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Friday April 28, 2017

BOM predicts a less destructive South Australian coastal storm season this year

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As the mercury plummets across South Australia ahead of winter, coastal properties are preparing for the inevitable storm surges.
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Arid April in Perth

15:37 EST
Perth has not recorded any rainfall so far this month.
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Flood assistance 'slow' as coordination issues dog federal-state response to WA disasters

ABC image 14:08 EST
A Western Australian Government official says "our eyes widened" when the new administration faced federal-state cooperative issues tackling the state's storm recovery after months of damaging weather.
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Whitehaven Beach gets environmental makeover after 'catastrophic' Cyclone Debbie

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Hundreds of tonnes of pristine white sand have been excavated to rebuild Australia's iconic Whitehaven Beach off north Queensland after Cyclone Debbie caused severe erosion and damage.
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Cyclone Frances keeping its distance

11:02 EST
Tropical Cyclone Frances is intensifying rapidly to the north of Australia and may become a severe tropical cyclone by tonight.
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Canberra shivers through first sub-zero morning of 2017, warmer days ahead

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Canberra has awoken to its first freezing morning of the year, with temperatures dropping to -1.7 degrees Celsius.
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Thursday April 27, 2017

Late-season cyclone potential

16:30 EST
A tropical cyclone may form in Australian waters during the next 24 hours, although the system will have little impact on our mainland.
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Wintry chill grips six states and territories

14:58 EST
Parts of eastern and southeast Australia experienced their coldest temperatures in at least six months this morning.
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Hobart heritage buildings not built to withstand Tasmania's toughest wind speeds

11:20 EST
Tasmania's heritage buildings are taking a battering from gusty winds they were not designed to withstand.
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Wednesday April 26, 2017

Victoria on track for wet April after wintry blast hits state

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Parts of Victoria have already received almost double the average rainfall this month, and some areas have recorded the wettest April in 16 years.
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Several weather systems set to pummel NZ

15:10 EST
New Zealanders are bracing for a week of wild weather.
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Smoke signals the burning of heavy stubble, a hangover of last year's record NSW crop

Audience submitted image 14:56 EST
The skies above New South Wales farms have been filled with smoke in recent weeks as growers burn a huge load of dry stubble left over from last year's record crop yields.
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Cold and frosty lead-up to the last weekend of April

11:00 EST
Frosty morning temperatures are expected over Victoria and New South Wales on Thursday.
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Tuesday April 25, 2017

Freezing nights to come for Canberra

15:06 EST
Night-time temperatures will drop well below average in the Capital from Wednesday.
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Warm oceans fuelling late end to big wet season

14:26 EST
Warmer-than-normal oceans have contributed to a late end to a big wet season across the southern hemisphere.
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Great Barrier Reef: Making clouds brighter could help to curb coral bleaching, scientists say

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Marine scientists have upped the ante in their fight to save the Great Barrier Reef from the devastating effects of coral bleaching.
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From Kenya to Queensland ?? how a famine inspired one man's fight against drought

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Growing up on his family's farm in Kenya in the 1980s, Richard Koech lived through one of the worst droughts in history, which inspired him to spend a lifetime studying water.
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Monday April 24, 2017

Drought-stricken Indian farmers shock Tamil Nadu government into action

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Farmers desperately seeking drought relief have suspended a dramatic protest in Delhi, during which they ate rats and threatened to consume their own faeces, after the Government vowed to meet their demands.
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Cyclone Debbie likely to cost Queensland budget $1.5 billion

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Queensland's upcoming budget is expected to take a $1.5 billion hit from Cyclone Debbie, Treasurer Curtis Pitt says, despite the overall damage bill to private and public infrastructure predicted to reach $2 billion.
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ANZAC Day Dawn Service Forecast

14:40 EST
What will the weather be like for ANZAC Day Dawn Services around the country? Sydney will be dry with temperatures ranging from around 18 degrees in the east to 14 in the west.
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Rain, storms and snow loom for Australia's southeast

11:36 EST
The best rain in three-to-six months will soak parts of the Murray-Darling Basin during the next three days, before a wintry blast grips Australia's southeast.
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Sunday April 23, 2017

Far north QLD gets a drenching

09:31 EST
Heavy rain has fallen over Queensland's far north and there is more tropical activity on the cards this week.
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Saturday April 22, 2017

NSW School-children say YES to sunshine

12:51 EST
New South Wales: The Premier State, the state other states love to hate.
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More rain headed for South Australia

11:21 EST
While thundery clouds and showers are clearing over South Australia over the weekend, more rainfall is headed to the southern and southeastern parts of the country early next week.
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Friday April 21, 2017

BOM defends itself over complaints it failed to warn Murwillumbah residents about flooding

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The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has described the floods that hit the New South Wales north coast three weeks ago as a "one in a thousand year event".
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Devastated artists pull together for northern New South Wales flood recovery

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When acclaimed Aboriginal artist Digby Moran opened the door to his studio a fortnight ago, he found more than 80 of his paintings floating in stagnant water.
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Weather forecasters eye tropical low as NT's wet season tipped to get wetter

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Weather forecasters are predicting a tropical low currently building strength in the Gulf of Papua will bring the Top End yet another burst of wet weather ahead of the start of the dry season.
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Friday night lights

15:03 EST
People in some of Australia's southern states could witness the Aurora Australis tonight.
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Spencer's burrowing frog springs back to life in the wet, surviving its gruelling desert habitat

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West of Alice Springs you might find something hiding in the desert sands that is small and knows how to survive its long, dry spells by burying itself until the rain comes.
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Record April rain soaks southern states

09:32 EST
Two month's worth of rain has fallen in agricultural regions of South Australia and Victoria during the last 24 hours, with some areas breaking records for this time of the year.
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Thursday April 20, 2017

Outback deluge transforms Uluru

15:49 EST
Waterfalls have been cascading down Uluru this week as thunderstorms rumble over the Red Centre.
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Late-season warmth in Tasmania

15:46 EST
Parts of Tasmania are having their warmest day this late in the season for almost 50 years.
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Flood-affected farmers in New South Wales call for disaster funding three weeks on

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The macadamia industry is urgently calling for a decision to be made on Category C disaster assistance for its growers in northern New South Wales.
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Wednesday April 19, 2017

Turtle triage gets shell-shocked reptiles back on their feet after storms

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About 30 freshwater turtles injured in wild weather during March are on the slow road to recovery on the Gold Coast.
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Rain looms for Lower Murray-Darling

15:07 EST
Parts of the Lower Murray-Darling Basin could receive a month's worth of rain during the next two days.
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Warm night in parched Adelaide

10:33 EST
Adelaide woke up to its warmest April morning in 10 years but a change is on the way.
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You raise me up: Lismore homes adapted to the flood plain

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#subtitle With the beauty of hindsight, one could argue that this town in NSW's Northern Rivers should never have been built where it was.
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Tuesday April 18, 2017

Cyclone Debbie recovery costs to hit Queensland budget bottom line

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The recovery from Cyclone Debbie will cost so much it will dominate the Queensland budget in June, Treasurer Curtis Pitt has warned.
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April sun treating SA, TAS, VIC and NSW so right

15:21 EST
Much of South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales are being treated so right by the April sun, helping it warm five-to-10 degrees above average, the warmest this late in autumn in several years.
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Another peppering of showers for the eastern seaboard

13:37 EST
Showers will again make return to plague the New South Wales and Queensland coast this week, bringing an end to the generally clear and warm Easter weekend.
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Monday April 17, 2017

Northern tropics quiet down

15:56 EST
The tropical low that made Darwin rug up last week has now dissipated of Western Australia's Pilbara coast.
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Electric skies over WA's Goldfields and Southern Interior

11:11 EST
A low and trough is delivering plenty of lightning to southern central WA to finish off the Easter long weekend.
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Escaping a sinking car: Staying put is 'death trap' says Canadian expert

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When news reports started to come in that a car with a mother and three children had plunged into the Tweed River and only one child had escaped, many parents felt a pang of fear.
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Sunday April 16, 2017

Wet start to April after a record-breaking March for Lord Howe Island

12:32 EST
Following a very wet March, Lord Howe Island received another good douse of rain during the first week of April 2017.
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Sun-soaked Easter Sunday for much of Australia

11:17 EST
Now that the sun has risen on Easter Sunday, celebrations are in full swing, with only a few showers in the north and west dampening the mood.
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BOM predicts a less destructive South Australian coastal storm season this year

18:26 EST

As the mercury plummets across South Australia ahead of winter, coastal properties are preparing for the inevitable storm surges.

Arid April in Perth

15:37 EST

Perth has not recorded any rainfall so far this month.

Flood assistance 'slow' as coordination issues dog federal-state response to WA disasters

14:08 EST

A Western Australian Government official says "our eyes widened" when the new administration faced federal-state cooperative issues tackling the state's storm recovery after months of damaging weather.