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Monday May 30, 2016

Ain't Darwin the coolest

15:04 EST
Whilst it may just be beginning to feel like winter across the southern capitals, it sure feels like the tail-end of summer in Darwin.
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Records broken for coldest May morning in eight areas across NSW, BoM confirms

Audience submitted image 14:55 EST
Eight areas across New South Wales experienced record-breaking cold weather overnight, but the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) says the state is still set for a relatively warm winter.
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BoM: More accurate forecasts to help landholders make better decisions

ABC image 13:23 EST
The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is currently developing a new climate model to improve seasonal forecasts for agriculturalists.
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Autumn ends up wetter-than-average for most of SA

13:06 EST
Despite some long dry spells, particularly during April, more than 80 percent of South Australia has ended up with a wetter-than-average autumn, with some of the north doubling their seasonal norm.
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Sunday May 29, 2016

Eastern Australia's frost season starts late but abruptly

18:52 EST
For most of Australia's frost-prone areas the frost season has started later than any other year since 2007 but now it has arrived with a shudder.
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Summer to winter skipping autumn

12:49 EST
Although temperatures across the southern states have been more seasonal over the recent days, temperatures along the eastern seaboard have remained quite balmy.
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Saturday May 28, 2016

Lake Eyre gets late flow from Queensland and more SA rainfall than usual

ABC image 12:31 EST
Water is flowing into outback Lake Eyre, but somewhat differently from past flooding of the remote saltpan, travel guide Rex Ellis says.
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Kiwis in for a pounding

12:24 EST
A strong and complex low is moving over New Zealand and has been generating heavy rain, isolated thunderstorms and gale force winds.
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When it rains over Uluru

12:19 EST
The sunrise this morning likely made the ancient sandstone formation of Uluru glow a glorious red at dawn, although cloud and rain from today should lead to more demure morning displays for the next couple of days.
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Friday May 27, 2016

Severe weather warning cancelled for South Australia as wild weather eases

22:08 EST
A severe weather warning for parts of South Australia has been cancelled after a day of wet and windy weather.
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Wild weather causing havoc over SA

17:13 EST
Southern parts of South Australia are battling the wind and rain.
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Heavy rain continues across South Australia, further flooding unlikely

ABC image 16:44 EST
Adelaide is poised to smash its May rainfall average as the city braces for further heavy rain.
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Wintery relief for QLD

12:57 EST
A southwesterly change will finally bring cooling to parts of QLD.
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Future clear for north coast rescue helicopter but fog concerns linger

Audience submitted image 12:24 EST
Questions continue to be asked about the location of a new rescue helicopter base on the New South Wales far north coast.
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Youth, passion and nostalgia see sheep return to remote Boulia property

ABC image 10:34 EST
While many are struggling to stay in the sheep industry, one grazier's passion for sheep and wool is seeing him get back into it.
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Thursday May 26, 2016

Winter nears as Victoria hit with rain, snow in Alpine areas

ABC image 19:14 EST
Melbourne has had its coldest day since last September, with heavy rain and flurries in Alpine areas.
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A Vivid weekend

14:20 EST
For those among us wanting to balance out our participation in Earth Hour, the Vivid Light, Music and Ideas Festival opens in Sydney this on Friday.
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Cooler Pacific temperatures signal end of devastating El Nino

ABC image 13:37 EST
Australia's Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has released modelling showing the latest El Nino cycle is over, but could now lead to a wet winter after a devastating 14 months of drought and famine across the Pacific.
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Broken Hill Flying Doctors helping isolated Australians for 80 years

ABC image 10:46 EST
As drought bites hard on large parts of remote Australia, taking its toll on the health and finances of isolated communities, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) is more important than ever.
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Will Australia have a bumper ski season?

05:24 EST
The Australian snow season is a fickle beast and this year will be no different, but there should be great joy in the end.
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Wednesday May 25, 2016

Wet week for NSW

20:12 EST
Three rain-bearing systems will traverse New South Wales within the next seven days, rounding out a bumper May.
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Dampened SA in for more rain but also cold, strong winds

18:01 EST
Rain has fallen across a large part of South Australia during Wednesday and there is more to come, mainly on Friday, coinciding with cold winds.
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Frost snaps into gear across NSW

17:40 EST
This morning left many people wishing they could stay in bed as Jack Frost knocked on the door.
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El Nino over, BoM says, so winter rain could be on the way

ABC image 12:12 EST
The latest El Nino cycle is over, which could lead to a wet winter, according to the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM).
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Final designs for Yarriambiack Shire permanent flood levees near completion

ABC image 11:36 EST
The Yarriambiack Council says it is close to completing the final designs for permanent flood levees in the north-western Victorian shire.
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Season is looking up for Queensland haymakers after string of tough years

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The haymaking season has well and truly kicked off in Western Queensland.
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Tuesday May 24, 2016

Land sailor claims new speed world record on Lake Lefroy in Western Australia

ABC image 17:33 EST
A Goldfields land sailor says he has broken the world land sailing record for the mini land yacht category, reaching a new speed of 110 kilometres an hour.
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Wet week for NSW

13:50 EST
Three rain-bearing systems will traverse New South Wales within the next seven days, rounding out a bumper May.
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Power restored after storm blacks out thousands of WA homes

Audience submitted image 13:47 EST
Thousands of properties in Western Australia have had their power supplies restored after a second storm in four days, with the cold front passing without serious incident.
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Melbourne in for cold, wet end to May

12:05 EST
Like many other cities, Melbourne hasn't really felt much autumn weather, but that will quickly change.
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Monday May 23, 2016

Perth's coming storms forecast with spectacular sunrise

ABC licensed image 15:10 EST
Perth's early birds have been treated to a natural light show as forecast storms created cloud conditions for a spectacular sunrise on Monday.
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WA's southwest set for another round of wind and rain

14:16 EST
Another bout of wild weather is set to move over Western Australia this evening.
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Cold fronts finally migrating north

11:10 EST
The polar jet will push cold fronts further north than recent, bringing cooling and rain to New South Wales and the southern edge of Queensland.
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Drought policy backflip means Victorian shires now 'remote enough' for relief funds

ABC image 10:31 EST
Rejection letters were shuffled aside today when the Federal Government told three Victorian shires they were eligible for $1.5 million drought relief grants.
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Sunday May 22, 2016

Far north Queensland sees record-breaking May rain, flood warnings

ABC image 17:26 EST
Far north Queensland is being drenched with torrential rain, smashing the record for the wettest May day in Cooktown and Weipa, and delivering the wettest May day in Cairns in 96 years.
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North QLD making up for poor wet season

13:53 EST
A pulse of tropical activity has brought more rainfall than any wet season day for parts of north Queensland.
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Strong wind whips across South Australia raising dust

12:27 EST
Strong wind in Adelaide and to the city's north has raised dust as a cold front moves across South Australia.
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Clean-up continues after autumn storms hit WA's south

ABC image 12:13 EST
Thousands of property owners have been clearing debris and fallen branches left by a on Saturday.
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NSW on track for record-breaking autumn weather as smoke blankets Sydney

ABC image 11:50 EST
Warmer-than-average temperatures are expected to continue for at least another month or two in New South Wales, as the dry autumn saw smoke from hazard reduction burns blanket Sydney.
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Blustery change sweeping across SA

07:25 EST
A strong cold front will make its way across South Australia today, causing cloud and wind to increase ahead of it.
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Saturday May 21, 2016

Northern QLD set for a drenching

16:50 EST
There were some healthy totals overnight, but northern parts of Queensland are in for some more heavy rain.
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Ain't Darwin the coolest

15:04 EST

Whilst it may just be beginning to feel like winter across the southern capitals, it sure feels like the tail-end of summer in Darwin.

Records broken for coldest May morning in eight areas across NSW, BoM confirms

14:55 EST

Eight areas across New South Wales experienced record-breaking cold weather overnight, but the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) says the state is still set for a relatively warm winter.

BoM: More accurate forecasts to help landholders make better decisions

13:23 EST

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is currently developing a new climate model to improve seasonal forecasts for agriculturalists.