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Friday September 22, 2017

Drought bites hard and drought maps questioned

17:46 EST
The accuracy of the current official figure of 66 per cent of Queensland being declared as in drought is being challenged.
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Severe storm warning for south-east Queensland cancelled after series of cells sweep through region

ABC licensed image 16:36 EST
Severe thunderstorm warnings for south-east Queensland have been cancelled after a series of small cells swept through the region.
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NSW weather: Record-breaking 40-degree temperature expected this weekend

ABC licensed image 16:24 EST
Total fire bans have been implemented across half of the state with some parts expected to hit 40 degrees Celsius for the first time in September since records began.
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AFL Finals Weather

11:53 EST
It's going to be a balmy night for the 50,000 strong crowd at the Adelaide Oval tonight, while the Richmond Army should brace for a blustery change from the west on Saturday.
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Wild weather targets WA

11:02 EST
Severe weather is lashing Western Australia today with warnings in place across half of the state.
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Record low rain in central-west NSW forces farmers to tear up ruined crops

ABC image 07:26 EST
Farmer Neil Westcott is looking out over his 2,000-acre field of barley, dreading what may come.
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Thursday September 21, 2017

New season peak snow depth

17:17 EST
While parts of eastern Australia are bracing for record-breaking early spring heat this weekend, the alps are stubbornly continuing their purple patch of snow accumulation well into September.
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NSW crops desperate for rain as big dry stretches on

ABC image 15:30 EST
Three months of below average rain across large swathes of New South Wales is resulting in a continued downgrading of crops.
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Weekend heat: Which records will be broken?

15:01 EST
Unprecedented September heat is forecast to affect parts of eastern Australia this weekend.
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BOM predicts Sydney to swelter through 36C September heat this Saturday

Audience submitted image 06:17 EST
A heatwave is expected to turn Sydney's spring on its head this Saturday with temperatures forecast to soar past 36 degrees Celsius in parts of the city.
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Wednesday September 20, 2017

Australia's southern winters are drying out. Here's why

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Winter rains are in decline across southern Australia, and while it is too early to say beyond doubt it is due to climate change, scientists say it is not just about climate variability.
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Dry winter on Sunshine Coast forces people not connected to grid water to go without

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Residents on Queensland's Sunshine Coast are praying for rain as many water tanks run dry.
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Hot end to the week for multiple states, territories

16:32 EST
A pool of hot air is about to sweep across Australia, producing a spring heatwave in some areas and challenging records in others.
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Weekend heat to challenge records in NSW

13:00 EST
Unusually intense September heat will sweep across NSW this weekend ahead of a dry and gusty change, elevating fire danger ratings across the parched state.
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Brisbane weather: City and Ipswich set to sizzle through scorcher weekend

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Despite a cool start to spring, south-east Queensland is set for an unseasonably hot weekend.
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Tuesday September 19, 2017

Sydney's driest start to spring on record

17:56 EST
Sydney is having its driest start to spring on record and the city was particularly parched today.
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Hurricane Maria: Dominica's strongest on record

11:16 EST
Hurricane Maria has begun a multi-day path of destruction through the Caribbean islands.
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Monday September 18, 2017

Hurricane Maria following similar path to Irma

16:32 EST
The second hurricane in a fortnight to affect the Caribbean will cause destructive winds and flooding rain in the coming days.
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Turbulent Monday for Victoria and Tasmania

16:24 EST
It was a blustery start to the week in the nation's southeast as a cold front and trailing low pressure system prompted severe weather warnings in multiple states.
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Meet the forecasters behind the weather at the BOM in Hobart

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How about that weather, eh? It's the topic for many a socially awkward barbecue or work function, it affects us all in some way every day, but what does it take to forecast the future? Tristan Oakley loved thunderstorms as a kid, and after dabbling in geology at university he realised the skies were more his thing.
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Sunday September 17, 2017

Dry start to spring in Queensland

14:54 EST
Queenslanders are enjoying stunning sunny skies almost everyday with rain very hard to find.
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Stubborn spring frost in Canberra

12:00 EST
With some parts of the country already having days that feel like summer and mornings where no jumper is needed, it looks like Canberra will have to put up with frosty mornings for the time being.
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Saturday September 16, 2017

Afternoon Storms quench Melbourne's Thirst

11:45 EST
Showers and storms on Friday afternoon have brought the parched city of Melbourne their greatest 24 hour rain since ANZAC day.
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Rainfall for Perth next week offers little respite to dry September

10:08 EST
Following a relatively dry month with rainfall days few and far apart, Perth looks to receive some respectable rainfall before the end of September.
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Friday September 15, 2017

Twin typhoon threat in Asia

16:14 EST
Typhoon Talim is bearing down on Japan after narrowly missing China's biggest city, while parts of southeast Asia are bracing for weekend floods.
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Sydney Airport flight chaos continues as strong winds force more cancellations

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Strong winds have caused the cancellation of up to 50 domestic flights at Sydney's domestic airport today, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded.
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Australia's snow depth reaches new peak

09:28 EST
The Australian alps are having their best snow season in nearly two decades and the base just keeps getting deeper.
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Thursday September 14, 2017

Flights from Sydney Airport cancelled due to high winds, passengers may wait for days

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Up to 100 flights in and out of Sydney Airport are cancelled and dozens more are delayed as wind gusts hit the runways.
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Warming up in the west

16:37 EST
Perth is forecast to have its warmest day since May on Friday.
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Snow replaces near-record September heat in NSW

10:46 EST
Winter-like weather has returned to NSW following a burst of early spring heat on Wednesday.
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Wednesday September 13, 2017

Sydney's record early-season heat

13:01 EST
Sydney is having its warmest day this early in the season on record.
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Season's first fire bans issued in NSW

09:15 EST
The first total fire bans of the season for NSW are in effect today as warm and dry winds fan parched vegetation across the state.
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Cold competition: Is the NSW town of Blayney or Oberon the chilliest?

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Towns often have rivalries, but of the NSW central west towns of Blayney and Oberon — both renowned for being a tad chilly — which one has the dubious honour of being colder? The Bureau of Meteorology said it was not an easy question to answer because of the disparity in weather records for the two towns.
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Tuesday September 12, 2017

John Travolta's donated plane lashed by Hurricane Irma as Illawarra airworthiness engineers flee Georgia

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Hurricane conditions in Georgia have forced engineers from the Illawarra to cut short a trip to inspect John Travolta's Boeing 707, which he donated to a NSW aircraft museum in May.
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Mid-week heat targets eastern Australia

14:54 EST
Parts of Australia's east coast are forecast to have their warmest September day in three to four years tomorrow.
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Queensland honey production drops off as dry weather causes problems for apiarists and hives

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The lack of rain throughout Queensland is causing problems for apiarists and their hives.
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More spring snow on the way

12:22 EST
Australia's alps are about to see four days of fresh spring snowfalls, extending the season's purple patch into the middle of September.
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Hurricane Irma: Images show extent of damage in US, Caribbean after record-breaking storm

06:58 EST
With maximum sustained winds of 298kph, Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc across several countries before weakening as it made landfall along the coast of Florida.
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Monday September 11, 2017

Hurricane Irma's force sucks shorelines bare, exposes sea beds

17:50 EST
People in Florida and the Bahamas have looked on in disbelief as the force of Hurricane Irma appeared to suck shorelines bare and expose sea beds.
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Spring warmth building in central Australia

16:25 EST
Most of Australia is cloud-free today and it's allowing temperatures to rise in the interior.
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Hurricane Irma's long path of destruction

16:24 EST
Hurricane Irma continues to cause life threatening weather after making landfall in Florida on the weekend.
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Mexico earthquake: Juchitan residents unbowed after disaster

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Even in the midst of tragedy, the generosity is overwhelming.
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Message to pastoralists: Making soil 'sexy' again can help prevent erosion

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An erosion specialist in Central Australia is working to put soil in the spotlight, saying it is just as important as weed, fire and feral animal management.
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Hurricane Irma: A long night in Miami waiting out the storm

ABC image 11:28 EST
The dangerous hum from outside the hurricane-proof window began not long after dark on Friday.
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As it happened: Hurricane Irma brings devastating winds, storm surges to Florida

11:12 EST
One of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the Atlantic makes landfall in the US, with Florida residents warned of "a life-threatening situation" as Hurricane Irma moves up their state.
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Hurricane Irma: Online prank forces sheriff to issue warning against shooting guns at approaching storm

09:55 EST
As Hurricane Irma approached the Florida coast and one of the largest mass evacuations in US history was underway, authorities were forced to warn people not to fire their guns at the .
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Big rain makes farm's bathroom-sized sinkhole flow

ABC image 06:06 EST
Drain skiing, mud fighting and swamping are just some activities rural Australians have invented to ward off cabin fever during wet weather.
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Hurricane Irma begins assault on Florida Keys

00:04 EST
Hurricane Irma has made landfall in the Florida Keys , the US National Hurricane Centre (USNHC) reports.
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Sunday September 10, 2017

Dry spell continues across most of the country

15:54 EST
Earlier this year, parts of Western Australia were in for a soaking, with some locations such as Port Hedland and Broome receiving an amount equal to their yearly average over the January and February period (nearly 500mm).
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Drought bites hard and drought maps questioned

17:46 EST

The accuracy of the current official figure of 66 per cent of Queensland being declared as in drought is being challenged.

Severe storm warning for south-east Queensland cancelled after series of cells sweep through region

16:36 EST

Severe thunderstorm warnings for south-east Queensland have been cancelled after a series of small cells swept through the region.

NSW weather: Record-breaking 40-degree temperature expected this weekend

16:24 EST

Total fire bans have been implemented across half of the state with some parts expected to hit 40 degrees Celsius for the first time in September since records began.