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Monday January 25, 2021

Fire and strong wind warnings still in place as a heatwave conditions ease across south-eastern states

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Sweltering conditions have eased in Melbourne and much of South Australia, but a cool change "cannot come fast enough" for parts of south-east Australia still facing fire danger and soaring temperatures.
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Bundaberg East flood levee business case being finalised, federal funding dependent on detail

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The Federal Government has asked for more detail before contributing the $40 million needed for Bundaberg East's flood levee to proceed.
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Dangerous fire weather spreading to VIC and NSW

10:53 EDT
A burst of hot and windy weather that fuelled dangerous bushfires in SA on the weekend will spread into Victoria and southern NSW today.
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Sydney set to sizzle through one of hottest Australia Days on record

10:33 EDT
They don't play the Triple J Hottest 100 on Australia Day anymore, but in Sydney and elsewhere in southeast Australia, it's going to be plenty hot with or without the tunes.
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BOM monitoring Gulf of Carpentaria for region's possible second cyclone of the month

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Gulf of Carpentaria residents are keeping a close eye on the weather this week, with a low offshore that could form into their second cyclone for the month.
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Cloncurry, Normanton and Karumba left helpless as Telstra services fail

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Towns in north-west Queensland have been without consistent phone or internet coverage for a fortnight, leaving residents and businesses without contact and concerned about their safety in emergencies.
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Sunday January 24, 2021

Mouse plague wreaks havoc across two states, destroying crops in Qld, blanketing parts of NSW

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A mouse plague is wreaking havoc across multiple Australian states, as people in the town and country pull out all stops to try to control the outbreak.
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Australia's capital suffering scorching conditions

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Canberra, like much of southeast Australia, is in the middle of a very hot spell.
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Searing temperatures a part of lisianthus flower farming life in north-west Victoria

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Growing flowers in one of the hottest parts of Victoria might seem like a doomed enterprise.
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Saturday January 23, 2021

Black Summer donations from Australians nudged $640 million. Getting it to those in need was a miracle

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The sheer scale of the bushfires that scarred so much of the country's east coast a year ago shocked millions around the world.
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Dangerous heatwave building across Victoria with temperatures expected to soar to 44C at Mildura

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After a relatively mild summer, authorities are warning of a potentially dangerous heatwave forecast for Victoria the weekend.
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Tropical low crosses WA's north and mid-west, bringing heavy rain and flooding

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Authorities are urging people in Western Australia's north and mid-west to be prepared for heavy rainfall and flooding, as a tropical low crosses the region.
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Australia's tropics remaining active over the coming week

14:19 EDT
A monsoon trough will hang around far northern Australia in the coming week, bringing plenty of wet and stormy weather.
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Tropical Cyclones Marian and Lucas yet to appear

12:44 EDT
Despite weather models picking two tropical cyclones developing off the coast of Western Australia in the Indian Ocean, they ended up weakening overnight and only remaining tropical lows.
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South Australians warned of bushfire risk, extreme weather this weekend

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Authorities are warning South Australians to expect extreme weather and bushfires that could be difficult to predict as temperatures soar this weekend.
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South-east set to swelter in heatwave fuelled by cyclone brewing off WA

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It might have been a relatively mild summer so far, but a hot air mass strengthened by the cyclone brewing off the West Australian coast is set to cause extreme heatwave conditions in the south-east.
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Friday January 22, 2021

Tropical rain to follow heatwave and fire danger

15:54 EDT
An intense summer heatwave will sweep across southern and eastern Australia this weekend and early next week, before a burst of tropical rain douses the nation's south.
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Indonesia's latest natural disasters are a 'wake-up call', environmentalists say

14:54 EDT
The year has only just begun, but already Indonesia has been hit with fatal earthquakes, deadly landslides and volcanic eruptions.
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Could we see scenes like this at Uluru in a few days?

12:50 EDT
Few sights in Australia are more spectacular than Uluru after rain, as waterfalls cascade down rocky gullies which are normally bone dry.
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Tropical lows linger northwest of Australia

11:12 EDT
Two tropical low pressure systems were spinning off Australia's northwest coast on Friday morning, with both still threatening to become tropical cyclones and one on track to make landfall.
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Feral rabbit population 'surge' predicted across Australia thanks to La Niña rainfall

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Clint Taylor, who works for Bush Heritage Australia at Bon Bon Station ? a former sheep property that is almost the size of Sydney ? is all too familiar with the destruction rabbits can cause.
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NSW set for extreme heatwave with temperatures expected to hit 45C

01:17 EDT
Scorching temperatures around NSW this weekend are set to provide a "shock to the system" after a cool summer.
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Thursday January 21, 2021

The link between tropical cyclones and heatwaves

14:30 EDT
A severe-to-extreme heatwave is about to send temperatures soaring across southeastern Australia.
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Cyclone Lucas warning: Tourists and residents in WA's north urged to prepare for dangerous weather

09:47 EDT
Residents and visitors in the Pilbara and Kimberley regions are being urged to prepare for dangerous weather this weekend, as the state's first cyclone of the season approaches.
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Race is on for Lucas and Marian

09:09 EDT
Two tropical cyclones are likely to form in the Australian region this week and one is on track to hit Western Australia, but their names are still up in the air.
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Oyster farms were banking on a better 2021, instead they got rain on top of a 'trifecta of pain'

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After a year of ashy water, floods and COVID-19 lockdowns, oyster farmers across the state were looking forward to a bumper summer season.
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Wednesday January 20, 2021

Expect the new normal for NZ's temperature to get warmer

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It might be summer in New Zealand but we're in for some wild weather this week with forecasts of heavy wind and rain, and a plunge in temperatures.
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Renewed calls for shelter as Bendigo Livestock Exchange set to seethe in Victorian scorcher

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With the mercury tipped to top 40 degrees in parts of Victoria this weekend, farmers, agents and activists are raising concerns over the lack of shelter at the Bendigo Livestock Exchange.
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Armidale Road set to operate with single lane for 12 months after Macleay Valley landslip

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It will be at least a year before both lanes of Armidale Road in the Macleay Valley hinterland on the New South Wales Mid North Coast are open.
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Cyclone watch issued for WA coastline

13:04 EDT
A severe tropical cyclone could hit the north coast of Western Australia later this week, with a cyclone watch issued for parts of the Pilbara and Kimberley.
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Two-week-old baby Clay 'brings rain' to drought-stricken Queensland as producers rejoice

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It did not take long for Clay McInnerney to be christened "the rain baby" by his brothers, because since his birth two weeks ago the wet stuff has not stopped falling on the family's south-west Queensland property.
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Scott Morrison kicks off his 2021 working year with western Queensland drought, flood recovery tour

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As the Prime Minister's plane landed in Winton in drought-stricken western Queensland the heavens opened up and the rain came down.
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Severe heatwave for SE Australia: how hot will your town be?

10:16 EDT
If you live in the southern half of Australia, and especially in the southeast, this summer's hottest spell of weather is on its way.
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WA's first cyclone of the season forming off Pilbara coast as residents warned to prepare

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Residents along Pilbara's coast have been warned to prepare for heavy rain and destructive winds from Friday, as Western Australia's first cyclone of the season bears down.
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Tuesday January 19, 2021

Several cars trapped in floodwaters overnight in one-in-100-year rainfall event on Brisbane's bayside

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Emergency services responded to several cars becoming trapped in floodwaters overnight, as storms brought major flash flooding to bayside areas.
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Tropical Cyclone Kimi downgraded to a tropical low but could reform in the coming week

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Tropical Cyclone Kimi has been downgraded to a tropical low and is no longer expected to cross the north Queensland coast but the system could reform in the coming week, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned.
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Commercial southern bluefin tuna fleet battles turbulent La Niña weather and global market

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A massive fleet of commercial southern bluefin tuna boats has migrated to the south-east coastline of South Australia as the industry battles the worst fishing season weather conditions in 10 years.
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Western NSW residents still cleaning up dust one year from apocalyptic storm

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After the best harvest in a decade, images of an apocalyptic orange cloud which blanketed towns in western New South Wales a year ago seem like a distant memory.
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Southeast QLD flooded as Cyclone Kimi weakens

09:23 EDT
A lot has happened in Queensland during the last 24 hours, from a tropical cyclone no-show to flooding rain and severe thunderstorms.
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Townsville airport closes, but Tropical Cyclone Kimi weakens, is unlikely to cross coast

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The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says it is now unlikely weakening Tropical Cyclone Kimi will significantly impact the north Queensland coast.
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Monday January 18, 2021

South-east Queensland lashed by 'very dangerous' storms and intense rainfall

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Dangerous thunderstorms that hit south-east Queensland on Monday night have brought substantial rain to the region, with one bayside suburb recording 118mm in one hour.
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Fire and strong wind warnings still in place as a heatwave conditions ease across south-eastern states

15:54 EDT

Sweltering conditions have eased in Melbourne and much of South Australia, but a cool change "cannot come fast enough" for parts of south-east Australia still facing fire danger and soaring temperatures.

Bundaberg East flood levee business case being finalised, federal funding dependent on detail

13:14 EDT

The Federal Government has asked for more detail before contributing the $40 million needed for Bundaberg East's flood levee to proceed.

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