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Sunday December 16, 2018

Victoria's freak floods prompt 1,400 calls for help, more storms hit Melbourne suburbs

00:38 EDT
Authorities say Victoria's State Emergency Service received more than 1,400 calls for help during 48 hours of wild weather that damaged buildings, flooded streets and closed a stretch of the Hume Freeway, where stranded motorists were rescued by helicopter.
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Thousands without power after storms lash Sydney's west, Hills District

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A series of severe thunderstorms has whipped the coast of NSW, bringing down trees in western Sydney, cutting power and pelting some suburbs with large hailstones.
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Saturday December 15, 2018

Ex-Cyclone Owen downgraded to tropical low half a day after crossing Queensland coast

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More than half a day after crossing Queensland's Gulf of Carpentaria coast as a category three system, ex-Tropical Cyclone Owen has been downgraded to a tropical low as it moves across Cape York toward the Coral Sea, bringing steady rain to the state's northern coast.
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SES urges Tasmanians to prepare for wild weather heading for the state's north and east

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Tasmania's run of summer weather has come to a temporary halt with heavy rainfall in the state's north.
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COP24 sees Australia walk climate tightrope amid 'Paris Rulebook' deadlock

14:06 EDT
The COP24 Climate talks in Poland have been extended through the weekend, as nations remain deadlocked over how to implement the Paris agreement.
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Melbourne weather brings flash flooding to CBD and eastern suburbs as deluge dumped on city

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Melburnians were yesterday warned to stay indoors and avoid floodwaters, after an afternoon storm dumped a deluge of rain on the city, causing flash flooding in the CBD and eastern suburbs.
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As Tropical Cyclone Owen approaches Queensland, here's everything you need to know

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Owen is the first tropical cyclone for the Australian summer and he is starting the season with a bang.
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Cyclone Owen crosses Queensland coast as category three system

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Tropical Cyclone Owen has crossed the Queensland coast as a category three storm and is weakening as it makes its way across Cape York.
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Friday December 14, 2018

Severe thunderstorm causes power outage to Central Coast, major delays at Sydney Airport

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Commuters heading into and out of Sydney Airport should expect significant delays, with more than 100 domestic flights cancelled due to bad weather.
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Victoria's wild weather sparks safety concerns about wire rope barriers after Hume Freeway flash flooding

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Motorists who were stranded on the Hume Freeway for hours during north-east Victoria's flash flooding have told the ABC they felt trapped by newly erected wire rope barriers.
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As drought bites, Cunnamulla's population has dropped 40 per cent, but not everyone is leaving

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On Abbadoah Station, the Moody family has been feeding stock for seven years.
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Severe weather to continue this weekend

14:55 EDT
Flooding rain, damaging winds and severe thunderstorms will continue to affect parts of eastern and southeastern Australia this weekend.
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High sea surface temperatures expected to bleach coral off Northern Australia

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Widespread coral bleaching is forecast for waters off the Northern Australia coast, due to above-average sea surface temperatures that could last for up to two months.
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Tropical Cyclone Owen reaches category three on NT coast, may develop to category four today

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Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen is tracking slowly along the Northern Territory's north-east coast, and is expected to batter a number of tiny communities and islands as it moves east towards Queensland.
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Thursday December 13, 2018

Wild weather set to continue after heavy rain strands scores of motorists

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Victoria's north-east has been hit hard by torrential rain and flash flooding as intense storms sweep across the state, delivering up to a month's worth of rain in a single day and stranding cars on a major freeway.
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Storm band to bring rain, wind across northern Tasmania

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Tasmanians in the state's north are being urged to be ready for heavy rain and strong winds tonight and tomorrow, with a father and son spending an hour in the ocean clinging to their upturned boat off the north-east coast this morning.
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Next two nights to feature year's best meteor shower

15:10 EDT
The most spectacular meteor shower of the year will be visible from Australia during the next two nights.
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Extreme weather on the way as tropical cyclone, southern low pressure system develop in the east

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Two weather systems are coming together to create a deluge that is set to pummel much of the eastern seaboard in the coming days, with the Bureau of Meteorology issuing severe weather warnings in several states.
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Will this week's dual cyclones break eastern Australia's drought?

10:36 EDT
A tropical cyclone and a mid-latitude cyclone will jointly cause widespread rain and thunderstorms across eastern Australia during the next few days.
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Farm lobby slams new Commonwealth and state governments' drought agreement

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Farmers have slammed a new national drought agreement as a wasted opportunity.
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Cyclone Owen to bring wild weather to Queensland over coming days

09:36 EDT
Destructive winds, possible flooding and wild weather is expected to batter much of Queensland over the coming days as the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) predicts severe Tropical Cyclone Owen will intensify into a category four system.
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CFA issues warning over dry, flammable grasslands as Little River counts cost of fires

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Emergency services in Victoria are warning that last week's damaging grassfire at Little River is a sign of things to come, with most of the state's grasslands dry and flammable.
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Wednesday December 12, 2018

Tropical Cyclone Owen reaches category two, cyclone shelters opened in north-east Top End

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Cyclone shelters have been opened for people in Borroloola and Numbulwar as Tropical Cyclone Owen strengthens and has the potential to reach a Category 3 system by early Thursday morning.
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Tropical dermatologist pores over the good, bad and ugly of sweaty skin

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Darwin broke an unwanted record on Tuesday night when the overnight minimum temperature reached a balmy 30C degrees.
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Hot days ahead in Perth as Darwin breaks overnight record

14:57 EDT
While eastern Australia focuses on an impending outbreak of rain and thunderstorms, parts of the nation's north and west are busy trying to beat the heat.
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Legendary south-west Queensland stock routes closed due to drought

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Ongoing drought conditions have taken a toll on century-old travelling stock routes with vital areas in south-west Queensland closed off to graziers for the first time in living memory.
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What to expect from a cyclone like Owen

11:49 EDT
Tropical Cyclone Owen is strengthening over the Gulf of Carpentaria and is expected to travel over eastern Queensland during the coming days, potentially causing widespread severe weather in a number of populated areas.
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Tuesday December 11, 2018

Tropical Cyclone Owen heads for Cape Shield and Groote Eylandt, BOM issues warning

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A Tropical Cyclone warning has been issued for parts of the north-east Top End, including Cape Shield and Groote Eylandt.
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Health expert warns residents are at risk from high sodium in water in drought-stricken NSW town of Walgett

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Walgett has always been a river town, perched near the junction of the Barwon and the Namoi rivers.
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Stormy end to the week in southeastern Australia

11:12 EDT
Widespread showers and thunderstorms will affect Australia’s southeastern states and territories during the second half of this week.
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Owen returning to Queensland bigger and stronger

09:57 EDT
Soon-to-be Tropical Cyclone Owen may approach the west coast of Cape York Peninsula later this week and could make landfall as a severe tropical cyclone on Friday.
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Monday December 10, 2018

Warm start to summer in Adelaide

16:34 EDT
Adelaide is having its warmest start to summer in more than 20 years based on the number of days over 30 degrees.
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All eyes on Ex-Tropical Cyclone Owen

14:21 EDT
The remnants of Tropical Cyclone Owen brought more than 300mm of rain to parts of northeast Queensland as it made landfall on Monday morning.
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Queensland ex-tropical cyclone could reform, bringing heavy rain to parts of state

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Ex-tropical cyclone Owen could reform later in the week, bringing heavy rain to parts of Queensland after the system crossed the coast at Port Douglas early on Monday bringing winds up to 100 kilometres per hour and dumping hundreds of millimetres of rain.
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Sheep farming still a job with a future, this young Queensland grazier insists

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When Sandy Mackenzie went bush to return to his roots, he knew it was a world away from the life he had made for himself in Brisbane — and he was fine with that.
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Sunday December 9, 2018

More heat in sight for Adelaide

14:09 EDT
It's been a hot start to December for Adelaide, with further heat on its way middle of this working week.
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A wet week ahead for many parts of NSW

13:47 EDT
Multiple troughs and a possible cutoff low over western parts of the state will bring some welcome rain to much of NSW this week.
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Saturday December 8, 2018

Extreme weather hits WA's north as the country braces for heatwave

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Residents in the Kimberley have been hammered by hail and heat as the wet season settles in the tropical north.
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Storm photography a matter of preparation and having an escape route, weather tracker says

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Due to its size and location, Australia is home to some extremely diverse weather patterns.
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Heat peaking in northwestern Australia

07:28 EDT
Heat reached its peak in Western Australia's Kimberley and Pilbara on Friday, exceeding 46 degrees in parts, the hottest it has been in decades for some.
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Friday December 7, 2018

Firefighters bring grassfire at Little River, near Werribee, under control

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Firefighters have brought a grassfire on Melbourne's south-western fringe under control, as authorities urge Victorians to prepare for what is predicted to be the state's worst bushfire season in a decade.
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Model uncertainty clouds impending QLD rain

13:53 EDT
Central and northeast Queensland are at risk of flooding rain and damaging winds this weekend.
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After a record dry, 2018 may be the year of the Indian Ocean Dipole

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The droughts of past decades have burnt the term El Nino into the Australian vocabulary, but after the drought of 2018, perhaps the IOD — short for Indian Ocean Dipole — might also become a household name.
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When will it cool down in SA and Victoria?

11:47 EDT
Temperatures are soaring in parts of southern Australia today, with many places in SA and Victoria experiencing their hottest day in 10-11 months.
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Fire crews brace for more severe heat as they continue to battle bushfire on Kangaroo Island

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The Country Fire Service (CFS) is bracing for another day of extreme heat in South Australia as it continues to battle and contain a fire on Kangaroo Island.
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How one man predicted the 1998 Sydney to Hobart disaster

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Speech notes obtained by 7.30 show how one man predicted the disastrous loss of life which befell the 1998 Sydney to Hobart yacht fleet, 17 years before it happened.
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Drought-affected Australian regions welcome first Vietnamese molasses shipment to sustain livestock

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Drought-affected graziers desperate to feed their livestock have taken the unprecedented step of importing molasses all the way from Vietnam.
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Koalas in trouble after Queensland's bushfires and heatwave, expert warns

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Queensland's koalas have fallen victim to the recent heatwave and bushfires with wildlife rescuers reporting a spike in calls to help.
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Thursday December 6, 2018

Extreme heatwave to stretch from northern WA to Adelaide and Melbourne

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Western Australia's tropical north is about to experience a type of heat that is exceptional even for its standards.
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Two bushfires burn as South Australia swelters

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The Country Fire Service (CFS) has downgraded an emergency warning for an out-of-control bushfire on South Australia's Kangaroo Island.
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Victoria's freak floods prompt 1,400 calls for help, more storms hit Melbourne suburbs

00:38 EDT

Authorities say Victoria's State Emergency Service received more than 1,400 calls for help during 48 hours of wild weather that damaged buildings, flooded streets and closed a stretch of the Hume Freeway, where stranded motorists were rescued by helicopter.

Thousands without power after storms lash Sydney's west, Hills District

00:34 EDT

A series of severe thunderstorms has whipped the coast of NSW, bringing down trees in western Sydney, cutting power and pelting some suburbs with large hailstones.

Ex-Cyclone Owen downgraded to tropical low half a day after crossing Queensland coast

20:14 EDT

More than half a day after crossing Queensland's Gulf of Carpentaria coast as a category three system, ex-Tropical Cyclone Owen has been downgraded to a tropical low as it moves across Cape York toward the Coral Sea, bringing steady rain to the state's northern coast.

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