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Tuesday December 5, 2023

Desert Climate in Australia: Australia's Unique Arid Ecosystems

06:00 AEDT Australia, a vast and diverse continent, is famous for its stunning landscapes and extensive desert regions.
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Monday December 4, 2023

Tropical Cyclone likely in Coral Sea this week

15:47 AEDT A tropical cyclone is likely to track over the Coral Sea this week and may move closer to Australia’s east coast at some stage next week.
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Sunday December 3, 2023

Storms electrify Sydney, bringing Campbelltown Carols to a grinding halt

18:00 AEDT An active trough brought severe thunderstorms to Sydney and surrounds last night, with some areas in the region’s southwest and into the Wollondilly area receiving some significant rainfall.
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Saturday December 2, 2023

Renewed flooding on the way to NSW South Coast

14:38 AEDT Sodden ground is beginning to soak, and rivers are about to swell and flow faster in South Coast New South Wales, only a few days after flooding hit the area.
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Friday December 1, 2023

40 million lightning strikes over Australian region in November

11:34 AEDT November 2023 was a prolific month for thunderstorms in Australia, with 40.5 million lightning strikes detected over the Australian region in the last 30 days.
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Thursday November 30, 2023

A November to remember for Canberra

10:45 AEDT The national capital is up to 134.2 mm of rainfall for November 2023, and indeed that will now be the official monthly total, as any rain that falls this Thursday will fall in the 24-hour total to 9 am Friday December 1, which means it counts as December rainfall.
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Wednesday November 29, 2023

1,500 km severe storm band crossing eastern Australia

16:28 AEDT A broad arc of dangerous thunderstorms is moving over eastern Australia this afternoon, prompting severe storm warnings from central Qld to southern NSW.
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Phenomenally heavy rainfall across New South Wales

10:44 AEDT Extremely heavy and in some cases record-breaking rain has fallen across New South Wales in the 24 hours to 9 am Wednesday, with 351 mm falling at one South Coast location.
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Tuesday November 28, 2023

Adelaide's wettest November day in almost two decades

09:51 AEDT For the second time this month, Adelaide and nearby parts of South Australia have received significant rainfall in excess of 20 mm, this time accompanied by storms and lightning.
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Monday November 27, 2023

Another wet week for eastern Australia

11:34 AEDT The wet November looks likely to continue in eastern parts of the country this week and the map illustrates the situation quite dramatically.
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Saturday November 25, 2023

Heat and extreme fire danger impacting WA over the weekend

14:12 AEDT The heat is being turned up for places like Perth and Bunbury today and tomorrow after a somewhat milder day yesterday.
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Friday November 24, 2023

El Niņo likely to persist into Autumn

09:15 AEDT The hot and dry weather associated with El Niño should persist into Autumn next year as the event continues to strengthen.  El Niño was officially declared by the Bureau of Meteorology in September on the back of three consecutive La Nina years.
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Thursday November 23, 2023

Nearly 100mm in an hour in Queensland

15:06 AEDT Nearly 100mm in one hour, including 36mm in 10 minutes, has poured down on the small northern Queensland town of Georgetown overnight with an intense thunderstorm.
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Wednesday November 22, 2023

Australia is lit up like a Christmas tree

17:34 AEDT Just take a look at that 4 pm Wednesday national radar.
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Tuesday November 21, 2023

Huge outbreak of lightning at Lightning Ridge

17:15 AEDT They named the small outback NSW town of Lightning Ridge for a reason, and you'd better believe that reason was the weather.
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Monday November 20, 2023

Perth could break records in late spring heatwave

17:16 AEDT There's nothing too unusual about a burst of heat for Perth and nearby areas with summer almost upon us, but this week's heat will be intense by November standards.
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Sunday November 19, 2023

Why wave period matters

09:31 AEDT A long period southerly groundswell impacted the NSW coastline last week, leading to hazardous surf warnings, yet the wave height remained relatively small.  Huge waves generated from powerful storms a long distance away, like deep lows to the south of Australia in the Southern Ocean, propagate away from these strong wind areas as swell.
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Saturday November 18, 2023

Heatwave to expand across WA this week

11:47 AEDT Heat is brewing over WA’s north and will intensify and expand down along the west coast during the coming week.
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Thursday November 16, 2023

Western Sydney cooling centres to give refuge from extreme summer heat

15:28 AEDT As temperatures continue to soar in western Sydney, councils and local government have set up centres to keep locals cool this summer.  Penrith in Sydney’s west was momentarily dubbed the hottest place on Earth when it recorded a temperature of 48.9°C on January 4, 2020.
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Wednesday November 15, 2023

More wet weather for central, eastern Australia

12:05 AEDT Rain and thunderstorms will continue to soak large areas of central and eastern Australia during the coming week, with potential for substantial rain in Qld stating this weekend.
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Desert Climate in Australia: Australia's Unique Arid Ecosystems

06:00 AEDT Australia, a vast and diverse continent, is famous for its stunning landscapes and extensive desert regions.

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