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Saturday October 1, 2016

WA storm blacks out 23,000 properties, blocks roads as severe weather warning remains

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Thousands of properties are without power in Perth and Western Australia's south-west after damaging winds brought down trees and debris, with a severe weather warning still in place for a large part of the state.
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Blowy afternoon for Sydney-siders

14:01 EST
A gusty west/northwesterly airflow is rattling windows across the Sydney Basin this afternoon as the northern flank of a complex low gives one last huff.
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SA Weather: Whyalla residents angry after failing to get blackout relief grants

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South Australia Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis has been confronted by angry people at a relief centre in Whyalla, some who have been waiting two days to apply for emergency grants.
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SA weather: Virginia, Port Wakefield under threat as rivers burst banks

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The South Australian towns of Virginia and Port Wakefield are under threat from floodwaters as the Gawler and Wakefield rivers burst their banks, with warnings more rain is on the way.
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NSW weather: Evacuation order for Condobolin as Lachlan River flood moves downstream

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An evacuation order has been issued for low-lying areas of Condobolin in the central west of New South Wales, as flood peaks in the Lachlan River move downstream.
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Damaging winds pound southwest WA

11:38 EST
A vigorous cold front has roared through parts of southwest Western Australia bringing gusts in excess of 100km/h.
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SA weather: Families check on embryos after fertility clinic generator fails in blackout

ABC image 10:35 EST
Anxious families have been calling Adelaide fertility clinics after storms across South Australia led to embryos being destroyed.
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Tasmanian floods: Rain eases but warnings remain across the state

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Flood warnings are likely to stay in place across Tasmania for several days as rainfall continues, but the worst of the weather has passed, the weather bureau says.
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Floriade flower festival closed for second day due to rain, snow at Corin Forest

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Floriade has been closed for the second day in a row due to heavy rain in Canberra, while Corin Forest has received 10 centimetres of snow overnight.
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Friday September 30, 2016

NSW severe weather warning issued, damaging winds set to lash state's north

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Parts of New South Wales have been warned to prepare for wild weather overnight as a low-pressure system from Tasmania gets set to batter northern parts of the state.
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Tasmania weather: Helicopter rescues family trapped in floodwaters at Huonville

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Three adults and two young children have been rescued by helicopter after becoming trapped in floodwaters in Huonville, south-east of Tasmania.
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SA weather: Power outages continue after three nights in the dark

21:53 EST
Power may not be restored to Eyre Peninsula homes until the early hours of the morning after twin tornadoes and wild weather caused significant damage to transmission towers in South Australia.
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Concern for homes in South Australia as floodwaters rise, swollen rivers burst their banks

20:11 EST
Water levels have continued to rise in the Gawler River, with significant flooding occurring in the town and surrounding districts north of Adelaide.
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SA weather: Gawler flooding in wake of severe storms as river levels peak

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Flooding is underway in the town of Gawler and surrounding districts north of Adelaide as the Gawler River reaches its peak.
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AFL and NRL grand final forecast

15:41 EST
What will the weather be like when Melbourne and Sydney go head-to-head in the AFL and NRL grand finals this weekend? Australia's two most populated cities will field teams in each match and both play host to a game.
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Flooding threatens bumper southern Queensland chickpea crops

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Farmers west of Goondiwindi in southern Queensland are watching on in dismay as portions of their winter crops die under floodwaters.
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SA weather: Wild ride for cyclists forced to shelter at Melrose after wind rips through camping ground

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More than 100 cyclists touring South Australia's storm hit Mid North have seen the worst of weather but the best of country hospitality.
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SA weather: Thousands without power, flood warnings issued for Barossa Valley and Onkaparinga

ABC image 13:00 EST
Flood warnings are in place to the north and south of Adelaide, including in SA's premier wine districts, while thousands remain without power after strong winds lashed the state overnight.
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Heavy snow blankets Alps

12:58 EST
A rare late-season snow dump is turning Australia's alps white, when they should be getting green at this time of year.
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SA weather: Embryos destroyed at Flinders Medical Centre after generator fails in blackout

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Embryos being prepared for transfer at a fertility clinic had to be destroyed due to a generator failure at Flinders Medical Centre during the South Australian blackout, the Health Minister says.
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SA weather: Port Lincoln residents effectively marooned by power blackout

10:36 EST
Port Lincoln on Eyre Peninsula has been without power for almost two days and is virtually cut-off from the outside world .
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Betting the Farm: Farmers confront climate change

09:46 EST
Real-world observations of temperature spikes, pasture growth and grape harvests across southern Australia reveal that the landscape is heating up at rates experts did not expect to see until 2030.
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SA weather: Late night evacuations for Barossa Valley campers as North Para River breaks bank

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Holiday-makers were evacuated from their cabins and caravans in the middle of the night at a Barossa Valley caravan park after a nearby river broke its banks.
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SA weather: Power outages hit as storms sweep across state

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Winds sweeping South Australia have plunged thousands of residents into darkness again for another night only a day after the entire state suffered a blackout.
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Thursday September 29, 2016

SA weather as it happened: Wild winds, flooding continue; thousands without power for second night

22:19 EST
South Australia has been lashed with severe weather for the second night in a row, with strong winds battering much of the state.
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Unusual frost affecting harvests in Wheatbelt, South West and Great Southern regions

Audience submitted image 21:57 EST
Below-freezing temperatures throughout September have affected large numbers of farmers in the Wheatbelt, South West and Great Southern regions, taking the edge out of what was shaping up as a bumper harvest.
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Western Australia sends transmission towers to storm-affected SA

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Western Australia has responded to a request from South Australia for replacement transmission towers, after more than 20 were destroyed.
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SA weather: Restoring power 'very delicate affair'

ABC image 21:13 EST
Parts of South Australia may be without electricity until the end of the weekend as the power network is repaired and gradually brought back online, ElectraNet has said.
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Victoria escapes brunt of South Australian storms

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Victoria has been spared the brunt of the wild weather lashing parts of South Australia.
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SA weather: Kids talk about 'scary' blackouts, board games, Harry Potter and Back to the Future

20:30 EST
While authorities assess the potential causes of Wednesday's massive blackout, the kids of South Australia have answers of their own.
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SA weather: Destructive storm damages farms across South Australia

ABC image 18:01 EST
Regional South Australia is as primary producers count the cost of one of the most damaging storms to hit the state in the past 50 years.
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What to do in a blackout: How to save your phone, food and other practical tips

ABC image 15:50 EST
Aside from greater incentive to play board games and cards by candlelight, blackouts are not much fun, particularly in the tech-heavy modern world.
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Tasmania prepares for weather system that battered South Australia

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Tasmanians are being warned to prepare for wind and rains forecast to lash the state on Thursday.
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Tasmania flood threat

15:01 EST
Tasmania is on flood watch once again as a complex low pressure system spreads rain across the state during the next 24 hours.
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SA weather: Worsening conditions cause more blackouts as BOM warns of more storms

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Worsening weather conditions have caused more blackouts across South Australia, as emergency crews continue to grapple with yesterday's state-wide blackout.
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SA weather: Fuel shortages leave Eyre Peninsula residents stranded

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Residents trying to move between Eyre Peninsula towns are stranded without fuel as ongoing power shortages across South Australia put petrol bowsers out of commission.
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SA weather: Woman on the operating table during hospital black-out laughs about her ordeal

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An Adelaide woman who was on a Flinders Medical Centre hospital operating table when the power went out in Adelaide has described her ordeal as "funny".
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SA weather: Blyth residents cleaning up after tornadoes sweep through state's mid north

12:37 EST
Blyth residents are picking up the pieces after twin tornadoes landed in South Australia's mid north at the height of ongoing storms on Wednesday.
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SA weather: Restaurant resorts to candlelit dinners in statewide blackout

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Restaurants and businesses across South Australia are counting the costs after losing thousands from the .
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SA power outage: How did it happen?

ABC image 12:09 EST
South Australia and its 1.7 million residents were left without power on Wednesday evening following severe storms.
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Victoria weather: More wind expected as system lingers over state's north

ABC image 11:43 EST
The severe weather storm will continue to move across Victoria today, bringing heavy rains and wind gusts of up to 90 kilometres per hour, mainly in north of the state.
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Another dangerous day for storm-damaged SA

10:46 EST
Parts of South Australia have woken up underneath an intense low pressure system today, less than 24 hours after severe thunderstorms cut power across the state.
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SA storms: Adelaide residents spend night in darkness during state-wide blackout

ABC image 10:01 EST
It was a surreal night for many Adelaide residents who had to find alternative ways to entertain themselves by candlelight, after wild weather caused a state-wide blackout.
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SA weather: No link between blackout and renewable energy, experts say

ABC licensed image 09:58 EST
Linking the statewide blackout in South Australia with the state's heavy reliance on renewable energy is unfounded, energy industry experts say.
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SA weather: Power 'gradually' returning after blackout plunged state into darkness

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Power is gradually being turned back on across parts of South Australia but much of the state remains in darkness after a widespread blackout.
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Wednesday September 28, 2016

SA weather: State-wide power loss raises 'serious questions', Josh Frydenberg says

Audience submitted image 23:58 EST
Federal Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg says serious questions will be raised about how the entirety of South Australia could be left without electricity in the wake of a huge storm, dubbed the largest in 50 years.
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As it happened: South Australia loses power as wild weather lashes state

23:30 EST
Most of as a storm front lashes the state.
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Australia's west, south losing vital rain as climate change shifts winds, study finds

20:50 EST
Rising greenhouse gases and ozone depletion over the Antarctic are increasingly pushing rain-bearing storm fronts away from Australia's west and south, according to a new international study.
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Victoria weather: Intense storm predicted to weaken as it moves in from SA

ABC image 19:38 EST
Communities across Victoria are bracing for powerful winds, heavy rain and flash flooding as an intense storm sweeps across from South Australia, but the system is expected to weaken as it moves east.
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WA storm blacks out 23,000 properties, blocks roads as severe weather warning remains

14:03 EST

Thousands of properties are without power in Perth and Western Australia's south-west after damaging winds brought down trees and debris, with a severe weather warning still in place for a large part of the state.

Blowy afternoon for Sydney-siders

14:01 EST

A gusty west/northwesterly airflow is rattling windows across the Sydney Basin this afternoon as the northern flank of a complex low gives one last huff.

SA Weather: Whyalla residents angry after failing to get blackout relief grants

13:32 EST

South Australia Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis has been confronted by angry people at a relief centre in Whyalla, some who have been waiting two days to apply for emergency grants.