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Wednesday April 21, 2021

How does fog affect mining?

16:10 EST
As the days get shorter and the temperatures begin to drop ahead of winter, fog becomes an imminent risk for mine site safety and operations.
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The thunderous roar of half a metre of Far North Queensland rain

15:12 EST
You're lucky there's no volume on this video because Barron Falls, about 40 minutes inland from Cairns on the Atherton Tableland, would give your eardrums a serious pounding.
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Sub-zero temps in five states, as Tassie dips to minus 7.4

10:48 EST
Winter is definitely on the way in southern Australia, with temperatures dipping below zero in parts of Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania, South Australia and the ACT overnight.
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Charleville commemorates 31 years since devastating 1990 flood

ABC image 02:27 EST
It was something Colin McDonald never thought he'd see.
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Flooding rain lashes Far North Queensland, prompting dozens of emergency calls

ABC image 00:58 EST
Heavy rain is continuing to lash parts of Far North Queensland with emergency services attending dozens of jobs overnight.
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Historic WA early settler weather journals set to help understand climate change

00:23 EST
Weather journals kept by Australia's early settlers, detailing daily observations decades before official record keeping began, are expected to shed light on weather variability in one of the world?s climate change hotspots.
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Tuesday April 20, 2021

Is that sleet or snow in Victoria, and what's the difference?

17:21 EST
Light snow is falling in southern parts of the Victorian Alps on Tuesday evening, in the wake of the cold front that moved through Melbourne around the middle of the day.
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You might see more than just stars in the sky tonight

15:33 EST
Looking up to the sky tonight? Well, you might see more than just stars.
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Cold blast crossing southeastern Australia

13:26 EST
Weather warnings have been issued in parts of Tasmania and Victoria, with a cold front expected to bring low-level snow and damaging winds to some areas on Tuesday.
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Melbourne weather: Cold front crossing Victoria bringing rain and possible hail to city and regions

07:15 EST
Temperatures around Melbourne have dropped more than 5 degrees Celsius in 90 minutes as a gusty cold front moves across the state.
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Rain drenches parts of Far North Queensland, with more forecast later this week

ABC image 05:58 EST
Roads have been cut and rivers have burst their banks in parts of Far North Queensland, as heavy rain continues to drench the region.
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Monday April 19, 2021

NSW floods break 120-year-old rain records during March rain event, BOM says

ABC image 22:56 EST
The entire New South Wales coast experienced its wettest week ever during last month's floods, according to a (BOM).
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Dung beetles dig in to rejuvenate Queensland grazier's drought-ravaged land

ABC image 21:48 EST
After introducing thousands of dung beetles to her property, a Queensland grazier is seeing incredible results.
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Rainfalls of up to 300mm as Far North Queensland placed on flood watch

ABC image 21:15 EST
The Bureau of Meteorology has warned parts of Far North Queensland could expect daily rainfall totals of up to 300 millimetres in coming days.
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Can bad weather really cause headaches?

13:29 EST
We all know somebody who claims they can predict the weather with their body.
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A month's rain in a day and more on the way

12:05 EST
Queensland's North Tropical Coast has copped a soaking over the last couple of days, with some places picking up their entire monthly average in just 24 hours.
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Budgies transform Red Centre into a sea of green and gold

ABC image 09:01 EST
Waterholes in the Red Centre have been transformed into a lush oasis for Australia's iconic green and gold budgerigar.
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Sunday April 18, 2021

Smell of smoke across Adelaide CBD and suburbs blamed on burn-off in hills

ABC image 23:22 EST
Residents across parts of Adelaide have awoken to the smell of smoke, with a burn-off in the Adelaide Hills believed to be the cause.
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Soggy week ahead for parts of QLD

13:41 EST
A moisture laden trough will linger across northern and eastern Queensland through the week to come, resulting in large rainfall accumulations.
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Super Typhoon Surigae threatening the Philippines with dangerous surf, rain and winds

13:08 EST
Super Typhoon Surigae, as it was named by the JTWC, has strengthened and is looming over the Philippines.
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Saturday April 17, 2021

Drought-addled mining town Mount Morgan, where water tastes like dirt

ABC image 23:30 EST
As parts of Queensland revel in the liquid gold brought by La Niña, a mother in a former mining town pours water left in a glass back into a plastic bottle.
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How two men helped keep the flood-prone town of Goondiwindi dry for 65 years

23:12 EST
Residents of Goondiwindi didn't run for higher ground when floodwaters reached major levels in the Macintyre River this month.
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Unseasonably chilly winds to bring showers, even highland snow to Australia's southeast

13:55 EST
Much of the coming week or so looks like staying cooler than average in Australia's southeast due to the passing of frequent fronts which also bring the chance of snowfalls to the peaks.
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Rain returns to northeastern NSW

12:19 EST
Following a bone-dry week across the northeastern quadrant of New South Wales, rain developed over the region on Friday evening courtesy of a trough.
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Autumn break a strange affair as wild weather brings rain to east and west coasts while centre stays dry

ABC image 02:22 EST
A cyclone on one side and flooding rains on the other has set up an unusual autumn break for the far east and west this year.
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Friday April 16, 2021

Record cattle prices may slow national herd recovery as farmers struggle to restock

ABC image 21:23 EST
Record cattle prices are making it hard for producers trying to restock and may put the brakes on the national herd's drought recovery.
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What is the rare "atmospheric river" hitting Antarctica?

09:25 EST
Did you ever wonder where Tropical Cyclone Seroja went after racing off Australia's south coast on Monday? Much like its jostle with Tropical Cyclone Odette to the northwest of Australia late last week, which Seroja undeniably won, the remnants of Seroja encountered another low pressure system as it darted over the Southern Ocean on Monday.
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Cyclone Seroja disaster relief payments extended in WA's Mid West after hundreds of homes hit

ABC image 08:31 EST
The federal government has announced a disaster recovery payment and allowance for people affected by Tropical Cyclone Seroja is being extended, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison toured the cyclone-struck region.
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Cyclone sees Australian Defence Force sent to Northampton in WA to help residents rebuild

ABC image 07:42 EST
The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has been sent to Western Australia's Mid West region to help thousands of people get back on their feet after Tropical Cyclone Seroja carved a path of destruction through the state.
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Tables turn for BlazeAid volunteer after floods tear through his Mid North Coast farm

ABC image 05:08 EST
After volunteering for BlazeAid for more than 12 months since the 2019?20 bushfires tore through his community, Bowraville farmer Bryan Watts has found himself on the other side of the fence following the recent floods.
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Cyclone-hit banana farmers say they requested wage subsidies in March, contrary to Mark Furner's comments

ABC image 02:15 EST
A disaster-hit grower who hosted Agriculture Minister Mark Furner on his flattened banana farm says the MP's claims he was unaware of requests for wage subsidies are wrong.
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Thursday April 15, 2021

Emergency water to cost ratepayers $70k per week, as they seek solutions

ABC image 04:53 EST
Frustrated Mount Morgan residents want a long-term solution to their dwindling town water supply in central Queensland, as carting water is costing the region's ratepayers $70,000 a week.
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How does fog affect mining?

16:10 EST

As the days get shorter and the temperatures begin to drop ahead of winter, fog becomes an imminent risk for mine site safety and operations.

The thunderous roar of half a metre of Far North Queensland rain

15:12 EST

You're lucky there's no volume on this video because Barron Falls, about 40 minutes inland from Cairns on the Atherton Tableland, would give your eardrums a serious pounding.

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