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Monday August 19, 2019

Fog covers Brisbane, delaying flights and suspending CityCat services

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Heavy fog blanketed much of South East Queensland this morning, with forecasters labelling it the thickest cover seen all year.
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Sober in the Country: Rural health advocate Shanna Whan fights to save farmers from self-medicating with alcohol

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The drought is pushing more farmers to drink, but one woman has campaigned tirelessly to raise awareness of the unspoken costs of alcohol abuse and misuse in the outback.
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Cold snap sends shivers across southern Australia

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A mass of cold polar air caused rain, hail and snow across multiple states and territories during the weekend, with more wintry weather on the way in the coming days.
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NSW Nationals leader John Barilaro says 'green tape' hindering water security amid drought crisis

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NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro says he does not care "if a few frogs have got to die" if it means the state has long-term water security.
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Sunday August 18, 2019

Wet and windy week ahead for Tasmania

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Australia's southernmost state is about the feel the brunt of the Roaring Forties, with a run of cold fronts lining up to deliver wild weather.
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Avalanches prompting more snow-goers to understand winter risks

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A snowboarder says he is lucky to be alive after being buried in an avalanche in the New South Wales snowfields, just days after receiving avalanche training.
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Wintery chill for Perth

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Those in Perth will have woken up to a chilly one this morning, with the cities' temperature falling to a cool 3 degrees overnight in the wake of Friday's strong cold front.
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How an ancient trade is helping one of SA's oldest farming families survive the big dry

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Holowiliena Station in the Flinders Ranges is in the grip of one of the worst droughts of its 167-year history.
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Saturday August 17, 2019

Perth hit by cold front, bringing snow to Stirling Range in south

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Western Australia's South West has been lashed by heavy rain and strong winds, with a cold front blanketing the mountain peaks of the Stirling Range in snow.
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Western Australia rain, snow and frost

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A strong cold front delivered at least some rain to most central and southern districts of WA, except for Eucla, over the last 24 hours.
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Quick change for Canberra

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You'd be forgiven for thinking that summer was making an early start in Canberra at the moment, but that's all about to change.
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Friday August 16, 2019

Stubborn snow in central NSW

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Snow is still sitting on the ground in parts of central NSW today, five days after it stopped falling from the sky.
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Cotton crops return to northern Australia amid dire drought in traditional growing zones

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While Australia's traditional cotton growing regions struggle to get any of the crop planted due to drought, a slumping sugar price and demand for reliable irrigation areas for the fibre is spurring new interest in growing it in the tropics.
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Cold snap looms for southeastern Australia

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Another burst of wintry weather will cause showers, thunderstorms, blustery winds and low-level snow in southeastern Australia from this weekend.
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Thursday August 15, 2019

Trains deliver water to drought-affected NSW coal mines to keep production going and save jobs

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Trains carrying 725,000 litres of water a day are the latest weapon to keep a drought-affected mine in inland New South Wales in production and keep jobs secure.
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Wool growers suffer as trade war crashes prices, drought bites

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Australian wool producers are among the first to experience the full pain of the US-China trade war.
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Queensland drought-ravaged community needs request in writing for government help

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Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has vowed she will not allow families to run out of drinking water during a visit to the drought-ravaged Granite Belt, but the opposition says she should have acted sooner.
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Putting last week's alpine snow into a historical context

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Snowy Hydro have released their latest natural snow depth measurements for the Snowy Mountains.
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Heaviest snow in years expected over WA's Stirling Ranges this weekend as cold blast hits

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There will be a flurry of excitement atop the mountain peaks of southern Western Australia after Bureau of Meteorology forecasters confirmed a massive dumping of snow is due on Saturday.
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Wednesday August 14, 2019

'It was like a Christmas tree, all lit up': Bushfires in northern NSW have already taken four homes this winter

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A woman who lost her house in the bushfires in northern New South Wales this week believes it ignited when embers from a tree about 300 metres away blew onto her roof.
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Wet week in Western Australia

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Wet and stormy weather will affect a large area of Western Australia this week.
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Temperatures see-saw in NSW

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Temperatures are bouncing back across NSW after last week's cold snap, although more wintry weather is on the way for parts of the state.
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Tuesday August 13, 2019

Snowfall event across regional NSW leaves lambs dead but orchards ready for strong spring

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As weekend snow melts away across regional New South Wales, farmers and agriculture experts are assessing the pros and cons of the freezing weather conditions on their land and livestock.
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Snow lingering in central NSW

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Snow was still visible across parts of central NSW on Tuesday afternoon.
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Rare lightning near the North Pole

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Lightning was detected near the North Pole on the weekend in a rare display of polar thunderstorms.  A number of lightning strikes occurred within 500 kilometres of the North Pole on Saturday, according to the U.S.
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Townsville flood aftermath: Resident's relentless mould battle six months after monsoon event

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Six months after Townsville's massive flood event, life is still a long way from normal for some residents.
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Yuendumu in Central Australia at 'severe risk' of running out of water

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The largest remote Aboriginal community in Central Australia is rapidly running out of drinking water.
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Snow at the footy? Just how unusual was last weekend's weather?

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Many Australians have just shivered through a cold weekend of wintry weather, with widespread snowfall across Victoria and parts of New South Wales.
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Princes Park tree which fell and killed Melbourne woman was inspected one month ago

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A hundred-year-old tree which struck and killed a woman in Melbourne's inner-north had been inspected by the local council one month ago.
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Monday August 12, 2019

Kangaroos in the snow

17:26 EST
A video of Kangaroos jumping across a snow-covered paddock in NSW on the weekend has gone viral around the world.
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Snow lingering after wintry weekend

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A big area of snow is still on the ground in central NSW as temperatures struggle to bounce back after the weekend's icy blast.
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Successful Mingoola refugee settlement program on hold as African families move away

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It was hailed as a success for invigorating a dying country town, struggling to cope with its ageing population.
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Sunday August 11, 2019

Relentless weather from Tropical Storms in Japan and China

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Tropical Storm Krosa is expected to make landfall over Japan in the coming days, this occurring after China was impacted by another Tropical Storm, Lekima, a few days ago.
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Victoria cold weather blankets towns in snow, forces closures on 'treacherous' roads

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Heavy snow, freezing temperatures and "treacherous driving conditions" have forced road closures across Victoria, as the state shivers through its third day of an extreme cold snap that has blanketed towns in snow.
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Louth Races attract thousands but it's a bittersweet pilgrimage as the drought bites

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On the eastern side of the Darling River in outback New South Wales — literally the 'back o' Bourke' — you'll find a town with a tiny population that inflates to the thousands one race weekend every August.
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Windy weekend wrap-up

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The southern and southeastern parts of the country have been lashed by persistent, at times damaging and even destructive winds in places during the last four days.  Starting earlier this week; Thursday saw South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria experience the first in series low pressure systems, low pressure troughs and cold fronts.
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Divers brave freezing temperatures during plunge in icy Tasmanian lake

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As the rain poured down amid freezing conditions in Tasmania yesterday morning, most Tasmanians stayed snuggled up in bed.
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Saturday August 10, 2019

BOM forecasts 'Antarctic winds' for NSW weekend as towns receive first snow in decades

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Residents just 90 minutes out of Sydney have woken up to fresh snowfall this morning, and the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) is forecasting a weekend of extreme winter conditions.
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Cool running for Sydney's City2Surf

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It will be a cool and breezy start for the runners of the 49th City2Surf.
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Seals and eagles witness Maatsuyker Island lighthouse keepers' engagement

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On Maatsuyker Island the day begins at 5:30am when the caretakers brave the icy winds to check the weather.
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Golf club closures loom as memberships plummet to lowest level in 20 years

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Almost 100 golf clubs across the country are on the brink of financial collapse following two decades of declining memberships.
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Snowflakes dust eastern NSW

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Residents in elevated eastern parts of NSW woke to find a few inches of snow on Saturday morning, thanks to the many cold fronts and cold-air systems that are are still crossing the southeastern parts of the country.
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Friday August 9, 2019

BOM warns NSW to brace for worse weather as strong winds tear roof off Newcastle nursing home

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Gale-force winds have torn the roof off a nursing home near Newcastle, as dangerous weather continues to wreak havoc across parts of NSW.
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What is thundersnow and how does it happen?

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Snow and thunder storms are forecast for parts of south-east Australia as a deep polar low moves across the region.
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Driver decisions, not dust storm, to blame for fatal head-on truck crash near Truro, SA Police say

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Police have criticised motorists who continued to drive in "zero" visibility during Thursday's dust storm on the Sturt Highway, after a fatal head-on truck crash claimed two lives.
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BOM weather warning for Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia as winds and snow hit

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A woman has died and a child is in a critical condition after destructive winds in Australia's south-east sent a tree falling onto a car on the Black Spur, north-east of Melbourne.
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Mixed blessings for Channel Country graziers as floodwater brings strong season for some but leaves others desperate

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Floodwaters that crippled North Queensland's cattle industry have turned the Channel Country further downstream into a landscape of dramatic contrasts.
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Townsville flood repair delays leave hundreds displaced six months on

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Living in a hotel for six months while waiting to be resettled has given Bronwyn Creedy an insight into an alternate reality.
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Mount Barker Springs woman rescued after becoming trapped in flooded creek for 40 minutes

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A woman has been rescued from a "wildly rushing" flooded creek after being trapped in the water for about 40 minutes, clinging onto a tree branch to stay afloat.
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Season-saving snow hits the alps

14:52 EST
More than half a metre of fresh snow has accumulated in parts of Australia's mainland alps during the last two days, with more on the way.
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Fog covers Brisbane, delaying flights and suspending CityCat services

17:19 EST

Heavy fog blanketed much of South East Queensland this morning, with forecasters labelling it the thickest cover seen all year.

Sober in the Country: Rural health advocate Shanna Whan fights to save farmers from self-medicating with alcohol

11:59 EST

The drought is pushing more farmers to drink, but one woman has campaigned tirelessly to raise awareness of the unspoken costs of alcohol abuse and misuse in the outback.

Cold snap sends shivers across southern Australia

11:53 EST

A mass of cold polar air caused rain, hail and snow across multiple states and territories during the weekend, with more wintry weather on the way in the coming days.