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Sunday September 20, 2020

Festival of lightning across inland QLD and NSW, and it's not over yet

14:33 EST
A broad low pressure trough lingering over eastern inland Australia has led to widespread thunderstorms on Saturday, bringing the wettest September day in years for several places.
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Cloud cover causes cosy morning in Victoria

14:10 EST
Extensive cloud from a low pressure system has blanketed much of the southeast bringing about the warmest morning for some places in Victoria since earlier in the year.
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Saturday September 19, 2020

Broken Hill cops a drenching with half of all last year's rainfall falling in just 20 minutes

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Dry outback towns in the New South Wales far west have been drenched with their heaviest rainfalls in recent years including Broken Hill, hit with unusual flash flooding.
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Northern Territory September rain and thunderstorms

13:12 EST
A low pressure trough has drawn in tropical moisture and spread it across northern parts of the Northern Territory, resulting in significant September rain and a few storms.
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Wet Corners Country

12:32 EST
A low pressure trough has brought significant rain to the usually very dry bordering region between South Australia, New South Wales, and Queensland.
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Record rain has South Australian outback stations rejoicing as SES warns of flash flooding

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Rainfall records have been broken in South Australia's far north as wet weather sweeps across the state.
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Sheree Klaproth and Belinda McMahon drive thousands of kilometres around Queensland to photograph storms

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There's something majestical about the power of an Australian thunderstorm as it amasses extraordinary atmospheric pressure before unleashing its terrifying beauty.
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Friday September 18, 2020

Wintry weekend in southwestern Australia

17:19 EST
It's going to be a cold, wet and windy weekend in southwestern districts of Western Australia, with thunderstorms and small hail likely in some areas.
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Severe thunderstorm outbreak in the outback

14:19 EST
Severe thunderstorms will develop over outback areas of South Australia, Queensland, NSW, and Victoria during the next two days, with heavy rain, large hail, destructive wind, and tornadoes all possible.
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Seeds that survived drought hot commodity for new Gloucester Seed Savers group

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Failing gardens were a common sight in the New South Wales town of Gloucester last summer as water supplies dried up in the drought.
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Thursday September 17, 2020

Outback rain looms as Pacific Ocean moisture drifts over Australia

14:50 EST
Parts of central Australia could see a season's worth of rain during the next few days as the country gets a taste of the developing La Niña conditions in the Pacific Ocean.
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Sydney sweating ahead of gusty cool change

13:57 EST
Sydney is having its warmest day in six months, although a blustery cool change is on its way up the NSW coast.
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Bulk grain facility at CQ Inland Port processes first shipment paving way to lower freights cost for farmers

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The first 100 tonnes of chickpeas have christened a new $18.5 million bulk-grain handling facility at the CQ Inland Port at Yamala near Emerald, which is expected to save farmers thousands of dollars in freight costs.
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Wednesday September 16, 2020

BOM forecasts weekend of tropical weather as complex low to bring widespread rain

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Its border might still be closed, but Australia's south-east is set to get a taste of Queensland this weekend as a complex low pressure system moseys across the continent bringing tropical moisture, rain and storms.
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Our planet just had its third-warmest June to August on record

16:17 EST
It's no wonder Australia just had one of its top 10 warmest winters on record, with new data showing that our planet just registered its 3rd warmest June-to-August period in 141 years of records.
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Droughtmaster bull Rondel Whiskey sets price record of $160,000 at auction

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Western Queensland bull Rondel Whiskey has officially become the most expensive Droughtmaster to be sold at the Central Queensland Livestock Exchange near Rockhampton.
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Tuesday September 15, 2020

Australia's snow season past its peak

17:45 EST
It's now safe to say that Australia's 2020 snow season has passed its peak, with the natural snow depth dropping by over half a metre in the last fortnight.
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New Rockhampton stadium site criticised over flood risk

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Plans to build a sports stadium near Rockhampton's Fitzroy River have been criticised, with the proposed site in a known flood zone.
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Monday September 14, 2020

Rain on the way for multiple states

16:20 EST
Widespread rain and thunderstorms will affect some of southern, central and eastern Australia towards the end of this week and early next week.
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What is a hurricane storm surge, and why is it so dangerous?

16:00 EST
Of all the hazards that hurricanes bring, storm surge is the greatest threat to life and property along the coast.
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How to interpret a rain forecast

10:26 EST
Figuring out if and how much it's going to rain can be confusing, so here's a simple guide on how to interpret a rainfall forecast.
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Sunday September 13, 2020

Showery weekend for southeast South Australia

15:26 EST
A trough extending from Western Australia down into Tasmania, with an associated cold front, brought healthy rainfall totals to southeastern parts of South Australia from Friday to Sunday morning.
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Wife of Queensland man Lukas Orda, missing from sunken ship Gulf Livestock 1, begs for search to continue

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The wife of Queensland veterinarian Lukas Orda, who went missing when the livestock ship he was working on capsized off the coast of Japan, has made an emotional plea for search efforts for possible survivors to be expanded and resumed full time.
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Northern Territory could see higher-than-average rainfall this wet season

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The Top End can expect an early relief to the hot and humid build-up period, with the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting higher-than-average rain in October.
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Heavy rain tumbles down over Victoria

11:44 EST
A broad low pressure trough crossing the southeast has brought heavy rain to parts of Victoria, with widespread totals exceeding 25mm.
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Cracks emerge in push for promised Wamberal revetment wall on NSW Central Coast

08:49 EST
Cracks are emerging in plans to address the severe erosion that has homes on the brink of collapse on the New South Wales Central Coast.
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Saturday September 12, 2020

Warm night for South Australia

14:17 EST
A large swathe of South Australia had a well above average night on Friday night due to warmth being drawn southward by a broad low pressure trough, while the system also brought clouds and the odd shower in the far south.
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La Nina set to bring more cyclones to WA's north, but extra rain is unlikely to help the south-west

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La Nina, the climate driver that typically brings enhanced rainfall to Australia, has been in the spotlight lately as it edges closer to reaching its threshold this spring.
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Warm then wet for southeastern Australia

11:18 EST
Heat is expected to briefly build during the middle of next week across the southeast of the nation, courtesy of a low pressure trough.
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Festival of lightning across inland QLD and NSW, and it's not over yet

14:33 EST

A broad low pressure trough lingering over eastern inland Australia has led to widespread thunderstorms on Saturday, bringing the wettest September day in years for several places.

Cloud cover causes cosy morning in Victoria

14:10 EST

Extensive cloud from a low pressure system has blanketed much of the southeast bringing about the warmest morning for some places in Victoria since earlier in the year.