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Saturday February 25, 2017

Warmer seas give east coast rain a helping hand

15:19 EDT
If you wanted to stay a bit warmer today, a dip in the ocean is probably your best bet, despite the rain.
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Thunderstorms light up the Sydney night sky

13:18 EDT
Once the southerly change bumped into a low pressure trough sitting just off the Sydney coast last night, things became electric between the two.
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Friday February 24, 2017

Flood-affected WA farmers plead for faster relief funding

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Flood-affected farmers in the Ravensthorpe shire on the south coast of WA say the State Government has been slow in reacting to their plight, adding there is a lack of comprehension around the scale of the damage.
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Hot and dry autumn ahead for Australia

17:43 EDT
The seasonal outlook for autumn is hot and dry, but what is causing it? Both maximum and minimum temperatures look to be above average, especially for central Australia, extending down through inland NSW and western VIC.
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Wet end to summer for eastern NSW

13:41 EDT
Wrapping up a hot and humid summer many will be happy to forget, rain is on its way for most of NSW east of the divide.
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Autumn weather: Australia set for continued hot temperatures after 'exceptional' start to 2017

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Although autumn is on the way, the Bureau of Meteorology has warned the hot weather is likely to continue, with warmer than average temperatures forecast for most of southern and eastern Australia.
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Flooded road closure policy unsuitable for Queensland's Gulf say residents

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Residents in Queensland's Gulf country are criticising the State Government's strict flooded road closure policy.
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Ex-Tropical Cyclone Alfred: Borroloola bridge collapses, town split in half after NT flooding

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The community of Borroloola has been physically split in half after heavy rainfall and flooding caused by ex-Tropical Cyclone Alfred partly collapsed a bridge.
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Hunter Valley farmer affected by dairy price wars now having to buy feed and water as dry conditions take hold

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A farmer in the New South Wales Hunter Valley has been dealt a second blow, months after being .
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Thursday February 23, 2017

Victoria told national energy operator 'under no circumstances' could it cut power during NSW heatwave

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The Victorian Government has told the national energy operator "under no circumstances" could it cut power to regional centres in order to keep .
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Ex-Tropical Cyclone Alfred makes landfall, weakens to tropical low

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Tropical Cyclone Alfred has weakened to a tropical low as it nears landfall on the Gulf of Carpentaria's southern coast, but the Bureau of Meteorology warned the weather system remained powerful.
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The last heat of summer for Perth

12:22 EDT
Perth, and much of Western Australia's southwest are about to experience their final scorcher of the summer.
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Flooded Carpentaria only slowly drying out

10:48 EDT
Queensland's Carpentaria is still flooding due to a stubborn Ex-Tropical Cyclone Alfred and will only slowly dry out as the system moves away.
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Wednesday February 22, 2017

Power plant outages contributed to overloading scare during NSW heatwave, report finds

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Australia's energy operator has found power plant failures contributed to the unprecedented pressure on the New South Wales electricity grid during this month's heatwave.
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Sydney flying fox backyard rescues at record high due to food shortage, heat

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Flying fox rescuers in Sydney are experiencing "the worst season ever" as a record number of bats get caught and injured in nets used to protect backyard fruit trees.
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Weekend rainfall on the cards for hot and dry inland NSW

11:55 EDT
With a few days to go until the official end to the summer season, it looks like parts of New South Wales could still see the odd drop of rain.
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Elevated fire danger ahead of seemingly benign cold front

11:19 EDT
A weak cold front will clip the southern parts of South Australia today and reach Victoria in the afternoon.
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Authorities warn against swimming in Swan and Canning rivers after heavy rains, flooding

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Heavy rainfall that caused flooding across southern Western Australia a week ago has filled Perth's river systems with sediment and nutrients, as well as potentially harmful bacteria.
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Tuesday February 21, 2017

Cyclonic rain brings crocodiles 250 metres from homes in Queensland's gulf

18:50 EDT
While many Gulf of Carpentaria residents rejoiced at the thorough drenching , others are glancing over their shoulders with a sense of fear.
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Sparks fly for southern parts of WA overnight

12:21 EDT
An impressive area of thunderstorms swept across the southwest of the country last night.
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Canberra's coldest February morning on record

09:58 EDT
The nation's capital has rewritten the record books this morning, producing a May-like morning in February.
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Cyclone Alfred forms in Gulf of Carpentaria prompting evacuations at Borroloola

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Some homes in the community of Borroloola on the Gulf of Carpentaria were evacuated with 74 residents sheltering elsewhere, as they waited for Cyclone Alfred to make landfall about sunrise on Tuesday.
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Monday February 20, 2017

Kimberley wet season causing havoc but creating tourism opportunities

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WA's Kimberley is in the midst of one of its biggest wet seasons on record, causing headaches for emergency services, remote communities and cattle stations cut off by flooding, but it has not been all bad news for the region.
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King Ash Bay fishing village flooded as Tropical Cyclone Alfred forms in Gulf of Carpentaria

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Shacks in the fishing village of King Ash Bay in the Northern Territory's Gulf of Carpentaria have been flooded by the McArthur River.
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Tropical Cyclone Alfred emerges over the Gulf

13:45 EDT
Early today, a tropical low that has been lingering over the Gulf of Carpentaria was upgraded to tropical cyclone.
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Alice Springs the calm centre of Australia's wild weekend weather

13:15 EDT
With wild weather having erupted across the margins of the continent over the weekend, the interior of Australia was pleasantly devoid of significant weather.
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Fears hay stocks could run low into winter if good rain does not fall in Hunter Valley

13:13 EDT
A hay contractor in the New South Wales Hunter Valley says the region is drier than he has seen it in over a decade, and that without good rainfall leading into winter, hay supplies could run low.
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Sydney storms: 12,000 insurance claims lodged from hailstorm, $31 million in damages

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More than 12,000 insurance claims have already been lodged with damages at an estimated $31 million following the .
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NSW emergency service cranks up campaign to stop people driving into floodwater

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Emergency services are frustrated by people making bad decisions when faced with floodwater, as recent studies on flood deaths show young men and children are the most at-risk of dying.
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NSW weather: Storm hits Hunter and Central Coast, BOM predicts heavy rainfall and winds

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Severe thunderstorms that ravaged the Hunter region and the Central Coast of New South Wales are over, the Bureau of Meteorology says, but Ausgrid and SES volunteers are still working to repair the damage.
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Sunday February 19, 2017

Tropical Low lashes Gulf of Carpentaria

12:10 EDT
Southern parts of the Gulf of Carpentaria have been lashed with heavy rain and gusty winds as a tropical low makes its presence felt.
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Severe thunderstorms set to strike Brisbane

10:58 EDT
Southern Queensland and northeast New South Wales are in the firing line for today's severe thunderstorms.
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NSW weather: Three women hit by lightning as storms and hail hit Sydney and Wollongong

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Three women have been hit by lightning in the New South Wales southern highlands as severe storms hit the state for a second day, with parts of Sydney and Wollongong hammered by large hailstones.
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Saturday February 18, 2017

Ravensthorpe cut off after WA floods wash away bridge into town

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Flood-damaged roads in Western Australia's south could be reopened within days.
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Sydney storm leaves thousands of homes without power, more damaging weather to come

12:27 EDT
Thousands of homes in Sydney's north and on the New South Wales Central Coast could be without power for the weekend, as crews frantically work to restore supply ahead of another storm this afternoon.
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Severe thunderstorms threaten NSW for second day running

11:05 EDT
Parts of Sydney, the Illawarra, Central Tablelands, Central West Slopes and Plains and Hunter are all at risk of being struck by a severe thunderstorm for the second day running after being hit yesterday.
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TAS prepares to batten down the hatches

10:17 EDT
A deep low pressure system is heading towards Tasmania, bringing rain and strong winds.
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Sydney storm: Power cut to 40,000 homes across Sydney, Central Coast

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A powerful storm that blitzed through Sydney yesterday afternoon before moving north-east left at least 40,000 homes and businesses without power, with the Central Coast most affected.
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Friday February 17, 2017

WA floods: Homes evacuated in Fitzroy Crossing as aerial food drops made to isolated communities

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Aerial food drops and the evacuation of low-lying houses are underway as the Kimberley's Fitzroy River approaches major flooding levels.
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BOM says Queensland may see first cyclone of season, to be named Alfred

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There is a high chance a cyclone will form in Queensland's Gulf of Carpentaria this weekend, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned.
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Flood threat increasing in Carpentaria

15:01 EDT
Flooding is becoming increasingly likely over Queensland's Lower Carpentaria, particularly on the coast, due to a nearby slow-moving tropical low with cyclone potential.
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The story behind Adelaide's unique dodge tides

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Dodge tides are a well-known phenomenon among Adelaide's ocean lovers but reportedly happen in only a few other places around the world.
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Heatwave impact on consumers and producers means crop damage, poor quality, heat stress

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The impact of several heatwaves so far this year will be felt for some time by primary producers around Australia.
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Storms likely for Sydney

10:01 EDT
Heat will build during this morning, which will likely lead to thunderstorms from this afternoon.
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Thursday February 16, 2017

Blackwood River peaking, town of Nannup on standby after heavy rain and flooding

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Residents in the south west WA town of Nannup are on alert, as emergency services warn the Blackwood River is expected to peak above five metres on Thursday evening.
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Transport industry says WA floods exposes state's crumbling road infrastructure

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Western Australia's peak road transport industry body says supply routes are crumbling after years of maintenance neglect, with recent flooding events exacerbating the issue.
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Darwin takes breather after achieving wet-season average rainfall

13:46 EDT
Parts of Northern Territory's Top End, including Darwin, have already achieved their wet-season average rainfall with more than two months of the season to go.
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Coolest weekend in months for southeastern capitals

12:15 EDT
A cold front will bring a cool change to Australia's southeast just in time for the weekend.
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Wednesday February 15, 2017

WA flood threat: Rivers swell in South West as water flows downriver

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Western Australia's South West is bracing for flooding as rivers continue to swell following record rainfall in the state, with storms claiming two lives on the weekend.
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NSW fire danger rising ahead of dampening rain and storms

12:20 EDT
Fire danger is on the rise again across much of New South Wales as wind turns hotter northerly but it will be dampened by rain and storms heading into the weekend.
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Warmer seas give east coast rain a helping hand

15:19 EDT

If you wanted to stay a bit warmer today, a dip in the ocean is probably your best bet, despite the rain.

Thunderstorms light up the Sydney night sky

13:18 EDT

Once the southerly change bumped into a low pressure trough sitting just off the Sydney coast last night, things became electric between the two.

Flood-affected WA farmers plead for faster relief funding

20:49 EDT

Flood-affected farmers in the Ravensthorpe shire on the south coast of WA say the State Government has been slow in reacting to their plight, adding there is a lack of comprehension around the scale of the damage.