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Six missing after severe storm hits Queensland, Australia

Severe weather warnings for the coastal trough which has delivered significant rainfall for Queensland over the past few days have now been canceled. However, flood warnings remain in place as some of the areas recorded between 300 and 500 mm (11.8 - 19.7 inches) of...

October 18, 2017

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Tasmania records coldest start to spring since 2003, the rest of Australia very warm

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology confirmed Tasmania experienced its coldest September since 2003. However, this was the only state to experience below-average mean temperature for the first month of spring. In general, the month was very warm for Australia,...

October 04, 2017

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Severe storm hits Bundaberg, breaks monthly rainfall record in one day, Australia

A severe storm hit the city of Bundaberg in Australia's Queensland on October 2, 2017, resulting in the all-time rainfall record for the month, severe flash flooding, thousands of people without power and a possible tornado. After many weeks of dry, hot...

October 02, 2017

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"Blizzard of Oz" brings rare thundersnow storms to NSW and Victoria, Australia

A pair of so-called "thundersnow" storms swept through parts of New South Wales and Victoria on Sunday and early Monday, August 6 and 7, 2017. The storms were a part of a snowstorm dubbed "Blizzard of Oz" that lasted 5 days. Thunderstorm storms...

August 08, 2017

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Storm knocks out radio frequencies, causing major delays at Sydney Airport

A strong thunderstorm rolled into Sydney area from the Tasman Sea late Tuesday, June 6, 2017, bringing strong winds and heavy rain. The storm caused loss of a number of radio frequencies, thus cutting communication between planes and the control tower at Sydney...

June 07, 2017

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Tropical Cyclone "Frances" forms near Australia

Tropical Cyclone 17S (Frances) formed near the coast of Northern Territory, Australia on April 27, 2017, as the 7th named storm of the 2016/17 Australian region cyclone season. Frances is moving southwest and is expected to somewhat intensify over the next 24 hours,...

April 27, 2017

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Rockhampton prepares for major flood, Australia

Residents of the city of Rockhampton, located between Mackay and the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia are preparing for major flood, possibly the worst since 1956. Over the weekend, authorities said as many as 8 000 homes and 20 000 people could be affected...

April 03, 2017

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Category 4 Cyclone "Debbie" hits Queensland, Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Debbie" made landfall around 00:40 UTC on March 28, 2017 between small towns of Bowen and Airlie Beach in Queensland as Category 4 tropical cyclone on the Australian tropical cyclone wind scale. Many locations in the cyclone’s path...

March 28, 2017

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Destructive Tropical Cyclone "Debbie" about to hit Queensland, Australia

Extremely dangerous Tropical Cyclone "Debbie" continues moving toward Queensland, Australia. Landfall is expected between Ayr and Cape Hillsborough (north of Mackay) on Tuesday morning, March 28, 2017 (local time), with wind gusts potentially to 275 km/h...

March 27, 2017

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Tropical Cyclone "Debbie" forecast to hit Australia as Category 4 cyclone

Tropical Cyclone "Debbie" formed in the Coral Sea, east of Australia on March 25, 2017. Debbie's very destructive core is currently expected to cross the coast between Townsville and Proserpine, Queensland on Tuesday morning, March 28 (local time),...

March 25, 2017

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Twister forms at Brisbane Airport, Australia

A tornado has reportedly touched down near Brisbane Airport in Queensland, Australia on March 17, 2017, during a severe weather outbreak. Although BOM said evidence suggests the twister was a landspout, Higgins Storm Chasing group claims the phenomenon was actually...

March 17, 2017

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Category 2 tropical cyclone Blanche hits Western Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Blanche" formed late March 5, 2017 in the Timor Sea and soon crossed the Kimberly coast between Wyndham and Kalamburu, Western Australia as Category 2 system on the Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale. This is the equivalent of a...

March 06, 2017

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After heatwave, summer snow and coldest February in a decade

An unseasonal cold front, moving north out of the Southern Ocean, brought chilly, squally winds and strong showers to coastal regions of Victoria on February 19 and 20, 2017, and about 5 to 10 cm (2 - 4 inches) of summer snow to the NSW and Victorian High Country,...

February 21, 2017

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Tropical Cyclone "Alfred" forms in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Alfred" has formed in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia on February 20, 2017. This is the second named tropical system of the 2016/17 Australian region tropical cyclone season. Alfred is slow-moving storm edging closer to the coast of...

February 20, 2017

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Tennis ball-sized hail rips through Sydney, Australia

A line of severe thunderstorms hit Sydney and the New South Wales coast on Friday and Saturday, February 18, 2017 with tennis ball-sized hail and a massive number of lightning strikes. The storms toppled trees and power lines and damaged numerous cars and houses....

February 18, 2017

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WA declared a natural disaster area, worst flooding in 30 years

An upper-level trough system over southwestern Australia linked with a tropical low further north has produced heavy unseasonal rain over parts of Western Australia on February 9 and 10, 2017. Heavy rain flooded farms and roads and washed away bridges. At least one...

February 13, 2017

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Extreme heatwave in Australia, catastrophic fire weather

A huge pocket of hot air is causing extreme heatwave conditions across eastern Australia, causing authorities to prepare for temporary suspension of power to selected areas of New South Wales late Friday, February 10, 2017. Rare Catastrophic fire weather conditions...

February 10, 2017

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Severe thunderstorms deluge Sydney after record heat, Australia

After record breaking heat, Sydney got smashed by powerful thunderstorms on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Although the storm brought some relief, as temperatures dropped by 5 - 10 °C (9 - 18 °F), dangerous flash floods were reported across the city. Unsettled...

February 07, 2017

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Extreme desert rains flood Northern Territory, Australia

A massive Christmas storm, described by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) as a twice-a-century weather event, brought a record amount of rainfall to the Northern Territory, causing flash floods, evacuations and the closure of Australia's famous national...

December 27, 2016

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Tropical Cyclone "Yvette" forms near Australia

Two tropical systems are currently eyeing Australia, one of which has developed into the Tropical Cyclone "Yvette", and the other is a tropical low. Yvette won't affect Western Australia over the next two days, although landfall is possible after that....

December 21, 2016

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Unseasonal cold wraps Tasmania, summer snow reported

An outbreak of unseasonably cold weather gripped Tasmania on December 17, 2016. Higher regions even reported summer snowfall while meteorologists predict the colder than usual weather in the state is set to continue. The snow blanketed tops of the Cradle Mountain...

December 19, 2016

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Sydney experiences hottest December night since 1868

Weather stations in Sydney, Australia recorded the hottest December night in 159 years on December 13 and 14, 2016, breaking all weather bureau records for the city. The lowest temperature reached was 27.1 °C (80.8 °F) at Sydney Observatory Hill between...

December 14, 2016

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Intense thunderstorm hits Sydney, New South Wales

An intense thunderstorm hit Sydney, New South Wales, on December 5, 2016, producing over 5 000 lighting strikes. Power outages and traffic disrputions were reported across the affected areas. The severe weather system wreaked havoc across Sydney. The BOM...

December 05, 2016

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Intense storm sweeps Queensland, thousands report power loss

An intense storm hit the southeast Queensland during the afternoon hours of November 30, 2016 (local time). Downed trees and power poles were reported across the affected areas, along with several injuries. The severe storm system swept the Scene Rim, Logan, and...

November 30, 2016

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Severe-to-extreme heatwave to hit Queensland and NSW

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has issued a severe-to-extreme heatwave warning for central and southern Queensland and northern New South Wales, with temperatures forecast to pass 40 °C (104 °F) in some areas over the weekend. Temperatures are...

November 29, 2016

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Unusual weather in Australia, snow falling days before summer

A spell of unusual weather was reported in Tasmania on November 24, 2016, as the snowfall blanketed parts of the state only several days before the arrival of the summer. Temperatures in Tasmania were expected to reach as low as 7 °C (44.6 °F), according to...

November 24, 2016

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Unprecedented "thunderstorm asthma" outbreak in Melbourne

An unprecedented spike in a rare phenomenon called "thunderstorm asthma" was reported in Melbourne, Australia on November 21, 2016 after wild storms swept through the region, abruptly ending one of the city's hottest days of the year. By the day's...

November 22, 2016

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Intense hailstorm hits Adelaide, South Australia

An intense thunderstorm accompanied with large hail hit Adelaide, South Australia on November 11, 2016. At the time of the event, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) reported four thunderstorms tracking southeasterly across Adelaide, the Barossa, and the Fleurieu...

November 11, 2016

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More tropical cyclones than average likely for Australia

According to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, the 2016/17 Australian tropical cyclone season, expected to run from November until April, will see average to above-average number of tropical cyclones. The meteorological outlook is based on the ENSO status during...

October 10, 2016

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Highest dry season rainfall since records began, northern Australia

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology announced today that rainfall in northern Australia during this year's dry season (May - September) was the highest since records began in 1900. All individual months since May saw significantly above-average rainfall totals,...

October 04, 2016

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Perfect storm creates weather events never seen before in South Australia

A deep low pressure system hit parts of the southeast Australia on Wednesday, September 28, unleashing widespread heavy rainfall and unprecedented winds to South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, and Tasmania. A line of severe storms first marched into South...

September 30, 2016

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Entire state of South Australia without power as powerful storm rolls in

The entire Australian state of South Australia has lost power after a powerful storm rolled in during the early morning UTC hours of September 28, 2016. This complex weather system will be affecting South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania over the...

September 28, 2016

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A new round of severe weather to hit flood-affected southeastern Australia

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said it is monitoring a complex weather system that has the potential to bring more rain, thunderstorms, winds and damaging waves to southeastern Australia starting Wednesday, September 28, 2016. BOM's National...

September 26, 2016

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Widespread flooding continues to ravage New South Wales, Australia

Floodwater continues to ravage Australia's New South Wales and meteorologists warn more rain is on the way. Since the flooding started three weeks ago, there have been 81 flood rescues and 1 811 calls for assistance to the SES. Widespread overnight rainfall of...

September 22, 2016

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Wettest September 3-day stretch for parts of Victoria in over 100 years, Australia

Continuous heavy rainfall in southeast Australia over the last couple of days is causing widespread disruption. Severe thunderstorms first rolled through South Australia and Victoria on September 8 and 9, producing heaviest rain in six years, and continued this...

September 14, 2016

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Record rain, wild electrical storms hit southeast Australia

A strong cold front moved through southeast Australia on September 8 and 9, 2016, producing severe thunderstorms, very heavy rain, and powerful winds. Some regions experienced the heaviest rain in six years. The worst of the storms are over now, but the Australian...

September 10, 2016

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Southeast Queensland inundated during torrential downpours

An intense rainstorm triggered severe flash floods in portions of the southeast Queensland on June 19, 2016. The rescue services performed 27 water rescues and received 300 calls for help. No deaths or injuries have been reported so far. The storm system is expected...

June 20, 2016

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New South Wales and Queensland in store for more heavy rainfall over the weekend

Moderate to heavy rainfall is expected across the eastern New South Wales, southern and central Queensland over the coming weekend. Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) issued a Flood Watch for northeast and central west river valleys, coastal river valleys north...

June 17, 2016

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Ongoing floods in Australia claim more lives, severe property damage reported

Severe weather conditions sweeping the southeast Australia since June 4, 2016, brought intense storms and major flooding across the affected areas. The state of Tasmania experienced record-breaking rainfalls and river water levels as well as its worst floods in 40...

June 07, 2016

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Deadly storm systems and widespread flooding wreak havoc in southeast Australia

Severe storms accompanied by heavy rainfall started affecting southeast Australia on June 4, 2016, causing major flooding, strong winds, and high surf. So far, three people have lost their lives in weather-related incidents, and several went missing. More than 280...

June 06, 2016