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Tuesday July 29, 2014

Flash flooding in north-west after Tasmania cleans up from 'tornado-like' winds

ABC image 20:05 EST Homes have been inundated by flash flooding in northern Tasmania just hours after the north-west was pounded by severe winds that left a trail of destruction and caused widespread power cuts.
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Carmichael coal project rail corridor worries Queensland grazier more than the coal mine itself

16:40 EST A landholder near what is set to become the biggest coal mine in Australia says the project will severely impact her family's grazing operation.
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Timber warehouse destroyed by storm

ABC image 14:37 EST Michael Berwick owns the Misan Craftwood business at Roundhill near Burnie Tasmania, and says a severe storm hit the area at around six o'clock last night.
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Wind and rain walloping Tasmania with more to come

14:31 EST Very strong winds, heavy rain and thunderstorms have been buffeting Tasmania, causing damage and flooding, and there is much more on the way.
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Cattle grazing trial struggles due to withdrawal of funding

ABC image 12:34 EST A cattle grazing trial in north west Queensland is facing an uncertain future due to the withdrawal of industry and government support.
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'Bush bible' outlines support for drought-hit graziers

10:47 EST A new 'bush bible' been distributed across parts of drought-affected western Queensland to connect graziers and rural businesses with support services.
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Wave-riding robots could help track weather, illegal fishing in Pacific

ABC licensed image 10:36 EST A US company is hoping to help Pacific Islands combat illegal fishing with a wave-riding robot which can sense boats offshore.
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A sneaky hitchiker brings a warm night to Sydneysiders

10:35 EST Sydneysiders have slept through a relatively warm night in sharp contrast to the cold nights earlier this month and ahead of the bitter cold nights this weekend and early next week.
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Confusing transition to Farm Household Allowance

ABC image 10:29 EST Counsellors from the Rural Financial Counselling Service have uncovered much confusion in the Queensland farming community about household drought payments.
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Campaspe Shire flood damage fixed

08:51 EST The Campaspe Shire says it has finished repairing the damage caused by the floods that hit the region in 2010 and 2011.
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Monday July 28, 2014

Little town raises big money for drought support

ABC image 16:38 EST Organisers of the Mulga Bill Quick Shear at Yeoval, in Central West New South Wales on the weekend, were a bit nervous about the weather on Saturday morning; there'd been good rain on Friday night and they didn't have a 'Plan B' if things didn't clear up.
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Tapping the Kimberley's true agriculture potential

ABC image 16:23 EST Western Australia‚??s Kimberley region is on track to becoming a major player in the beef export supply to Asia, with an irrigation vision that's expected to attract billions of dollars of investment.
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Red Centre basks in balmy mid-winter days

12:53 EST Amidst the peak season tourist rush, the Red Centre is experiencing an unusual run of mid-winter warmth as daytime temperatures climb into the mid 20s.
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Starriest mid-winter in a decade blessing NSW astronomers

12:26 EST A by-product of a dry July in northern and eastern New South Wales has been the clearest mid-winter skies in about a decade, revealing stars that some young astronomers didn't know existed.
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Welcome wet weekend for Hunter Valley farmers

ABC image 08:13 EST Upper Hunter farmers have been given some hope heading into the final month of winter with widespread rainfall over the weekend.
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Sunday July 27, 2014

Showers soak southwest WA

12:32 EST A cold front swept across southwestern parts of Western Australia on Saturday, bringing gusty winds and widespread showers.
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Windy week on the way to southern Australia

12:30 EST It's going to be a wild week in Tasmania, Victoria and southern parts of South Australia due to monster lows in the Southern Ocean.
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Saturday July 26, 2014

A day of two halves for Sydney

17:27 EST Saturday proved had two very distinct halves on Saturday with a grim morning giving way to a glorious afternoon.
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Northern NSW treated to a light show and widespread rain

12:37 EST A deep low pressure trough created a light show for residents and visitors alike about northern parts of New South Wales, with some areas picking up daily rain not seen since April.
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Friday July 25, 2014

Brisbane could be facing the warmest July spell in a over decade

19:32 EST With nine consecutive days of 23 degrees or more, Brisbane is the place to be if you are looking for a some winter sunshine.
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Addressing mental health in drought affected areas

Audience submitted image 10:33 EST What is the right approach to addressing mental health in drought affected areas? Community events, according to who is the Director of the Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health.
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Insurer cuts Roma premiums after flood levee work

10:27 EST Queensland's biggest insurer says it is cutting insurance premiums for customers in Roma because the risk of natural disasters affecting the town has dropped.
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It's raining gold in Glasgow and showers in Sydney

10:18 EST Sydneysiders awoke to news of a staggering five Aussie gold medals on the first day of the Commonwealth Games before showers started rolling through.
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Flood-hit towns get flood protection funding boost

09:53 EST Three Victorian towns affected by flooding in recent years will share in more than $1.5 million for flood mitigation works.
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Thursday July 24, 2014

One too many droughts for western QLD grazier

ABC image 16:09 EST After 35 years on the land one western Queensland grazier has decided to sell up because of the drought.
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Fire watch website uses satellite information

ABC licensed image 16:05 EST A national fire monitoring website which uses satellite information to track the weather has been publicly launched.
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No extra rainfall on the Tasmania horizon

ABC image 14:00 EST The bureau says for the last month of winter and the first two months of spring, rainfall in Tasmania should be average apart from the state's northeast.
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SA's wet 24 hours

13:29 EST A low pressure system and associated trough have brought widespread rainfalls across South Australia overnight, with some areas topping up their monthly totals not seen in five years.
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Storms about to spark in NSW and QLD

13:01 EST On Friday and Saturday thunderstorms are set to spark up across northern New South Wales and parts of southern Queensland as a low pressure trough deepens.
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Record hot June for the world

ABC image 12:26 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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Weather Bureau responds to feedback that it's old fashioned

ABC image 12:21 EST The Weather Bureau's market research shows it needs to improve its service to help customers understand probability.
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Wednesday July 23, 2014

The end of the cold nights for Melbourne

20:10 EST Melbourne Airport hadn't experienced a colder night since 1997, as the mercury plummeted to -0.4 degrees early this morning.
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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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Flash flooding in north-west after Tasmania cleans up from 'tornado-like' winds

ABC image 20:05 EST Homes have been inundated by flash flooding in northern Tasmania just hours after the north-west was pounded by severe winds that left a trail of destruction and caused widespread power cuts.

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