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Saturday September 21, 2019

Warm September night for Tasmania ahead of front

13:25 EST
Tasmania just had a very warm September night, the second night in a row that minimum temperatures across the state were reporting well above average.  Warm air from mainland Australia has filtered down to the southeastern parts of the country, forced further south by strong winds from the interior associated with an approaching cold front.
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Low making a warm, windy, stormy mark on southeastern Australia

12:37 EST
A low pressure system and associated front are crossing New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania today bringing strong winds, rain, thunderstorms and high temperatures.
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Friday September 20, 2019

Barnaby Joyce says he sent 'an awful lot' of special drought envoy reports to PM

18:49 EST
The Federal Government's former special drought envoy, Barnaby Joyce, says he sent "an awful lot" of reports to the Prime Minister about issues relating to drought-affected communities, during his appointment.
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Remote NSW Darling River town expected to run out of raw water within days

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A council in far west New South Wales has started trucking water to a remote Darling River town that is expected to run out of raw water within days.
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Mammatus after a warm night in Melbourne

13:59 EST
Unusual clouds have appeared over Melbourne for the second time in as many weeks, following the city's warmest night in at least four months.
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Barnaby Joyce yet to produce a single report from his time as drought envoy

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Barnaby Joyce hasn't prepared a single report on the drought despite having been appointed the nation's special drought envoy more than a year ago.
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Alpine property in hot demand despite climate change worries

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Alpine real estate is getting more expensive at Australian ski resorts, despite concerns that climate change will diminish natural snowfalls.
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Thursday September 19, 2019

We want to learn about climate change from weather presenters, not politicians

20:56 EST
One of the great paradoxes of climate change communication in Australia is that politicians command the most attention on the issue, yet are among the least trusted sources of climate information.
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Drought-affected farmers struggling to rebuild after fires in NSW

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Much-needed support is rolling in for drought-affected farmers hit by a massive bushfire burning in northern New South Wales.
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Stradbroke Island bushfire rages ahead of school holiday population boom

17:53 EST
A large bushfire is continuing to burn on North Stradbroke Island, off Brisbane, ahead of an expected influx of school holiday visitors.
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This week's rain just a drop in Sydney's dams

16:43 EST
A wet start to the week did little to boost the Sydney's water storage levels, according to a report released by Water NSW on Thursday.
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Early season fire weather hits South Australia

12:58 EST
Parts of South Australia are experiencing their most intense September fire weather in more than a decade on Thursday.
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Drought-affected farmers hit hard as freak hailstorm wipes out crops in NSW hinterland

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Farmers struggling to cope with the drought are desperate for rain, but in northern New South Wales they have instead been hit by a severe hailstorm, which has wiped out a number of crops.
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Wednesday September 18, 2019

Asthma sufferers urged to stay indoors as South Australia braces for damaging winds and dust

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Asthma sufferers are being urged to stay indoors tomorrow as the state braces for potentially damaging winds and dusty conditions.
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Rain reaches parts of western NSW but no real relief for farmers battling drought

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Rain has fallen in some parts of western NSW but farmers in the most critically dry areas have been left disappointed after failing to receive a single drop.
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Welcome rain in eastern NSW

09:50 EST
The heaviest rain in 1-3 years has fallen in parts of eastern NSW during the last couple of days, prompting a flood watch in parts of the lower Hunter and Central Coast.
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Sisters build their Hereford dream despite drought and study challenges

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Sisterly bonds are one of life's most precious relationships and any number of things can strengthen them.
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NSW wild weather brings surprise snow to Goulburn and Blue Mountains, and heavy rain for Sydney

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The east coast of NSW is in for a day of wild weather, with heavy snowfall in some areas causing significant delays on major roads.
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Tuesday September 17, 2019

Storms sweep across southern Queensland bringing welcome rain to Gold Coast hinterland

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Several storm cells have moved across Queensland's southern inland on Tuesday afternoon, bringing a small amount of rain and numerous lightning strikes across many areas, including existing fire grounds.
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Severe storm threat in NSW, QLD

16:39 EST
Thunderstorms are moving through northeast NSW and southeast Queensland this afternoon, prompting warnings in some areas.
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Bogong moth tracker rolls out as failed migrations put pressure on pygmy possum

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A new online tool has been launched to help monitor bogong moth numbers in what is shaping up to be a crucial season for both their migration and a food source for the critically endangered mountain pygmy possum.
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WA braces for hot spring weather as blast of early heat hits the Goldfields

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It is not just Perth feeling the exceptionally early burst of spring warmth, with central parts of Western Australia sizzling in record-breaking heat this past week.
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Snow falls in Canberra region after hot spring day that reached 25 degrees

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Canberrans awoke to widespread snow on Tuesday morning that blanketed the surrounding region and delayed highway traffic.
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Broken Heel Festival celebrates diversity and inclusion in outback and regional Australia

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Twenty-five years since The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert shone a light on homophobia in the outback, the landscape has changed in regional Australia.
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How did it snow so low in NSW and the ACT?

08:20 EST
  Snow fell to low levels in NSW and the ACT overnight, with a few flakes even reaching Canberra.
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ABARES forecasts four-year low for farm production amid drought and trade wars

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Drought and the US-China trade war will knock the value of Australia's farm production to $59 billion this year, its lowest level for four years, according to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).
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Monday September 16, 2019

Extreme weather wipes a possible $750 million off upcoming WA grain harvest

ABC image 18:43 EST
Two weeks of extreme weather causing frost and heat damage have wiped $750 million off Western Australia's upcoming grain harvest, a new report says.
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Fire danger in NSW, QLD on Tuesday

17:31 EST
A fire weather warning has been issued for parts of southeast Queensland on Tuesday, with challenging fire weather also on the cards in northeast NSW.
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The drought is now so severe it is biting in even the greenest corners of the country

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Farmers along Australia's normally green eastern coast are reeling from the worst drought they have ever seen and face a tough summer if it doesn't rain in the next few months.
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Cold, wet and windy weather looms for eastern NSW

11:47 EST
Sunshine and spring warmth will be replaced by rain, snow and blustery wind in parts of NSW during the next two days.
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Sunday September 15, 2019

Don't count on Sydney's sunshine to stick around

15:53 EST
It was an aptly named Sunday today, with temperatures reaching 28 degrees in the city, and hitting 30 degrees for western Sydney.   A very weak seabreeze and increasing cloud will keep the temperatures up overnight, with the eastern suburbs looking to only drop to 16-to-18 degrees overnight.  On Monday, it will be another warm one.
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Proper cold change crossing southern Australia

09:05 EST
This time of year is notable for its big weather swings and this week is no exception with some places in the south of the country expected to cool by as much as 15-20 degrees in 24 hours.
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Crickets are the answer for farming family struggling with drought

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When beach volleyball player Zachery Schubert began a degree in nutrition, he did not expect to emerge as a cricket farmer.
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Saturday September 14, 2019

Kalgoorlie Warmth

15:48 EST
For those that like the heat, it's been a good couple of days in Kalgoorlie.
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Queensland's early bushfire season prompts call for emergency plans in suburbia

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After fires tore through parts of Queensland in an earlier-than-expected bushfire season, emergency services are warning of the growing threat to suburban backyards as the weather gets hotter and drier.
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Rain on the way for NSW

09:34 EST
Widespread showers look to develop early next week, giving some parched parts of New South Wales a needed drink.
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Friday September 13, 2019

Fear of drought, flood and fires leads farmers to plea for urgent action on climate change

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Extreme weather variabilities have farmers like Robert Lee, who has just watched more of his cattle leave for greener pastures, on edge.
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Smoke lingering in northeast NSW

14:41 EST
Smoke continues to drift across northeast NSW after a week of active bushfires.
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Queensland's bushfire emergency uncovers reluctant hero firefighter

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Ballandean rural firefighter Aaron Cox — whose viral photo captured the hearts of Queenslanders following a horror bushfire emergency — says he's glad the image gave people an avenue to thank the wider firefighting community.
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Drought-stricken NSW farmer moves chickpea crop to area of Queensland ravaged by flood

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A farmer from drought-stricken New South Wales is set to reap the rewards of a risky move to plant his crops more than 1,200 kilometres away and take advantage of floods up north earlier this year.
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Thursday September 12, 2019

Wool market back in the black as Eastern Market Indicator lifts by record $1.70 a kilogram

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The embattled Australian wool market is back in the black after the Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) gained a record $1.70 a kilogram this week.
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Decent mid-September snow base in the alps

16:59 EST
Parts of the Australian alps are enjoying one of the best late-season snow bases of the last two decades.
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Barramundi fail to breed in Daly River as researchers report 'lowest catch on record'

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Recognised as the premier barramundi fishing location in the Northern Territory, the Daly River has seen fishers bereft of their beloved baby barramundi throughout the dry season.
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Trampoline tossed through roof as winds leave trail of damage in southern Tasmania

ABC licensed image 14:00 EST
A trampoline pierced the roof of a Hobart home after being picked up by strong winds in southern Tasmania overnight.
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Wave-like clouds appear over Melbourne

13:28 EST
A rare cloud formation appeared over Melbourne on Thursday morning, stunning onlookers across the city.
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Wednesday September 11, 2019

Windy night ahead for Tasmania

15:01 EST
A cold front will cross Tasmania on Wednesday night, bringing a burst of wind and rain that could cause damage in some areas.
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As bushfires worsen and towns dry up, fighting fires is becoming almost impossible

ABC image 13:24 EST
Fighting bushfires is only going to get more difficult for country towns close to running out of water.
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Spring chill hits Cape Yorke Peninsula

11:37 EST
Weipa registered its lowest spring temperature in 25 years on Wednesday morning as cold air spreads across Queensland.
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Hit for Six report demands new protections for cricketers at all levels playing in extreme heat

08:51 EST
Extreme summers in Australia are forcing some cricket associations to change playing conditions to deal with the heat.
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Tuesday September 10, 2019

Days soon longer than nights in Australia

15:55 EST
  The spring equinox is less than two weeks away, meaning days will soon be longer than nights in Australia and the southern hemisphere.
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Warm September night for Tasmania ahead of front

13:25 EST

Tasmania just had a very warm September night, the second night in a row that minimum temperatures across the state were reporting well above average.  Warm air from mainland Australia has filtered down to the southeastern parts of the country, forced further south by strong winds from the interior associated with an approaching cold front.

Low making a warm, windy, stormy mark on southeastern Australia

12:37 EST

A low pressure system and associated front are crossing New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania today bringing strong winds, rain, thunderstorms and high temperatures.

Barnaby Joyce says he sent 'an awful lot' of special drought envoy reports to PM

18:49 EST

The Federal Government's former special drought envoy, Barnaby Joyce, says he sent "an awful lot" of reports to the Prime Minister about issues relating to drought-affected communities, during his appointment.