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Friday August 26, 2016

Cyclone Winston: Fiji struggles to rebuild six months after storm devastated the country

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Victims of Cyclone Winston in Fiji are struggling to rebuild their lives six months after the category five storm devastated large parts of the country.
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Perth ending winter on a wet note

17:45 EST
Perth could see the heaviest rain in more than a month tonight as a late-winter front hits the southwest.
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Drought's devastating impact on outback Queensland towns to be studied for new report

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For people living in outback Queensland, the impact of the ongoing drought can be seen everywhere.
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Insurers and government leave council high and dry after coastal storm damage

15:26 EST
The Bega Valley Shire Council is caught in a perfect storm of insurers and governments avoiding claims to repair storm damage to a heritage wharf.
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Beach shacks falling into the sea fears for South Australian community

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Beach shack owners in South Australia say urgent action is needed, after storm erosion has put their properties at risk of falling into the sea.
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Severe storm derails train in southern France

12:48 EST
During a thunderstorm, approximately 20 percent of lightning strikes reach the ground and the rest occur within the cloud.
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Thursday August 25, 2016

Snow season high becoming a low point

16:18 EST
The 2016 snow season has reached a new peak depth this week according to measurements taken today.
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Late winter soaking causes flooding

16:13 EST
Rain gauges as far north as the Gulf of Carpentaria and south to Ulladulla have received decent rainfall in the last 24 hours, some of which caused dangerous flooding.
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NSW weather: Bystanders 'watched helplessly' as 72yo man swept away by floodwaters

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A friend of a man feared drowned in floodwaters near Kyogle has told of "helplessly watching" the 72-year-old as he clung to a tree before being swept downstream.
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Launceston public meeting applauds city flood levees protection

09:14 EST
Launceston's flood levees have been hailed as a game-changer in minimising the impact of the June flood emergency.
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Wednesday August 24, 2016

NSW weather: Search for man missing in floodwaters as severe weather hits

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Witnesses saw a man being swept away after his vehicle went into floodwaters near Lismore in far north New South Wales, police say, as a heavy downpour and strong winds hit the state's coast.
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Queensland farmers rejoice after late winter rain fills in gaps

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After receiving record-breaking rain in June and July, parts of western Queensland have received their best August rain in nearly 20 years.
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Records tumble during Queensland rain event

16:22 EST
August temperature and rainfall records have been broken across Queensland today, some of which have been in place for more than a century.
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Riverland frogs to reap rewards of good rainfall and Murray River flows

16:08 EST
Good flows down the River Murray look set to do wonders for frog populations in South Australia's Riverland, according to one expert.
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Hot August night breaks records around southern, central Queensland

15:03 EST
Brisbane and a handful of other Queensland cities have experienced their hottest August night on record.
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Chick pea harvest forecast overstated, causing price slump say farmers

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The Australian chick pea harvest cannot achieve the predicted yield say farmers, who believe the forecast has caused the current price slump.
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Wet day, wet year for Sydney

11:45 EST
Sydney is having the wettest year-to-date in 18 years and will receive another soaking in the next 24 hours.
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Tuesday August 23, 2016

Green grass and livestock returning but drought not over in Queensland

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After record-breaking winter rainfall, parts of drought ravaged Queensland are starting to see sheep and cattle return.
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Squally Weekend for parts of WA

12:02 EST
The start of this week has been dominated by dry and settled weather for the majority of Western Australia, but as we look forward to the end of the working week, conditions are set to deteriorate.
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Eastern soaking under way

11:44 EST
A major winter rain event has begun and will continue across eastern states during the next two days.
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DNA discovery offers hope for saturated and waterlogged cereals

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The solution to water-logging losses in cereal crops could lie in a single gene.
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Monday August 22, 2016

Funnel clouds spotted over Victoria no cause for alarm, weather bureau says

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A funnel cloud has been spotted over Eynesbury, west of Melbourne, but the weather bureau says they do not touch the ground like a tornado and are usually not destructive.
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Rare august rain soaks interior

14:17 EST
Areas of rain and thunderstorms extending over central parts of the Northern Territory and central Queensland overnight, delivering some of the heaviest August rainfall since the early 90s.
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Rain targeting Queensland and New South Wales

12:44 EST
About a week ago, computer models had suggested rain was a chance to spread across all Australian states and territories, and it has come true, now the focus is on Queensland and New South Wales.
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Sunday August 21, 2016

Southern WA descending into mid winter

17:31 EST
Much of Western Australia's south is effectively heading back to mid winter with temperatures plummeting five-to-10 degrees below the August average.
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Northern Tasmanian businesses continue to struggle in floods aftermath

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Communities hit hard by some of the worst flooding in Tasmania's history are still feeling the effects nearly three months on.
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Central Australia storms

12:07 EST
Showers and thunderstorms sparked up over Central Australia overnight, only intensifying as night turned to day.
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Saturday August 20, 2016

Winter soaking for the southeast

14:07 EST
Parts of southeastern Australia record their heaviest August rain in over a decade.
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Canberra facing the big chill

09:53 EST
After a spell of unseasonably warm weather, it will be a different story in Canberra today.
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Friday August 19, 2016

Morning glory seen this week

16:57 EST
Rare morning glory clouds have been rolling across the Gulf of Carpentaria this week.
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Clermont flood of 1916: More than 60 dead and a whole town relocated

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A regional Queensland festival this weekend will include special commemorations for the centenary of the country's most fatal floods.
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Devastating before and after images reveal why US shouldn't ignore Louisiana floods

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#title Devastating images reveal why US can't ignore Louisiana floods #subtitle Explore these interactive before and after images to see the scale of "the worst natural disaster to strike the US since Superstorm Sandy".
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Melbourne weather: Warmest August night on record followed by cold, wet conditions

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Melbourne has slept through its warmest August night on record but a strong change later in the morning brought wet and cold conditions.
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Blustery change marching east

12:42 EST
A wintry change is sweeping record-breaking heat out of Victoria today as it move towards Australia's east coast.
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Thursday August 18, 2016

Adelaide's Seaford railway line reopens after strong wind causes electrical problem

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Passengers travelling on Adelaide's Seaford and Tonsley train lines have been told to expect delays as services resume after an electrical problem.
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Severe weather warning issued for gale force, damaging winds across SA

13:43 EST
South Australians are being warned to batten down the hatches as expected gale force winds hit parts of the state.
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Widespread Warnings for a Turbulent Thursday

11:45 EST
Damaging winds will lash parts of three states and one territory today, with destructive gusts developing in some areas from tonight.
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Grain crops in the Mallee much stronger than last year

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Grain crops in the Victorian Mallee are looking strong as they pass the season's halfway mark.
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Tasmanian floods: TasWater damage bill tops $25m, farmers welcome independent review

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TasWater expects the repair costs from the recent Tasmanian floods to hit $25 million as it already grapples with a massive outlay for infrastructure upgrades.
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Severe weather warning with damaging winds in place for Snowy Mountains

07:42 EST
A severe weather warning with winds averaging to 7 km/h has been issued for the Snowy Mountains and surrounding areas.
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Wednesday August 17, 2016

WA storm: Homes damaged, roads blocked in Perth as winds, rain hit South West

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Tree branches and flooding have blocked roads in Perth while a house has lost its roof north-west of the city, with strong winds and heavy rain lashing Western Australia's South West.
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Hopes for western NSW weather radar dashed for third consecutive year

18:54 EST
A council lobby group is no closer to securing a weather radar for western New South Wales after three years of unsuccessful applications.
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Quoll patrol: Monitoring endangered species in WA's Millstream-Chichester National Park

16:41 EST
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River repairs start in Tasmania's big flood recovery efforts

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The damage bill for Tasmania's June floods has climbed to an estimated $180 million.
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Winter warmth is spreading

14:34 EST
Temperatures are climbing across the country as winter nears its end, prompting severe fire danger ratings in the country's north and south today.
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Wild weather set to hit WA

10:36 EST
Parts of Western Australia are advised to bunker down as a powerful system sweeps through.
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WA weather warning: Strong winds, heavy rain set to lash Perth, country areas

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Damaging winds, heavy rainfall and abnormally high tides have been forecast for much of southern Western Australia, with an approaching cold front sparking a severe weather warning.
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Tuesday August 16, 2016

Taste of spring teasing NSW tentatively

16:06 EST
This week has been dry and sunny, with the bulk of New South Wales basking in unseasonable warmth, but it is all about to change.
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Wet end to winter looms

16:01 EST
A nation-wide soaking next week will cap off a wet winter and it could be one of the standout events of the season.
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Tasmanian floods damage bill now estimated at $180m

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The damage bill for extensive flooding in Tasmania in June and July has been revised upwards to almost $180 million.
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Cyclone Winston: Fiji struggles to rebuild six months after storm devastated the country

18:23 EST

Victims of Cyclone Winston in Fiji are struggling to rebuild their lives six months after the category five storm devastated large parts of the country.

Perth ending winter on a wet note

17:45 EST

Perth could see the heaviest rain in more than a month tonight as a late-winter front hits the southwest.

Drought's devastating impact on outback Queensland towns to be studied for new report

16:01 EST

For people living in outback Queensland, the impact of the ongoing drought can be seen everywhere.