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Tuesday September 28, 2021

Severe storms ramping up on Wednesday

15:43 EST
Wednesday will be the first big day in a three-day outbreak of widespread rain and severe thunderstorms across Australia's eastern and southeastern states.
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What makes a thunderstorm severe?

12:20 EST
While all thunderstorms cause lightning and thunder, only a small proportion of the storms we see in Australia are considered severe.
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Australian Antarctic Division prepares to drill million-year-old ice core to understand ice age shift

ABC image 07:28 EST
The Australian Antarctic Division is preparing for what it says will be its most ambitious expedition season, as it chases the world's first million-year-old ice core sample.
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How a desperate idea in the drought became a way to bring cuddles during COVID

ABC image 05:45 EST
In the depths of the drought, having already endured three bone-dry years with no end in sight, the Dennis family needed to find a way to earn "an income of some description".
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Northern Victoria prepares for a soaking with a month's worth of rain expected this week

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Residents in northern and north-east Victoria are being told to get ready for a week of wet weather with some areas in the region expected to get a month's worth of rain in just a few days.
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Monday September 27, 2021

BOM says southern Queensland forecast includes rain, hail and strong winds for this week

ABC image 22:00 EST
Wet days, strong winds and even hail are possible across southern Queensland this week as a low-pressure trough over central Australia moves east.
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Wild weather forecast as eastern states prepare for first taste of summer storms

21:22 EST
It is set to be a wild end to the week as potentially severe storms and widespread, heavy rainfall descends upon eastern Australia.
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It could rain in every Aussie capital city this week

16:13 EST
Several rain-bearing systems aligning over Australia this week could see rain falling in the official gauge of every state and territory capital city.
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Eastern Australia's biggest storm outbreak of the season

12:37 EST
The first significant rain and thunderstorm outbreak of spring will affect eastern and southeastern Australia this week.
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Today looks like the last decent day, so here's our 2021 snow season wrap

10:23 EST
The 2021 season snow is not dead quite yet, with lifts still spinning at four resorts – Mt Buller, Falls Creek and Mt Hotham in Victoria, plus Perisher in NSW – but the weather this week will turn ugly from a snow perspective, with several days of rain from about Tuesday onwards.
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Sunday September 26, 2021

More rain for southern WA

15:18 EST
A low pressure system is generating a series of cold fronts that are likely to affect WA later this week.
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Spring rains are coming

10:13 EST
The best spring rain in a decade is expected to fall over agricultural districts of New South Wales and Victoria this week.
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Saturday September 25, 2021

A perfect recipe for wet weather

17:22 EST
The stage is being set for an outbreak of wet and potentially severe weather over southeast Australia next week.
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Frigid Friday falls into Saturday in Tasmania

11:44 EST
After strong winds and low-level snow lashed Tasmania on Friday, you’d think that Tasmanians had earned a day off from extreme weather.
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Tasmania's flurry of snow will slowly retreat to higher elevations

ABC image 05:59 EST
Elevated areas of Tasmania were blanketed in snow overnight, but snowfalls in central Hobart that had been hoped for did not come to pass.
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Friday September 24, 2021

Rain and storms returning to eastern, southeastern Australia

16:18 EST
After a run of relatively dry and at times showery weather in recent weeks, a more substantial outbreak of rain and thunderstorms will sweep across Australia eastern and southeastern states next week.
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Be very grateful the AFL Grand Final is not being played in Melbourne this Saturday

14:13 EST
We should all be grateful that the 2021 AFL Grand Final between the Melbourne Demons and Western Bulldogs is being played at Optus Stadium in Perth rather than at the MCG, because Melbourne's Saturday weather does not look good.
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Tasmania prepares for snowy evening with flurries expected as low as 100 metres

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Tasmanians are bracing for wintry weather in spring as an icy blast of air moves through the state on Friday and into Saturday, with a possibility of snow down near sea level.
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Furious Friday in TAS, VIC

10:43 EST
Tasmania and parts of Victoria are going to cop a blast of damaging winds today, with showers, thunderstorms and low-level snow all on the cards.
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Thursday September 23, 2021

Why does the date of the equinox change some years?

16:24 EST
It's the Southern Hemisphere's vernal (or spring) equinox today, which means the sun sat directly above the equator early this morning, giving roughly equal amounts of day and night in most parts of the world – but why does the date of the equinox differ by a day or so each year? They don't change the date of New Year's Day or your birthday.
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Strongest wind in 10 years blasts parts of Tasmania

12:38 EST
The weather station at the top of kunanyi / Mount Wellington clocked its strong wind gust in a decade on Thursday morning, with more dangerous wind on the way for all of Tasmania.
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As autumn approaches here's why we see more spiders in our houses and why wasps are desperate for sugar

11:52 EST
The tell-tale signs that autumn is here are clear to us; the days are getting shorter and the temperature is decreasing.
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Wednesday September 22, 2021

Could snow reach sea level in Tassie on Friday night?

15:47 EST
After a blast of cold and windy weather earlier this week, another strong cold front is about to send shivers across southeastern Australia and deliver snow to very low levels in Tasmania.
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The moment when confused Victorian skiers feel the earthquake

11:15 EST
As you no doubt know by now, a magnitude-5.8 earthquake shook a large part of southeastern Australia just after 9 am on Wednesday morning, with a magnitude-4 tremor afterwards.
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Earthquake felt across southeastern Australia

10:56 EST
Ground shaking was felt across a large area of southeastern Australia on Wednesday morning amid a series of earthquakes centered near Mansfield in eastern Victoria.
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Queensland records wild day of weather with extremes of fire and sleet

ABC image 06:28 EST
Queenslanders have faced extremes of fire and sleet during a wild day of weather that delivered the state's coldest September day in half a decade.
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Tuesday September 21, 2021

Darwin's hottest September day on record

16:10 EST
Darwin just had its hottest September day on record and its hottest day for any month in two years.
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Hands up who loves heavy spring snowfalls?

11:50 EST
Heavy snow has fallen overnight in the Victorian High Country and Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, with lighter falls at much lower elevations.
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Strong likelihood of 'Perthfect' weather for first ever AFL Grand Final in the west

10:38 EST
The 2021 AFL Grand Final between the Melbourne Demons and Western Bulldogs at Optus Stadium in Perth this Saturday evening should be an absolute cracker, and we're not just talking about the footy.
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Last blast of winter grips Queensland, bringing strong, dry winds and plummeting temps

ABC image 07:19 EST
A blast of winter weather is returning to much of Queensland as the tail of a low-pressure trough that developed in the Tasman Sea whips a hole in the spring warmth.
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Severe storms ramping up on Wednesday

15:43 EST

Wednesday will be the first big day in a three-day outbreak of widespread rain and severe thunderstorms across Australia's eastern and southeastern states.

What makes a thunderstorm severe?

12:20 EST

While all thunderstorms cause lightning and thunder, only a small proportion of the storms we see in Australia are considered severe.

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