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Tuesday September 29, 2020

La Nina is here

15:29 AEST The Bureau of Meteorology has officially declared that La Niña is underway, echoing similar statements made earlier this month by climate agencies in the USA and Japan.
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From dust and despair to "the crop of a lifetime"

10:06 AEST The dramatically contrasting satellite images say it all.
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Monday September 28, 2020

Darwin's wet end to the dry season

15:05 AEST Darwin just had its wettest September in 39 years, bringing a soggy end to the 'so-called' dry season.
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Sunday September 27, 2020

A wet end for the northern dry season

13:18 AEST The Top End is experiencing the wettest September month in decades with total rainfall in some places more than five times the long term average.
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Record-breaking freeze in Queensland

11:50 AEST Much of southern Queensland has woken up to a very chilly start, with temperatures not seen this late in spring in several decades.
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Saturday September 26, 2020

Stormy September Weekend in the Southwest

12:59 AEST The southwest of Western Australia is in for a thundery weekend as a trough and low pass over the region.
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Spring snow for parts of New South Wales

11:22 AEST A vigorous cold front has blanketed parts of New South Wales with some late season snow.
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Friday September 25, 2020

Melbourne endures spring cold snap not seen for nearly 20 years

17:48 AEST Melbourne hasn't even reached 12 degrees so far today, a feat that hasn't happened this late in spring for nearly two decades.
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Cold front blasts into Sydney

17:36 AEST A powerful cold front hit Sydney late on Friday afternoon, causing damaging winds and a rapid drop in temperature.
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Spring snow in South Australia

11:19 AEST A polar air mass crossing South Australia brought a rare flurry of spring snow to the state's Mid North region on Friday morning.
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Thursday September 24, 2020

Polar air reaches Australia

20:42 AEST Satellite images capturing Thursday's last light showed a huge mass of polar air starting to spread over southern Australia.
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Wednesday September 23, 2020

Warming up in the southwest

16:45 AEST While southeastern Australia braces for a blast of wintry weather later this week, sothwestern Australia is getting an early taste of summer.
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Late-September cold snap not seen in years

13:19 AEST A strong cold front will hit southeastern Australia later this week, bringing rain, hail, snow, and winter-like temperatures in multiple states.
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Tuesday September 22, 2020

Days longer than nights in Australia for the next six months

11:17 AEST The southern hemisphere's spring equinox will occur tonight, meaning days will be longer than nights in Australia for the next six months.
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Monday September 21, 2020

Decent spring snow on the way

17:18 AEST A series of cold fronts could bring around 20-40cm of fresh spring snow to some of Australia's ski resorts this week.
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Mad Monday: severe storms to strikes Vic, NSW, Qld and NT

10:42 AEST A broad area of severe thunderstorms will affect three states in eastern Australia on Monday, with damaging winds one of the main threats with these fast-moving storms.
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Sunday September 20, 2020

Festival of lightning across inland QLD and NSW, and it's not over yet

14:33 AEST A broad low pressure trough lingering over eastern inland Australia has led to widespread thunderstorms on Saturday, bringing the wettest September day in years for several places.
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Cloud cover causes cosy morning in Victoria

14:10 AEST Extensive cloud from a low pressure system has blanketed much of the southeast bringing about the warmest morning for some places in Victoria since earlier in the year.
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Saturday September 19, 2020

Northern Territory September rain and thunderstorms

13:12 AEST A low pressure trough has drawn in tropical moisture and spread it across northern parts of the Northern Territory, resulting in significant September rain and a few storms.
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Wet Corners Country

12:32 AEST A low pressure trough has brought significant rain to the usually very dry bordering region between South Australia, New South Wales, and Queensland.
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Friday September 18, 2020

Wintry weekend in southwestern Australia

17:19 AEST It's going to be a cold, wet and windy weekend in southwestern districts of Western Australia, with thunderstorms and small hail likely in some areas.
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Severe thunderstorm outbreak in the outback

14:19 AEST Severe thunderstorms will develop over outback areas of South Australia, Queensland, NSW, and Victoria during the next two days, with heavy rain, large hail, destructive wind, and tornadoes all possible.
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Thursday September 17, 2020

Outback rain looms as Pacific Ocean moisture drifts over Australia

14:50 AEST Parts of central Australia could see a season's worth of rain during the next few days as the country gets a taste of the developing La Niña conditions in the Pacific Ocean.
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Sydney sweating ahead of gusty cool change

13:57 AEST Sydney is having its warmest day in six months, although a blustery cool change is on its way up the NSW coast.
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Wednesday September 16, 2020

Our planet just had its third-warmest June to August on record

16:17 AEST It's no wonder Australia just had one of its top 10 warmest winters on record, with new data showing that our planet just registered its 3rd warmest June-to-August period in 141 years of records.
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Tuesday September 15, 2020

Australia's snow season past its peak

17:45 AEST It's now safe to say that Australia's 2020 snow season has passed its peak, with the natural snow depth dropping by over half a metre in the last fortnight.
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Monday September 14, 2020

Rain on the way for multiple states

16:20 AEST Widespread rain and thunderstorms will affect some of southern, central and eastern Australia towards the end of this week and early next week.
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How to interpret a rain forecast

10:26 AEST Figuring out if and how much it's going to rain can be confusing, so here's a simple guide on how to interpret a rainfall forecast.
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Sunday September 13, 2020

Showery weekend for southeast South Australia

15:26 AEST A trough extending from Western Australia down into Tasmania, with an associated cold front, brought healthy rainfall totals to southeastern parts of South Australia from Friday to Sunday morning.
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Heavy rain tumbles down over Victoria

11:44 AEST A broad low pressure trough crossing the southeast has brought heavy rain to parts of Victoria, with widespread totals exceeding 25mm.
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Saturday September 12, 2020

Warm night for South Australia

14:17 AEST A large swathe of South Australia had a well above average night on Friday night due to warmth being drawn southward by a broad low pressure trough, while the system also brought clouds and the odd shower in the far south.
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Warm then wet for southeastern Australia

11:18 AEST Heat is expected to briefly build during the middle of next week across the southeast of the nation, courtesy of a low pressure trough.
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Friday September 11, 2020

Thursday September 10, 2020

Rain spreading from NSW into Queensland

16:28 AEST A rain-bearing low pressure trough is moving into southern Queensland after soaking parts of central and eastern NSW during the last couple of days.
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La Nina is here

15:29 AEST The Bureau of Meteorology has officially declared that La Niña is underway, echoing similar statements made earlier this month by climate agencies in the USA and Japan.

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