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Monday May 20, 2019

Meteor captured on Northern Territory police CCTV raining 'purple light' over Top End

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A meteor has lit up the Northern Territory night sky with a flash that created "daylight" in Alice Springs and a noise that shook windows.
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Sunday May 19, 2019

Big falls across Australia's Red Centre

12:37 EST
Central Australia has received a solid soaking over the weekend.
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Fog shrouds Australia's southeast

12:05 EST
Thick fog developed over parts of the southeast on Sunday morning with visibility dropping to 100m.
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Saturday May 18, 2019

Reducing social media use and staying active can help fight off winter blues

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As the days get colder and shorter, many of us become susceptible to the winter blues.
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Sparky skies for southwestern parts of the NT

12:50 EST
A slow-moving trough, combined with unstable tropical moisture, generated widespread lightning activity over the Lasseter and Tanami districts last night.
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WA Freezes Over

11:37 EST
After a strong cold front moved over the southern half of Western Australia on Friday, many locations have awoken to a frosty morning.
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Friday May 17, 2019

Dry, warm winter tipped for most of Australia

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Much of Australia is expected to have a drier and warmer than usual winter, according to the latest seasonal outlook issued by the Bureau of Meteorology this week.
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Wet weekend in SA

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Rain and thunderstorms will spread across parts of southern and central Australia this weekend.
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Perth weather brings an early blast of winter as temperatures set to drop to 3 degrees on Friday

08:39 EST
Perth is set for a cold snap during Friday and Saturday the likes of which have not been felt in May since 2013.
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Can northern Australia's mango industry handle the heat of a changing climate?

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Northern Australia is synonymous with mangoes and for decades the Kensington Pride variety has dominated orchards and supermarket shelves.
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Thursday May 16, 2019

A positive Indian Ocean Dipole this winter is bad news for drought-hit parts of Australia

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Cool seas off WA's north-west could kick off a climatic phenomenon that may exacerbate a winter drought across central and southern Australia.
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Aurora chasers watching solar activity closely for rare glimpse of southern lights

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Solar conditions seem perfect over the next few days and aurora chasers are waiting for the word — it's been months since the last big light show and predictions are flooding social media.
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Climate change and tropical cyclones

14:31 EST
Tropical cyclones are one of the most powerful weather systems on our planet.
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Water deficiency triggers government intervention on WA's south coast amid animal welfare concerns

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Two areas in Western Australia's southern grain belt have been declared 'water deficient' by the State Government in little over a week.
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Water drought becomes money drought for many country towns

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A gift shop is not something you would typically associate with drought hardship.
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Wednesday May 15, 2019

How does the ground get wet without rain?

15:10 EST
Have you ever wondered why the grass is wet in the morning when it didn't rain overnight? Or why your car is covered in water as the sun rises but the road it's sitting on is dry? While it doesn't rain every night, there's always moisture in the air.
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Potential for positive Indian Ocean Dipole

12:01 EST
The Indian Ocean could be entering a phase that may limit rainfall in parts of central and southern Australia this winter.
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Tuesday May 14, 2019

Rain on the horizon for South Australia

11:46 EST
Widespread rain and thunderstorms could affect South Australia this weekend.
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Cyclone Ann approaching Queensland

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Tropical Cyclone Ann is on track to cross the east coast of Queensland's Cape York Peninsula on Wednesday.
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Cyclone warning issued for Far North Queensland coast

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Tropical Cyclone Ann is now expected to cross the Far North Queensland coast as a category one system on Wednesday morning, but is not expected to cause extensive damage.
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Monday May 13, 2019

Western NSW industries brace for further water restrictions as drought worsens

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Major industries including mines, abattoirs and even Dubbo's zoo are being warned their water allocations will be restricted within weeks, as the water crisis in western New South Wales worsens.
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Cool at the core of the country

14:46 EST
Uluru experienced its lowest temperature this early in the year for over a decade on Monday morning.
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Tropical Cyclone Ann approaching Australia

11:22 EST
Tropical Cyclone Ann is moving over the Coral Sea towards Australia.
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India's cyclone Fani recovery offers the world lessons in disaster preparedness

11:07 EST
Fani, a rare summer cyclone in the Bay of Bengal, hit eastern India on May 3.
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Sunday May 12, 2019

Cold mornings, fog and frost for the Nation's capital

12:38 EST
After a cool and foggy morning in Canberra on Sunday, the afternoon is looking very nice.
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Cyclone Ann moves into the Coral Sea

11:38 EST
This morning, Tropical Cyclone Ann reached the Australian region as a weak tropical cyclone.
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Saturday May 11, 2019

Wild Winds for the East Coast

14:52 EST
The Australian East Coast is currently taking a battering with strong southwesterly winds of up to 96km/h having been recorded today.
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Two 'out of season' tropical disturbances

10:17 EST
The Australian tropical cyclone season runs from November to April (inclusive), but two tropical systems are expected within a week of each other.
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South Gippsland hailstorm blankets beaches as wet weather sweeps across Victoria

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A hailstorm has blanketed coastal towns in South Gippsland in white, while heavy rainfall across Victoria has downed trees and caused flash flooding west of Melbourne.
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Friday May 10, 2019

Farm army helps NSW town that's run out of water

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For residents living in the New South Wales village of , three minute showers and a limit of two loads of laundry a week have become the norm.
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Tumbulgum flood: Excessive silt, mud on road contributed to deaths of mother and two children, coroner finds

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Excessive silt and mud washed up on a flooded road creating a hazard that authorities did not recognise, finds a coroner investigating the deaths of a mother and two of her children whose van skidded off a road into a river in northern New South Wales.
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Long-lived severe storm hits Victoria's Gippsland

14:43 EST
A near-stationary severe thunderstorm developed near Wonthaggi in eastern Victoria on Friday morning, covering beaches and roads with thick hail.
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Alps turn white as wintery weather hits

11:41 EST
It's snowing in Australia's alps today for the second time this week.
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Thursday May 9, 2019

BOM predicts NSW and ACT temperatures to plummet as cold snap sweeps through

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Temperatures across NSW and the ACT are expected to plunge by up to 10 degrees Celsius, as a cold front brings gusty winds a snow falls to some parts of the state on Friday.
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Mildura dust storm turns day into night

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An impressive dust storm at Mildura, in north-western Victoria, has turned day into night, with dramatic photos showing a huge red cloud sweeping through the area.
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Tasmania's $100m floods still affecting homes and businesses one year on

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Suzy Browne hasn't been able to live in her South Hobart home for a year now and she's "very, very over it".
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Windy weekend ahead for Australia's east coast

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While most of the country will be dominated by high pressure over the next few days, a pair of offshore lows will bring a blustery weekend to the east coast.
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Cold bites early in southeastern Australia

07:51 EST
Two cold fronts in the space of three days are responsible for sending cold winds across southeastern and central Australia, leading to an early-season cold snap.
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Wednesday May 8, 2019

Tropical cyclone season wrap

14:23 EST
Australia had a relatively quiet 2018/19 tropical cyclone season, although there was an impressive flurry of systems during March.
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Drought far from over but May rain helps some New South Wales farmers

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It was the May rainfall farmers across New South Wales had been waiting for.
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Dairy farmer's admission of defeat on Facebook inspires young couple to dig in and help cash-strapped farmers

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A Facebook post by a dairy farmer at his wits' end has inspired a young couple with a special skill set to give up their time and come to help out the whole community.
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Wintry weather hits southeastern Australia

10:44 EST
A pair of cold fronts are bringing bursts of wintry weather to southeastern Australia this week, with some areas seeing their first snow and frost of the season.
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Tuesday May 7, 2019

Explosion of vegetation in western Queensland

14:25 EST
Images from space reveal that fresh vegetation has spread across western Queensland following heavy rain and flooding during the last four months.
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Concrete wall at Adelaide's Darlington Upgrade starts falling apart after first rain falls for 2019

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Traffic delays are expected on one of Adelaide's busiest roads for the next six weeks after rain damaged concrete installed as part of the $620 million Darlington Upgrade project to turn part of Main South Road into a motorway.
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Monday May 6, 2019

El Nino has rapidly become stronger and stranger, according to coral records

20:06 EST
The pattern of El Nino has changed dramatically in recent years, according to the first seasonal record distinguishing different types of El Nino events over the last 400 years.
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Unseasonable warmth in northern WA

16:55 EST
It has been a warm start to May in parts of northern WA, with Broome registering its warmest spell of days this late in the season for nearly 30 years.
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Snow on the horizon as strong front approaches

13:36 EST
Parts of central NSW could see their first snow of the year as a strong cold front barrels over southeastern Australia later this week.
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How WA is on track to have Australia's most advanced weather forecasting system

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Australians are famously fond of talking about the weather.
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Mandarin variety helps farmer find his mojo after crops wiped out in devastating floods

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Six years ago, Ken Roth lost more than 8,000 mandarin trees when floodwaters ravaged his citrus crops on his Gayndah farm, four hours north-west of Brisbane.
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Meteor captured on Northern Territory police CCTV raining 'purple light' over Top End

11:52 EST

A meteor has lit up the Northern Territory night sky with a flash that created "daylight" in Alice Springs and a noise that shook windows.

Big falls across Australia's Red Centre

12:37 EST

Central Australia has received a solid soaking over the weekend.

Fog shrouds Australia's southeast

12:05 EST

Thick fog developed over parts of the southeast on Sunday morning with visibility dropping to 100m.