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Monday January 20, 2020

Severe weather hitting NSW, ACT and Victoria

13:34 AEDT Severe thunderstorms and heavy rain are producing flooding, hail and damaging winds in parts of NSW, the ACT and Victoria today.
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Sunday January 19, 2020

Jumpers and raincoats needed for Melbourne & Adelaide

16:47 AEDT Temperatures well below average are forecast for Melbourne and Adelaide over the coming days, with some drizzly rain also adding to the chill factor.   Daytime temperatures are only expected to reach a top of 21 degrees on Monday in Melbourne, as a trough residing over the region keeps skies overcast and some possibly strong southerly winds persist throughout the day.
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Flooding rainfall across southeastern QLD and northeastern NSW

12:15 AEDT Highly populated areas of the Brisbane, Gold Coast and northern Rivers area received flooding rainfall over the last few days.
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Friday January 17, 2020

More rain on the horizon for eastern, southeast Australia

14:52 AEDT Wet weather will continue to affect parts of eastern and southeastern Australia this weekend and early next week, with heavy rain and severe thunderstorms likely in some areas.
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Skies open over QLD and NSW

11:13 AEDT Parts of eastern Australia have received their best rain in more than two years during the last 24 hours.
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Thursday January 16, 2020

Thursday's storms becoming severe in eastern Australia

14:12 AEDT Severe thunderstorms are developing over parts of eastern Australia this afternoon, with warnings in place for heavy rain, damaging winds and large hail.
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Storms hit Melbourne, Sydney and Hobart as wet weather becomes widespread over eastern Australia

09:46 AEDT Showers and thunderstorms developed over a broad swathe of eastern and southeastern Australia during the last 24 hours, with storms impacting multiple capital cities.
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Wednesday January 15, 2020

Severe storms hitting central Victoria

15:39 AEDT A band of potentially severe thunderstorms is moving across central Victoria from west to east this afternoon.
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Storm clouds build over eastern Australia

13:28 AEDT The best rain in two months has fallen over parts of Australia's eastern inland as a multi-day outbreak of showers and thunderstorms gets underway.
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Tuesday January 14, 2020

Severe Tropical Cyclone Claudia spares Australia

17:11 AEDT Australia has escaped the most intense weather of Severe Tropical Cyclone Claudia, with the system likely to weaken as it drifts over the Indian Ocean during the next couple of days.
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Rain on the horizon for eastern Australia

11:24 AEDT Showers and thunderstorms will increase over fire and drought affected areas of eastern Australia during the next week.
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Monday January 13, 2020

Severe Tropical Cyclone Claudia

10:49 AEDT The first severe tropical cyclone of the season is spinning off Australia's northwest coast today.
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Sunday January 12, 2020

NSW & QLD expecting a drenching

13:37 AEDT Widespread areas of NSW and QLD can look forward to some much needed heavy rainfall from Wednesday, with this rain potentially lingering for up to a week.  After months of little rain, eastern parts of Australia can finally expect a good drenching throughout the coming week, with the BoM forecasting northern and eastern parts of NSW and southern and central areas of QLD around a 60% chance of exceeding 25mm of rainfall for the week.
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Large hazardous surf to hit the NSW coast

12:02 AEDT Sizeable long period swell will bring dangerous surf to much of the New South Wales coast tomorrow.
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Saturday January 11, 2020

Southerly buster rocks Sydney through the graveyard shift

14:49 AEDT Awoken suddenly near 1:30am in Sydney with rattling windows and flying outdoor furniture?   A gusty southerly buster is to blame for bringing 100km/h+ wind gusts in the early hours this morning.
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Tropical Deluge Over the Top End

10:45 AEDT More than half a metre of rain has fallen over parts of the Top End in the last 24 hours, thanks to a slow-moving tropical low.
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Friday January 10, 2020

Cyclone Blake spreads rain across WA

12:01 AEDT Parts of Western Australia are having their first decent rain of the season as the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Blake pass over the state's interior.
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Thursday January 9, 2020

Climate statement confirms 2019 as record warm, dry year for Australia

11:59 AEDT Australia's annual climate statement was released on Thursday, confirming that 2019 was the country's warmest and driest year on record.
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Wednesday January 8, 2020

Record three-year warm and dry spell in NSW

12:22 AEDT New South Wales has just experienced a three-year period of warm and dry weather that has no precedent in official records.
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Fire danger returning to southeastern Australia

10:10 AEDT Another round of hot and windy weather will elevate fire danger ratings in southern and southeastern Australia on Thursday and Friday, before a brief burst of showers and storms.
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Tuesday January 7, 2020

Top End cyclone threat

15:38 AEDT A tropical cyclone could form near the Northern Territory's Top End during the middle of this week.
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Rain on the horizon as tropical cyclone activity increases near Australia

11:29 AEDT Tropical Cyclone Blake will continue to cause severe weather in Western Australia during the next few days, despite visibly losing structure near the west Kimberley coast overnight.
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Monday January 6, 2020

Tropical Cyclone Blake forms off north coast of WA

12:20 AEDT Tropical Cyclone Blake has developed off Australia's northwest coast, becoming the country's first named tropical cyclone of the 2019/20 season.
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Adelaide almost registers coldest January day on record

09:54 AEDT Adelaide came close to registering its coldest January day on record on Sunday.
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Sunday January 5, 2020

Showers and storms for NSW's ranges early next week

14:16 AEDT A low pressure trough will draw moist air from the Tasman Sea over eastern parts of New South Wales over the next few days.
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Tropical Cyclone a high chance of developing

13:20 AEDT The first cyclone of the season is likely to develop off the northwest coast of Australia early next week as a tropical low gains strength.  The Bureau of Meteorology gives a moderate (20-50%) chance of this system reaching cyclone strength on Monday and a high (over 50%) chance by Tuesday.
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Saturday January 4, 2020

Cold front brings showers and rain to southwest WA

11:59 AEDT A cold front and trough moved over the lower southwest of Western Australia on Thursday evening into Friday, bringing some decent rainfall over the region.
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Southerly Buster Roars up the East Coast

11:40 AEDT With record-challenging heat affecting New South Wales and Victoria today, a strong southerly change is set to deliver a gusty evening ahead.
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Friday January 3, 2020

Tropical cyclone risk increasing for WA

20:48 AEDT There are increasing signs that a tropical cyclone could form off Australia's northwest coast in the coming days.
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Dangerous fire weather returns to southeastern Australia on Saturday

12:08 AEDT A burst of hot and windy weather will cause a spike in fire danger across southern and southeastern Australia during the next two days.
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Thursday January 2, 2020

Australian smoke travelling across Pacific Ocean

21:21 AEDT Satellite images show smoke from Australia's bushfires travelling past New Zealand and across the South Pacific Ocean.
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Australia's driest and hottest year on record

11:18 AEDT   Preliminary figures reveal that 2019 was Australia's driest and hottest year on record.
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Wednesday January 1, 2020

New Year's Day 2020 Recap

20:05 AEDT It was a relatively mild New Year's Day for Capital cities in Australia.
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Tuesday December 31, 2019

Indian Ocean Dipole breaks down

15:35 AEDT The positive Indian Ocean Dipole that has underpinned one of Australia's warmest and driest years on record has finally broken down.
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Australia's nine biggest weather and climate events of 2019

13:44 AEDT As 2019 draws to a close, we look back at some of the biggest weather and climate related events of the year in Australia.
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Severe weather hitting NSW, ACT and Victoria

13:34 AEDT Severe thunderstorms and heavy rain are producing flooding, hail and damaging winds in parts of NSW, the ACT and Victoria today.

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