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Wednesday April 24, 2019

Southern Australian coastline expected to cop brunt of large swells

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A strong storm system in the Southern Ocean will bring swells as high as 7 metres off Australia's southern coastline ahead of the weekend, creating dangerous conditions for fishing, surfing and boating.
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Welcome rain in southern Queensland

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Parts of southern Queensland received their best rain in six decades during the last 24 hours.
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Record dry start to 2019 in Adelaide

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Adelaide is on track to have its driest start to a year on record by the end of April.
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Adelaide racehorse rescue group posts urgent sale as drought-related feed shortage strikes

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A racehorse rescue organisation has said it is urgently looking for homes for its horses as drought-related feed shortages continue to affect stock owners across Australia.
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Service medals washed up in Qld floods returned to family just in time for Anzac Day

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A late Vietnam veteran's service medals discovered during a clean-up operation after the Queensland floods have been returned to his family.
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'Much more than scones': CWA's 'covert' approach to caring for struggling farmers

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The Queensland Country Women's Association may be best known for scones, cooking, and craft, but in small rural and regional towns, the organisation has become a meeting point for mental health assistance, as well as funding for drought and flood recovery.
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Tuesday April 23, 2019

Behind the ongoing El Nino threat

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There have been signs that El Nino could soon develop for the last several weeks.
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Downpour fills dams, soaks paddocks in drought-hardened far western NSW over Easter

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After two years of crippling drought, graziers in far western New South Wales had their prayers answered at the Easter long weekend.
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Welcome rain in outback QLD, NSW

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The best rain in a few years has fallen in parts of northwest NSW and southwest Queensland during the last couple of days.
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Hobart news: Tasmania's Sri Lankan community grieves, Freycinet says no to tourism plan

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This is the Tasmania Now daily blog, bringing you updates from across the island state and beyond.
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Monday April 22, 2019

Record Breaking Rainfall for Far Western NSW

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Easter Sunday brought record-breaking rainfall to the Upper Western and Riverina regions of far western NSW as a trough and front duo move across the state.
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Shipwrecked at Brewarrina: Drought reveals historic Wandering Jew paddle steamer

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Extreme drought conditions have all but dried up the Barwon River at Brewarrina in western New South Wales, and now the unprecedented dry has exposed an extraordinary piece of maritime history.
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Changeable Easter Weather for Melbourne

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From 30 degree days to sub 10 degree mornings, it’s been a mixed bag of weather for Melbourne this Easter.
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Sunday April 21, 2019

Wild Weather this Easter for New Zealand

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A cold front and low-pressure duo are currently battering central New Zealand, with heavy rain and lightning strikes set to continue through this evening.
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Easter Monday rain for drought-weary NW NSW and SW QLD

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Some much needed rainfall is on the way for far northwestern parts of New South Wales and southwest Queensland.
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Saturday April 20, 2019

Temperatures soar in Adelaide for second day ahead of imminent cold front

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As large parts of South Australia swelter through yet another day of above 30-degree heat, it is hard to believe that temperatures are expected to plummet into Easter Sunday by as much as 15 degrees.
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Brisbane's wet long weekend

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Over the next week, Brisbane is expected to receive periods of rain each day with unstable onshore winds.
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Snow falls in WA in April for first time in 49 years as Good Friday cold blast turns Bluff Knoll white

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Western Australia's south-west received an unexpected surprise on Good Friday, with snowfall on Bluff Knoll in the Stirling Ranges.
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Friday April 19, 2019

Perth homes damaged, power cut as severe cold front tears across south-west WA

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A severe cold front has brought damaging winds, heavy rainfall and plummeting temperatures to Perth and southern WA, with thousands of properties blacked out and the roof of one house ripped off.
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Wintery front blasts Western Australia

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In what is shaping up to be the coldest April day in more than four decades for some parts of Western Australia, the Easter weekend will likely remain cold for much of the southwest of the state.
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Late-season heat and Total Fire Ban (TFB) for SA

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A front and trough are directing an unseasonably warm arimass across the southeast of Australia, particular for South Australia.
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Thursday April 18, 2019

Good Friday weather for WA to deliver the biggest swell of the year for surfers

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A strong storm system will bring swells as high as 6 metres off the West Australian coast on Good Friday, creating dangerous coastal conditions in Perth and the south-west of the state.
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Climate change impacting chocolate production

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There's a good chance that you, or someone you know, will be enjoying a bit of chocolate over the Easter long weekend.
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Farmers needing rain for a good crop season could really use an autumn break

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Our southern farmers could really use a break, literally.
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Bad weather forecast for Good Friday as southern WA set to cop Easter long weekend cold blast

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The first strong storm of the season is set to deliver a blast of wintry weather to Western Australia on Good Friday, with even a light dusting of snow possible over the Stirling Ranges.
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Northern Rivers gauges the long-lasting effects from its unusually bone-dry summer

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If you sweltered through summer and wondered if it would ever rain again, you weren't the only one.
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Wednesday April 17, 2019

BOM predicts 'quite unusual' Easter weather for Sydney, NSW

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NSW is set for a stunning Easter and Anzac Day with a burst of late summer weather expected over the holiday period.
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Familiar weather in NSW this long weekend

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Much of NSW will experience a familiar mix of predominantly dry and unseasonably warm weather this Easter long weekend.
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Royal Easter Show goes on despite drought, giving farmers a chance to take a break

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School friends Molly Cattle and Chloe Worner relished the chance to leave the drought behind in West Wyalong, in central New South Wales and hit the big smoke for a week to exhibit their Angora goat.
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Tuesday April 16, 2019

Powerful cold front inbound for WA

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A strong cold front approaching WA will bring a burst of severe, wintry weather to the state's south later this week, with a chance of snow on the Stirling Range.
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Warm spell in Melbourne and Hobart

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Melbourne will enjoy two bouts of unseasonably warm weather this week.
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Cattle, infrastructure losses following Queensland floods could near $2b, farm lobby says

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The damage bill from inland north Queensland's February floods could near $2 billion after preliminary figures from the disaster were tallied following an online survey.
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Tough vintage for eastern Victoria's winemakers battling bushfires, drought, birds and bats

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Bushfires, drought, birds and bats — this year's vintage has been a tough one for eastern Victoria's winemakers.
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Red centre stations go green in Trevor's wake, but 'heartbreak' for those who missed out

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Heading north along the Sandover Highway in Central Australia, you can see the point at which three weeks ago.
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Iced coffee supplies running low as drought hits South Australian icon

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Customers have complained about a shortage of a popular iced coffee brand in South Australia, with its maker telling the ABC the drought and more demand for milk are to blame.
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Monday April 15, 2019

Warming up in Adelaide

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Late-season warmth will cause very high fire danger ratings in parts of SA on Tuesday.
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Fourth-generation grazier to sell family property as drought reaches unprecedented level

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A fourth-generation grazier, who is selling the family property, says it could take a decade of uncommonly good conditions for pastoralists to recover from the drought in far-west NSW.
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Regatta in the Red Centre

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Lake Eyre's first yacht club race in three years will take place this week, thanks to floodwaters that travelled hundreds of kilometres across the Australian outback.
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Sunday April 14, 2019

Wet weekend for parts of WA

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Showers and storms sparked to life over parts of WA on Saturday evening, as a cold front and trough moved through the region.
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Adelaide's missing autumn

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With daytime temperatures averaging 28 degrees, it will be reminiscent of summer across Adelaide this week.
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Saturday April 13, 2019

Foggy weekend for eastern NSW

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Parts of New South Wales had a foggy start to the weekend, with visibility dropping below 500m over parts of the Illawarra, Hunter and even Sydney early on Saturday morning.
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Welcome to the holidays

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The school holidays are upon us in the southeast and parents may be glad to know that it's going to be a conducive week for being outside.
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Friday April 12, 2019

Why the Great Plains has such epic weather

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From 78 degrees on Tuesday to snow on Wednesday? Swings like this aren't unusual in the central United States, where weather can quickly shift from one extreme to another.
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Thursday April 11, 2019

Record April heat in Kalgoorlie

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Kalgoorlie is having its hottest April day on record as an unseasonably warm air mass drifts over Western Australia's Goldfields district.
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Australian cyclone tracking has become far more accurate and sophisticated since Cyclone Tracy

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The morning of December 24, 1974, Darwin residents were preparing for Christmas festivities, completely oblivious that a powerful cyclone had just made a sharp, unforeseen turn and was bearing down on the city.
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Hot and cold morning

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Minimum temperatures varied by nearly 30 degrees between parts of WA and SA on Thursday morning.
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Southern Australian coastline expected to cop brunt of large swells

17:37 EST

A strong storm system in the Southern Ocean will bring swells as high as 7 metres off Australia's southern coastline ahead of the weekend, creating dangerous conditions for fishing, surfing and boating.

Welcome rain in southern Queensland

15:25 EST

Parts of southern Queensland received their best rain in six decades during the last 24 hours.

Record dry start to 2019 in Adelaide

10:43 EST

Adelaide is on track to have its driest start to a year on record by the end of April.