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Wednesday July 23, 2014

Record hot June for the world

ABC image 15:16 EST Last month was the hottest ever June worldwide, according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration in the US, which tracks climate data over ocean and land.
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Sydneysiders' Dry July

14:31 EST While many Australians continue to raise money for cancer institutions through Dry July, it seems the Harbour city has joined in the efforts, enduring one of its driest Julys on record.
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McGrady urges Newman to boost Mount Isa drought aid

10:26 EST The Mount Isa City Council is asking the Queensland Premier to reconsider providing drought support to the city.
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Lockhart Council endorses flood studies but admits it'll take years to implement mitigation measures

Audience submitted image 08:21 EST The Lockhart Council admits it will be fighting for state government funding to further develop local flood mitigation measures.
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Hunter farmers keenly awaiting spring rain

ABC image 08:15 EST After 18 months without substantial rainfall Upper Hunter farmers are desperately waiting for a spring break to improve their future prospects.
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Tuesday July 22, 2014

Early warning trial for flash flooding at Wallsend

ABC image 17:27 EST Wallsend businesses have welcomed the introduction of a Flash Flood Early Warning system, but say it will not protect their properties from water inundation.
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Tight budget may be a blow to drought aid appeals

ABC image 14:09 EST The Federal Agriculture Minister has responded to calls for more drought assistance by saying obtaining more funding will be an uphill battle.
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Tough seasonal conditions for the Hunter

ABC image 13:43 EST Hunter Valley Farmers are being urged to consider drought survival options as they face the prospects of little or no rain leading into spring.
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Wild weather marching into SA

12:29 EST The joining of two weather systems will produce some wild conditions in South Australia for the next few days.
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Victorians awaken in a house of haze and fog

10:54 EST Victorians woke up this morning to a sight more related to the romantic scenes of the River Thames and the Big Ben engulfed in thick fog, than a typical Victorian morning.
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Scone horse trials cancelled due to dry conditions

ABC image 06:56 EST The impact of the continuing dry conditions in the Upper Hunter has contributed to the Scone Horse Trials being cancelled.
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Monday July 21, 2014

Time to start fire season preparations

Audience submitted image 16:51 EST Rural Fire Brigades are urging landholders to start preparing for the fire season.
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Only dribs and drabs reaching WA wheat belt

16:08 EST Rain about to scatter across Western Australia this week will only bring dribs and drabs to the wheat belt, making the recovery a frustratingly slow one after a dry start to the season.
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Just a short drive for Tasmanians to thaw out

12:33 EST Tasmanians in search of a bit of warmth today didn't need to travel too far to escape from the gloomy chill after a frosty night.
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Melbourne's coldest nights of the year still to come

11:44 EST Melbourne just experienced its second coldest night of the year, and the next two nights are likely to be the coldest so far this year.
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Councils develop drought strategy

ABC image 07:05 EST Three far western Councils have written to Federal and State Agriculture Ministers calling for more help to survive the drought.
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Sunday July 20, 2014

NSW and VIC chill through freezing night

12:27 EST Many residents over inland parts of Victoria and New South Wales would have perhaps enjoyed a bit of a Sunday sleep in this morning as some places experienced their coldest night in years.
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Canberra shivers through coldest morning of the year

10:32 EST Those in Canberra have shivered through their coldest night since last winter with the mercury plunging well below zero.
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Saturday July 19, 2014

WA's Goldfields receives welcome rain

14:25 EST Upper areas of Western Australia's Goldfields district received some unexpected July rain yesterday, with falls not seen in almost a decade.
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A gusty weekend ahead for the southeast

14:24 EST A strong cold front which moved over the nation's southeast last night finally reached the Tasman Sea in the early hours of this morning.
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A windy weekend for the Snowy Mountains

11:01 EST Conditions about the upper slopes of the Australian Alps are looking pretty miserable this weekend as strong winds have the potential to create blizzard conditions.
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Friday July 18, 2014

A gusty weekend ahead for the southeast

14:37 EST A strong cold front which moved over the nation's southeast last night finally reached the Tasman Sea in the early hours of this morning.
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Sheep market cancelled as farmers make the most of great season

ABC image 13:07 EST One of the best seasons in living-memory for South Australian sheep producers, has seen a regular sheep market cancelled for the first time in decades.
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New South Wales' winter crops need more rain

ABC image 11:38 EST The Department of Primary Industries' latest New South Wales seasonal update shows more rainfall is needed over the next two months for winter crop growth, particularly in the north of the state.
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Heavy snow closes Orange Airport and parts of Great Western Highway

ABC image 11:22 EST Heavy snow in the state's central-west has caused problems on the region's roads and prompted the closure of Orange Airport.
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Snow and behold!

10:40 EST Snow has fallen along the length of the Victorian and New South Wales ranges, affecting Castlemaine, the Blue Mountains and even Armidale.
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Thursday July 17, 2014

Contrast in temperatures across WA

12:49 EST Southern parts of Western Australia shivered through chilly morning beneath settled skies today.
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Winter's full frontal attack coming to an end

12:17 EST Powerful cold fronts have hit southeastern Australia again and again during the past month, but relief is coming soon.
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Canberra photographer Peter Meusburger's pictures of snow in Kosciuszko National Park

ABC licensed image 11:33 EST At this time of year, south west of the ACT there lies another world.
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Wednesday July 16, 2014

Western NSW gets a good drop

14:12 EST The first decent feed of tropical moisture this winter has helped soak much of central-western and south-western New South Wales with their biggest rain in more than three months and there is more on the way.
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Hazardous surf to churn up NSW coast

13:08 EST Large surf is due to develop along the New South Wales coast this weekend, bringing hazardous conditions.
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Long serving SES controller Greg Perry steps down

ABC image 12:58 EST A man who has dedicated 50 years of his life to helping the Hunter community when disaster hits is retiring today.
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Business chamber says store closures no reflection on Charleville

10:46 EST The Charleville Chamber of Commerce says the closure of two major retailers in the town has nothing to do with the town or the drought.
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Balonne council budget includes Bollon flood levee funds

10:45 EST The Balonne Shire Council says it has secured funding for a flood levee for Bollon.
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Typhoon Rammasun/Glenda makes landfall in the Philippines

ABC licensed image 07:45 EST Typhoon Rammasun has made landfall in the Philippines with wind gusts of up to 185 kilometres per hour.
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Perth storm death: Family say no-one to blame when power was cut to Conor Murphy's respirator

ABC image 00:00 EST The mother of a man who died when power was cut to his respirator during a Perth storm says no-one is to blame for the tragedy.
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Tuesday July 15, 2014

Processor predicts cattle prices will rise as herd numbers drop to a 20 year low

ABC image 16:09 EST Industry projections forecast the supply of beef to tighten and prices for producers to increase.
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Brother pays tribute to men who died in Perth storm after power failure cut their breathing machines

ABC image 15:15 EST Two men who died when their respirators failed during a major storm which swept across Perth yesterday have been described as "exceptional" disability advocates who lived life to the fullest.
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Lovely weather for ducks in VIC

14:39 EST A series of cold fronts will bring a cold, windy and wet time for Victorians.
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Struggle to finish GABSI projects

ABC image 13:37 EST A grazier in north west Queensland is in a race against time to finish rehabilitating his bores as part of a government funded program.
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Australia paying price for frost-free nights

12:00 EST Much of each state and territory has been having its warmest nights in a few weeks but it has come at a cost - cold days.
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Bad weather puts crops, rosellas in a jam

ABC image 11:32 EST Producers in the southern part of Queensland are hoping for early spring rain to regenerate their land and water sources.
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Perth storms, tornado damage homes and cut power to thousands

ABC image 11:21 EST A tornado has formed in a severe storm that damaged several homes and businesses in the Perth metropolitan area.
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Search resumes for missing snowboarder Martin Buckland after body found on Mount Bogong

ABC image 09:12 EST The search for a snowboarder missing on Mount Bogong has resumed after a body was found on the mountain yesterday.
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Road re-opens after snow on Barrington Tops

ABC image 08:11 EST The main road through the Barrington Tops National Park has re-opened after being closed as a result of last week's snowfall in the area.
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Monday July 14, 2014

Two dead at Beaconsfield home after power fails during Perth storm

ABC image 22:06 EST Police are investigating the deaths of two men in a Perth suburb which lost power during major storms early Monday morning.
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Weaving weeds into flood-inspired art

ABC image 16:30 EST There are many ways to fight weeds, but weaving them into symbolic sculptures is perhaps the most creative.
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Eastern Australians left under a cloud as Europeans celebrate

14:53 EST As Germans and French alike enter into a day of celebration, eastern Australians have been left under a cloud.
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Cold front crosses southern WA

13:57 EST A band of thick cloud approached southwestern parts of Western Australia around midnight last night bringing showers and offshore thunderstorms.
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Improving rural mental health support

ABC image 11:40 EST A health professor in north west Queensland, says mental health support for drought affected communities needs to come in the form of community events, rather than workshops.
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Record hot June for the world

ABC image 15:16 EST Last month was the hottest ever June worldwide, according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration in the US, which tracks climate data over ocean and land.

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