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Friday April 3, 2020

Tropical Cyclone Harold came and went

18:31 EDT
Australia's seventh named tropical cyclone of the season formed on Thursday, shortly before passing out of the country’s area of responsibility.
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BOM rain outlook is good news and the Darling River is flowing, but beware the wintery blast

18:20 EDT
It is raining over large parts of the south-east, there is finally a good rainfall outlook after years of drought, and there is a flood of water heading down the Darling River.
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Thursday April 2, 2020

Weather forecasts are not immune to COVID-19

13:19 EDT
The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) is concerned about the impact COVID-19 is having on international weather forecasts and climate monitoring.
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Australian agriculture bounces back to life as BOM heralds wet start to 2020

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Parts of eastern Australia have seen the wettest start to a year in nearly a decade, sending agricultural production bursting back to life.
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Wednesday April 1, 2020

Another wet month for parched Murray-Darling Basin

15:54 EDT
For the first time since 2017, the Murray-Darling Basin has just had back-to-back months with above average rain.
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Rainy days ahead for southeastern Australia

11:02 EDT
Rain and thunderstorms will spread across southeastern Australia during the next four days, before some of the coldest weather so far this year brings a dusting of early-season snow in the alps.
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Primary producers in Central Queensland plead for infrastructure upgrade over flood-prone May Downs Road

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Fed up primary producers in central Queensland are demanding the upgrade of a key road that is regularly ravaged by floods.
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Tuesday March 31, 2020

BOM weather radar in Rainbow, western Victoria, goes online, filling gap in national network

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A gaping hole in the national weather radar network has finally been filled, with the Bureau of Meteorology's new installation at Rainbow in western Victoria going online today.
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NSW bushfire season draws to a close

12:07 EDT
Today marks the end of the 2019/20 bushfire season in NSW, drawing the curtains on the state's most devastating season on record.
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Monday March 30, 2020

Wintry weather on the horizon for southeastern Australia

12:05 EDT
Rain, thunderstorms, damaging winds, snow and hail could all affect southeastern Australia during the second half of this week.
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Sunday March 29, 2020

Wetter autumn ahead for western and southern Australia

12:53 EDT
Active northwest cloud bands may bring above average rainfall over the next few months across large areas of western and southern Australia.
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Windy and wet in Victoria as thunderstorms develop

12:43 EDT
A trough and front currently moving across southern parts of the country should trigger showers and thunderstorms, with some storms in parts of Victoria likely to be severe.
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Saturday March 28, 2020

Is summer over in Perth yet?

14:24 EDT
After unseasonably hot days in Perth this week, cooler temperatures bring relief with more autumn-like weather over the weekend.
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Wettest March in 9 years for Alice Springs

13:20 EDT
Thanks to a spell of rain earlier in the month, March 2020 will be Alice Springs' wettest since 2011.
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Coronavirus crisis elicits fresh look at the future of diseases, medicine and climate change

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As humanity branches out further across our interconnected and warming world, we are putting ourselves at risk of encountering new diseases.
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Friday March 27, 2020

Mass bleaching confirmed in Great Barrier Reef

14:31 EDT
Aerial surveys have confirmed the Great Barrier Reef is experiencing its third mass coral bleaching event in five years.
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Thursday March 26, 2020

Coronavirus sparks fears Victorians will go without heating this winter

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Community welfare groups in Victoria fear families will go without vital heating and electricity this winter amid the fallout of the coronavirus emergency.
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Coronavirus could make weather forecasts less accurate

12:02 EDT
The effects of COVID-19, widely referred to as Coronavirus, have been far reaching in recent months.
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Queensland farmers looking to goats to turn a profit in tough times

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Once considered a pest, goats are an animal some outback Queensland farmers are turning to for a profit in tough times.
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Wednesday March 25, 2020

Late-season heat hits Perth

22:08 EDT
Thursday is forecast to be Perth's hottest day this late in the season for seven years.
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Hotter weather brings more stress, depression and other mental health problems

18:01 EDT
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Stormy weather could extend into April for NSW

11:57 EDT
Parts of NSW are likely to see thunderstorms on multiple days during the final week of March, with models suggesting that more wet and stormy weather could be on the cards in the first week of April.
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Will coronavirus get worse as winter sets in?

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The jury is still out on how much the weather is or is not influencing COVID-19, but a bad flu season on top of the current health crisis is the last thing we need this winter.
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Tuesday March 24, 2020

Wet and stormy weather looms for parts of eastern Australia

11:50 EDT
Showers and thunderstorms will affect parts of NSW and Queensland during the next few days, with some places likely to see severe storms.
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Rain provides lifeline for honey producer after drought and bushfires

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After months of prolonged drought, followed by devastating bushfires, vital rain has rescued a New South Wales farmer's honey production after a barren 2019.
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Coronavirus pub closures devastate drought and bushfire-affected communities

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Communities devastated by bushfire and battle-hardened by drought have now bid farewell to their one old faithful — their local pub.
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Monday March 23, 2020

Perth's frequent hot March days

22:45 EDT
Perth is on track to register its highest number of 30 degree days in March for nine years.
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Tasmanian landscape photographer Nick Monk on capturing sunrise and sunset on camera

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Even from isolation, the simple pleasure of a beautiful sunrise or sunset can still be enjoyed.
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Sunday March 22, 2020

Showers and storms strike Queensland's tropical coast

13:34 EDT
Over 50mm of rain has fallen in parts of the Queensland North Tropical Coast with more rain forecast in the coming days.
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Chilly days for Melbourne

12:32 EDT
After a flashback to summer earlier this week, the next few days could not be more different for Melbourne.
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Ten years on, the great Perth hail storm of 2010 remains WA's most expensive natural disaster

Audience submitted image 11:37 EDT
Monday March 22, 2010, started like any ordinary early autumn day — it was warm, the sun was out, winds were light.
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Coronavirus crackdown fails to snare NSW couple after 'extraordinary' journey to Arctic Russia

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They're 66 and 82, but that didn't stop Wendy Morrison and Alan Smith travelling to a place not a single foreign tourist had been before.
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Desert frogs resurface after months — and sometimes years — underground waiting for rain

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It might be a leap of faith for some to learn that frogs are one of the most common species in the arid deserts of Australia.
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For Mumbai's slum-dwellers, climate change is slicing away the haves from the have-nots

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In the dry season, Usha's tin roof traps the heat inside her shack until she feels like she is baking.
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The beasts that beat the drought: Camels sought after for meat, milk and cheese

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Camels have long been seen as pests, but a small and dedicated group of advocates is pushing for an export market to make good use of the beasts' unique attributes.
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Saturday March 21, 2020

Cool change brought to Sydney

15:47 EDT
After reaching a top of 35 degrees in Sydney's CBD on Friday, a late cool change provided some relief, with the cooler weather looking to stick around over the coming week.  Sydney Obs Hill recorded their warmest March day in 13 years on Friday, with the city reaching a maximum temperature of 35.0 degrees at about 4pm.
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Still summer in Perth

13:18 EDT
Perth will experience a lingering summer this week, with all of the next 6 days forecast to exceed 30 degrees.
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Friday March 20, 2020

Sydney sweats amid late-season heat

11:22 EDT
Temperatures will reach the mid-thirties across the Sydney Basin on Friday, with the city forecast to have one of its warmest days on record for this late in autumn.
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Thursday March 19, 2020

Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide all top 30 degrees

16:44 EDT
For only the sixth time in 133 years of records, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney have all reached 30 degrees on the same day this late in the season.
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Warm and windy day in southeastern Australia

11:58 EDT
Vigorous high-level winds will surge across southeastern Australia during the next 48 hours, causing potentially damaging gusts in mountain areas of SA, Victoria and NSW.
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Wednesday March 18, 2020

Dry end to March tipped for much of northern Australia

16:14 EDT
Most of northern Australia is expected to have a relatively dry end to March with little sign of the monsoon returning in the next fortnight.
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Coronavirus heralds return of bushfire mantra to support local business

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Just as people were encouraged to and bring their empty eskies to bushfire-ravaged communities, the importance of supporting local businesses in regional areas is again being emphasised.
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Tuesday March 17, 2020

Perth's wettest March in seven years

22:22 EDT
Perth is having its wettest March in seven years after heavy showers soaked the city on Tuesday.
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Coronavirus self-quarantine 'nothing to worry about', and other advice from farmers

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Cathy Carson knows a thing or two about preparing for extended periods of isolation.
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Why the night sky is never completely dark

11:29 EDT
The dark side of the Earth is never completely dark because Earth's upper atmosphere glows at night.
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Monday March 16, 2020

Satellite captures sunset storms building over WA outback

22:09 EDT
As the sun was setting in Western Australia on Monday evening, the Himawari-8 satellite captured images of a line of thunderstorms building over the state's Goldfields and Eucla Districts.
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Cotton's poor public image troubles industry as concerns over water grow

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The cotton industry is having a long, hard look at itself.
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Murray-Darling Basin socio-economic review finds growing sense of hopelessness

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There is a growing sense of hopelessness within communities across the Murray-Darling Basin, where people no longer feel confident in their future, according to an independent panel.
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Drought, water prices and mechanisation force dried fruit producers out of industry

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Tony Loffler has been on his Pyap property in South Australia's Riverland for more than 30 years.
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Wet start to 2020 in the Blue Mountains

15:11 EDT
Parts of the Blue Mountains in NSW are having their wettest start to a year in 44 years.
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Tropical Cyclone Harold came and went

18:31 EDT

Australia's seventh named tropical cyclone of the season formed on Thursday, shortly before passing out of the country’s area of responsibility.

BOM rain outlook is good news and the Darling River is flowing, but beware the wintery blast

18:20 EDT

It is raining over large parts of the south-east, there is finally a good rainfall outlook after years of drought, and there is a flood of water heading down the Darling River.

Weather forecasts are not immune to COVID-19

13:19 EDT

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) is concerned about the impact COVID-19 is having on international weather forecasts and climate monitoring.