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Monday July 24, 2017

Sydney weather: Man killed, two rescued as wild surf conditions continue to batter NSW coastline

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A man has been killed while fishing off the rocks at Merry Beach and two men have been rescued from a capsized boat at Bate Bay as the NSW coast continues to be battered by dangerous surf conditions.
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Sunday July 23, 2017

New Zealand storms: Clean-up underway as Christchurch and Dunedin residents survey damage

23:51 EST
Emergency services and council workers are assessing the damage in Christchurch and Dunedin, as the clean-up begins in Timaru and Otago after a severe storm battered New Zealand's South Island.
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Flooding rainfall event over NZ also blankets alps in snow

14:45 EST
A complex series of troughs, fronts and an associated low pressure system led to heavy rainfall across New Zealand's South Island this weekend, also resulting in a fair bit of snow over the Southern Alps.
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NSW basks in spring warmth: Will it last?

12:19 EST
Over the next few days parts of NSW will experience significantly warmer-than-average days with high pressure over the region bringing westerly winds from the interior.
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Melbourne water supply could be under threat within a decade, water authority says

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Melbourne's water providers have begun planning for a possible water crisis, as a new report suggests the city could start running out of water within a decade.
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Saturday July 22, 2017

Dry winter exacerbated by frost over growing regions

12:43 EST
Winter has made itself felt in recent days over the southeastern inland but not in the form of rain bearing cold fronts.
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Friday July 21, 2017

Canberra's cold, dry start to winter

14:47 EST
Canberra is known for its cold weather, although this winter has been even colder - and drier - than usual.
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Late-week frost covers eastern Australia

13:49 EST
It's a frosty end to the week across much of eastern and southeast Australia, with parts of four states experiencing their lowest temperature in two years this morning.
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Thursday July 20, 2017

Warm week ahead for NSW

15:10 EST
Sydney is about to take a break from winter, with a run of warm and spring-like weather on the cards for NSW next week.
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Alps looking good after abundant July snow

14:19 EST
Australia's alps have bounced back from a woeful start to the season, with today marking three consecutive weeks of snow gain.
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BOM strike: Bureau of Meteorology staff to take industrial action for next three weeks

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Staff at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) are going on strike for three weeks, after being locked in an ongoing dispute over pay and conditions for three years.
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Wednesday July 19, 2017

Change spreading through Queensland

15:40 EST
Parts of central Queensland are having their warmest July day in more than 20 years today, while the southeast shivers.
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Tasmanian irrigators look to the skies for rain to fill dams in new irrigation scheme

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Farmers who have signed up to two new irrigation schemes in Tasmania are anxiously looking to the sky for signs of good rainfall.
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Snow north of Newcastle, Tasmania next in line

11:37 EST
Snow has fallen on the Central and Northern Tablelands of NSW today as a pool of cold air spreads across the state.
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West Australian farmers grow feed in refrigerated cabinet to keep stock fed during dry winter conditions

11:00 EST
Farmers in Western Australia's eastern Wheatbelt are trying to drought proof their farm by growing sheep feed in large refrigerated cabinets on farm.
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Tuesday July 18, 2017

Winter takes a break in Qld, NSW

17:03 EST
It was a spring-like day in parts of Queensland and NSW today, although a return of wintry weather is just around the corner.
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Another turbulent day in South Australia

14:11 EST
Strong winds continue to buffet South Australia today following the heaviest rain in more than a year in some parts of the state.
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Brisbane to weather more bus driver strikes, as fog compounds industrial action

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Bus drivers are expected to strike again tomorrow in Brisbane after a two-hour strike today, with commuter disruptions compounded by a thick, slow-moving fog.
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Monday July 17, 2017

Earthquake near Sydney

16:54 EST
A small earthquake occurred off the coast of Sydney this morning.
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Wintry week in southern Australia

11:15 EST
A series of complex low pressure systems, fronts and troughs will bring cold, wet and windy weather to southern Australia this week.
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Sunday July 16, 2017

Coldest morning of winter for NSW Alps

14:57 EST
In Thredbo, Perisher and Cooma, this morning was the coldest it has been all winter.
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Stormy and Stunning Skies across southeast QLD

11:56 EST
Summer-like storms have flashed across the skies of Queensland, leaving a rare fogbow in its wake.
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Canberra in winter: A handy survival guide for newcomers

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There is no denying it - winter has definitely come to Canberra.
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Saturday July 15, 2017

Cold front set to impact WA and SA before reaching the east next week

15:32 EST
With very little time between recent rainfall events, southwestern parts of Western Australia are feeling the cold and wet from another front this weekend.
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Highs, lows and snow for the southeast

15:32 EST
A freezing Sunday morning coming up for much of the southeast before another cold front kick starts the working week with gusty showers and healthy snowfalls over the Alps.
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Cyclone Debbie: Federal Government offers $29m, not $110m in recovery payments

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has abandoned Queensland in its time of need after Cyclone Debbie, the State Government says, by refusing to pay tens of millions requested as disaster funding.
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Friday July 14, 2017

NZ wild weather on its way out

17:11 EST
After a three-day battle against the worst weather that winter can bring, there is some reprieve on the cards for New Zealand.
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A bit of wet with the cold

11:44 EST
More winter showers are forecast for parts of southern Australia over the weekend, in addition to the already cold temperatures expected.
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Thursday July 13, 2017

Far west NSW graziers destock as dry season presses on

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Graziers in far west New South Wales are starting to destock, with station dams running low because of a dry season.
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Somewhat snowy weekend for alps

14:00 EST
A cold front leading to a cold morning over parts of southeastern Australia is set to deliver snowfalls over the alps.
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Weekend of cold mornings for the southeast

12:10 EST
The southeastern states are in for cold mornings this weekend following a trend of below average mornings this July.
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Great Barrier Reef photos show 'striking' damage to coral after Cyclone Debbie

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It could be a decade before the southern Great Barrier Reef recovers from the destruction caused by Cyclone Debbie, scientists have said.
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Wednesday July 12, 2017

State of Origin forecast

13:50 EST
Tonight's deciding match in this year's State of Origin series will see Queensland's Maroons take on the New South Wales Blues at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.
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Rainy respite from frosty mornings

11:45 EST
Australia's southeast will be given a chance to thaw out during the next couple of mornings following a string of frosty starts.
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Tuesday July 11, 2017

Study suggests Perth uses double the water of other capitals, but is that the whole story?

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A Monash University study has concluded that Perth residents use twice as much water per capita as those in Melbourne and Brisbane, but the water authority says that is not the full story.
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Frequent frosts replace absent rainfall

15:19 EST
Locals in NSW may have taken a while to thaw out today after some areas experienced their coldest morning in seven years.
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Seasonal affective disorder: Tips to avoid SAD and beat the winter blues

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The cold, dark, grey days of winter can be depressing.
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Cyclone Debbie, three months on: How storm-hit towns in Queensland and NSW are recovering

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It has been almost three and a half months since Tropical Cyclone Debbie slowly hit the coastline of Queensland carrying windspeeds of 260kph.
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Wild week of weather in New Zealand

11:42 EST
A series of intense weather systems will produce a four-day spell of wild wintry weather in New Zealand this week.
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Psychologists warn emotional impact of Cyclone Debbie is far from over, three months on

10:04 EST
Two community recovery psychologists dispatched to North Queensland this week say the emotional effects of Tropical Cyclone Debbie are far from over, three months on from the weather event.
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Monday July 10, 2017

Widespread winter rain soaks Central Australian properties

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A wet weekend in Central Australia has seen several properties throughout the region soaked, with rain falling in areas that had not seen any for six months.
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Pyrocumulus cloud: How fires can create their own weather systems

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As the old saying goes, where there's smoke, there's fire.
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NT flood threat

11:22 EST
Parts of Australia's interior are on flood watch today following four month's worth of rain 24 hours.
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Sunday July 9, 2017

A year makes a lot of difference in regional NSW

12:43 EST
Last year, New South Wales enjoyed its third wettest winter on record, but this year is leaving the ground dry as chips.
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Stormy Night for New Zealand

10:56 EST
Thunderstorms have flashed across the North Island overnight as a low pressure system bears down on Aotearoa.
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Saturday July 8, 2017

SA starts July with some healthy rain

14:58 EST
After a very dry June, the southeastern parts of South Australia are receiving a good dousing.
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Flight chaos after Brisbane fog forces airport to cancel services

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There has been more flight chaos in Brisbane today after heavy fog caused the cancellation of scores of services out of the city's airports on Friday night.
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Sunny weekend for Sydney, but rain on the horizon

09:37 EST
Pleasant sunny skies will dominate this weekend, before conditions deteriorate into next week.
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Friday July 7, 2017

Outback flooding looms

16:09 EST
Heavy rain will develop in parts of central Australia this weekend, bringing a risk of flash and riverine flooding from Sunday.
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Warm and stormy night in Queensland

12:36 EST
It was a wet and warm night in parts of Queensland as a band of cloud drifted over the state, triggering storms in the south.
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Sydney weather: Man killed, two rescued as wild surf conditions continue to batter NSW coastline

00:23 EST

A man has been killed while fishing off the rocks at Merry Beach and two men have been rescued from a capsized boat at Bate Bay as the NSW coast continues to be battered by dangerous surf conditions.

New Zealand storms: Clean-up underway as Christchurch and Dunedin residents survey damage

23:51 EST

Emergency services and council workers are assessing the damage in Christchurch and Dunedin, as the clean-up begins in Timaru and Otago after a severe storm battered New Zealand's South Island.

Flooding rainfall event over NZ also blankets alps in snow

14:45 EST

A complex series of troughs, fronts and an associated low pressure system led to heavy rainfall across New Zealand's South Island this weekend, also resulting in a fair bit of snow over the Southern Alps.