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Sunday June 25, 2017

Wild weather on the way for New South Wales

12:42 EST
After a month of mostly high pressure, a cold front and trough will bump away the high and bring some woolly weather later this week to parts of New South Wales.
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Turbulent skies over WA's interior

10:55 EST
Following a week of generally clear weather over the interior of WA, thundery clouds and a strong jetstream are leading to storm activity and some magnificent cloud features observable on satellite.
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Saturday June 24, 2017

Skyrocketing beanies caused by winter

15:00 EST
We're now past the shortest day of the year and well into winter, so just how wintry is it in southeastern Australia? A weak cold front has just clipped Victoria and southeastern New South Wales, bringing with it frequent showers and fresh winds.
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Either humid or calm - tricky month for drying clothes

12:39 EST
So far this winter much of southeastern Australian has either been too humid or too calm for the washing to dry as fast as it would normally at this time of year.
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SA Power Networks paid $18.5m in compensation for December blackout

Audience submitted image 08:39 EST
A new report shows SA Power Networks paid more than $18.5 million to households that lost power in The figure was included in two reports released by the Essential Services Commission of SA (ESCOSA) into the December storm, and the .
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Friday June 23, 2017

Dry season in Western Australia forces Wheatbelt farmers to sell off sheep

ABC image 18:30 EST
The lack of winter rain over much of Western Australia has left many crops to wither and pasture to dry out, with Wheatbelt farmers in particular being forced to sell their sheep.
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Late start to winter in Tasmania

12:06 EST
Winter has finally arrived in Tasmania this week after dry and record-breaking warm start to June in Hobart.
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Thursday June 22, 2017

Rain drenches Perth but fails to bring many desperate WA farmers relief

ABC image 16:51 EST
A cold front over the southern half of Western Australia has dumped more than 60 millimetres of rain on Perth, and has given some struggling farmers a boost, but has failed to reach all agricultural areas desperate for a drenching.
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Remembering the great Hawkesbury flood tragedy of 1867

ABC image 11:21 EST
It is a strange experience for Carol Pohahau as she steps on to the land where her ancestors once lived.
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Western soaking targets Perth

11:15 EST
Perth has just received its heaviest June rain in more than 30 years amid a wet end to the week in Western Australia.
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Wednesday June 21, 2017

Winter solstice

16:38 EST
Today will be the shortest day of the year in Australia.
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ENSO: Neutral does not mean normal

10:17 EST
Despite signs that the Pacific Ocean had been warming towards an El Nino event in recent months, this has failed to eventuate and is now unlikely to take place during 2017.
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Tuesday June 20, 2017

Winter finally arrives in Hobart

20:51 EST
Hobart is about to have its coldest pair of days in almost a year after experiencing its warmest start to winter on record.
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Lettuce demand drops as tomato shortage fallout continues from cyclone, psyllid and cold snaps

ABC image 14:34 EST
A lettuce growers says he is concerned high tomato prices may be putting consumers off salads altogether.
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Abandoned flood-ravaged restaurants at Brisbane's South Bank to be demolished

ABC image 13:57 EST
A set of empty restaurants at Brisbane's iconic South Bank will be demolished to make way for public green space.
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Australians perplexed by UK 'heatwave'

11:56 EST
Unusually hot weather is gripping parts of the United Kingdom this week, prompting heatwave alerts from authorities until Thursday.
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Monday June 19, 2017

Unseasonably long dry spell leaves WA crops under threat, farmers under pressure

ABC image 18:15 EST
WA farmers are running out of time to save their crops from an unseasonably long dry spell, with this week's forecast rain expected to bypass some of the state's worst-affected areas.
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Wet week in the west

16:31 EST
A burst of rain and thunderstorms will lash the southwest corner of Australia tomorrow at the start of a wet week in WA.
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Wind and waves lashing east coast

10:10 EST
Large waves and gale force winds are threatening parts of Australia's east coast today.
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Dry start to winter doesn't put off young farmer willing to trust science

ABC image 07:43 EST
Faced with one of the driest beginnings to winter in living memory, young Sanderston farmer Alex McGorman has done what he says is the only logical thing to do: he's put in a crop.
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Sunday June 18, 2017

Dangerous surf conditions in NSW

13:28 EST
Communities along the northern NSW coast should anticipate dangerous surf conditions on Monday.
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Foggy mornings lasting well into week in VIC, NSW, QLD

12:37 EST
Fog affected many areas of South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales and Queensland this past weekend and look like being a feature each morning well into the week in eastern states.
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Saturday June 17, 2017

Finally some fresh snow heading to the Aussie slopes

14:36 EST
Australia's ski resorts are enjoying one of its best starts to the season in years, and strangely it's due to clear skies and light winds.
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Spring Morning in June

11:44 EST
Virtually all of New South Wales and Southern Queensland have experienced a very mild morning up to nine degrees above average.
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Friday June 16, 2017

Market kangaroo meat better or watch them starve as numbers explode, landholders say

Audience submitted image 16:58 EST
Landholders in far west New South Wales say if there are not more incentives for professionals to hunt kangaroos their numbers will become unsustainable.
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Winter rain yet to show

16:29 EST
A lack of strong cold fronts so far this season has left many parts of Australia longing for rainfall.
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Enticing southern lights

12:28 EST
The Aurora Australis may be visible from Australia's southern latitudes tonight.
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Crews haul in almost double the amount of banana prawns compared to last year

ABC image 11:36 EST
After a dismal catch last year, the northern prawn fishery's banana prawn season has bounced back, with crews hauling in almost double what they did last year.
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Thursday June 15, 2017

Does a red sunrise mean rain?

09:47 EST
There was a golden sunrise in Victoria this morning, so does this mean it's going to rain today? The adage 'red sky in the morning, shepherd take warning' is based on the premise that a colourful sunrise often precedes rain.
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BOM weather station's return provides archival database for Adelaide observations

ABC image 09:01 EST
The return of a weather station to the Adelaide parklands will allow weather buffs to compare records with the time before the city's industrial revolution.
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Wednesday June 14, 2017

Pineapple growers want fair go for smaller sized fruit

ABC image 17:19 EST
The chair of Australian Pineapple Growers is urging grocery shoppers and supermarkets to give smaller sized fruit a fair go.
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Depression sets in for flood victims as clean-up and insurance battles continue

ABC image 16:34 EST
Incessant rain, battles with insurance companies, and constant cleaning are some of the issues leading to depression among flood victims in northern New South Wales.
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Snowmaking to the rescue

15:40 EST
Anybody that's been keeping a close eye on the alps recently will know two things: there hasn't been a big bout of natural snow so far this winter and the slopes are looking pretty good for mid-June.
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Daylight dwindling as winter solstice nears

12:23 EST
The shortest day of the year is just around the corner.
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Tuesday June 13, 2017

Cold nights for Alice Springs to continue

16:10 EST
We are almost halfway through June and the temperature in Alice Springs has dropped below zero a total of nine nights, with further freezing nights ahead.
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Static electricity: Cool dry air and what you wear is behind your electrifying touch

ABC image 13:27 EST
Cool nights, cloudless skies, magnificent sunsets and a potentially unhealthy amount of static electricity build-up — welcome to winter in the Northern Territory.
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North Coast NSW braces for floods just 10 weeks after ex-Cyclone Debbie devastation

ABC image 11:41 EST
Flood warnings have been issued for parts of the New South Wales north coast just 10 weeks after the region was devastated by caused by ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
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Northern Rivers has copped a drenching

11:21 EST
An offshore low pressure system, supported by a persistent pool of upper cold air has lead to some healthy rainfall totals over the last few days across northeastern parts of New South Wales.
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Monday June 12, 2017

Further heavy rain for SE QLD, NE NSW

11:57 EST
Rainfall totals from the current spell of wet weather could more than double over the next few days as a low pressure trough lingers over parts of northeast New South Wales, with shifting across the border into Queensland from this afternoon.
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Sydney fog causes some public holiday flight delays

ABC image 09:30 EST
Sydneysiders have woken to a classic pea-souper blanketing the city, with the thick fog forcing the cancellation of flights in and out of Sydney Airport.
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Widespread fog causing headaches across southeastern Australia

07:09 EST
Fog and low cloud is causing travel headaches in Queensland, New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria and South Australia.
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Sunday June 11, 2017

Two people rescued from car in floodwaters on north coast of NSW

ABC image 20:51 EST
Emergency services have rescued two people and their dog after they got caught driving in floodwaters on the New South Wales north coast.
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More than a month's worth of rain drenching NE NSW, SE QLD

14:25 EST
Parts of northeastern New South Wales and far southeast Queensland have been soaked by more than a month's worth of rain in a day, causing some flooding.
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Thredbo celebrates 60 years of snow as slopes open across Snowy Mountains

ABC licensed image 11:35 EST
Festivities are underway and ski fields are open across the NSW Snowy Mountains, as iconic village and resort Thredbo looks back on 60 years on the slopes.
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Adelaide's nights are exceptionally cold, even by winter's standard

10:58 EST
The city of churches has recorded its coldest fortnight of nights in seven years and coldest this early in the season in 35 years, averaging about five degrees.
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Saturday June 10, 2017

SAM leaves much of Australia high and dry

12:37 EST
Meteorologists love their acronyms and personification, and SAM is like an old friend that you don't talk to as often as you'd like.
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Upper air, why do we care?

12:08 EST
There's been over 130mm of rain over the Northern Rivers district since 9am Friday and there'll probably be at least that much more before the long weekend is out.
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Friday June 9, 2017

Rare rays seen above Sydney

16:49 EST
A rare display of anticrepuscular rays could be seen from Sydney's Tamarama Beach on Thursday evening.
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Long weekend flood threat

14:41 EST
It is going to be a soggy long weekend in parts of eastern Australia, with some areas likely to experience flooding.
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Wild weather on the way for New South Wales

12:42 EST

After a month of mostly high pressure, a cold front and trough will bump away the high and bring some woolly weather later this week to parts of New South Wales.

Turbulent skies over WA's interior

10:55 EST

Following a week of generally clear weather over the interior of WA, thundery clouds and a strong jetstream are leading to storm activity and some magnificent cloud features observable on satellite.

Skyrocketing beanies caused by winter

15:00 EST

We're now past the shortest day of the year and well into winter, so just how wintry is it in southeastern Australia? A weak cold front has just clipped Victoria and southeastern New South Wales, bringing with it frequent showers and fresh winds.