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Saturday July 11, 2020

Big waves approaching the east and west

14:21 AEST Large swells and waves are approaching both the east and west coasts of Australia this week as two strong systems build over the open ocean.
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Healthy winter rain for southwest Queensland and western NSW

12:11 AEST A slow-moving trough brought tropical moisture to dry parts of southwest Qld and western NSW on Friday and Saturday, resulting in record July rain for some areas.
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Friday July 10, 2020

Australian snow update

14:43 AEST Australia's alps are having their slowest start to a snow season in five years according to the latest natural snow depth readings taken this week.
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Thursday July 9, 2020

Severe weather to affect eastern NSW early next week

10:31 AEST A period of dangerous weather is likely to impact parts of eastern NSW early next week as a powerful low pressure system develops over the Tasman Sea, possibly an East Coast Low.
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Wednesday July 8, 2020

Severe weather an increasing threat for eastern Australia

13:09 AEST There are growing signs that severe weather could affect parts of eastern Australia at the beginning of next week.
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Tuesday July 7, 2020

Wet weather looms for southern and eastern Australia

12:06 AEST Widespread showers and some thunderstorms and snow will affect a broad area of southern and eastern Australia at the end of this week.
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Monday July 6, 2020

Satellite images show snowier ground in Australia's alps

17:11 AEST A welcome bout of snow at the end of last week has helped expand Australia's alpine snow cover, which has been slow to build up this season.
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Stormy night in Perth

10:39 AEST Thunderstorms caused more than 50,000 lightning strikes within a 100 kilometre radius of Perth on Sunday evening.
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Sunday July 5, 2020

Thunderstorms closing in on southwest WA

14:54 AEST A low-pressure system, accompanied by a front and troughs, is currently impacting southwestern parts of Western Australia, bringing rain, wind, and storms.
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Queensland is not getting out of cold

10:46 AEST It was hard to get up on Sunday in the southeast of the Sunshine State as the mercury plummeted to the coldest morning so far this year for many locations.
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Saturday July 4, 2020

Sparky skies over northeastern NSW and southern Queensland

13:18 AEST An active trough swept over northeastern NSW and southern Queensland on Friday, providing quite the out-of-season light show.
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Healthy overnight snowfalls greet skiers and boarders on Saturday

11:00 AEST A cold front delivered widespread 15-25cm of fresh snow to Victorian and NSW ski resorts overnight, making for a cracking start to the weekend.
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Friday July 3, 2020

Foggy start in Brisbane

09:51 AEST Thick fog shrouded Brisbane on Friday morning, prompting a road weather alert and reducing visibility to 200m in some areas.
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Thursday July 2, 2020

Low July snow unfortunate, not unprecedented

10:58 AEST The alps have entered July with around one third of their average natural snow cover up high and no snow on some lower slopes.
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Wednesday July 1, 2020

Australia enters coldest month of the year

15:55 AEST Today is the first day of Australia's coldest month of the year.
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Wintry end to the week in NSW

12:09 AEST Rain and snow will return to parts of NSW during the next few days as a pair of cold fronts pass over southeastern Australia.
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Tuesday June 30, 2020

Windy Wednesday in southern Australia

20:21 AEST Damaging winds could affect parts of South Australia on Wednesday as a cold front passes over southern parts of the state.
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Monday June 29, 2020

Perth's wettest day of the year

15:45 AEST Perth just had its wettest day so far this year as a burst of wind and rain swept over southwestern Australia.
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Snowy slopes a welcome sight in the alps

10:29 AEST Some of Australia's ski resorts enjoyed a good weekend of artificial snowmaking, with a top up of natural snow on the way later this week.
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Sunday June 28, 2020

Quite the chill in the air over Victoria

13:36 AEST Melbourne and the rest of Victoria has shivered through a very frosty morning, with a repeat scenario expected on Monday morning.
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Wet, wild, and windy in the southwest

13:22 AEST The first of a series of cold fronts to impact the southwest over the coming days has already brought large wind gusts and rainfall to Western Australia's south, with conditions expected to only worsen with the arrival of another front.
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Saturday June 27, 2020

More fronts ahead to soak the southwest

13:18 AEST Multiple fronts will sweep the southwest of Western Australia over the next few days, delivering significant rainfall and bringing damaging winds.
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Freezing in the Red Centre

12:32 AEST Alice Springs had its coldest night of the year last night dropping to -0.8 degrees celsius at 7am this morning.
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Friday June 26, 2020

Frosty weekend ahead

16:17 AEST It might be hard getting out of bed in parts of central and southeastern Australia this weekend, with widespread frost likely across multiple states and territories.
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Thursday June 25, 2020

Ocean observations declining during COVID-19

12:58 AEST The vast array of ocean observations that underpin global climate and weather forecast models is being degraded by COVID-19, according to UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission.
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Wednesday June 24, 2020

Three day deluge at kunanyi / Mount Wellington

16:13 AEST More than 300mm of rain has fallen at the top of kunanyi / Mount Wellington during the last three days, setting a new record for Tasmania's iconic mountain.
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Tuesday June 23, 2020

Australia put on La Nina watch

17:49 AEST The Pacific Ocean is showing signs that it could be shifting towards La Niña, a pattern of wind and ocean temperatures that typically boosts rainfall in large parts of Australia.
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Snow reaches northern NSW

16:27 AEST It was a cold and wintry Tuesday over inland areas of NSW, with snow even falling in some northern parts of the state.
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Monday June 22, 2020

Arctic Circle heat record possibly broken

16:06 AEST A weather station located inside the Arctic Circle registered a temperature of 38 degrees Celsius on the weekend, likely setting a new record so close to the North Pole.
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Snow possible in northern NSW tonight

13:36 AEST Light snow could fall in parts of northern NSW on Monday night and Tuesday morning, as a pool of cold air spreads across the state.
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Sunday June 21, 2020

Cold front bears down on southern WA

14:49 AEST A cold front barrelling towards southwest Western Australia will bring an end to the recent run of sunny and mild conditions.   Much of Monday will be dry and sunny across southwest parts of the state but north-to-northeast winds will increase and become strong and gusty throughout the day, ahead of the looming cold front.
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A chilly start of the week for the southeast

11:06 AEST Temperatures will plummet behind the rain on Sunday night, likely bringing the coldest morning during the coming week across much of the southeast on Monday.    The mercury is expected to drop down to 8°C in Sydney early morning on Monday, after a relatively mild morning on Sunday with 12°C.
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Big waves approaching the east and west

14:21 AEST Large swells and waves are approaching both the east and west coasts of Australia this week as two strong systems build over the open ocean.

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