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Saturday April 21, 2018

Dry end to the wet season for the Top End

15:19 EST
A generally healthy wet season across the Northern Territory's Top End is having a very dry April to finish it off.
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Outback weather watchers use local knowledge to record private history of rain events

ABC image 08:38 EST
When your livelihood depends on the weather, predictions, patterns and planning are paramount, which is especially true for farmers and graziers in western Queensland where families have been keeping an eye on the skies for decades.
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Friday April 20, 2018

East coast rain and storm update

16:45 EST
Heavy rain, thunderstorms and damaging winds are all possible in parts of eastern Australia next week.
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Myer Hobart store beats flood and fire, but market conditions may be toughest foe

Audience submitted image 13:04 EST
It has risen again from the ashes and has emerged from a devastating flood — but the challenge for the latest incarnation of Myer's Hobart store is simply to get people to shop there.
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Wet weekend for parched Perth

12:02 EST
Perth may see its best rain since January this weekend as a burst of showers, blustery winds and storms affect southwestern parts of WA.
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Thursday April 19, 2018

Potential rain and storms for east coast next week

14:23 EST
Heavy rain and thunderstorms may affect parts of Australia's east coast next week.
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Storms strike NSW

13:12 EST
Thunderstorms have developed over central and northern NSW and are likely to affect parts of Sydney this afternoon.
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Drought in eastern Victoria forcing farmers to sell off half their herds as dams run dry

ABC licensed image 06:31 EST
It is so dry in eastern Victoria that farmer Chris Nixon is considering selling an entire herd of cattle.
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Wednesday April 18, 2018

Chilly start in Victoria

18:07 EST
Melbourne just had its coldest morning in seven months and parts of Victoria saw their first frost of the season.
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Record April heat gripping NSW

09:41 EST
Autumn has been delayed across much of Australia this year, with NSW experiencing unseasonably hot weather during the first half of April.
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40 degrees in April: Why this autumn has felt more like summer

07:17 EST
The southern states of Australia have been experiencing unseasonably hot weather this autumn.
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Tuesday April 17, 2018

Rainy weather on the way as parched Perth set for first big autumn drenching

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Perth could get more rain this weekend than it has received in the past three months when the first serious cold front of autumn hits south-west WA.
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Dam levels dropping after string of dry months in Sydney

11:57 EST
Sydney's water supply is at its lowest level since at least 2011 after the city's driest start to April on record.
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Monday April 16, 2018

Sydney bushfires: expert warns more planning needed in wake of intense weekend conditions

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The fire danger conditions experienced in Sydney over the weekend were at their worst since the early 1950s, according to one of Australia's top bushfire experts.
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Deceptively dry start to the year in Perth

17:47 EST
It may come as a surprise that Perth is having one of its wettest starts to a year in recent decades.
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Power restored to thousands in southern Tasmania but more damaging winds ahead

ABC image 14:08 EST
Power has been restored to thousands of Tasmanian homes in the wake of damaging winds sweeping across the state.
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Impressive weekend of weather in Australia's southeast

13:03 EST
A series of strong cold fronts caused a mixed bag of remarkable weather across Australia's southeast during the weekend.
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Sunday April 15, 2018

Stormy skies on the horizon for parts of NSW

18:05 EST
Thunderstorm activity will increase across central and eastern parts of the state from Thursday.
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Wild weather sticking around for Tasmania

14:07 EST
A cold front has just brought damaging winds, rain and snow to Tasmania, with another front hot on its trails.
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Saturday April 14, 2018

Cold fronts bringing snow to the southeast highlands

14:00 EST
A pair of vigorous cold fronts are currently lashing parts of Australia's southeast, and alongside damaging wind gusts, snow is falling over the highest areas of Tasmania and Victoria, with New South Wales not far off.
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Damaging winds, squally showers and huge dust storms as wintery front lashes SA

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Damaging winds have kept the State Emergency Service busy as a vigorous cold front blasts the southern half of South Australia.
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Cold fronts rip through the southeast

10:30 EST
Wild winds whipped up by a series have cold fronts have brought wind gusts in excess of 100km/h across four states.
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Australian Red Cross launches app to help at-risk communities prepare for natural disasters

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As climatologists warn of an , the Australian Red Cross has developed a new way to help people prepare for natural disasters.
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Thursday April 12, 2018

Powerhouse Museum move to Parramatta floodplain is 'crazy' and 'risks loss of life', flood expert warns

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A water engineer has issued a warning over the plan to relocate the Powerhouse Museum to a floodplain in Parramatta, saying the move will put lives and its "irreplaceable collections" at risk.
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More April records tumble as heat targets NSW

16:23 EST
Sydney broke another April heat record on Thursday as temperatures soared across NSW.
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Sydney's extended summer 'confusing' plants and keeping lifesavers on their toes

14:52 EST
It's autumn and temperatures are still soaring across many parts of New South Wales.
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Historical weather records collected by NSW farmer to be used in new climate modelling

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Meticulous weather records taken by a NSW man between 1877 and 1922 have been digitised thanks to the efforts of people around the world, and will be used to help fill a gap in weather knowledge.
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Drought conditions loom across large parts of NSW, farmers spending thousands to stay afloat

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Seasonal conditions are worsening across 90 per cent of New South Wales, and some farmers are forking out up to $10,000 a week to maintain livestock.
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How do meteorologists forecast the weather

11:52 EST
Checking the weather forecast is part of most people's daily routine.
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Wednesday April 11, 2018

More rain possible from Ex-Tropical Cyclone Iris

15:06 EST
The remnants of Tropical Cyclone Iris may bring a burst of rain to northern Queensland this weekend.
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Farmers hit hard by driest period in a decade in New South Wales

Audience submitted image 14:22 EST
Farmers across New South Wales' central-west are battling what is being described as the driest period in at least a decade.
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Heat ending in Adelaide, rain on the way

11:44 EST
A record-breaking spell of April heat will come to an end in Adelaide tonight as a cool change sweeps across the city.
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BOM predicts Sydney sunshine with three days over 30C on the horizon

ABC image 11:30 EST
It might be midway through Autumn, but the Harbour City and most of New South Wales remain bathed in sunshine, and April temperature records are continuing to tumble.
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Energy and fire authorities monitoring weather as SA heatwave continues

ABC image 10:21 EST
South Australia's April heatwave has left fire authorities on high alert for a fourth consecutive day, with energy authorities closely monitoring the situation but downplaying the risk of a blackout.
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Tuesday April 10, 2018

Fire bans on Wednesday

20:41 EST
Total fire bans have been issued in parts of South Australia and western Victoria on Wednesday.
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What's causing this record April heat?

12:49 EST
An unseasonably hot air mass is breaking April records across parts of southern and eastern Australia this week.
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After a downpour, where does all the water go?

ABC licensed image 09:09 EST
Slowly and steadily a great flood is trickling its way across the outback.
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Sydney has its hottest April day on record and the endless summer looks set to continue

ABC image 08:45 EST
Just when you thought it might be time to reach for the cardigan or an extra blanket, Sydney has recorded its hottest April day ever.
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Monday April 9, 2018

New transport fund announced to assist drought-affected farmers in New South Wales

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A new scheme to assist drought-affected farmers in New South Wales has been unveiled today as more than a quarter of the state The NSW Drought Transport Fund will provide up to $20,000 in low-interest loans, with a two-year interest and repayment-free period.
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Record temperatures forecast as unseasonable heatwave hits southern Australia

ABC licensed image 11:52 EST
Record-breaking temperatures will continue in southern parts of Australia this week, with Adelaide set to cop the brunt of the heat today.
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Sunday April 8, 2018

Troughs and fronts bringing a mixed week in the south

13:50 EST
A series of troughs and cold fronts will pass across southern Australia this week, with the troughs bringing unseasonable heat followed by cold fronts dragging the mercury back down.
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Saturday April 7, 2018

Commonwealth Games Weather

13:49 EST
The Commonwealth Games are now well underway in the Gold Coast so what's in store weatherwise.
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Heat remains in Canberra over the next few days

13:25 EST
Over this weekend and into next week Canberra is likely to continue to see some unseasonably warm temperatures.
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Friday April 6, 2018

Summer-like weekend in Adelaide

13:28 EST
It's going to be an unusually warm April weekend in Adelaide.
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Thursday April 5, 2018

Farmer donates fuel to keep hospital and nurses running during a freak weather event

20:35 EST
A Western Australian farmer is being praised for his efforts in keeping a small town's hospital running following a power loss during a freak storm over the Easter weekend.
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Rosy the Staffy found after becoming lost on camping trip during Cyclone Iris

ABC image 16:30 EST
A Mackay man did not think twice about braving cyclonic conditions in the Whitsundays on Tuesday night in search of the family dog.
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Smoke scheduled for Sydney on Friday

16:21 EST
Sydneysiders are likely to smell smoke in the air on Friday.
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Record-challenging heat heading south

12:40 EST
A record-challenging burst of late-season heat will sweep across southeastern Australia during the next week.
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Tree-clearing committee receives 14,000 submissions, fiery Queensland town crowds and protests

ABC image 07:55 EST
A Queensland parliamentary committee investigating proposed changes to tree-clearing laws has received seven times more submissions than expected.
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Wednesday April 4, 2018

Tropical Cyclone Iris weakening as system starts to move further out to sea

ABC licensed image 21:08 EST
All warnings for Tropical Cyclone Iris have been cancelled as the category one has started moving away from the Queensland coast and is expected to weaken further overnight.
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Weather News

Dry end to the wet season for the Top End

15:19 EST

A generally healthy wet season across the Northern Territory's Top End is having a very dry April to finish it off.

Outback weather watchers use local knowledge to record private history of rain events

08:38 EST

When your livelihood depends on the weather, predictions, patterns and planning are paramount, which is especially true for farmers and graziers in western Queensland where families have been keeping an eye on the skies for decades.

East coast rain and storm update

16:45 EST

Heavy rain, thunderstorms and damaging winds are all possible in parts of eastern Australia next week.