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Saturday March 25, 2017

Queensland braces for Tropical Cyclone Debbie

12:37 EDT
Tropical Cyclone Debbie is strengthening quickly on its journey to make landfall, likely between Lucinda and Proserpine on Monday or Tuesday.
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Cyclone Debbie could hit north Queensland as category five, Bureau of Meteorology warns

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A cyclone off northern Queensland could intensify to category five by the time it crosses the coast somewhere between Cardwell and Bowen, near Townsville, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned.
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Category four cyclone possible for north Queensland as tropical low strengthens: BOM

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A tropical low brewing 600 kilometres north-east of the Queensland coast could make landfall somewhere between Cairns and Townsville early next week as a category four cyclone or higher, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says.
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Friday March 24, 2017

Cyclone brewing in north Queensland prompting new residents to prepare early

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Cyclone preparation comes second nature to many north Queenslanders.
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Sydney's sodden March

14:34 EDT
Sydney is having its wettest March in 33 years after yet another showery night.
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Queensland cyclone threat update

11:30 EDT
It's looking more likely that a tropical cyclone will cross the Queensland coast in the coming days.
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Tropical low drenches Port Hedland and surrounding cattle country

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A slow-moving tropical low has drenched the WA mining town of Port Hedland, which has received more than 270 millimetres of rain this week.
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Thursday March 23, 2017

Tropical cyclone off Queensland coast highly possible, expected to make landfall, BOM forecasts

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A tropical low off north Queensland has a high chance of developing into a cyclone and making landfall by early next week, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says.
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Queensland cyclone threat

15:39 EDT
Queensland may see its first tropical cyclone in two years in coming days, although the situation is still hard to call.
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BOM weather: Six questions you've always wanted to ask a meteorologist

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It runs one of the most-viewed websites in Australia and broadcasts its weather forecasts and warnings around the country each day.
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Asperitas: How a Tasmanian geologist helped classify a new type of cloud

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Gary McArthur's head has always been in the clouds.
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New Cloud Atlas for World Met Day

12:06 EDT
Clouds are important and awesome.
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Skies light up after storms

08:28 EDT
It was a golden end to a stormy afternoon in many parts of Australia yesterday as the setting sun painted the sky orange.
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Sydney weather: Thousands without power after severe storm cuts power to homes

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Thousands of homes and businesses in Sydney's west will remain without power overnight, following a severe thunderstorm which brought heavy rainfall and damaging winds.
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Wednesday March 22, 2017

Skies light up after storms

20:44 EDT
It was a golden end to a stormy afternoon in many parts of Australia as the setting sun painted the sky orange.
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Stranded residents question flood warnings on NSW north coast

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Some residents still isolated by floodwaters on the New South Wales far-north coast are asking why they were not given more warning about the wild weather.
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The art and science behind hand-drawn weather maps at the Bureau of Meteorology

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Sitting in the middle of Melbourne's Bureau of Meteorology office, among a sea of screens, is an easel, paper and coloured pencils.
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Police searching for Pakistani student find body off coast of Newcastle

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Police have located a body, believed to be a Pakistani student missing since the weekend, in waters off Newcastle.
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Flooding likely as cyclone threat looms

13:41 EDT
Tropical lows and flooding rain will threaten Australia's east and west this week.
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Central Queensland hit with heavy falls, but graziers still in desperate need of rain to break drought

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Central Queensland has been hammered by heavy falls overnight with more than 100 millimetres of rain in some areas.
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Flash flooding in parts of Victoria as thunderstorms move across state

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Heavy rain has caused flash flooding in parts of Victoria as thunderstorms move across the state, prompting a severe weather warning.
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Sydney flights delayed due to severe storms, heavy rain across NSW

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Flights in and out of Sydney's airport were delayed on Tuesday afternoon due to severe storms that also left thousands of homes without power.
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Tuesday March 21, 2017

Wet season arrives too late for central Queensland farmer after record dry summer

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After the driest spring and summer in living memory, central Queensland grower and grazier Darren Jensen says the first welcome sprinkles of rain have finally arrived, although there are no cattle left on his property.
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Sydney staying wet

16:46 EDT
Sydney has already received half of its autumn average rainfall this month and could see more showers each day this week.
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Wet and stormy week continues

11:53 EDT
Rain and thunderstorms were widespread across Australia on Monday and weather warnings remain in place for parts of four states this morning.
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Monday March 20, 2017

Blaze Aid helping flooded West Australian farmers get back on their feet

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As paddocks continue to dry out in southern Western Australia after February's massive floods, not-for-profit group Blaze Aid has mobilised to help farmers re-erect fences.
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Melbourne humidity: More tropical weather, severe storm warnings for Victoria

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Severe storms are on the way for Melbourne and parts of Victoria, as humidity in the city soars to levels more familiar to residents of Brisbane or Sydney.
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Autumn equinox

15:45 EDT
The sun is about to move over the northern hemisphere and we won't get it back for another six months.
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Half a metre of rain in a day floods north coast community of New Italy

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Intense storms over parts of the New South Wales north coast have flooded farmland and damaged crops.
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Yabbies back in abundance for western Victoria farmer after drought makes way for flooding rains

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Two years of drought may have wrought havoc on a yabby farm in western Victoria, but this year the rains and the freshwater crayfish are back in abundance.
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NSW weather: Rough seas hamper search for foreign student swept off Nobbys Beach rocks

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Rough seas are hampering the search for a Pakistani national missing after being swept off rocks and into the sea at Nobbys Beach at Newcastle in the New South Wales Hunter region.
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Wet week ahead

13:11 EDT
Most Australians could see rain or storms this week, some of which will cause flooding.
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Canberra Balloon Spectacular hampered by not-so-spectacular weather

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Balloons took flight over Canberra on just two days during this year's Balloon Spectacular which had been hampered by strong easterly winds.
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Sunday March 19, 2017

Wet start of the week coming to Melbourne

13:46 EDT
Stunning sunny skies across Victoria are about to give way to wet weather, especially in the south.
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Wet and wild week for coastal Queensland

12:52 EDT
With a lingering coastal trough and developing low pressure system, the coming week is set to be soaking and thundery for many parts of the Queensland coastal fringe.
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Saturday March 18, 2017

NSW weather: Conditions expected to ease after flash flooding cut roads and prompted rescues

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Despite more rain and possible thunderstorms approaching parts of New South Wales, severe conditions are expected to ease after a busy start to the weekend for emergency services.
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Darwin's giving Sydney a run for its rain

17:00 EDT
Darwin has been wetter than average every month since the official start of the wet season in October, proving it's not only the east coast that seems to be experiencing rain every day lately.
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Peanut growers face 'horrendous season' following Queensland's hottest summer on record

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It is crunch time for peanut growers on the South Burnett facing a potentially disastrous season.
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Wild weather lashes the Northern NSW Coast

12:11 EDT
Severe weather is sweeping over the northern coastline of NSW as a low and trough brings heavy rain and strong winds.
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NSW weather: BOM predicts deluge on mid-north coast as wild conditions continue

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The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted a weekend deluge on the New South Wales mid-north coast, warning more than 200 millimetres of rain could fall in some locations today.
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Friday March 17, 2017

Ryan Teasdale found dead after disappearing in Wollongong floodwaters

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Ryan Teasdale, 11, who disappeared yesterday in Wollongong floodwaters has been found dead, police say.
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What was that? Landspout and 'dust devil' cause a stir at Brisbane Airport

21:07 EDT
A landspout and a "dust devil" have been observed in separate weather events at Brisbane Airport, with reports the landspout caused damage to cars and brought down trees.
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NSW weather: Warning for mid-north coast, Hunter, northern tablelands

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Heavy rain and possible flash flooding are expected to hit the state's Hunter, mid-north coast and northern tablelands over the next 24 hours, with a severe weather warning now in place.
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Gulf barramundi fisherman expects best catch in three years

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A barramundi fisherman in the Gulf of Carpentaria is predicting crews will have their best catches in three years, based on early reports of the season.
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Brisbane finally got a storm

18:23 EDT
Brisbane recorded more rain this afternoon than the last six weeks combined.
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NSW continues week of severe weather

18:02 EDT
Heavy rain will target northeast New South Wales this weekend, causing flooding.
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NSW weather: Search continues for 11yo Ryan Teasdale missing in stormwater drains

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The Wollongong Mayor says the "worst outcome" is expected as 100 emergency services personnel search with robotic cameras for missing boy Ryan Teasdale, who disappeared in yesterday's wild weather while boogie boarding on a reserve near a stormwater drain.
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NSW weather: Ryan Teasdale, 11, missing in floodwaters; BOM issues warning for Illawarra

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Police say they are fearing the worst for 11-year-old Ryan Teasdale, who went missing in floodwaters in Unanderra on Thursday as heavy rain caused chaos in the Illawarra.
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Thursday March 16, 2017

NSW weather: 11yo boy missing, BOM issues severe thunderstorm warning for Illawarra

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An 11-year-old boy has been confirmed as missing in Wollongong, with reports kids were riding boogie boards near a stormwater drain, as flash flooding closed roads, shut down trains and resulted in dozens of rescues south of Sydney.
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Queensland braces for Tropical Cyclone Debbie

12:37 EDT

Tropical Cyclone Debbie is strengthening quickly on its journey to make landfall, likely between Lucinda and Proserpine on Monday or Tuesday.

Cyclone Debbie could hit north Queensland as category five, Bureau of Meteorology warns

12:09 EDT

A cyclone off northern Queensland could intensify to category five by the time it crosses the coast somewhere between Cardwell and Bowen, near Townsville, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned.

Category four cyclone possible for north Queensland as tropical low strengthens: BOM

11:00 EDT

A tropical low brewing 600 kilometres north-east of the Queensland coast could make landfall somewhere between Cairns and Townsville early next week as a category four cyclone or higher, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says.