are helping to keep his bees cool as temperatures soar across the state.
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Monday January 16, 2017

Scorpions, rats emerge as rain continues to fall in flood-hit Tennant Creek

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Less than three weeks into 2017, the desert town of Tennant Creek in the NT is already just 89 millimetres shy of reaching its average yearly rainfall, with the unusual downpour said to be leading to an influx of creepy crawlies.
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Central Australian tourists treated to 'desert in her party dress' after constant rainfall

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Rain has continued to fall in parts of Central Australia, ensuring the current greenery continues.
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Northern Territory cattle stations cut off by floodwaters after rain deluge

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Floodwaters have cut off outback cattle stations in the Northern Territory as heavy rainfall continues.
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Dugout homes lease agreements in White Cliffs delayed by NSW Government

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There is a lot to be said for living underground, especially when the outside temperature gauge is stuck around a sweltering 40 degrees Celsius ?? or higher.
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Landlocked low brings flooding rain

13:12 EDT
A tropical low that inundated northwest Queensland on the weekend will spread heavy rain and flooding across parts of the Northern Territory and Western Australia during the next few days.
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Extreme heatwave to return this week

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Last week's oppressive heatwave in eastern Australia came to a close as widespread storms developed over New South Wales and Queensland on the weekend.
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More rain in flooded Northern Territory town of Tennant Creek

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Tennant Creek has experienced more than half its average annual rainfall in just the first 15 days of the year, as storms continue to dump rain over flooded areas.
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Queensland storm: 'Very dangerous' weather brings heavy rainfall, flash flooding to south-east

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Parts of south-east Queensland have been hit by heavy rainfall and flash flooding after severe thunderstorms, described as "very dangerous" by the Bureau of Meteorology, swept through late on Sunday afternoon.
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Sunday January 15, 2017

Queensland weather: Cool change on the way after five-day heatwave

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A cool change has brought Queenslanders some relief from a five-day heatwave that saw temperatures soar across the state, but the weather bureau says it will not last for long.
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Queensland floods: Researchers analyse ongoing health effects of traumatic 2011 flooding

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Six years after floods tore through south-east Queensland claiming lives and destroying homes, the effect on people's health is still being felt, researchers say.
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Scorching heat for final week of the Big Bash

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The final week of the Big Bash bandwagon is moving from Australia's west to east, coinciding with the movement of the hottest temperatures.
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Heavy rain for southern QLD

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Overnight, southern Queensland experienced another bout of heavy downpour with storms.
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Tennant Creek deluged with 'one-in-50-year' flood

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The normally dry town of Tennant Creek experienced a deluge on Friday night in what meteorologists said was a one-in-50-year flood.
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Queensland weather: South-east residents swelter as heatwave continues

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Much of south-east Queensland is sweltering as residents endure another day of heatwave conditions.
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Sydney weather: Heatwave breaks another hottest night record

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No, you did not imagine it ?? Friday night was ridiculously hot ?? because it was the hottest Sydney night in January since city weather records began.
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Saturday January 14, 2017

Cold start for hot WA' s Bunbury

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Bunbury had its coldest morning so far this year, when temperatures in the early hours of the morning dropped down to nine degrees.
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Canberra windstorm fells trees, causes havoc across city; emergency services inundated

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A sudden windstorm felled trees across Canberra on Friday afternoon, prompting about 750 calls to emergency services.
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Sydney's sweltering summer continues

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The Sydney Basin experienced exceptionally hot temperatures last night, with only a brief respite before the heat returns early next week.
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Friday January 13, 2017

Steady rain falls in South Australia but no big wet eventuates

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A big wet forecast for much of South Australia has not eventuated, with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) conceding humid conditions could make rain predictions more difficult.
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NSW heatwave: Welcome to Bourke, where roads melt and thermometers explode in summer

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Welcome to Bourke: Land of melting roads, exploding thermometers and scorching summer sun.
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NSW baking ahead of hot night in Sydney

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Much of New South Wales is enduring extremely high temperatures today, although Sydney's hottest weather may be tonight.
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Power outages to go ahead in Canberra as temperatures forecast to peak at 38C

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Canberra's top temperature is expected to reach 38 degrees Celsius today, but electricity provider ActewAGL says planned power outages will still go ahead.
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SA weather: State hit with heavy summer rain and strong winds

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A severe weather warning for heavy rainfall and damaging wind has been cancelled for Adelaide, but up to 30 millimetres of rain is still expected in the city.
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Severe weather in four southern states

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A cold front bringing rain and storms to South Australia this morning will lash parts of Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania with damaging winds during the next 24 hours.
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Alien-looking shrimp of the desert appear in Central Australia after flooding rains

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Heavy rains across Central Australia have brought about the ephemeral phenomenon of tiny shield shrimps hatching from years of obscurity in the middle of the desert.
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Snowboarder survives avalanche descent in Canada with help of inflatable backpack

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An early birthday present has come to the rescue of an Australian snowboarder, whose remarkable ride down a Canadian hillside was eased by his new inflatable avalanche backpack.
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Thursday January 12, 2017

SA weather: Flood watch and severe weather warning issued with state to bake before rain arrives

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Flood-weary South Australians are facing another bout of wild weather with a storm front expected to drop up to 60 millimetres of rain to most districts.
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Thailand floods: Death toll rises to 36 with more heavy rain predicted to hit later in week

20:19 EDT
The death toll from floods in southern Thailand has risen to 36 with at least one major hospital, an airport and several highways still closed.
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Wild night of wind, rain ahead for SA

17:48 EDT
Parts of South Australia are bracing for a night of heavy rain and storms, with the threat of flooding and wind damage.
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Gruelling heatwave intensifies near its end

14:52 EDT
An extreme heatwave affecting parts of central and eastern Australia will come to a scorching end during the next few days, although more hot weather is just around the corner.
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Climate Council warns Queensland will be hard hit by violent storms as the earth warms up

13:30 EDT

The Climate Council has warned that warmer global temperatures could have a severe impact on Queensland with more storm surges and intense cyclone activity likely.

WA flooding continues

12:56 EDT

Record-breaking rain is causing flooding over parts of Western Australia this week, while parched Perth misses out once again.

Heatwave has race car drivers concerned about tyres and road temperatures

11:56 EDT

As temperatures push above 35 degrees along the east coast, what does the extreme heat do to tyres driving on hot, often bubbling roads? Bitumen absorbs the summer heat, often making road surfaces more than 20 degrees hotter than air temperatures.