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Thursday July 19, 2018

Wet weekend ahead for Perth, South West as trio of cold fronts loom

ABC licensed image 19:07 EST
Gusty showers, storms and a huge swell will hit Perth and the south-west of the state over the weekend as three cold fronts approach Western Australia in rapid succession.
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Another frosty weekend ahead

13:48 EST
There have been some remarkably low temperatures recorded across Australia during the last week and more frosty starts are just around the corner.
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Great Barrier Reef coral recovery slows significantly over 18-year period

12:31 EST
Over the last three decades the Great Barrier Reef has been hit by a series of intense cyclones, bleaching, crown of thorn starfish outbreaks and flood events that have caused well-documented, but reparable damage.
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Australian snow depth update

11:34 EST
Australia's natural snow depth has increased for the third consecutive week, with more fresh powder on the way in the coming days.
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Thai cave rescue: Adun Samon recalls the moment British divers arrived

09:03 EST
"How many of you?" asked British divers John Volanthen and Rick Stanton.
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Why temperatures at night are going up around the world and what we can do about it

Audience submitted image 06:06 EST
History was made in the Middle East on June 28 when the world's hottest night on record was set in Quriyat, Oman with the overnight "low" dropping to 42.6 degrees Celsius.
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Wednesday July 18, 2018

Blizzards followed by blue skies

18:56 EST
A strong cold front will bring a dumping of snow and damaging winds to the Alps later on Thursday into Friday.
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Dribs and drabs for NSW

15:13 EST
After another week of little to no rainfall, inland parts of NSW could see rain moving in at the end of the week.
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Portable flood monitors dropped into rivers could turn the tide in future emergencies

ABC licensed image 09:48 EST
They may look like rubbish floating on the river, but these high-tech PVC pipes could be a crucial line of defence next time fast-rising floodwaters threaten homes.
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Tuesday July 17, 2018

Qld mum's warning as out-of-date hot water bottle bursts, scalding 4yo son

Audience submitted image 15:32 EST
A Queensland mum is warning others to regularly replace their hot water bottles after one split and burned her four-year-old son, narrowly missing his genitals.
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Brrrrrrrrrrrrrisbane

14:25 EST
Clear skies and light winds have led to several chilly mornings throughout southeast Queensland.
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Blustery conditions for SA, VIC, TAS and NSW

13:30 EST
It's going to be a windy week for the southeast of the country, with frequent fronts moving across the south.
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Hawaii volcano: Explosion sends lava bomb hurtling through roof of boat, injuring tourists

ABC licensed image 10:52 EST
A flying lava bomb has crashed through the roof of a tour boat in Hawaii, injuring at least 22 people.
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Farmer in drought turns to watermelon to feed hungry cattle

ABC licensed image 00:05 EST
As the drought conditions across the east of Australia lead to a tripling in the cost of hay, one farmer has turned to watermelon as a supplement to feed his cattle.
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Monday July 16, 2018

Heaven to hell: Inside Japan's worst flood-hit towns

18:25 EST
#subtitle In just a matter of hours, towns were swept away.
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Frozen hose hampers battle against NSW house fire

ABC licensed image 14:59 EST
Sub-zero temperatures in Uralla have caused a fire hose to freeze, hampering the battle against a blaze at a cottage.
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Huge waves bound for Australia

14:22 EST
One of the largest swells in recent years will slam into Australia's southern coast during the next three days.
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Sunday July 15, 2018

Cold weather: If you're shivering, spare a thought for these cows

23:49 EST
Australia's east coast is shivering through a cold snap this weekend, with cooler temperatures set to remain in some cities into next week.
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NSW cold snap: temperatures plummet as parts of the state blanketed in frost

ABC licensed image 14:02 EST
New South Wales has been gripped by freezing conditions with some parts of the state dipping below -10 degrees Celsius and others experiencing their coldest temperatures in decades.
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Farmers across New South Wales dealing with dry winter, ballooning hay and feed prices

ABC image 13:08 EST
Farmers across New South Wales are being forced to freight in hay from hundreds of kilometres away and sell off stock, as the wait for rain drags on.
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Shivering Sunday morning across NSW

12:45 EST
Parts of New South Wales have frozen through their coldest morning in 60 years with more to come.
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Wintry Storms in the Southwest

12:24 EST
Southwestern parts of Western Australia have awed over a wintry lightshow on Saturday night as a cold front sparked thunderstorms.
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Saturday July 14, 2018

Frosty morning as sub-zero temperatures leave southern Queensland shivering

ABC licensed image 14:59 EST
Southern Queensland has woken to a frosty morning with many areas experiencing sub-zero temperatures.
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Wet week to come for Tassie

14:49 EST
A succession of fronts will bring some hefty falls of rain to parts of Tasmania next week.
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Tropical Cyclone Debbie inspires children's book author Gail Harvey to write about preparation and recovery

ABC image 10:44 EST
The trauma of living through Cyclone Debbie still lingers for Whitsunday resident Cony Von Strobl-Albeg.
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Frosty morning for NSW

10:07 EST
Parts of New South Wales have just endured their coldest morning in decades and there is more on the way.
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Friday July 13, 2018

Dry, warm outlook for southeastern Australia

12:13 EST
There is little reprieve in sight for Australia's parched southeast, with the next three months tipped to be drier and warmer than usual.
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UK heatwave reveals long-hidden archaeological sites buried underground

11:09 EST
The heatwave that has gripped the United Kingdom in recent weeks has led to drought and parched fields across much of the nation.
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Melbourne shrugs off cold days

10:27 EST
Melbourne will have a chance to thaw out today after experiencing its coldest three day spell in as many years during the middle of this week.
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Thursday July 12, 2018

Photographer documents drought to raise awareness and close gap between city, country

ABC image 14:37 EST
Her message is clear and simple and it is all about supporting regional communities struggling with the drought.
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Thai cave rescue: Video shows workers carrying stretchers through narrow, slippery labyrinth

ABC licensed image 14:05 EST
Video from inside the Thai cave has emerged, revealing the perilous passageways the rescue workers had to traverse to free the 12 trapped boys and their football coach.
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Cold morning in central Australia

10:56 EST
Parts of central Australia registered their lowest temperature in a several years on Thursday morning.
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Snow depth nears one metre

09:39 EST
The natural snow depth in Australia's alps is getting close to one metre in some places.
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Wednesday July 11, 2018

Typhoon Maria makes landfall in China

11:39 EST
Typhoon Maria made landfall in eastern China on Wednesday after crossing Japan's Ryukyu Islands and narrowly missing northern Taiwan during the last 24 hours.
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Frosty nights and dry days ahead for NSW

09:02 EST
Much of NSW will experience a string of dry days and frosty nights at the end of this week as a high pressure system slowly drifts over the state.
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What has happened to the hay market? Major shortage puts squeeze on farmers

ABC licensed image 06:32 EST
Drought-stricken farmers in New South Wales are being forced to buy poor quality hay as a major shortage hits south-east Australia.
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Tuesday July 10, 2018

Surf's up in NSW

11:15 EST
A powerful winter swell is causing large waves along the NSW coastline at the start of this week.
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Monday July 9, 2018

Thai cave rescue: Fifth boy brought out as mission continues

20:19 EST
A fifth member of the Thai soccer team that is trapped in a cave in the country's north has been brought out.
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Thai cave rescue: Adelaide cave-diving doctor Richard Harris missed holiday to help operation

ABC licensed image 18:19 EST
He was meant to be holidaying on South Australia's Nullarbor Plain, but instead, an Adelaide anaesthetist has been plunged into the spotlight, working among the international rescue team to extract a in Thailand.
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Dry July day to follow frosty morning

18:03 EST
After a cold and frosty morning across many inland areas of Australia, there's a chance that every capital city in Australia could remain dry on Tuesday.
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Typhoon Maria heading for Taiwan

11:54 EST
Typhoon Maria is moving towards Taiwan and may cause severe weather in the country's capital city, Taipei, from Tuesday night.
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How young farmers are finding innovative ways and fresh energy to deal with drought

ABC image 09:11 EST
For a farmer experiencing his first drought, Jack Carrigan is unexpectedly upbeat.
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Thai cave rescue underway to free 12 trapped boys and their soccer coach

ABC licensed image 08:38 EST
Rescuers are hoping the first of the 12 boys trapped with their football coach inside a flooded cave in northern Thailand will emerge safely within the next few hours.
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Thai cave rescue: Boys write to their parents with love, food requests and 'don't forget my birthday'

ABC licensed image 07:31 EST
The 12 boys and their coach, trapped deep in a Thai cave, have written short notes to their families.
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Drought-stricken NSW farmers offered water from public pool as national talks begin in Canberra

ABC image 06:59 EST
In a town in New South Wales, the drought has become so desperate that farmers are turning to their new local swimming pool for water supply.
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Sunday July 8, 2018

Thai cave rescue: First boys freed by rescue divers, officials say

22:19 EST
Two members of the trapped boys' soccer team have been rescued from a cave in northern Thailand, local officials say.
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Cold fronts deliver healthy snowfalls and large surf to the southeast

13:25 EST
A pair of cold fronts are moving away over the Tasman Sea, but not before generating powerful winds, heavy snowfalls and large surf.
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Saturday July 7, 2018

Period of warmth for Perth

18:09 EST
A firm ridge of high pressure will direct pleasantly warm and dry air across Perth leading into next week.
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Aldinga Bay Surf Life Saving Club loses roof as storm hits Adelaide

ABC image 13:06 EST
Severe winds ripped off a huge section of roof from the Aldinga Bay Surf Life Saving Club and thousands are without power in Adelaide after stormy weather hit the area overnight.
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Wet weekend ahead for Perth, South West as trio of cold fronts loom

19:07 EST

Gusty showers, storms and a huge swell will hit Perth and the south-west of the state over the weekend as three cold fronts approach Western Australia in rapid succession.

Another frosty weekend ahead

13:48 EST

There have been some remarkably low temperatures recorded across Australia during the last week and more frosty starts are just around the corner.

Great Barrier Reef coral recovery slows significantly over 18-year period

12:31 EST

Over the last three decades the Great Barrier Reef has been hit by a series of intense cyclones, bleaching, crown of thorn starfish outbreaks and flood events that have caused well-documented, but reparable damage.