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Thursday November 26, 2020

Queenslanders to swelter in extreme weekend heatwave with temperatures predicted to hit more than 40C

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Queensland is bracing for punishingly hot conditions to hit the state with a heatwave forecast in the coming days.
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BOM's outlook suggests a wet summer. But never rule out fire

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Summer is set to be wet, according to the official outlook from the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM).
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Spring ending with a dangerous heatwave

11:17 EDT
A large pool of extremely hot air is about to sweep across Australia, challenging records and lifting fire danger ratings in a number of states and territories.
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NSW BOM forecast shows heatwave conditions for large areas of the state with temperatures into 40s

09:05 EDT
The first major heatwave of the season is about to hit New South Wales with temperatures expected to climb into the high-30s and mid-40s over the next few days.
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Wednesday November 25, 2020

Adelaide coronavirus cluster and forecast hot weather create 'perfect storm' at city beaches

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With Adelaide , beachgoers are being warned to be both water- and COVID-safe.
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First 'possible' tropical cyclone of the season

12:57 EDT
For the first time this season, the Bureau of Meteorology is monitoring a low pressure system that may develop into a tropical cyclone inside Australia's area of responsibility.
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BOM warns a heatwave is on the way in lead-up to summer

11:42 EDT
It is still a few days out from the official start of summer, but the heat is set to ramp up this week and residents are being urged to heed health warnings.
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Monopoly Community Relief edition to shine a light on towns doing it tough in 2020

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An outback Queensland town says having a spot on a new Australian edition of the boardgame Monopoly is like "winning a Gold Logie".
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Tuesday November 24, 2020

December rain more likely as MJO looms

17:10 EDT
After an exceptionally dry November for most of Australia, there are signs that wet weather could ramp up as we head into December under the influence of the Madden-Julian Oscillation.
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Queensland BOM forecast predicts fast and furious thunderstorms for south-east

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Homeowners are being warned to brace for another series of destructive storms with damaging winds, heavy rain and hail this afternoon across south-east Queensland.
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Monday November 23, 2020

Queensland BOM forecast predicts more cyclones than usual this year due to La Niña warming Coral Sea

16:49 EDT
More than four tropical cyclones are likely to form in the Coral Sea this summer, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has predicted.
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Rehabilitated platypuses released in NSW Mid-North Coast, but conservationist call to protect habitat

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Devastated first by bushfire and then the drought, five platypuses on the NSW Mid-North Coast have beaten the odds and survived one of the most devastating periods of environmental degradation.
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Severe storms hitting NSW: will they reach Sydney?

15:48 EDT
A line of dangerous showers and thunderstorms is moving over NSW, with a severe storm warning issued for some central and western parts of the state, including Sydney.
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Aurora australis and bioluminescence captured together in 'magnificent' light show

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Photographers around Tasmania were treated to a spectacular light show overnight ? both in the sky and in the water.
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Storm cell picks up sheds, tears off section of roofs in Alfredton, Ballarat

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A wave of wild weather crossing Victoria, in the form of a trough that brought thunderstorms and substantial rainfall, damaged roofs and brought down fences and trees across Ballarat and some other parts of western Victoria.
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Hot end to spring in Australia

12:43 EDT
An intense late-spring heatwave will sweep across Australia during the final week of November, challenging maximum temperature records for this time of year in some places.
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Rare rainfall double as Victoria drenched

12:24 EDT
Two unusual things happened overnight in Victoria.
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Sunday November 22, 2020

A stormy start to the week for much of NSW

16:25 EDT
Widespread storms are possible for a large portion of New South Wales on Monday.
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Warm morning a taste of what's to come in Adelaide

12:21 EDT
In the midst of a hot spell, cloud cover and a hot airmass over South Australia caused some locations to have their warmest morning for a while.
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Saturday November 21, 2020

Wet relief for Darwin

14:00 EDT
The Wet Season is not officially here but an interlude of storms over the coming few days will bring some relief to the unrelenting humid heat, as well as a much needed top up to the local water supply.
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Nature's fireworks light up Western Australia

13:53 EDT
Over a quarter of a million lightning strikes have lit up the skies overnight over northern parts of WA as a trough deepens over the region.
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Preparations begin for extreme summer weather with calls for volunteers to get in early

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Few Sydneysiders know what it is like to live in a land of drought, fire and flooding rains better than the residents of St Albans.
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Friday November 20, 2020

16-degree temperature difference in Sydney suburbs on Friday: Why?

15:20 EDT
At 2 pm on Friday, most parts of western Sydney were baking in temperatures of 36 or 37 degrees.
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Bonnie Rock locals in WA Wheatbelt ready to fight for historic Beringbooding water tank

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A small community in Western Australia's Wheatbelt is fighting to preserve a tank capable of holding 10 million litres of rainwater, describing it as a vital source of water security and part of the state's history.
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Perth's wettest November on record

10:34 EDT
Perth is going to register its wettest November in records dating back to 1876, even though the second half of the month might be completely dry.
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Thursday November 19, 2020

How the ABC produced the Mt Resilience Augmented Reality experience to explore a way of living with big weather and climate change

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At the end of 2019, a town called Paradise in California signed a Green Chico Deal to rebuild their town to be carbon neutral and sustainable after it was completely destroyed by wildfires.
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What happened to La Nina?

14:29 EDT
La Niña has been underway in the Pacific Ocean since September and continues to gain strength.
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Canberra faces increased grass fire risk, power outages and allergic reactions this summer thanks to La Niña

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The wet spring season might have eased the threat of serious bushfires over coming weeks for Canberra, but La Niña is throwing up different challenges for the Territory.
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Scorching temperatures for first day of SA lockdown

11:37 EDT
South Australia's first day of lockdown due to a coronavirus outbreak will be accompanied by soaring temperatures and blustery winds in the eastern half of the state.
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Two Young Nomads (Meg and Ollie Clothier) spend honeymoon as caretakers on drought-affected farms

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It's been a honeymoon with a difference for South Australian farmers Meg and Ollie Clothier.
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Queenslanders to swelter in extreme weekend heatwave with temperatures predicted to hit more than 40C

16:06 EDT

Queensland is bracing for punishingly hot conditions to hit the state with a heatwave forecast in the coming days.

BOM's outlook suggests a wet summer. But never rule out fire

15:50 EDT

Summer is set to be wet, according to the official outlook from the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM).