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Sunday October 22, 2017

Storms strike southwest WA

11:43 AEDT A complex low pressure system has has brought widespread showers and thunderstorms to southwest WA overnight and into Sunday morning, storms producing more than 50,000 lightning strikes.
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Saturday October 21, 2017

Storms closing in on Perth, scattering across WA

14:06 AEDT Thunderstorms are nearing Perth and will scatter across much of inland Western Australia this weekend, bringing useful rain but also threatening the region with damaging winds.
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Another Soaking for Brisbane

09:37 AEDT After receiving October's monthly rainfall total in the past seven days Brisbane is set to see a further 10-20mm today.
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Friday October 20, 2017

Sydney ends record dry spell

15:41 AEDT Sydney's record-breaking dry spell has come to an end as the heaviest rain in at least 2-3 months soaks parched parks and gardens across the city.
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Spring seesaw swings in Victoria

15:00 AEDT Temperatures have plunged by more than 10 degrees across Victoria today after warm and stormy weather targeted the state on Thursday.
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Thursday October 19, 2017

Early-season deluge continues in Queensland

14:41 AEDT Unusually heavy October rainfall continues to soak eastern Queensland as records tumble along the state's North Tropical Coast.
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Will a tropical cyclone take your name this season?

12:10 AEDT The official start of Australia's tropical cyclone season is now less than a fortnight away.
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Wednesday October 18, 2017

Rain on the way for NSW

14:59 AEDT A band of rain and thunderstorms will sweep across NSW at the end of this week, delivering the best falls in 4-5 months for some areas.
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October rainfall records doubled in Queensland

10:23 AEDT It has been a remarkably wet October in parts of Queensland, with some areas receiving seven months worth of rain during the last two and a half weeks.
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Tuesday October 17, 2017

Flooding rain continues in Queensland

17:03 AEDT Heavy rain and thunderstorms will continue to inundate parts of central Queensland during the middle of this week.
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Thunderstorms to intensify over northern Australia, research finds

16:25 AEDT Thunderstorms are expected to become more intense over Australia's tropics in the future, according to a new research paper published this week.
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Monday October 16, 2017

Ex-Hurricane Ophelia bearing down on Ireland

15:25 AEDT The remnants of Major Hurricane Ophelia will cause destructive wind, heavy rain and a storm surge when it hits Ireland on Monday.
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Queensland: Dry one month, soaking the next

13:45 AEDT Widespread rain and thunderstorms are beginning to make up for Queensland's driest start to spring in 14 years.
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Sunday October 15, 2017

Darwin simmers into summer

15:08 AEDT The slow build of heat from what is supposed to be the cool Dry Season continues for the tropical capital, with October so far being the sixth consecutive month of above average daytime temperatures.
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Big winds to strike southwest WA

14:46 AEDT Residents of Western Australia's southwest, including Perth, are urged to prepare for a burst of potentially damaging winds which are due on Monday.
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Saturday October 14, 2017

Southwest WA still chilling

13:32 AEDT Southwest Western Australia is still experiencing some winter-like nights, and it's October.
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Friday October 13, 2017

Warm air heading south

16:36 AEDT Spring warmth will sweep across southern Australia during the next week, causing a number of places to see their highest temperature since early autumn.
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Parts of Queensland brace for heaviest rain since Cyclone Debbie

12:26 AEDT A week of rain and thunderstorms are about to soak central and eastern Queensland, delivering the heaviest rain since Cyclone Debbie in some areas.
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Thursday October 12, 2017

Healthy rain dampens parched Murray-Darling Basin

16:27 AEDT The best rain in 6-12 months has dampened soils across parts of the parched Murray-Darling Basin during the past 24 hours.
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Wednesday October 11, 2017

Rain returning to NSW

15:02 AEDT Thirsty soils across parts of NSW are enjoying some welcome rainfall this month.
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Record spring dry spell in Sydney

09:36 AEDT Sydney has just experienced its longest spring dry spell on record.
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Tuesday October 10, 2017

What is an average cyclone season?

11:55 AEDT Australia is expected to see a near-average number of tropical cyclones this season, which would be more than the last few years.
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Sydney's record spring dry spell

10:03 AEDT Sydney is one day away from registering its longest spring dry spell on record.
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Monday October 9, 2017

Destructive Sunday night in Tibooburra

11:46 AEDT A violent thunderstorm produced a wind gust of 159km/h in northwest NSW on Sunday night.
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Sydney's spring dry spell

11:03 AEDT Sydney is having its longest spring dry spell in 29 years after showers managed to evade the city's rain gauge this morning.
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Sunday October 8, 2017

Rainy start to the school term for NSW students

12:59 AEDT After a spell of dry and sunny days during the NSW school holidays, students will return to school in overcast and wet conditions.
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Difficult conditions ahead for the World Solar Challenge

11:18 AEDT This year's race will test the best pioneers and engineers from across the globe, with less than desirable weather conditions.
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Saturday October 7, 2017

Wettest October in three years for the NT

17:02 AEDT A series of slow-moving low pressure troughs has led to significant rainfall across the Northern Territory during the first week of October.
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QLD's convection selection

13:16 AEDT The thunderstorm season is definitely upon us as southeast QLD gets set for an electrified week.
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Friday October 6, 2017

Sydney to finally receive a bit of rain

12:18 AEDT With Sydney not having received a drop of rain since mid September, some welcome falls are on the cards for the end of the weekend.
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Thursday October 5, 2017

Spring snow on the downward slope

17:10 AEDT Spring snowmelt is ramping up in Australia's alps, although this season's snowpack is not giving up without a fight.
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Warm night in Melbourne

11:18 AEDT Melburnians just slept through their balmiest night in six months.
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Wednesday October 4, 2017

Rain returning to parched Murray-Darling Basin

12:18 AEDT Rain is likely to affect around 80 per cent of Australia during the next week as October starts to make up for a record-dry start to spring in the Murray-Darling Basin.
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Tuesday October 3, 2017

Dry and warm September in NSW

16:56 AEDT A spell of unusually dry and warm weather that gripped NSW during winter has spilled over into the start of spring.
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Record-October rain in eastern Queensland

12:18 AEDT Parts of eastern Queensland received more than three months worth of rain on Monday during the season's first soaking.
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Monday October 2, 2017

First significant rainfall in months for Darwin

15:05 AEDT After months of no rainfall, Darwin finally saw its first significant falls yesterday with 14.6mm falling before 9am this morning.
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A soggy start to the week for eastern QLD

10:11 AEDT It has been a long time between drinks for the parched state of Queensland, but finally some places will see a solid soaking.
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Storms strike southwest WA

11:43 AEDT A complex low pressure system has has brought widespread showers and thunderstorms to southwest WA overnight and into Sunday morning, storms producing more than 50,000 lightning strikes.

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