Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Tuesday October 16, 2018

Drought aid: Where has the money been allocated and what difference is it making on-farm?

ABC image 14:28 EDT
Billions of dollars in government aid, across all tiers, has gone to farmers during the drought this year.
read more »

Hail storm kills 400 kangaroos and 150 goats on properties in far-west New South Wales

Audience submitted image 13:56 EDT
A flash storm that ripped through parts of drought ravaged Far West New South Wales has left a trail of death and destruction for two grazier families.
read more »

Roll cloud and mammatus on show in southern Australia

13:48 EDT
Rain, thunderstorms and odd clouds have swept across South Australia and Victoria during the last 24 hours.
read more »

Coles, Aldi blasted by Minister over handling of 10c milk levy for drought-stricken farmers

ABC image 00:40 EDT
Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has launched a scathing attack on Coles over its handling of the 10c milk levy for drought relief, calling the supermarket chain's approach "slippery" and saying the extra money may not even go back to the right farmers.
read more »

Monday October 15, 2018

Deluge continues across south-east Queensland as drought-stricken farmers hope for more

ABC image 21:13 EDT
The sodden weekend across south-east Queensland has delivered some remarkable rainfall totals, with Noosa Heads on the state's Sunshine Coast recording almost half a metre of rain.
read more »

Stormy weather sparks scrub fire and damages homes across SA

ABC image 19:34 EDT
Wild weather has eased across South Australia but thousands of homes remain without power after wind gusts brought down trees and power lines, forcing the closure of major roads.
read more »

Curious Hobart: Does Hobart get the most sunlight hours of any state capital?

ABC image 17:13 EDT
Does Hobart get the most sunlight hours of any state capital? ABC Hobart has been tasked with investigating this question, sent in by Alex Newman.
read more »

Lows battering Australia's south and east

11:34 EDT
A pair of low pressure systems are causing severe weather along the eastern and southern coasts of Australia on Monday.
read more »

Mother who shielded baby from hail stones during supercell storm in line for bravery award

ABC licensed image 08:39 EDT
A young mother recommended for a bravery award after she used her body to shield her infant daughter from hail stones which broke in through the window of their car during a supercell thunderstorm says she's shocked by the gesture.
read more »

Sunday October 14, 2018

Supercell hail strike on rural town of Yengarie sparks scenes of 'nuclear winter'

ABC image 16:24 EDT
Yengarie resembles an apocalyptic wasteland more than a tropical Queensland landscape after a supercell hail storm ripped through it on Thursday.
read more »

Drought begins to pinch along Murray River as dairy farmers face tough cull decisions

ABC image 14:18 EDT
The drought gripping farmers through parts of New South Wales, Queensland and eastern Victoria is starting to affect dairy farmers along the Murray River, who say they are culling herds as food and water become scarce heading into summer.
read more »

Unseasonable warmth, humidity, rain, storms affecting SA

14:10 EDT
A swathe of warmth and humidity more typical of late spring or summer is slowly passing through South Australia, along with rain and storms, good for some but not others.
read more »

VIC's turn for wet weather

13:34 EDT
After several days of settled conditions, Victoria is in for a soggy week.
read more »

Saturday October 13, 2018

Hurricane Michael: Rescue teams find bodies in ground-zero town, as death toll reaches 16

20:34 EDT
Search and rescue teams have begun finding bodies in and around Mexico Beach, the ground-zero town that Hurricane Michael obliterated, according to an official as the scale of the storm's fury became ever clearer.
read more »

Darwin's dry start to October

14:53 EDT
After nearly double the monthly average rainfall last month, Darwin is currently in the midst of its driest start to October in 4 years.
read more »

Tornadoes in Australia getting more attention thanks to storm chasers and social media

Audience submitted image 14:03 EDT
While reports of tornadoes in Australia can be met with surprise, there are dozens of reports of tornadoes in the country every year, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
read more »

Sydney finally had its mid-winter weather, but in mid-spring

12:30 EDT
With sunshine finally peeking out from behind the clouds in Sydney this Saturday after prolonged cold and rainfall, it's hard to believe that yet more rainfall is expected during the next few days.
read more »

Antarctic base station experiences warmest August on record amid blizzard run

ABC licensed image 11:55 EDT
Antarctica is known for its weather extremes, and even with temperatures remaining well below freezing, Mawson Station has experienced its warmest August on record.
read more »

Queensland storm clean-up: Schoolboy injured 'head to toe' after being hit by falling tree

ABC image 10:58 EDT
An 11-year-old schoolboy remains is in a critical condition after a tree fell and trapped him at a property near Kingaroy, where a massive clean-up continues after a tornado and severe thunderstorms wreaked havoc on Thursday.
read more »

Eastern Australia receives historic grain import volumes as drought creeps further south

ABC image 08:37 EDT
Australia's biggest east coast grain export terminals have had to completely reverse their supply chain and are instead ramping up domestic imports as the impact of the drought continues to spread.
read more »

Friday October 12, 2018

Queensland hail storm injures mother and baby trapped in car

ABC licensed image 23:57 EDT
A Kingaroy mother thought her baby was going to die when they were pelted by hail after becoming trapped in her car during the supercell thunderstorms that .
read more »

Graziers pull dozens of dead kangaroos from dams as drought bites across far west NSW

ABC image 19:22 EDT
Graziers want more kangaroos to be commercially harvested in a bid to reduce the impact of drought and improve animal and farmer welfare.
read more »

Queensland hail storm kills 800 chickens at Tansey, west of Gympie

ABC image 15:53 EDT
As if drought was not enough, Thursday afternoon's wild hail storm and tornado has left egg producer Leanne Geri with the unenviable task of picking up about 800 dead chickens.
read more »

Spring dusting of snow hits the alps

14:58 EDT
Australia's alps received a late-season dusting of snow this week, although it did little to slow the ongoing spring thaw in the mountains.
read more »

Queensland supercells in photos

13:32 EDT
A pair of supercell thunderstorms tore through the southern Wide Bay and Burnett District in southeast Queensland on Thursday afternoon.
read more »

Lazarus the cockatoo rises again after being caught in wild Queensland hail storm

ABC licensed image 13:10 EDT
It's the photo that summed up just how devastating Queensland's wild weather was — a lone cockatoo, standing among a field of hail and debris with its bright-yellow crest mostly missing and its feathers dirty and frazzled.
read more »

Prince Charles sends letters of support to Australian farmers battling drought

ABC image 12:14 EDT
It has been a tough year for Australia's farmers, but a small gesture can go a long way — especially when it's from a future king.
read more »

Early fire season for parts of SA

11:28 EDT
The upcoming bushfire season will be brought forward by one to two weeks in parts of South Australia due to a dry winter and warm spring.
read more »

Town pounded by tornado in Tansey as storms hit South Burnett in Queensland

ABC licensed image 06:26 EDT
The small town of Tansey, west of Gympie in south-east Queensland, is cleaning up after it was hit by a tornado as thunderstorm cells moved across the south-east of the state on Thursday afternoon.
read more »

Thursday October 11, 2018

Supercell storms cause giant hail and a tornado in Queensland

16:36 EDT
Supercell thunderstorms lashed southeast Queensland on Thursday, prompting the Bureau of Meteorology to issue warnings for tornadoes and giant hail.
read more »

Spring storms can hit without warning, so why are they so hard to forecast?

ABC image 16:30 EDT
Perth experienced one of its wildest weather swings seen this year on Tuesday, when the first 30-degree day of spring gave way within the hour to heavy downpours and a spectacular lightning display.
read more »

Hurricane Michael hits Florida

14:15 EDT
Hurricane Michael has left a trail of destruction across America's southeastern states after making landfall in Florida on Wednesday.
read more »

Bustling Yass cattleyard shows farmers keep tipping out despite recent rain

ABC image 13:54 EDT
The sale yards at Yass ought to be quiet this time of year, but 1,500 cattle were sold off today — most younger and leaner than sellers might have liked.
read more »

Meteorologist carries young son on her back during weather report

ABC image 12:10 EDT
A Minnesota meteorologist has presented the weather on camera with her one-year-old son on her back.
read more »

Man killed by falling tree in Federal as wild weather lashes northern NSW

ABC image 11:08 EDT
A man has died after a tree crushed his home during severe storms and wild weather which battered several areas in northern New South Wales.
read more »

Nesting turtles crushed by cars in Perth's south prompts warning for drivers

ABC image 10:00 EDT
Wildlife authorities are urging people to keep a look out for breeding animals on the move after nearly a dozen nesting oblong turtles were found crushed by cars in one morning near a road in Perth's south.
read more »

Wednesday October 10, 2018

Storms bring welcome rain in NSW

20:42 EDT
Parts of NSW received their best rain in more than six months on Wednesday as thunderstorms swept across the state.
read more »

Winemakers rolling out rosé in north-east Victoria fear spring frost after dream season

ABC image 15:58 EDT
Winemakers in north-east Victoria are rolling out their signature rosé for spring and summer after a successful growing season.
read more »

Nyngan Palais Theatre faces demolition as locals remember the golden days of first dates and fantasy films

ABC image 13:36 EDT
It was the scene of fantasy films, first dates and dramatic flood rescues but now this outback theatre faces its most dramatic turn.
read more »

Big banks to share data on drought-stressed customers with Federal Government

ABC image 13:29 EDT
A taskforce of banking, Government and farming representatives is set to begin sharing data on customer defaults to work on better targeted drought relief.
read more »

El Nino and positive IOD looming

12:26 EDT
Australia may be affected by El Nino and a positive Indian Ocean Dipole during the coming months.
read more »

Tuesday October 9, 2018

El Nino alert declared by Bureau of Meteorology, with 70pc chance of hot and dry conditions

ABC image 19:30 EDT
The Bureau of Meteorology has just upped the chance of an , meaning there is now three times the normal risk of the climate driver associated with hot and dry conditions happening this year.
read more »

'You can't keep arguing this is just a cycle': Farmers struggling to manage impacts of climate change

ABC image 18:27 EDT
Peter Mailler is a third-generation farmer but if the effects of climate change continue on their current path, he doesn't expect anyone will be farming his 6,000-acre property near Goondiwindi in the future.
read more »

Windy change to spark storms on Wednesday

15:14 EDT
A blustery change will sweep over southeastern Australia during the next 24 hours, dropping temperatures in multiple states and triggering thunderstorms in some areas.
read more »

Birds of prey flocking to cities to escape drought, data shows

ABC licensed image 13:43 EDT
Eagles, hawks and other large birds of prey are flocking to cities and towns, with the drought forcing them out of the parched countryside, bird watchers say.
read more »

Cyclone Debbie: Critical road that suffered 'almost biblical' damage reopens after 18 months of work

ABC image 12:57 EDT
Residents of a central Queensland community are driving a vital access road for the first time in 18 months, after it underwent major reconstruction works following tropical cyclone Debbie.
read more »

Patchy drought in South Australia

11:42 EDT
Rainfall has been unevenly distributed across South Australia in recent months, resulting in a notable contrast of crop yields across the state's agricultural areas.
read more »

Monday October 8, 2018

Brumbies die of starvation in Snowy River as drought affects food, water supply

Audience submitted image 18:20 EDT
A number of wild horses have died due to starvation in the lower parts of Kosciuszko National Park, an independent veterinary inspection by the Office of Environment and Heritage has confirmed.
read more »

Stormy week in Queensland

17:21 EDT
Severe thunderstorms may develop in Queensland each day this week.
read more »

BOM season outlook predicts fewer tropical cyclones than normal

11:26 EDT
Cyclone Liua formed near the Solomon Islands on September 27 and was downgraded just before entering Australian waters.
read more »

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Drought aid: Where has the money been allocated and what difference is it making on-farm?

14:28 EDT

Billions of dollars in government aid, across all tiers, has gone to farmers during the drought this year.

Hail storm kills 400 kangaroos and 150 goats on properties in far-west New South Wales

13:56 EDT

A flash storm that ripped through parts of drought ravaged Far West New South Wales has left a trail of death and destruction for two grazier families.

Roll cloud and mammatus on show in southern Australia

13:48 EDT

Rain, thunderstorms and odd clouds have swept across South Australia and Victoria during the last 24 hours.