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Saturday June 23, 2018

Sydney's cold mornings to continue

15:40 EST
On Saturday morning Sydney awoke to its coldest morning of the year so far, at just seven degrees it was a good day to sleep in.
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Canberra slow to thaw after frozen fog of a morning

15:29 EST
Canberra took until brunch to shake off the frozen fog which had blanketed much of northern ACT just before sunrise when it had chilled to minus five degrees.
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Frozen knees and numb fingers: A photographer's pain to capture the perfect frosty morning

ABC licensed image 08:24 EST
Chris McFerran admits he may be in a very small minority when it comes to wishing for forecasts of sub-zero temperatures and thick fog.
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Australian physicist's space mission to aid in discovering world's groundwater stores

Audience submitted image 07:41 EST
An Australian physicist has developed satellite technology that measures the world's freshwater reserves from space.
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Friday June 22, 2018

Potential rain for eastern Australia

12:52 EST
There are early signs that some welcome rain could develop across parts of eastern Australia next week.
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Long, frosty night in southern Australia

10:50 EST
Canberra and Adelaide just had their coldest morning of 2018 after temperatures plummeted across southern Australia during the longest night of the year.
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Cheeky Canberrans disrobe and jump in the lake to mark winter solstice

ABC image 07:57 EST
It's the shortest day of the year, so why not take off all of your clothes and plunge into the freezing lake to celebrate? That's what a brave group of Canberrans did early on Thursday morning to mark the winter solstice and raise money for charity.
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'Get off your arses' says Federal Agriculture Minister in urging Australians to travel to the outback

Audience submitted image 06:07 EST
The Federal Agriculture Minister has called for Australians to "get off their arses and get out there" to support farmers and graziers in regional and rural communities.
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Thursday June 21, 2018

'Worse than the cyclone': Debbie's victims still battling home insurers

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It is 15 months since Tropical Cyclone Debbie smashed Mel Deacon's north Queensland home but it's still so badly damaged it is unfit to live in — something she blames on a bitter fight with her insurance company.
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Antarctic expeditioners plunge into icy water at Casey Station to mark winter solstice

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Expeditioners at Antarctica's Casey Station have taken a plunge into -2 degree waters to celebrate midwinter.
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Rain returns to Sydney

16:12 EST
Sydney is having its first wetter than average month since last June, helping the city recover after its driest start to a year in more than a decade.
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Frosty start to winter solstice

09:57 EST
It was another cold and frosty morning across the southern half a Australia on Thursday as the sun rose on the shortest day of the year.
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Could Ord Valley hay be the solution to feed shortages in drought-stricken SE Australia?

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Could fodder grown in Western Australia's remote Ord River Irrigation Scheme be the solution to the feed shortage on drought-stricken farmland in South Eastern Australia? The sub-tropical climate and access to irrigation allows farmers in the Ord to produce significant tonnages of Rhodes Grass hay for the local cattle industry, yields up to 30 tonnes per hectare a year.
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Wednesday June 20, 2018

Clear signs of drought in western NSW

21:05 EST
The prospect of El Nino forming during the second half of 2018 is troubling for parched western NSW, where some places are experiencing their driest year to date in more than five decades.
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Young farmers taught 'drought driving' skills as country roads plagued by millions of 'roos

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An initiative by Hay Inc in the New South Wales Riverina town of Hay is teaching young farmers life-saving 'drought driving' lessons on how to drive when faced with kangaroos on the road.
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BOM declares a 50 per cent chance of El Nino this spring, possible dry and warm conditions ahead

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Warm and dry — that has been the story of the season, and now there is a good chance that is set to continue for south-east Australia.
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Australia's shortest day of the year

12:27 EST
The southern hemisphere's winter solstice occurs in Australia on Thursday, marking the shortest day of the year across the country.
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Barrington Tops winter wonderland sparks sightseeing rush to Hunter Valley

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The recent cold snap across parts of the country has seen the Barrington Tops area blanketed in snow, drawing hundreds of sightseers.
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Tuesday June 19, 2018

Australia on El Nino Watch

16:20 EST
The chance of an El Nino forming during the second half of 2018 is increasing as the equatorial Pacific Ocean continues to warm.
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Frost blankets central and eastern Australia

09:01 EST
Parts of Queensland experienced their lowest temperature in more than a decade on Tuesday morning as frost blanketed central and eastern Australia.
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Monday June 18, 2018

Frosty start to Tuesday

17:18 EST
Cold air, clear skies and light winds will cause widespread frost across multiple states and territories on Tuesday morning.
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Did this cold snap break records?

12:27 EST
A pulse of wintry weather has sent shivers across southeastern Australia during the last few days.
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Sunday June 17, 2018

Unlikely snow events in Australia

13:40 EST
It seems that every year, and especially around the first decent snowfall of the season, we always get asked where abouts it will snow.
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Sunny skies but biting cold for Sydney

13:39 EST
Skies have been sunny across Sydney over the weekend, but a biting wind from a cold airmass over southeastern parts of the country is making it feel significantly colder than the mercury would suggest.
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Saturday June 16, 2018

Southern Queensland feeling the tip of the iceberg

15:27 EST
A cold airmass with clear overnight skies brought the coldest morning so far this year to parts of southern Queensland.
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Another bout of wet weather for parts of the Pilbara

13:05 EST
Western parts of the Pilbara are in for another wet spell over the coming days.
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Friday June 15, 2018

Severe weather heading for WA

15:43 EST
After a dry and mostly sunny weekend in Perth, a burst of heavy rain and thunderstorms will affect the city from as early as Sunday night as a cold front sweeps over Western Australia.
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Snow season 2018 takes off

11:04 EST
Australia's ski resorts are enjoying one of the best early-season snowfalls in years as a series of cold fronts sweep over the alps.
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Queensland budget: Agriculture lobbyists criticise Government as lacking vision, despite more money

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Queensland's agriculture lobby groups have criticised the state budget as lacking vision, despite an overall rise in the amount of money spent on agriculture.
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Thursday June 14, 2018

Severe weather threat in SA

14:50 EST
Southern parts of South Australia are under a severe weather warning this afternoon as a cold front starts to move over the state.
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Antarctic air mass heading for Australia

13:00 EST
The coldest weather in a couple of years will cause widespread and low level snow in southeastern Australia this weekend.
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Wednesday June 13, 2018

Season's rain soaks western Qld in one day

15:51 EST
Parts of western Queensland have received more than two months' worth of rain in the last 24 hours.
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Wintry weekend ahead for NSW

12:11 EST
Parts of NSW could have their coldest day in two years this weekend, allowing snow to reach low levels along the state's southern and central ranges.
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NSW Budget: $600 million drought package with low interest loans, mental health support

ABC image 10:04 EST
The NSW Government is almost doubling the funding that drought-affected farmers will be able to receive.
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Tuesday June 12, 2018

Rain on the horizon for western Queensland

16:14 EST
Parts of central western Queensland could receive their heaviest rain in three months this week.
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Snowy week ahead

12:16 EST
The first decent snowfall of the 2018 ski season is on the cards at the end of this week, and it won't just be the alps turning white.
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Beekeeper handfeeding hive in the grip of drought, pollen shortage

ABC image 06:14 EST
A beekeeper in outback Queensland has started handfeeding his stock as the drought creates a pollen shortage in the area.
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Monday June 11, 2018

How bad is the drought and why has it been so dry?

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This autumn has been the fourth-warmest on record in Australia, with below average rainfall for most of the country, according to the .
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Sunday June 10, 2018

WA storm front leaves Perth drenched by wet weather as June rainfall adds up

ABC image 17:58 EST
It was a weekend for umbrellas in Perth as the city and south-west parts of the state copped another dose of wet weather.
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ACCC finds north-west WA a hotspot for high residential insurance premiums

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A report released by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has identified north-west Western Australia as a hotspot for the highest residential insurance premiums, despite building regulations that demand mitigation against cyclones.
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Showers drench parts of the NSW coast

14:56 EST
Brisk southerly winds are driving showers onto coastal NSW with some places having their highest daily June total in five years.
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Frosty calm in Tasmania ahead of cold fronts

13:57 EST
Tasmania enjoyed a crisp, frosty but clear Sunday morning ahead of a cold, rainy week.
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Saturday June 9, 2018

Extracting drinking water from dry desert air is no longer a pipe dream

23:41 EST
Imagine you're stuck in the Australian desert.
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Another cold front brushing southwest WA

15:40 EST
Following a week of wild frontal weather, and cleanup operations still active across the southwestern parts of the state, another cold front is delivering modest showers to southwestern WA this weekend.
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Chilly mornings to come for southeast QLD

14:02 EST
High pressure will bring some cold mornings for southeast districts of Queensland next week.
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Friday June 8, 2018

CPSU accuses BoM of gagging workers after pay dispute messages deleted

ABC licensed image 23:20 EST
The union representing Bureau of Meteorology workers has accused the weather office of gagging employees after they drew attention to a pay freeze in social media posts.
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Perth weather: Cold snap as winter hits southern half of WA with a vengeance

ABC image 16:16 EST
Winter has hit Perth with a shock after temperatures dipped to 4.7 degrees Celsius, making this morning the coldest day of the year so far.
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Grassy start to 2018 snow season

14:38 EST
Most of Australia's ski resorts won't be opening their slopes this long weekend, despite some fresh falls in the mountains today.
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Northwest cloudband delivers welcome rain

10:48 EST
Parts of South Australia have enjoyed their best rain so far this year as the season's first northwest cloudband delivers welcome falls in the parched state.
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Sydney's cold mornings to continue

15:40 EST

On Saturday morning Sydney awoke to its coldest morning of the year so far, at just seven degrees it was a good day to sleep in.

Canberra slow to thaw after frozen fog of a morning

15:29 EST

Canberra took until brunch to shake off the frozen fog which had blanketed much of northern ACT just before sunrise when it had chilled to minus five degrees.

Frozen knees and numb fingers: A photographer's pain to capture the perfect frosty morning

08:24 EST

Chris McFerran admits he may be in a very small minority when it comes to wishing for forecasts of sub-zero temperatures and thick fog.