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Monday June 17, 2019

Heavy rain hits Sydney

13:11 EST
Sydney was drenched by its heaviest rain in three months on Monday.
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Winter storms soak southeast Queensland

11:42 EST
Out-of-season thunderstorms brought more than 100mm of rain to parts of southeast Queensland during the last 24 hours.
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Glimmer of hope for some NSW farmers as agricultural production plummets

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As much of New South Wales continues to battle drought, farmer Anthony Nicholls counts himself as one of the lucky ones.
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Sunday June 16, 2019

Soggy Sunday for Sydney

12:24 EST
Sydneysiders awoke to a soggy morning on Sunday as an offshore low pressure trough drove showers through the basin.
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Change on the cards for southeast Queensland

12:09 EST
In the southeast of Queensland, some unseasonable warmth has lingered around for the past couple of days, however these conditions aren't expected to last.
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Saturday June 15, 2019

Wet conditions persist for western TAS

13:50 EST
A band of persistent cold fronts is continuing to drench parts of western Tasmania, while eastern TAS remains in a rainfall deficit.
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The difference a little cloud makes

09:56 EST
Some towns in New South Wales have woken up to wildly different morning temperatures thanks to a cloudband over the northeast.
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Polar night falls on Antarctica's Davis Station but expeditioners keep bright outlook

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The 18 expeditioners at Antarctica's Davis Station have farewelled the sun and won't see it again for five weeks.
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Friday June 14, 2019

Record June warm spell in Sydney

20:53 EST
Sydney experienced an unprecedented run of June warmth this week.
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Natural snow depth takes a hit

11:48 EST
Warm air and rain have taken a toll on Australia's natural snow depth during the last week.
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Aurora australis: Where to view the southern lights and how to photograph them

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If you've spent any time at all on a social media, chances are you've stumbled across some serious #TravelInspo in the form of swaths of ethereal-looking green and pink lights in the night sky.
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Thursday June 13, 2019

Port Beach buildings on verge of collapse in Fremantle after storms erode Perth coastline

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The City of Fremantle has started dumping tonnes of sand in front of buildings teetering on the edge of collapse into the ocean, after recent storms severely eroded the beach and much of the dunes at Port Beach.
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A second soaking for southern NSW

16:47 EST
A slow-moving low pressure trough left some healthy falls across southern New South Wales yesterday.
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Lambs orphaned by drought gifted handknitted jumpers to survive the long winter nights

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As temperatures plummet, farmers and their flocks are feeling the cold and none more so than tiny lambs left orphaned due to the effects of drought.
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Snow Outlook

12:32 EST
After a few days of no snowfall, what does the next week look like and will there be any significant falls? Whilst the upcoming week will bring a few flurries of the white stuff, unfortunately no really significant falls are expected.
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Wednesday June 12, 2019

Frontal deluge for South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania

15:06 EST
A significant rain-bearing cold front, currently situated over the eastern parts of South Australia and western Victoria, is slowly making its way over the southeastern parts of the country, bringing the best June rainfall in decades to some stations.
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Does the sky protect the Earth and if yes, then how? Curious Kids

13:49 EST
Does the sky protect the Earth and if yes, then how? - Saskia, aged eight, Estonia.
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Britain is in the middle of a drought - so how come there's flooding?

12:17 EST
Parts of the UK had more than a month's rain in one day on Monday June 10.
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Unseasonable winter warmth for QLD

12:10 EST
Parts of inland Queensland have had a few toasty winter days.
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Significant rain for desperate South Australian farmers, but many missing out

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Heavy rain has fallen over parts of South Australia, providing desperately-needed relief for some of the state's farmers — but unfortunately some areas have missed out.
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Queensland farmer spends $800,000 carting water as drought ravages key salad-bowl regions

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A horror summer season has seen fruit and vegetable growers in Queensland go to extraordinary lengths to grow crops.
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Australia's winter crop forecast to jump 20 per cent says national forecaster ABARES

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Australia's winter crop will jump 20 per cent after a drought-ravaged season last year, according to the national forecaster.
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Tuesday June 11, 2019

Hay shortage prompts farmers to pay big money at clearing sales

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Hay prices have hit record levels and, as the national supply continues to shrink, there is hot competition for fodder in unconventional markets such as clearing sales.
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Heat in the east brought about by cold front

12:18 EST
A spell of above-average daytime heat is expected across New South Wales this week, particularly on Wednesday.
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Rain for the south

11:21 EST
Rain is on the way for parts of South Australia and Victoria tomorrow as a frontal system crosses the south.
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Cricket's Duckworth-Lewis method: how to work out who wins when rain interrupts

10:46 EST
When both teams involved in a one day international cricket match have their full allocation of overs, the team scoring the most runs is the winner.
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Queensland firefighters worry about bushfire season as time runs out for hazard reduction

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With undergrowth thriving after heavy rain, firefighters in Queensland say hazard-reduction burns in parts of the state are almost impossible to carry out.
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Monday June 10, 2019

WA weather sees storm relief finally on the way for Perth, but not before one last pounding

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The third storm front in four days has smashed into Western Australia, bringing winds in excess of 100 kilometres per hour and driving rain, and whipping up dangerous surf along the coast.
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More winter wind

12:51 EST
A frontal system moving across the south of the continent brought another period of strong winds to coastal South Australia and Victoria last night.
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Brisk winds bring in cooler air for the Capital

12:33 EST
A severe weather warning for damaging winds was issued by the Bureau of Meteorology today for southeastern parts of NSW, including the nation's capital, Canberra.
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Hiker killed by 'freak accident' lightning strike in Scottish Highlands

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A 55-year-old woman has died after being struck by lightning in a "freak accident" while hiking through a mountain range in Scotland.
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Sunday June 9, 2019

Wild winter weather sees Perth beaches eroded, as destructive winds, thunderstorms forecast

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A severe weather warning has been issued for WA's South West, with winds of up to 100 kilometres per hour, thunderstorms and possible hail expected, following a weekend of heavy rain which has been welcomed by farmers.
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Crochet obsessive's temperature blanket a year-long labour of love

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This yarn is about a woman who is crocheting a blanket that records the temperature on each day of the year.
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Australian Alps snow forecast

12:49 EST
Conditions across the Australian Alps are likely to deteriorate from this afternoon and into tomorrow, with the best conditions in the next week looking to be Tuesday 11th June.
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A hazy day for Sydney's west

12:32 EST
Fog mixed with smoke from hazard reduction burning has caused the air quality in Sydney this morning to be rated poor in some parts.
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Saturday June 8, 2019

Golden bowerbirds' building prowess helps scientists monitor climate change, and alarm bells are ringing

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They chirp, whistle, buzz, bob and dance, and male bowerbirds are among the best architects and decorators in the bird world.
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From natural disaster comes art — creatives face fire, flood and drought trauma head-on

Audience submitted image 18:50 EST
Natural disasters can be absolutely devastating, and how people heal after disaster differs from person to person.
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Winter rains set in on WA

13:46 EST
Yesterday's passing cold front saw many parts of southern and central WA experience their wettest day yet for this year.
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Sydney fog blankets city causing flight delays, diversions

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A thick fog blanketed Sydney this morning, causing flights delays and some diversions.
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Thick fog impacting Sydney

06:23 EST
Fog has become widespread across Sydney and very thick in some areas early this morning, causing travel headaches.
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Friday June 7, 2019

Welcome rain in parts of WA

19:49 EST
Geraldton has seen more rain during the last 24 hours than the last nine months combined.
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Storm pounds Perth and southern WA amid warnings of more wet weather to come

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A strong cold front has swept through the southern half of Western Australia overnight, delivering strong winds and heavy rainfall.
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Calls for freight subsidies as 500,000 Barkly cattle trucked out in 'emergency' destocking

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The Northern Territory cattle industry is calling for Federal Government assistance as drought-stricken Barkly pastoralists face millions of dollars in "emergency" destocking costs.
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Warmth returning to Australia's southeast

12:01 EST
Unseasonably warm air will return to southeastern Australia during the next several days, ending the region's chilly start to winter.
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Good night's sleep means resisting temptation to reach for extra blanket, expert says

09:08 EST
Dropping temperatures have eased many Australians into winter in recent weeks, but despite the chilly nights, a sleeping expert warns that people might want to reconsider that extra blanket.
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Water stations may help koalas survive ongoing drought and heat events, research finds

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Water stations could reduce heat stress and other effects of ongoing drought and extreme weather events on koalas and other animals, new research has found.
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Thursday June 6, 2019

Weather shock as Perth and WA set to be hit with one of the year's most powerful storms

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A succession of powerful storms is set to deliver the kind of rainfall Western Australia typically experiences only once or twice during winter, with the worst of the severe weather expected over the weekend and Monday.
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Wet weather looms for parched WA

17:17 EST
A series of cold fronts will bring welcome rain to parts of Western Australia during the next five days.
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The Pentagon is defying Donald Trump to protect its bases from climate change

14:56 EST
Without the American Midwest, the world would not have Aretha, the Jacksons, Motown, or the road trip.
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Wild weather and poor prices means tricky start to Queensland's sugarcane crushing season

ABC image 06:25 EST
A summer of flooding in some regions and drought in others, along with a sustained low global sugar price has tempered industry expectations as the 2019 sugarcane crush begins in Queensland.
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Weather News

Heavy rain hits Sydney

13:11 EST

Sydney was drenched by its heaviest rain in three months on Monday.

Winter storms soak southeast Queensland

11:42 EST

Out-of-season thunderstorms brought more than 100mm of rain to parts of southeast Queensland during the last 24 hours.

Glimmer of hope for some NSW farmers as agricultural production plummets

06:16 EST

As much of New South Wales continues to battle drought, farmer Anthony Nicholls counts himself as one of the lucky ones.