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Saturday May 27, 2017

Early snow heading to Australian Alps

13:47 EST
A cold front is surging across southern Australia today and will reach the Alps on Sunday morning.
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Adelaide's early start to winter

11:35 EST
A pair of fronts are set to bring a chilly start to winter for the South Australian capital.
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Cyclone Debbie rebuild continues for 'heartbroken' north Queensland residents

ABC image 09:36 EST
It has been almost two months since Tropical Cyclone Debbie hit the north Queensland coast and many residents in the Whitsundays are still rebuilding their lives.
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Friday May 26, 2017

The injustice of rain

16:47 EST
The cumulative effect of two rain-bearing systems in the last saw many locations across New South Wales exceed their monthly average rainfall by Wednesday morning.
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Clear start to Vivid Sydney

16:30 EST
It will be a picture-perfect start to Vivid Sydney as lasers, stars and moonlight illuminate the harbour tonight.
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Mackay tap dances its way into the Guinness Book of World Records, after Cyclone Debbie

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A North Queensland community battered by tropical cyclone Debbie only two months ago has found cohesion in the most unexpected of places: tap dance.
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Thursday May 25, 2017

Wintry end to autumn for Australia's southeast

13:47 EST
It's going to be a chilly end to autumn in Australia's southeast, with three cold fronts set to sweep through during the six days.
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Odds favour Perth having drier, warmer winter than average

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Perth residents have been heralding the arrival of winter after heavy rainfall over the weekend and significant fog blanketed Perth city this week.
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Wednesday May 24, 2017

Another foggy start for Brisbane

15:20 EST
Flights were diverted from Brisbane Airport this morning as fog once again shrouded southeast Queensland.
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Sydney wakes to rare rumble

13:00 EST
Sydneysiders were woken up this morning by a loud bang that may have been caused by a rare type of lightning.
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Fog blankets parts of south-east Queensland

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A number of flights have been delayed at Brisbane airport as fog again covers parts of south-east Queensland.
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Tuesday May 23, 2017

Perth finally sees string of wet days

16:21 EST
Perth has received more rain during the last four days than the last two and a half months combined.
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Foggy starts as winter looms

15:46 EST
Fog is a sure sign that winter is on the way and there was plenty of it across the country this morning.
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AuctionsPlus Queensland sheep listings double, due to low rainfall and rising prices

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The number of Queensland sheep offered in online sales has doubled week-on-week this fortnight, as producers respond to dry times and a stronger market.
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Monday May 22, 2017

Southern swell reaches NSW early

15:29 EST
Early risers along the New South Wales coast may have been surprised to see big waves as the sun rose this morning.
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Aurora australis illuminates weekend nights

14:10 EST
Aurora chasers in Tasmania and Victoria stayed up late on the weekend to catch a glimpse of the southern lights.
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Brisbane weather: Fog shrouds CBD for second straight morning

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Brisbane has awoken to a city shrouded in fog for the second day in a row.
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Sunday May 21, 2017

Adelaide likely for driest autumn in 12 years

15:22 EST
Showers are likely most days this week in Adelaide but they are unlikely to amount to enough to stop this autumn being the driest in 12 years.
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Beach weather makes a return to Sydney

13:02 EST
After a rather wet and miserable end to the working week with the wettest day in a month for Sydney things look to improve over the coming days.
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Saturday May 20, 2017

Flood watch: BOM issues severe weather warning for northern Tasmanian regions

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Parts of Tasmania's north have been drenched by 100 millimetres of rain Friday night and Saturday.
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Eastern Australia's obscure nights and mornings

14:14 EST
In the wake of widespread rain, nights and mornings are being obscured by fog across much of southeastern Australia, including the big cities.
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WA competes with NSW over rainfall

12:57 EST
A lot of attention has been given to the significant rainfall totals over NSW and parts of QLD, some of which were the highest in decades for May, but what about the other side of the country? Does Western Australia have anything to say for itself? It turns out a trough and cold front have worked together to deliver some widespread and large rainfall totals over a couple of days.
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Friday May 19, 2017

A 'hit and miss' growing season finally breaks in WA's Great Southern

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Many farmers in the Great Southern region of West Australia have celebrated the arrival of season breaking rain today, while others in the central Wheatbelt and Northern agricultural areas still await their first decent rain since summer.
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Perth misses out on morning rain

16:12 EST
It was a wet morning in the southwestern districts of Western Australia, although Perth missed out on the heavy falls.
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Brisbane rain: Big wet tracking down coast to south-east Queensland, BOM says

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Unseasonal rain is falling across large parts of Queensland, with one city receiving nearly four times its May average in a day.
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Eastern rainfall update

13:50 EST
Rainfall totals are stacking up across eastern Australia as a late-autumn deluge breaks records in some areas.
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Thursday May 18, 2017

Heaviest rain to miss eastern capitals

12:29 EST
Australia's eastern capital cities will miss out on the heaviest falls as a widespread rain event soaks parts of five states and territories during the next three days.
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Eastern soaking kicks off in Queensland

10:56 EST
Parts of eastern Queensland have seen more than a month's worth of rain in the last 12 hours, with plenty more on the way today.
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North-west Queensland grazier says his property looks its best in 20 years

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While some areas in north-west Queensland missed out on drenching rain this season, one grazier says his property is looking the best it has in 20 years as he prepares for the mustering season.
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Wednesday May 17, 2017

Weather: Heavy rain set to drench Australia's east coast, flood warnings issued

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A severe weather event which will bring with it a month's worth of rain in just a matter of days is set to lash Australia's east coast.
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BOM predicts heavy rainfall over three days for parts of Queensland

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Parts of Queensland affected by Cyclone Debbie just over a month ago are bracing for another big wet weather event, with up to 200 millimetres of rainfall expected in the north over the next three days.
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Red sky and contrails in the morning, take warning

12:03 EST
A red sky and aeroplane contrails seen over Canberra this morning were a sign that stormy weather is on the way.
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Tuesday May 16, 2017

Creek in Lockyer Valley reshaped to prevent repeat of degradation caused by 2011 floods

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Work is underway in a Lockyer Valley creek to prevent a repeat of the massive devastation to farm land and waterways caused by the 2011 floods.
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Foggy start to the week

15:33 EST
Melbourne is going for a fog trifecta tomorrow.
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Rain on the way for Perth

13:29 EST
It was a wintry start to the week in Perth as a cold front swept over Australia's southwest on Monday.
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Defying drought: Community spirit the secret ingredient to outback races success

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Not even drought could get in the way of the Kooroorinya Races, south of Hughenden in Queensland, celebrating its 100th anniversary at the weekend.
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Monday May 15, 2017

Late-week soaking looms for eastern Australia

12:03 EST
A substantial late-autumn rain event will affect Australia's eastern states and territories during the second half of this week.
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Thick fog covers Brisbane, delaying flights, reducing visibility on roads

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Thick fog blanketed Brisbane this morning, reducing visibility on the roads and diverting flights away from the city's airport.
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Northern Territory cattle stations mustering fat cattle after above-average wet season

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With an above average wet season, high beef prices, and heavier cattle Mt Sanford Station is one of many Top End pastoral properties looking at a good year ahead.
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Sunday May 14, 2017

Wet and windy end to the weekend in southwestern Australia

09:49 EST
After a mild Saturday, it looks like Mother's Day celebrations in southwestern WA may have to remain indoors, in the afternoon at least.
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Air quality improving in Sydney and Perth

09:35 EST
Hazard-reduction burning in the east and west brought a hazy start to the weekend in both Sydney and Perth.
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Saturday May 13, 2017

Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Perth dampening for mum

14:03 EST
Mums in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Perth will have to watch out for rain on Mother's Day if they're heading out.
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Friday May 12, 2017

Southern WA soaking

14:16 EST
More than a month's worth of rain has fallen in southern parts of Western Australia during the last 24 hours The deluge was produced by a trough and low pressure system moving across the region from west to east.
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Waterspout in Sydney

12:09 EST
A waterspout was spotted off the coast of Sydney this morning.
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Thursday May 11, 2017

Spirit of Tasmania crash in Port Melbourne could have been avoided, report finds

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An accident which saw the Spirit of Tasmania II crash into a pier at Port Melbourne with 120 passengers onboard last year could have been prevented, according to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB).
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Drought declarations revoked but 70 per cent of Queensland remains dry

17:27 EST
Drought has slightly loosened its grip on Queensland, but nearly 70 per cent of the state remains drought-declared, despite declarations being lifted in 11 shires.
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Flower moon on display

16:32 EST
You may have noticed that last night wasn't as dark as it usually is.
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Fiji next in line for late-season cyclone

11:13 EST
Tropical Cyclone Ella is approaching Fiji and could cause severe weather across the country's eastern island groups from tomorrow.
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Wednesday May 10, 2017

Rain looms for NSW after dry start to May

10:44 EST
It has been a dry start to May across New South Wales, although some decent rain could be on the horizon.
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Early snow heading to Australian Alps

13:47 EST

A cold front is surging across southern Australia today and will reach the Alps on Sunday morning.

Adelaide's early start to winter

11:35 EST

A pair of fronts are set to bring a chilly start to winter for the South Australian capital.

Cyclone Debbie rebuild continues for 'heartbroken' north Queensland residents

09:36 EST

It has been almost two months since Tropical Cyclone Debbie hit the north Queensland coast and many residents in the Whitsundays are still rebuilding their lives.