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Saturday June 6, 2020

No snow at the mo, but it's coming

14:09 EST
Whilst the long weekend normally marks the start of snow season, this year is looking a little different.
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Weather words to know for winter

10:45 EST
With winter now underway in Australia, we are starting to see more snow, hail and freezing temperatures across the country.
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Friday June 5, 2020

Clouds build over winter rain outlook

15:04 EST
There's been a substantial change in the outlook for rainfall across Australia this winter, with a reduction in the likelihood of above-average rain across much of the country.
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Rain plays a surprising role in making some restored prairies healthier than others

12:04 EST
Prairies once covered an enormous area of North America, but today have been reduced to a small fraction of this historical range.
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Thursday June 4, 2020

Grey nomads left out in the cold as sunshine state border remains closed

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Hundreds of grey nomads who usually spend winter in Queensland for health reasons are stuck at home due to coronavirus restrictions as the cold creeps up.
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Frosty mornings in southeastern Australia

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It was a cold and frosty morning across southeastern Australia on Thursday, with more freezing temperatures on the cards during the coming week.
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Irrigators, environmentalists question suspension of environmental flows from Tamworth's Chaffey Dam

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An emergency plan to shore up water security for the Tamworth region has raised the eyebrows of both irrigators and environmentalists.
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Wednesday June 3, 2020

Winter arrives in Queensland

14:04 EST
Parts of Queensland registered their lowest temperature in close to a year on Wednesday morning as the state experienced its first cold snap of the season.
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Let the shows go on: Agriculture societies in NSW Central West want coronavirus restrictions relaxed

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As coronavirus restrictions on crowds in New South Wales ease, organisers of agricultural shows in the Central West remain hopeful their events can go ahead.
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Bees starved by drought will cause crops to fail if left to die, warn Queensland beekeepers

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The Queensland Beekeepers' Association has used World Bee Day to call for a financial lifeline, warning crops will fail if starving bees don't make it through winter.
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Cucumber prices to rise as dust storm from ex-Tropical Cyclone Mangga wipes out WA crops

08:44 EST
Australian shoppers can expect to pay more for cucumbers in the coming weeks after a dust storm wiped out crops in a significant supply region.
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Cotton offering snapped up by China, but the industry predicts next season's crop could triple in size

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The smallest Australian cotton crop in 40 years has already been snapped up by China.
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Leaky pipes still in place in the outback opal-mining town that has faced repeated water shortages

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An outback New South Wales town that has repeatedly faced the prospect of running out of water will have to wait for an upgrade to its decrepit water-supply system.
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Tuesday June 2, 2020

BOM data for autumn is in and Australia has come out looking warm

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It might be hard to believe, considering how cold it has been in recent weeks, but autumn temperatures were actually slightly above average for Australia as a whole.
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Winter arrives on NSW Mid North Coast as first snow of the season hoped to entice much-needed tourists

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Right on cue for the start of winter, the first snow of the season, has fallen on the Barrington Tops on the New South Wales Mid North Coast.
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How to safely store firewood for woodfire heaters to minimise the threat of termites

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With temperatures across the Sunshine Coast set to plummet to single digits, and people preparing their woodfire heaters, what should you do if you see termites in your firewood? Is it safe to store the wood around your property, or do you run the risk of bringing termites into the walls of your home? The national architect's advisory service, Archicentre Australia, has advised that termites "can occur anywhere and anytime at any home in the country".
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Snow reaches northern NSW

13:42 EST
Snow has fallen in central and northern NSW during the last 24 hours following the first cold front of winter.
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Melbourne continues record run of rain after cold, wet start to winter

12:07 EST
Melbourne endured a cold and wet start to winter on Monday, continuing the city's wettest start to a year in 165 years of records.
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Deep cracks in Pilliga Forest caused by drought-busting rain will cost $1 million to fix

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An unusual phenomenon has destroyed access roads critical to firefighting and logging in the Pilliga Forest in western New South Wales.
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Winter arrives in Queensland as a cold snap sees temperatures nudge 0 degrees Celsius in parts

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Queenslanders have woken to a chilly morning as temperatures plummeted overnight, heralding the beginning of winter.
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Granite Belt farmers could be carting water for a third year due to ongoing drought

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There will be fewer fruit and vegetables produced in one of Australia's key growing regions again this year, due to the ongoing drought.
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Capturing the crop: Meet the fast-paced farmer and his home-made drone

06:42 EST
At speeds of up to 150 kilometres per hour, Heath Whibley darts around farm machinery and sprints across paddocks in effortless style.
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Monday June 1, 2020

Snowy start to winter

15:28 EST
A burst of cold air passing over southeastern Australia on Monday brought fresh snow to parts of Victoria and NSW on the first day of winter.
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Who had the coldest start to winter in Australia this year?

13:43 EST
Winter in Australia officially started on Monday, June 1st.
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WA's drought 'the driest the land has been in 40 years'

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Parts of Western Australia are in the grip of one of the worst droughts some pastoralists have seen in more than 40 years.
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Trees down and homes damaged as wet and windy weather hits Adelaide

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South Australia's State Emergency Service (SES) received more than 150 call-outs as strong winds and heavy rain hit Adelaide overnight and this morning.
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Outback graziers facing drought, one year after devastating floods

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Large numbers of cattle are being moved out of north-west Queensland as drought sets in one year after devastating floods.
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Sunday May 31, 2020

Clearer blue skies

12:18 EST
With considerably less aeroplanes flying over the last two months, there has been a noticeable lack of contrails they form.
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A new southerly swell to impact the NSW coast

12:15 EST
As beaches across the NSW coast slowly recover from the large, powerful and prolonged beating last weekend, the Tasman Sea prepares to stir up again and send significant energy to our shores.
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Farmers get that sinking feeling with bogged headers and soggy seeders

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There would hardly be a farmer in the country that would ever begrudge a drop of rain, but with crops ready to harvest and paddocks waiting to be sown, many have been battling to dodge the bog holes in their paddocks.
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Saturday May 30, 2020

Sound and snow

13:51 EST
Snow transforms landscapes into winter wonderlands, but it also does more than just change the visuals.
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Morning fog blankets parts of NSW and ACT

10:18 EST
Parts of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory were greeted with a thick fog on Saturday morning thanks, in part, to a slow-moving high pressure system.
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Friday May 29, 2020

Murrurundi's taps turned on in drought-ravaged town living for years on restrictions

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In a momentous day for the residents of Murrurundi in the Upper Hunter Valley, a 40-kilometre water pipeline supplying the town will be switched on today where locals have been living under the highest level water restrictions for two years.
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Severe weather in WA on Friday

10:46 EST
A severe weather warning has been issued in southwestern parts of Western Australia today, including Perth.
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There's more to the news than just coronavirus again. Have you been paying attention?

08:01 EST
From cyclones to coronavirus developments, it's been another big week of news in Australia and around the world.
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Why are sunrises and sunsets so spectacular during autumn and winter?

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Social media feeds across the country have been ablaze with the spectacular colours of sunrise and sunset in recent days.
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Thursday May 28, 2020

Wintry end to autumn in Perth

16:18 EST
A cold front will sweep over southwestern Australia during the next 48 hours, bringing a burst of wet and wintry weather in the final days of autumn.
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What would it feel like to touch a cloud?

12:13 EST
Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages.
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Bureau of Meteorology announces wet winter outlook for 2020

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There is a more than 70 per cent chance of above average rainfall for much of inland Australia this winter, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
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Wednesday May 27, 2020

Underwater 'tornado' filmed off Queensland coast

15:57 EST
An unusual sight of what appeared to be an underwater tornado was filmed off the east coast of Queensland last week.
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Cold and snowy start to winter in southeastern Australia

12:41 EST
Winter will arrive right on time in southeastern Australia this year, with a cold mass of air set to bring blustery winds, rain, and snow to multiple states on the first two days of the season.
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MidCoast Council issues warning after erosion at Old Bar Beach and Jimmys Beach following damaging surf

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Beaches on the New South Wales Mid North Coast have suffered erosion from the , prompting a warning from the local council to beachgoers.
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Newcastle surfer rides wave of the winter as powerful surf brings 5-metre waves

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Last Saturday, May 23, is now known around Newcastle in New South Wales as 'Big Saturday'.
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Tuesday May 26, 2020

Port Beach devastation may not be rebuilt after battering from ex-Cyclone Mangga storm

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The City of Fremantle is moving to permanently "retreat" buildings from Port Beach after the stretch of coastline was devastated by this week's intense WA storm.
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Perth weather to see more wind and rain ahead of WA Day long weekend, bringing an early taste of winter

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Just as a powerful weather system that brought wild conditions to Western Australia clears the state, another round of wet and stormy weather is set to hit the South West, including Perth.
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Bushfire royal commission hears that Black Summer smoke killed nearly 450 people

17:06 EST
Smoke from the Black Summer bushfires killed nearly 450 people and affected 80 per cent of the population, health experts have told a royal commission hearing.
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Sydney on track to exceed last year's rainfall in half the time

11:45 EST
Sydney is having its wettest start to a year in 19 years, putting the city on track to exceed its entire 2019 annual total by the middle of 2020.
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One of Toowoomba's busiest roads has closed for months due to flood mitigation works

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One of Toowoomba's busiest roads is closed at two creek crossings until at least August for major flood mitigation works.
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No snow at the mo, but it's coming

14:09 EST

Whilst the long weekend normally marks the start of snow season, this year is looking a little different.

Weather words to know for winter

10:45 EST

With winter now underway in Australia, we are starting to see more snow, hail and freezing temperatures across the country.