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Wettest spring since 2010 and the wettest November since records began in 1900, Australia

Australia has experienced its wettest spring since 2010 and the wettest November since records began in 1900, according to data provided by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) on December 1, 2021. Spring rainfall was above to very much above average for most...

December 01, 2021

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Canberra's rainiest November on record

With 147.8 mm (5.8 inches) of rain so far this month, Australian capital Canberra has set its new all-time November rainfall record. This is 2.5 times more than the city's average November rain, and significantly higher than the previous record for the month of...

November 26, 2021

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Large weather system affecting Australia, producing massive line of thunderstorms

A large weather system affecting much of Australia is producing heavy rain and a massive line of thunderstorms from Top End, Northern Territory to southeast Queensland -- over 2 500 km (1 550 miles) on November 11, 2021. Parts of the region have already received one...

November 11, 2021

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Phenomenal rainfall totals hit parts of Australia, residents urged to brace for more rain and potential flooding

Exceptional rainfall totals have been recorded in Queensland and Northern Territory, Australia overnight Wednesday, November 10, 2021, as a potent storm moved over the region. Residents are being urged to prepare for potential flooding across parts of Queensland,...

November 10, 2021

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Hailstorm damage to crops, cars and homes expected to exceed $100 million, Australia

Damage to crops, cars and homes produced by severe thunderstorms in South Australia, Victoria, and Tasmania on October 28, 2021, are still being counted but are estimated to exceed $100 million. The widespread destruction, particularly to farming communities, has...

November 02, 2021

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Tornado hits Brisbane Airport, exposing the interior to extreme rainfall, Australia

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) confirmed a tornado touched down near Brisbane Airport, Queensland just after 10:00 LT on Friday morning, October 22, 2021, causing damage across the airport precinct. The event halted some flights but both runways are...

October 22, 2021

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Giant hailstones pummel Queensland, likely the largest seen in Australia since records began

Severe thunderstorms hit parts of Queensland, Australia on October 18 and 19, 2021, bringing heavy rain, giant hailstones, and tornadoes. The largest hail was reported in Bloomsbury and Yalboroo, north of Mackay in North Queensland on October 19. The Australian...

October 19, 2021

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Damaging tornado hits New South Wales, Australia

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) confirmed a damaging tornado has occurred in New South Wales early afternoon (LT) on September 30, 2021. At least 3 people have been injured. There are reports of damage to houses, powerlines, and trees around the Clear...

September 30, 2021

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Widespread damaging and locally destructive winds, including potentially multiple small and fast-moving tornadoes hit South Australia

Widespread damaging and locally destructive winds including potentially multiple small and fast-moving tornadoes battered parts of South Australia, causing significant tree and property damage across Adelaide, particularly the southern suburbs, the Australian Bureau...

July 26, 2021

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Heavy rain and widespread damaging winds expected across parts of Western Australia

The latest in a month-long series of cold fronts to arrive in southwest Western Australia will bring a range of severe weather to the most populated regions within the state starting Monday, July 26, 2021. This front is expected to be windier than a typical front...

July 26, 2021

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Severe storm hits Victoria leaving a trail of destruction, 2 people dead and more than 200 000 homes without power, Australia

At least two people died after a deep low started affecting the state of Victoria, Australia, on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Severe weather, including torrential rain, snow, and strong winds of over 120 km/h (74 mph), prompted evacuations and rescues across the state...

June 11, 2021

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Antarctic blast brings strong winds, snow, and flood-inducing rains to eastern Australia

Cold weather is settling in across eastern Australia, focusing very much on snow, strong winds, and flood-inducing rains across multiple states, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) warned Tuesday, June 8, 2021. The wild weather is a result of an Antarctic cold pushed up...

June 08, 2021

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Parts of southeast Australia shiver through coldest May mornings on record

Parts of southeast Australia saw record cold temperatures on Sunday and Monday, May 30 and 31, 2021, with many inland areas plunging below freezing temperatures. Temperatures in Melbourne City, Victoria, plunged to 1.7 °C (35 °F)-- its coldest May morning...

June 01, 2021

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Intense, hazardous dust storms blanket South Australia

Intense, warm winds generated dust storms that have swept across South Australia on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. A health alert has been issued for the state and people with breathing problems were advised to stay indoors. Dust began to set Monday, May 24, due to intense...

May 25, 2021

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Sydney records coldest run of May nights since 1967, Australia

A record-breaking cold snap is affecting eastern Australia this week, with Sydney, NSW recording its coldest run of May nights since 1967. The minimum temperatures in the city dropped to 8.6 °C (47 °F) on Thursday morning, May 20, 2021, marking the coldest...

May 20, 2021

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Queensland's skies blackened by unseasonal thunderstorms, lightning strikes produce green hue over Brisbane

An outbreak of severe thunderstorms, rare for the month of May, struck southern Queensland on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, producing about 71 000 lightning strikes over Brisbane in just 4 hours. Intense thunderstorms were reported from southeast Queensland to far...

May 13, 2021

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Unseasonal severe thunderstorms expected in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia

Severe thunderstorms with damaging winds, large hail, and heavy rain that may lead to flash flooding are likely across northeast New South Wales and southeast Queensland, Australia on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. "Mid-May is an unusual time for severe thunderstorms...

May 10, 2021

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Rare 5 waterspouts in a row off of the New South Wales coast, Australia

Rare 5 waterspouts in a row were seen off of the New South Wales coast, Australia on May 4, 2021. The storm that spawned them also produced an intense hailstorm. The waterspouts formed off Old Bar beach, Harrington and recorded by Kirra Jane Moffitt. View this...

May 05, 2021

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Historic, Category 3 Tropical Cyclone "Seroja" batters Western Australia, causing widespread damage

Tropical Cyclone "Seroja" made landfall as a Category 3 storm south of Kalbarri, Western Australia with wind gusts up to 170 km/h (106 mph) on Sunday, April 11, 2021. According to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), the storm caused widespread damage, left...

April 12, 2021

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Antarctic cold blast to bring snow and subzero temperatures to southeast Australia

An Antarctic blast of icy air is forecast to bring snow and subzero temperatures to southeast Australia this weekend, with hail possible in some regions. According to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), the first cold front will arrive Friday, April 9, followed by a...

April 08, 2021

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Western Australia under rare weather threat of three strong tropical systems

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned residents living on the coast of Western Australia to brace for intense winds, rain, and possible flooding as Tropical Cyclone "Seroja" is expected to pass between Carnavon and Jurien Bay late Sunday or early...

April 08, 2021

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Deadly downpour triggers severe flooding in Queensland, Australia

Severe flooding lashed Queensland's southeast following heavy rains over the weekend, resulting in at least four fatalities. Up to 153 mm (6 inches) of rain fell in a 24-hour period to 23:00 UTC on Monday (09:00 LT on Tuesday, April 6), according to the Bureau...

April 06, 2021

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Worst floods since 1971 hit parts of New South Wales, Australia

About 18 000 people have evacuated their homes after torrential rains hit New South Wales, Australia, causing severe flooding in many parts of the state on Saturday and Sunday, March 20 and 21, 2021. More evacuations are expected as the severe weather is forecast to...

March 22, 2021

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Evacuations in NSW due to potentially record and life-threatening flooding, Australia

Residents across New South Wales, Australia, have been ordered to evacuate on Friday, March 19, 2021, after severe flooding-- described by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) as "potentially life-threatening"-- swept through the state. Severe inundations are...

March 19, 2021

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Tropical cyclone developing near the coast of Queensland, Australia

A near-stationary tropical low positioned off the north Queensland coast, Australia is expected to intensify into a tropical cyclone on Tuesday morning (LT), March 2, 2021, and be named Niran. At 08:00 UTC on March 1, the center of the tropical low was located about...

March 01, 2021

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Western Australia lashed by 'once-in-10-years' flooding, roads and highways destroyed

Highways and roads in Western Australia were destroyed in what was described as a "one-in-10-year" flooding event triggered by a slow-moving tropical low from Friday, February 5, 2021. As of Monday, February 8, a severe weather warning for heavy rainfall...

February 08, 2021

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Heavy rains hit New South Wales, Australia

A broad band of rain and storms hit New South Wales, Australia on February 1 and 2, 2021. The Bathurst region was drenched by nearly a month's worth of rain in about eight hours-- up to 43.4 mm (1.7 inches) fell from 08:30 UTC (19:30 LT on Monday, February 1) to...

February 02, 2021

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BOM: La Niña likely past peak, but influence continues

The 2020–21 La Niña is likely to have peaked with respect to atmospheric and oceanic patterns in the tropical Pacific, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said on February 2, 2021. All of the international climate models surveyed by the Bureau are...

February 02, 2021

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Victoria drenched by a month's worth of rain in 12 hours while historic rains hit NSW, Australia

Parts of Victoria, Australia, have seen a month's worth of rain in 12 hours into Friday, January 29, 2021, while New South Wales was hit by historic rainfall, and is set for further heavy downpours and damaging winds, with severe thunderstorm warning in place....

January 29, 2021

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Tropical Cyclone "Kimi" to make landfall over Queensland, Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Kimi" formed at 02:10 UTC on January 17, 2021, as the 3rd named storm of the 2020/21 Australian region cyclone season. Kimi is moving slowly south of the north tropical Queensland coast and is expected to turn southwest tonight (LT) and...

January 17, 2021

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Tropical Cyclone "Imogen" brings floods and disruptions to Queensland, Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Imogen" brought heavy rains, flooding, and disruptions to Queensland, Australia, after making landfall over Karumba around 13:00 UTC (23:00 LT) on Sunday night, January 3, 2021. It generated 105 km/h (65 mph) winds, dumped more than 200...

January 05, 2021

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Tropical Cyclone "Imogen" to hit Queensland with strong winds, dangerous storm tide and heavy rain, Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Imogen" formed in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia at 06:00 UTC on January 3, 2021, as the first named storm of the 2020/21 Australian region cyclone season. The forecast track takes Imogen ESE and over the southeast Gulf coast near...

January 03, 2021

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Severe storm brings massive rains to Queensland and NSW, Australia

An intense low-pressure trough off the coast of southeast Australia has brought torrential rains, floods, damaging winds, and dangerous waves to southeast Queensland and northern New South Wales over the weekend, with authorities describing the impacts as similar to...

December 14, 2020

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More than 200 000 lightning strikes cause damage and outages across Mackay region, Australia

More than 200 000 lightning strikes were recorded across Queensland's Mackay region from Tuesday afternoon, December 8, 2020, to December 9, according to Ergon Energy, resulting in power outages and equipment damage. Ergon Energy spokeswoman Emma Oliveri said...

December 10, 2020

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Cold snap brings unseasonal snow to parts of southeast Australia

Unseasonal snow has fallen in Victoria, New South Wales, and Tasmania on December 7, 2020, as the Australian states are gripped by a cold snap after half of the continent sweltered through a record heatwave. According to the Bureau of Meteorology, (BOM), the snow...

December 08, 2020

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Sydney swelters through hottest November night as severe heatwave grapples Australia

Parts of the south and southeast Australia are in the grip of severe to extreme heatwave, with temperatures soaring into the mid-40s °C (104s °F) and total fire bans in place in South Australia, New South Wales, and Victoria. The extreme weather conditions...

December 01, 2020

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Extreme heatwave conditions and record temperatures expected across south and southeast Australia

Severe heatwave conditions are forecast across much of inland South Australia, New South Wales, and Victoria over the coming days, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) warned on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. The mercury is also expected to smash all-time spring and...

November 25, 2020

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'Catastrophic' hailstorm and a month's worth of rain in an hour slam Queensland, Australia

A catastrophe has been declared in Queensland after severe thunderstorms, tennis ball-sized hail, and flash flooding pounded the state's southeast on October 31, 2020, with Brisbane receiving a month's worth of rain in an hour of 80 mm (3 inches), according...

November 02, 2020

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Antarctic blast brings rare September snowfall, unusually cold temperatures to parts of Australia

A strong Antarctic blast swept through parts of South Australia and Victoria on Friday, September 25, 2020, bringing significant snowfall and the coldest September day since 1969 to the city of Ballarat. The snow was reported at elevations as low as 200 m (660 feet)...

September 26, 2020

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3 dead, hundreds of thousands affected as destructive storms hit Victoria, Australia

Destructive storms packing winds of up to 158 km/h (98 mph) wreaked havoc in Victoria, Australia, on Thursday, August 27, 2020, leaving at least three people dead. Power was disrupted to 95 000 households, while 250 000 homes were affected by possible water...

August 28, 2020