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Sunday August 20, 2017

Low thundering across South Australia

13:54 EST
A powerful low pressure system is slowly tracking east across the Bight, helping produce rain and storms across SA.
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Frosty Morning for Eastern Australia

11:03 EST
Widespread frost and record breaking cold has impacted much of the east.
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Saturday August 19, 2017

Coalcliff: Teenagers snapchat video of fire while searching burning home for survivors

Audience submitted image 15:14 EST
Three houses have burnt down after a house fire spread to two neighbouring homes, fanned by strong winds on Lawrence Hargrave Drive in Coalcliff, 25 kilometres north of Wollongong, last night.
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Last significant rain for weeks in the nation's southwest

14:25 EST
The rain has tumbled down across southwestern parts of Australia during the past seven weeks, but that trend will finish today.
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Wild Surf Batters the East Coast

10:18 EST
Damaging surf with waves up to 7 metres in some places are lashing the New South Wales Coast today.
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BOM issues NSW severe weather warning as Sydney hit by high winds

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Parts of NSW have been buffeted by high winds, with two people injured by flying building cladding, glass left shattered in a CBD high-rise and Sydney Airport forced to cancel flights.
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Friday August 18, 2017

Roofs removed as strongest wind in years lashes eastern NSW

13:30 EST
A wintry blast is bringing the strongest wind gusts in years and low level snow to parts of eastern and southeast Australia today.
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Potential for windiest day in years in NSW

08:12 EST
Today will be the windiest day of the year for much of the coast and ranges of New South Wales with potential to be the windiest day in more than two years in parts, including Sydney.
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Thursday August 17, 2017

Ski resorts recovering nicely after early-week snow loss

13:58 EST
Australia's ski resorts will be looking good this weekend despite heavy rain eroding the natural snow base earlier in the week.
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The future of snow: why machines will have a bigger role to play

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While a fresh blast of snow blanketed Australia's alpine resorts over the weekend, the season started with much less promise.
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How do we keep track of record snowfalls in Australia? It all happens at remote Spencers Creek

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Snow depth measurements taken at a remote location in the Kosciuszko National Park have kept track of the Australian snow seasons and charted record-breaking snowfalls for more than six decades.
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Wintry week in Victoria

11:30 EST
Severe weather continues to batter Victoria today as bulging rivers overflow in the state's recently sodden northeast.
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Climate change not the full story when it comes to above average winter temperatures

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Temperatures across southern Queensland and northern NSW have been up to 13 degrees Celsius above the August average on a number of days this week, and while climate change may be the words on everyone's lips, it is not the whole story.
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Wednesday August 16, 2017

Damaging winds and flooding threaten South Australia

21:12 EST
It's going to be a windy 24 hours in South Australia as the second cold front of the week crosses the state's south.
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Winter warmth strikes eastern states

18:07 EST
Parts of Queensland and New South Wales experienced their highest August temperature in eight years today.
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Sydney weather: One man dead as wild weather brings down walls, trees, power lines

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A man has died following a wall collapse on a building site in Sydney's north-west as wild wind gusts bring down trees and powerlines across parts of the city.
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Ekka enthusiasts brace for hot weather, Toowoomba's Carnival of Flowers blooms early

10:05 EST
Queensland is preparing for the hottest Ekka week since 1946 and facing warmer-than-average temperatures throughout the state over the next three months.
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Flood risk warning as BOM predicts severe weather along South Australian coast

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A flood advice message for people along the upper and middle Onkaparinga River has been issued by the State Emergency Service (SES) as rain continues to fall across South Australia.
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Tuesday August 15, 2017

Sydney's night may trump Melbourne's day

17:06 EST
Sydney could be warmer tonight than Melbourne was today.
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Severe weather in southern Australia

15:12 EST
Flooding rain, thunderstorms and damaging winds will affect parts of southern Australia during the next 24 hours, with more rain to follow later this week.
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Weather systems are chaotic and can be completely unpredictable. But what's behind them?

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Have you ever wondered about what is responsible for weird weather conditions? Or why some clouds look the way they do? Weather systems are chaotic and can be completely unpredictable.
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Monday August 14, 2017

Matilda Bay Brewery facade collapses, crushing car in Fremantle as strong winds hit WA

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A woman has been cut from her car by emergency services after part of the facade of a three-storey building collapsed in North Fremantle during strong winds.
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WA withstands another strong front

14:53 EST
Southwestern districts of WA have once again been lashed by severe weather during the last 24 hours.
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WA weather: Wind gust of 109kph recorded as damaging cold front sweeps through

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Damaging winds have hit the south-western corner of Western Australia as part of the strongest cold front of the winter — but the worst has passed without any reports of major damage.
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Smoke blankets Sydney as fire crews catch up with bushfire hazard reduction burns

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The Rural Fire Service has warned residents across Sydney and surrounding regions to expect smoky and hazy conditions as it plays catch-up preparing for an expected early bushfire season.
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Bushfire season looms as smoke shrouds Sydney

13:21 EST
Smoke covering parts of Sydney this morning was a timely reminder that the bushfire season is just around the corner for NSW.
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Airlie Beach Race Week: Rival sailors fix couple's yacht damaged by Cyclone Debbie

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Heartbroken sailors Nikki Abbott and Dan White thought they had run out of luck when Cyclone Debbie damaged their yacht earlier this year.
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Blooming good outlook for Queensland Christmas mangoes

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An earlier mango harvest is tipped for Queensland this year following a delayed and stunted crop in many growing regions last season.
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Sunday August 13, 2017

Cyclone Debbie: Homeowner who refused to leave after house blew off stumps brings it back to its level best

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A north Queensland man who spent three months living in a house on a sharp slant after it was torn off its stumps by Cyclone Debbie can finally say his house is dead level.
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WA weather: Bureau warns worst of wild conditions forecast for Sunday night

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The strongest cold front of the year so far is expected to hit Perth and the south-west corner of WA on Sunday evening, with the worst of the weather likely to last until Monday morning.
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Road collapse keeps skiers from enjoying 'perfect conditions' on Mount Mawson for season opener

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Excitement about the start of southern Tasmania's ski season has turned to frustration for hundreds of people who waited hours to access the slopes.
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Snow depth to rebound on Australian Alps

14:52 EST
Warming over the next few days will unfortunately lead to further snow melt, enhanced by increasing wind and rain during Tuesday.
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Cold front roars through southwest WA

11:39 EST
On Friday and Saturday, southwestern parts of Western Australia were buffeted by damaging winds and rain with more on the way in the coming days.
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Meet Sally Cutter, the mind and voice behind your Top End tropical cyclone forecast

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At the Bureau of Meteorology in Darwin's northern suburbs, Sally Cutter is poring over charts, preparing the day's forecast.
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Saturday August 12, 2017

Wild weather looms over south-west WA with warnings of damaging winds, minor flooding

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Southern parts of Western Australia are in for more wild weather over the next 48 hours after Perth recorded another spell of heavy rain overnight.
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Howling winds thrash the south

11:49 EST
The southeast of the country has had a rough night, with multiple locations seeing wind gusts greater than 140km/h.
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SA to give August heat record a nudge

11:03 EST
In more than 100 years of records, 36.5 degrees is the hottest it has been in South Australia in August, and this week will come close.
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Friday August 11, 2017

Proper warmth coming to NSW but first a few chilly nights

13:14 EST
Despite the talk of unseasonable warmth, nights and mornings will be a bit on the chilly side this weekend with some frost likely west of the ranges.
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Thursday August 10, 2017

Quokkas frolic in snow on Bluff Knoll as cold front blasts southern WA

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A series of severe cold fronts that have swept across the southern half of Western Australia this week have brought snowfall to Bluff Knoll — and the even more unusual sight of quokkas frolicking in the icy whiteness.
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Queensland weather: Another winter heatwave to grip southern parts of state after hottest July

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South-east Queensland is about to get unusually hot again, with Brisbane expecting temperatures 8 degrees Celsius above average next week.
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Sydney turns on a stunner for the City2Surf

11:45 EST
With the 47th Annual Sydney City2Surf only a few days away, here is what you need to know about race day.
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While some farmers rejoice in rain sweeping WA's south, others say 'cows are swimming'

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Widespread rain across southern Western Australia has proven to be a mixed bag for farmers.
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Wednesday August 9, 2017

WA weather: More rain, hail on the way as cold fronts hover off coast

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There's no end in sight to the wet weather for Western Australia with more cold fronts expected to bring heavy rain and possible hail over the next few days.
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Wild weather in WA

13:56 EST
Perth has copped a soaking during the last 24 hours while some parts of Western Australia received their heaviest August rain on record.
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Pink rainbow appears over England's south-west

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Sky-gazers in England were treated to a rare phenomenon when a pink rainbow appeared in the sky over the country's south-west.
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Frosts wipe out 80 per cent of Victorian grower's wildflower crop

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Frosts have destroyed about 80 per cent of a Victorian grower's wildflower crop, potentially forcing him to close his business.
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Late winter heat looms for eastern states

11:40 EST
Unseasonably hot weather will affect Qld and NSW next week.
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What is apparent temperature and how do they measure what it really 'feels like' outside?

07:51 EST
Did you check the temperature on your phone this morning before heading outside, only to be surprised that it felt much cooler than you had expected? Most Canberrans can attest that the weather has been bitterly cold over the past week, much colder than the official temperatures recorded for the region.
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Mount Hotham Resort says avalanche warning shouldn't scare skiers off 'once-in-a-decade' conditions

07:24 EST
A popular Victorian ski resort says it is confident conditions on its mountain are safe despite an avalanche warning for the Victorian Alpine region that is expected to remain in place for a number of days.
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Tuesday August 8, 2017

WA weather: Strong wind warning issued as cold front bears down on state's south

ABC licensed image 16:56 EST
A cold front moving across the south-west of Western Australia is expected to bring heavy rain and strong winds into the night and early morning.
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Low thundering across South Australia

13:54 EST

A powerful low pressure system is slowly tracking east across the Bight, helping produce rain and storms across SA.

Frosty Morning for Eastern Australia

11:03 EST

Widespread frost and record breaking cold has impacted much of the east.

Coalcliff: Teenagers snapchat video of fire while searching burning home for survivors

15:14 EST

Three houses have burnt down after a house fire spread to two neighbouring homes, fanned by strong winds on Lawrence Hargrave Drive in Coalcliff, 25 kilometres north of Wollongong, last night.