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Saturday February 24, 2018

Trawler Dianne crew remembered by friends, family in Bundaberg ceremony

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Family and friends of six men who died in a trawler accident off Queensland's coast have said a final goodbye at a memorial held at Bundaberg Marina in southern Queensland.
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Thunderstorms light up the Kimberley sky

17:30 EDT
A low over northern areas of Western Australia's Kimberley region is generating plenty of thunderstorms and areas of heavy rain over an already saturated landscape.
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Queensland weather: Heavy rain eases across south-east, disaster package announced

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After more than 24 hours of heavy rain across south-east Queensland, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has cancelled all severe weather warnings for the region, indicating the worst is over for the time being.
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Relieving rain ready to reach NSW

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New South Wales has been stuck in a bit of a dry patch this February, with many areas of the state receiving well below average totals for the month.
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Major problems force Brisbane rain radar offline during string of stormy days

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It is one of Brisbane's go-to websites whenever it's raining, and it is unlikely to be up and running any time soon.
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Friday February 23, 2018

Queensland weather: Eight rescues as torrential rain floods state's south-east

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Eight people have been rescued after being caught in flash flooding on the Sunshine and Fraser Coasts as much of the state continues to be hammered by heavy rain.
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Queensland weather: Man rescued from floodwaters, heavy rain tipped across state

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A man has been rescued from floodwater on the Sunshine Coast at Maleny as heavy rain continues to fall along much of Queensland's coastline.
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Wet week in eastern Queensland

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Rivers are swollen in eastern Queensland following the heaviest rain since Cyclone Debbie in some areas.
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Thursday February 22, 2018

Sodden wet season in Darwin

14:39 EDT
Darwin is close to surpassing its long-term average wet season rainfall total with two months to spare.
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Remnants of Tropical Cyclone Kelvin soak Eucla

13:24 EDT
Western Australia's easternmost settlement just had its wettest day in half a century.
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Category six cyclone rating needed as storms get bigger, New Zealand Climate Minister says

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Scientists may need to create a sixth category for cyclones as climate change creates more extreme weather events, according to New Zealand's Climate Change Minister.
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Wednesday February 21, 2018

Cyclone season takes toll on northern WA as yet another tropical low looms

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The reopening of the flooded highway network in WA's north has offered temporary relief for truckies and travellers, but weary residents are being warned the abnormally hectic cyclone season may be set to continue, with a chance of more severe weather and flooding next week.
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Storms, wind and hail damages properties and causes widespread blackouts in north Queensland

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Fence posts were sent hurtling through walls as wild storms ripped through Queensland's central highlands, leaving tens of thousands of homes without power.
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Dry outlook as La Nina decays

11:37 EDT
The weak La Nina that briefly popped up in the last two months is already breaking down and its decline is being reflected in the rainfall outlook for autumn.
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Cyclone Kelvin may have been fuelled by 'brown oceans' as it moved over inland WA

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Inland oceans created by weeks of record rain across Western Australia's Kimberley may have helped maintain or even intensify , the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has said.
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Tuesday February 20, 2018

Dust storm takes outback Queensland town by surprise, damages homes

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Charleville has been transformed into an apocalyptic sea of orange, as a dust storm whips through the south-western Queensland town.
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Severe storms strike Queensland

16:50 EDT
It has been a cool and wet day in central Queensland as severe storms affect parts of the state.
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Broome smashes annual rainfall record in less than two months as Cyclone Kelvin caps big wet

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Broome has officially endured its wettest year on record after more than two years' worth of rain fell on the Kimberley in the past two months.
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Fishing trawler Dianne recovered as experts investigate how boat sank

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Investigators are set to examine a fishing trawler which capsized off the central Queensland coast in October, claiming six lives.
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Monday February 19, 2018

Cyclonic Queensland surf hits its peak today, Gold Coast beaches still closed

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Cyclonic swells have peaked along southern Queensland beaches today, with conditions this morning described as "good as you can get" for experienced surfers.
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Tropical Cyclone Kelvin weakens, but heavy flooding cuts off Great Northern Highway

18:39 EDT
A cyclone which brought damaging winds and heavy rain to northern WA has weakened to a tropical low, but there are fears flooding affecting a major supply road could impact food delivery in the region.
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Brief relief from the heat in eastern NSW

16:44 EDT
Sydney will have one of its coolest days so far this year on Tuesday as a southerly change affects eastern NSW.
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Flurry of cyclones challenges WA rainfall records

11:19 EDT
Some cyclone-weary parts of Western Australia's north coast have seen more than two years worth of rain in the last two months.
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Warnings for NSW beaches and coast amid weekend rescues; 4-metre swells predicted

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Authorities have issued warnings for dangerous surf conditions, including waves bigger than 4 metres, expected along much of the New South Wales coast today.
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Cyclone Gita: Shelter still in high demand in storm-battered Tonga

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A shortage of adequate shelter remains a major issue in Tonga nearly a week after Cyclone Gita battered the country.
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Tropical Cyclone Kelvin weakens but brings heavy rains, flooding to northern WA

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Cyclone Kelvin has weakened to a category one system as it tracks inland, but arterial roads in northern Western Australia remain closed due to heavy rains and flooding.
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Dozens rescued as dangerous swell slams south-east Queensland

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At least 50 people have been rescued in a as dangerous swells continue to slam the coastline in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Gita.
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Scams, fake news advertised on Bureau of Meteorology website

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Advertisements for scam pages have appeared on the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) website.
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Sunday February 18, 2018

Man missing as dangerous swell from cyclone causes havoc along NSW coast

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One man is missing after being caught in a rip, and dozens of others have been rescued, as the Bureau of Meteorology issues a hazardous surf warning for the New South Wales coast.
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Cyclone Kelvin makes landfall with 'direct hit' at Anna Plains station south of Broome

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Lives and homes are under threat along part of northern Western Australian's coast after Tropical Cyclone Kelvin made landfall.
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Cyclone Gita: Big surf thrills locals on Queensland's Gold Coast

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Thrillseekers have braved large surf on Queensland's Gold Coast brought on by Cyclone Gita, which is sitting about 1,000 kilometres east near New Caledonia.
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Thunderstorms and hazardous surf for New South Wales

15:19 EDT
Monday will be an action-packed day for much of NSW as surface and upper level troughs generate widespread thunderstorms, and Tropical Cyclone Gita sends big waves to the coast.
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Another hot spell for Adelaide

13:56 EDT
After a cooler interlude, temperatures are on the rise into next week for South Australia's capital city.
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Goat-munching crocodile caught in outback billabong, relocated away from station house

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A Northern Territory family got a nasty surprise this week, when a 3.67-metre saltwater crocodile took up residence in their backyard.
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Cyclone Kelvin hits Kimberley coast bringing 'perfect storm' for flooding

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Cyclone Kelvin has been upgraded to a category two system as it crosses the northern coast of Western Australia, with the storm bringing even more rain to the drenched region.
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Cattle on the move as graziers give up on wet season in drought-stricken Queensland

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There is an exodus of cattle leaving drought-stricken parts of western Queensland as graziers give up on seeing a wet season, two months before the rains are usually due to finish.
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Saturday February 17, 2018

Cyclone threat downgraded for northern WA but record rain swamps Broome

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A tropical low that is expected to build into a cyclone has dumped record-breaking rainfall on the town of Broome, swamping the town centre and prompting men to duck-dive in flooded roads to salvage cars.
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Get the Bucket and Broome

12:50 EDT
Broome is fast approaching its annual rainfall record, after 1371mm has fallen in the gauge so far this year.
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Cyclone Kelvin blue alert issued as apocalyptic clouds bring heavy rainfall to Broome

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A stranded family of tourists have been rescued from floodwaters as Broome has the first taste of the storm system expected to develop into the strongest cyclone of the season.
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Daly River residents 'offended' NT Government quarantining flood relief payments

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Residents of the Daly River region facing large damage bills for their businesses following a fortnight of flooding say they are "offended" by the Northern Territory Government's offer of $500 per person in relief funding which is mostly required to be spent at one shop.
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Friday February 16, 2018

Heatwave sets power demand soaring as south-east Queensland battles to stay cool

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South-east Queensland broke the record for the highest ever daily demand on the electricity network as air conditioners were cranked to high during this week's unrelenting heatwave.
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Minister announces additional resources for drought-affected Hunter farmers

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New South Wales Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair says there is "no doubt" parts of the Hunter region are in the grips of drought, after visiting the area for the first time since the big dry took hold.
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Cyclone Gita clean-up efforts begin after category four storm batters Tonga

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Despite their losses, people in Tonga are coming together to rebuild their lives after Cyclone Gita battered the country earlier this week.
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Large waves this weekend in eastern Australia

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Deceptively powerful surf will make beaches dangerous along parts of Australia's east coast this weekend.
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Perth weather hits record number of cool summer days but a scorcher is coming

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Perth has experienced its longest run of summer days below 35 degrees in more than two decades.
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Cattle stations look to de-stock as wet season largely bypasses Barkly Tablelands

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Cattle producers in the Northern Territory's Barkly Tablelands are planning to de-stock and start mustering early, as the northern wet season fails to deliver much-needed rain.
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Surfers 'frothing' as big waves predicted for Queensland's southern coastline

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Surfers are "frothing" about big waves being whipped up along Queensland's southern coastline, as the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) issues a hazardous surf warning for the state's Fraser, Sunshine and Gold coasts.
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Tropical cyclone imminent for WA

13:24 EDT
Australia's fourth tropical cyclone of the season is likely to form off Western Australia's Kimberley coast today and may make landfall this weekend.
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Rossby wave: The little-known phenomenon fuelling Tropical Cyclone Kelvin off WA

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Ever heard of a Rossby wave? Unless you're a weather buff, chances are slim.
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Trawler Dianne crew remembered by friends, family in Bundaberg ceremony

18:03 EDT

Family and friends of six men who died in a trawler accident off Queensland's coast have said a final goodbye at a memorial held at Bundaberg Marina in southern Queensland.

Thunderstorms light up the Kimberley sky

17:30 EDT

A low over northern areas of Western Australia's Kimberley region is generating plenty of thunderstorms and areas of heavy rain over an already saturated landscape.

Queensland weather: Heavy rain eases across south-east, disaster package announced

15:13 EDT

After more than 24 hours of heavy rain across south-east Queensland, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has cancelled all severe weather warnings for the region, indicating the worst is over for the time being.