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Sunday October 22, 2017

Storms strike southwest WA

11:43 EDT
A complex low pressure system has has brought widespread showers and thunderstorms to southwest WA overnight and into Sunday morning, storms producing more than 50,000 lightning strikes.
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Police divers find two bodies in sunken Queensland fishing trawler recovery mission

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Two bodies have been found in a recovery mission for a trawler that sank off the central Queensland coast earlier this week with seven men on board.
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Saturday October 21, 2017

Storms closing in on Perth, scattering across WA

14:06 EDT
Thunderstorms are nearing Perth and will scatter across much of inland Western Australia this weekend, bringing useful rain but also threatening the region with damaging winds.
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Another Soaking for Brisbane

09:37 EDT
After receiving October's monthly rainfall total in the past seven days Brisbane is set to see a further 10-20mm today.
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Sunken fishing trawler Dianne found by searchers off Queensland coast

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Police say they have found the commercial fishing trawler Dianne in which six men are believed to have drowned when it sank in heavy seas on Monday night.
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Friday October 20, 2017

Damage bill from heavy rain around Bundaberg region 'to reach up to $30m'

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The damage bill from the recent heavy rain and flooding across Queensland's Wide Bay-Burnett region is expected to reach up to $30 million.
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School buses driven through floodwaters after Bundaberg deluge despite warnings

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Police are investigating after two school buses were caught on camera driving through floodwaters near Bundaberg in southern Queensland.
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Sydney ends record dry spell

15:41 EDT
Sydney's record-breaking dry spell has come to an end as the heaviest rain in at least 2-3 months soaks parched parks and gardens across the city.
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Spring seesaw swings in Victoria

15:00 EDT
Temperatures have plunged by more than 10 degrees across Victoria today after warm and stormy weather targeted the state on Thursday.
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What El Nino and La Nina actually mean for Australian and world weather

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You may have heard of the butterfly effect theory, where a butterfly in the Amazon flaps its wings and there are tornados in Texas.
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Thursday October 19, 2017

Emotional reunion with wife for survivor of trawler capsize in central Queensland

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The man who is thought to be the sole survivor of a trawler capsize off the central Queensland coast has had an emotional reunion with his wife in Gladstone.
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Roads remain cut, homes evacuated as floodwaters rise in southern Queensland

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Torrential rain has severely damaged local roads and wiped out crops in Queensland's North Burnett region, as community leaders call for immediate action by the State Government.
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Early-season deluge continues in Queensland

14:41 EDT
Unusually heavy October rainfall continues to soak eastern Queensland as records tumble along the state's North Tropical Coast.
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Will a tropical cyclone take your name this season?

12:10 EDT
The official start of Australia's tropical cyclone season is now less than a fortnight away.
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Wednesday October 18, 2017

Missing trawler men 'may still be alive', survivor's wife says

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The wife of the only man rescued from a trawler that sank off central Queensland on Monday night says she remains hopeful six other men still missing will be found alive.
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Rain eases over north Queensland, prompting BOM to cancel severe weather warning

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Rain is finally easing in northern and central Queensland after coastal areas north of Hervey Bay copped a battering, cutting the Bruce Highway and leaving several towns stranded.
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Millions of dollars worth of crops lost as second deluge batters Bundaberg

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Farmers in Queensland say they've lost millions of dollars worth of crops in the second heavy rainfall event in as many weeks.
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Rain on the way for NSW

14:59 EDT
A band of rain and thunderstorms will sweep across NSW at the end of this week, delivering the best falls in 4-5 months for some areas.
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Week of rain brings relief to some NSW farmers as others look on enviously

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After the driest September on record, recent rainfall across New South Wales has brought relief for many graziers, but has come too late for some crops.
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October rainfall records doubled in Queensland

10:23 EDT
It has been a remarkably wet October in parts of Queensland, with some areas receiving seven months worth of rain during the last two and a half weeks.
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Tuesday October 17, 2017

BOM says deluge across Queensland at levels not seen since Cyclone Debbie

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The massive downpour across southern Queensland is at levels not seen since Cyclone Debbie hammered the coastline last March, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says.
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Flooding rain continues in Queensland

17:03 EDT
Heavy rain and thunderstorms will continue to inundate parts of central Queensland during the middle of this week.
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Man's body found after being swept away in floodwaters near Gympie as wife watched

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A man's body has been found after his car was swept off a flooded causeway near Gympie in south-east Queensland overnight.
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Thunderstorms to intensify over northern Australia, research finds

16:25 EDT
Thunderstorms are expected to become more intense over Australia's tropics in the future, according to a new research paper published this week.
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Storm damages WA homes, brings down power lines as winds reach up to 100 kph

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A strong cold front over the southern half of Western Australia has brought wind gusts of up to 100 kilometres per hour to coastal areas of Perth.
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Monday October 16, 2017

Brisbane weather: Month's worth of rain falls over the weekend, more expected today

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A month's worth of rain has fallen over much of south-east Queensland over the weekend, with residents being warned to brace for another deluge today.
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Queensland weather: Torrential rain and winds soak weddings on North Stradbroke Island

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Getting soaked in the middle of your nuptials is every couple's nightmare when it comes to their big day.
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Mango madness: Meet the man teaching Darwin tradies how to beat the build-up heat

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It's known as "mango madness": the mysterious ailment that descends on the Top End as the build-up of humidity increases, blamed for driving up crime and dragging down morale.
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Ex-Hurricane Ophelia bearing down on Ireland

15:25 EDT
The remnants of Major Hurricane Ophelia will cause destructive wind, heavy rain and a storm surge when it hits Ireland on Monday.
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Queensland: Dry one month, soaking the next

13:45 EDT
Widespread rain and thunderstorms are beginning to make up for Queensland's driest start to spring in 14 years.
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Sunday October 15, 2017

Darwin simmers into summer

15:08 EDT
The slow build of heat from what is supposed to be the cool Dry Season continues for the tropical capital, with October so far being the sixth consecutive month of above average daytime temperatures.
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Big winds to strike southwest WA

14:46 EDT
Residents of Western Australia's southwest, including Perth, are urged to prepare for a burst of potentially damaging winds which are due on Monday.
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Saturday October 14, 2017

Southwest WA still chilling

13:32 EDT
Southwest Western Australia is still experiencing some winter-like nights, and it's October.
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Friday October 13, 2017

Warm air heading south

16:36 EDT
Spring warmth will sweep across southern Australia during the next week, causing a number of places to see their highest temperature since early autumn.
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Brisbane fog: Early morning domestic flights face delays as city covered at 'unusual' time of year

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Heavy fog has caused headaches this morning, with some domestic flights from Brisbane Airport cancelled or facing delays of up to 90 minutes.
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Parts of Queensland brace for heaviest rain since Cyclone Debbie

12:26 EDT
A week of rain and thunderstorms are about to soak central and eastern Queensland, delivering the heaviest rain since Cyclone Debbie in some areas.
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Thursday October 12, 2017

Healthy rain dampens parched Murray-Darling Basin

16:27 EDT
The best rain in 6-12 months has dampened soils across parts of the parched Murray-Darling Basin during the past 24 hours.
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Wasabi crop mastered by far north Queensland chef-cum-farmer

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A far north Queensland chef, fed up with being unable to source high-quality, fresh ingredients, has managed to grow a potentially lucrative wasabi crop in a tropical rainforest.
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Wednesday October 11, 2017

Rain returning to NSW

15:02 EDT
Thirsty soils across parts of NSW are enjoying some welcome rainfall this month.
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Record spring dry spell in Sydney

09:36 EDT
Sydney has just experienced its longest spring dry spell on record.
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Unravelling the mystery of fire whirls, the common phenomena that are hard to spot

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Footage of spectacular fire whirls are all over the internet, and last month in Western Australia.
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Tuesday October 10, 2017

BOM tracks severe storms as large hail hits south-east Queensland

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Golf ball-sized hail has lashed parts of south-east Queensland on Tuesday afternoon, as the Bureau of Meteorology tracks a number of storms across the region.
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Clouds over Perth Royal Show not enough to force change of dates, organisers say

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The heavy late September rain and consecutive financial losses in the past three years have raised questions over the timing of the Royal Perth Show.
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What is an average cyclone season?

11:55 EDT
Australia is expected to see a near-average number of tropical cyclones this season, which would be more than the last few years.
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Sydney's record spring dry spell

10:03 EDT
Sydney is one day away from registering its longest spring dry spell on record.
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Record-breaking temperatures prompt BOM to launch heatwave service early

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The Bureau of Meteorology has brought forward the annual launch of its after months of .
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Cyclone Debbie: Student living 1,000km away raises thousands for Mackay schoolbooks

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A 12-year-old who lives 1,000 kilometres from cyclone-affected north Queensland has raised almost $3,000 for a Mackay school to replace its water-damaged library books.
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Monday October 9, 2017

BOM warning: Two to three cyclones predicted in northern Australia this season

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Two to three cyclones are predicted to form in Australia's northern region between November and April, in what forecasters predict will be an average season for the violent storms.
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Up to 13 cyclones expected this season with about four to make landfall, BOM says

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Up to 13 tropical cyclones are expected to form around the country over the coming six months, according to the Bureau of Meteorology's (BOM) annual outlook.
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One cyclone expected to cross Queensland coast this season, BOM says

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Four tropical cyclones could form in Queensland waters this summer with one expected to cross the coastline, according to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM).
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Storms strike southwest WA

11:43 EDT

A complex low pressure system has has brought widespread showers and thunderstorms to southwest WA overnight and into Sunday morning, storms producing more than 50,000 lightning strikes.

Police divers find two bodies in sunken Queensland fishing trawler recovery mission

00:01 EDT

Two bodies have been found in a recovery mission for a trawler that sank off the central Queensland coast earlier this week with seven men on board.

Storms closing in on Perth, scattering across WA

14:06 EDT

Thunderstorms are nearing Perth and will scatter across much of inland Western Australia this weekend, bringing useful rain but also threatening the region with damaging winds.