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Friday June 25, 2021

Should I go to the snow this weekend? (Covid permitting)?

14:46 EST
For a few reasons, this is not the best weekend to be heading to Australia's snowfields.
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Have you ever seen a fogbow?

10:38 EST
Western Australia has been in the grip of a wintry air mass this week, causing Perth's coldest run of mornings in years, frequent fog, and even a fogbow.
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Thursday June 24, 2021

Unseasonal weather brings almost four years' worth of rainfall

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It is country that can make or break seasoned veterans; land so unforgiving that it has crippled many graziers.  But as the old tale goes, when it rains the Southern Rangelands is one of the most resplendent landscapes in Western Australia.
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Mount Morgan hopes pumped hydro scheme will fix water supply crisis

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As communities across Australia grapple with long-term water issues, a desperate town in central Queensland is hoping a pumped hydro scheme will be its salvation.
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It's raining in every Aussie state today

16:45 EST
Not many weather systems can produce rain in every Australian state and territory at the same time.
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The fascinating and slightly saucy story behind these mammatus clouds

16:32 EST
These stunning mammatus clouds were snapped this morning hovering above Rockhampton, Queensland.
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Month's rainfall in a day for thirsty towns along the Murray

13:07 EST
Rain, and lots of it, has fallen in numerous centres in northern Victoria and southern New South Wales, ahead of a cold front crossing southeastern Australia.
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Bad week for solar power, good week for wind power

13:06 EST
The combination of a thick northwest cloud band and a strong low pressure system have caused a mixed week for renewable energy production in Australia.
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Adelaide Hills woman, 82, makes lucky escape after tree splits house in half during wild weather in SA

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An elderly woman has made a lucky escape after a tree sliced her house in half, after two days of severe weather warnings across South Australia.
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Wednesday June 23, 2021

Uluru just got a new tablecloth

15:30 EST
Uluru has been shrouded by clouds and saturated with rain after Indian Ocean moisture took a journey across the Red Centre this week.
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Good drink for Murray Darling Basin while SA braces for wind

12:35 EST
Almost all of the Murray Darling Basin will see some rain this week as a northwest cloudband sweeps across southeastern Australia.
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Tuesday June 22, 2021

Negative Indian Ocean Dipole developing - here's what that means for Australia

15:00 EST
There are growing signs that much of Australia will experience unusually cold and wet weather this winter and spring, with a negative Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) emerging in recent weeks.
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Flooding in WA Stirling Range a taste of what's heading east

12:05 EST
On the 21st of May, it was all about the prospect of snow on Western Australia's Stirling Range, and the snow duly delivered too.
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How connecting with local nature helps migrants build better lives

09:40 EST
Each year in the UK, the arrival of the summer's first swifts on their perilous migrations from distant continents reminds us of the many other migratory journeys that pattern our modern world.
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West Australian farmers struggle as deluge inundates sodden crops, drowns livestock

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Significant rains flooded farmland on the south coast this week, killing livestock and potentially drowning crops.
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Atmospheric river set to deliver a deluge from coast to coast

ABC image 08:45 EST
A cold front and tropical moisture are teaming up to drag rain from coast to coast, across the desert, this week.  According to senior forecaster at the Bureau of Meteorology Sarah Scully, thunderstorms are forecast to develop on Thursday through south-west Queensland, central New South Wales and even central parts of Victoria.
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Frustrated Carnarvon growers call on WA premier to deliver on promise of flood assistance

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Four months after Carnarvon was hit by its worst flood in 11 years, frustrated growers say they are yet to see a slice of a $1 million flood fund promised by the WA premier.
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Yallourn mine operator pledges flooding solution amid state of emergency

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The owner of a coal mine closed amid flooding concerns in Victoria's east is set to present an option to the state government on how to fix the issue.
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Towns cut off on South Coast Highway after storm damages roads

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Roads between Albany and Denmark on Western Australia's south coast may remain closed for several days after flood damage, with some towns cut off entirely.
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Satellite photos, ground surveys reveal damage to heritage buildings from Cyclone Seroja

02:32 EST
Satellite images of cyclone-damaged areas are being used to assess the extent of damage to dozens of heritage-listed buildings in Western Australia's Midwest and Wheatbelt.  Cyclone Seroja, which was a category three storm, tore through a large part of the region in mid-April damaging homes as well as buildings of historical significance including churches, hotels and farm structures.
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California's rapid descent into extreme drought is a climate detective story ? and the outcome could be disastrous

01:37 EST
In the space of little more than a month California has plunged into a water crisis.
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Mining companies, irrigators competing for 145,000 megalitres of north Queensland water

00:56 EST
The Queensland government has announced plans to release 145,000 megalitres of water into the Flinders River by the end of the year, with irrigators and mining companies competing for allocations.
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Monday June 21, 2021

Indian Ocean Dipole developing off WA likely to spell wet winter and spring for much of Australia

ABC image 23:11 EST
A heavy band of cloud has been producing an unusual and out-of-season downpour over parts of Western Australia's north this week.
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Australia feels the chill of winter due to nationwide firewood shortage

21:43 EST
A crackling fire in the fireplace, smoke billowing out of the chimney, they are sure signs that winter has arrived in Australia.
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What is a northwest cloudband?

19:55 EST
Cloud, rain and thunderstorms are expected to impact a large area of Australia this week, as a northwest cloudband sweeps across the country.
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Nationwide rain on the way as southwest WA shivers

16:44 EST
A northwest cloudband will produce rain in parts of every state and territory this week as a bend in the jet stream sends a thick stream of Indian Ocean moisture across Australia.
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Bye bye wild east coast weather, hello unseasonal warmth

16:28 EST
The worst of the weather which lashed parts of the east coast, including Sydney, over the weekend and the first half of Monday is on the way out.
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Today's winter solstice marks the shortest day of the year, but expect dark mornings for a little while longer

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If you're sick of winter already, you might be pleased to know today was the winter solstice.
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It's the solstice: So is today the real first day of winter?

11:42 EST
Today is June 21, the southern hemisphere's winter solstice, which means it's the shortest day of the year across Australia.
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Former ABC weather presenter Mike Bailey dies aged 71

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Former long-time ABC weather presenter Mike Bailey died in hospital last night aged 71.
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AFL stars lift spirits for Cyclone Seroja recovery in Northampton

ABC image 05:47 EST
Northampton's weekly football match had a touch of stardom at the weekend when AFL players with ties to the Midwest town attended in the name of Cyclone Seroja recovery.
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Thousands without power, roads closed after storm batters WA's south coast

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A powerful storm has left a trail of destruction along Western Australia's south coast overnight with thousands of properties without power and towns cut off due to flooding damage.
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Sunday June 20, 2021

Severe weather week ahead for parts of SA

14:43 EST
A low and cold front will generate powerful winds, rain and storms as it marches across southern SA this week.
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Wintry blast impacting WA

13:31 EST
A pre-frontal trough, supplied by a stream of moist air from the Indian Ocean, has deposited appreciable rainfall over southwestern WA.
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The weather's effects on commercial drones may hinder their widespread use

13:11 EST
Small aerial drones are touted as a disruptive technology, with massive investment and hype surrounding their use.
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Saturday June 19, 2021

Shocker of a Saturday for most of coastal NSW

15:03 EST
Inside is the place to be if you are in coastal NSW on Saturday, or the Northern Rivers.
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Should I go to the snow this weekend? (Covid permitting)?

14:46 EST

For a few reasons, this is not the best weekend to be heading to Australia's snowfields.

Have you ever seen a fogbow?

10:38 EST

Western Australia has been in the grip of a wintry air mass this week, causing Perth's coldest run of mornings in years, frequent fog, and even a fogbow.

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