Articles tagged "australia"

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Darwin records highest October daily rainfall since 1941 - Northern Territory, Australia

Northern Territory's capital Darwin was hit by up to 177 mm (7 inches) of rainfall on Thursday, October 8, 2020-- the city's highest daily rainfall for October since record-keeping began in 1941, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) confirmed. The agency added...

October 13, 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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Nearly 400 pilot whales dead in Australia's worst mass stranding on record

Almost 400 whales have died in Tasmania in what is believed to be Australia's worst stranding on record. Earlier this week, hundreds of long-finned whales have been found beached on the island state's west coast. Officials said rescue operations will...

September 25, 2020

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Bright fireball streaks across the sky over Canberra, Australia

A bright fireball put on a fantastic display across the skies over Canberra, Australia, on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. A number of residents said the green object flew over the city around 08:45 UTC (18:45 LT). According to ANU astrophysicist Dr. Brad Tucker, the...

September 03, 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

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Mini tornado causes significant damage in Adelaide's southern suburbs, Australia

A mini-tornado ripped through Adelaide's Morphett Vale overnight August 18, 2020, causing significant damage to houses and tearing down power lines. According to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), a cold front triggered the storm, which was accompanied by showers...

August 25, 2020

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Rare atmospheric rivers form at opposite sides of Australia

A rare weather phenomenon occurred over Australia this week as almost identical atmospheric rivers formed at the opposite sides of the continent. The weather phenomenon is caused by a stream of moisture that moves in from the tropics, bringing very heavy rain....

August 11, 2020

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New South Wales hit by strong winds and worst flood in 29 years, Australia

Torrential rain and strong winds lashed the New South Wales South Coast over the weekend, causing the worst flooding in the area for 29 years. High waves killed a 44-year-old surfer in Sydney's Collaroy. At least 1 600 emergency calls had also been made during...

August 10, 2020

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'Very significant' cold blast brings rare snow, record temperatures to South Australia and Tasmania

A blast of wintry air brought rare snow to South Australia's Flinders Ranges and smashed low daily maximum temperatures at several locations in the state on Thursday, August 6. The cold snap also brought historic temperatures to Tasmania as Liawenee plunged to...

August 07, 2020

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Launceston sees most significant snowfall since early 1970s, Tasmania

Residents of Launceston, Tasmania, woke up to more than 30 cm (12 inches) of snow on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. According to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), this was the most significant snowfall the city experienced since the early 1970s. "For...

August 05, 2020

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Snow engulfs Victorian towns as Melbourne braces for coldest four-day spell since 1996, Australia

A blast of Antarctic air is moving over Victoria, Australia, this week, which has already brought snow to several towns. Meanwhile, Melbourne is forecast to shiver through its coldest four-day spell in 24 years as temperatures could even get cold enough for snow to...

August 04, 2020

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Coastal low prompts thousands of rescues in NSW, power disrupted to 15 000 properties, Australia

A coastal low brought strong winds, heavy rainfall, flooding, and damaging surf to parts of New South Wales over the weekend. The severe weather prompted volunteers to respond to more than 2 200 calls for rescue and left about 15 000 properties without power on...

July 28, 2020

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New Australasian model can forecast tropical cyclones four months ahead

Tropical cyclones in the Pacific can now be forecast up to four months ahead of the season with a new model developed by scientists from New Zealand and Australia. According to Dr. Andrew Magee from the center for water, climate, and land at the University of...

July 26, 2020

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Green fireball captured over New South Wales during a thunderstorm, Australia

A green fireball streaked across New South Wales, Australia, at around 07:36 UTC (17:36 LT) on July 13, 2020. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received four reports about the event. Many watchers were stunned by the view as the meteor came down during a...

July 22, 2020

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Tasman low brings disruptive snowfall to Snowy Mountains and high waves to NSW coastline

A large Tasman low brought wet and windy conditions to New South Wales, Australia, beginning July 12, 2020. Heavy snow was reported in the Snowy Mountains, resulting in car accidents and widespread power outages. Strong winds and huge waves of up to 11.6 m (38 feet)...

July 15, 2020

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Intense winter thunderstorm produces 313 000 strikes over Western Australia's South West

More than 313 000 lightning strikes were recorded across Western Australia's South West region in 12 hours to 19:00 LT on Sunday, July 5, 2020. Up to 40 000 were recorded in just 60 minutes. Residents of capital Perth witnessed 22 000 strikes within 12 hours,...

July 06, 2020

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Adelaide shivers through coldest June morning in 76 years, Australia

Adelaide residents woke up to the city's coldest June morning in 76 years as the Bureau of Meteorology's (BOM) West Terrace station recorded a minimum of 0.9 °C (33.6 °F) around 05:30 LT on June 10 (20:00 UTC on June 9, 2020). The state capital's...

June 11, 2020

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Sydney's coastal ecosystems suffer 'once-in-a-generation' mass mortality event, Australia

Marine ecosystems along a wide stretch of coastline in Sydney, Australia, have been devastated in recent months by a combination of bushfire debris, drought, and severe storms. Researchers for The Abyss Project, a scientific group of divers, described it as...

June 09, 2020

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New South Wales records coldest and wettest autumn in 8 years, Australia

Autumn 2020 in New South Wales, Australia, was the state's coldest and wettest since 2012, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) confirmed in a seasonal climate summary issued on June 1, 2020. Daytime temperatures were below to very much below average for NSW, except...

June 03, 2020

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Rare tornado rips through Geelong, damaging more than 100 homes, Australia

A rare tornado ripped through Geelong, Victoria on May 20, 2020, damaging more than 100 houses, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) confirmed. An investigation was launched by the BOM after intense storms caused havoc near Geelong on Wednesday, May 20....

May 25, 2020

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Brisbane sees coldest May day in nearly a century as record cold snap hits much of Queensland, Australia

Much of Queensland was hit by a record-breaking cold snap over the weekend, including Brisbane-- the city reached a maximum of 15.1 °C (59.2 °F) on Saturday, May 23, 2020, marking its coldest daytime May temperature since 1922. Frost patches are forecast in...

May 25, 2020

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Extreme 'once-in-a-decade' storm brings destructive winds and rain to Western Australia

An extreme weather event described as a "once-in-a-decade" brought destructive winds and rain to a wide stretch of Western Australia on May 24 and 25, 2020. Wind speed of up to 132 km/h (82 mph) was recorded at Cape Leeuwin, the state's strongest May...

May 25, 2020

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Rare extreme weather event lashing much of Western Australia -- WA's worst storm in a decade

A rare extreme weather event is taking place across Western Australia today into Monday, May 25, 2020. Dangerous winds could cause significant damage or destruction to homes and property. Many locations have already recorded tides exceeding their highest tides of...

May 24, 2020

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Early winter blast, record rain hit much of the eastern seaboard of Australia, severe weather to continue into weekend

Much of the eastern seaboard of Australia was hit by wet weather overnight into May 20, 2020, as a cold front generated rains across Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland. The severe weather conditions are forecast to last until the weekend as the country...

May 21, 2020

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Violent storm hits Western Australia, leaving tens of thousands without power

A severe storm packing strong winds up to 128 km/h (80 mph) lashed Western Australia on May 5, 2020, toppling trees and power grids which left some 55 000 homes without electricity. As of May 6, about 25 500 homes are still impacted by the season's first storm,...

May 07, 2020

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Records tumble as cold blast sweeps across Australia

A cold front is sweeping across Australia following its fifth warmest April on record, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said. Parts of Victoria are set to experience their coldest start to May; New South Wales is being hit with blizzard conditions and below-freezing...

May 01, 2020

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Melbourne records wettest April since 1960, Australia

Melbourne recorded 138 mm (5.4 inches) of rain in April 2020, making it the city's wettest April since 1960 when 195 mm (7.8 inches) was recorded. Unseasonably low temperatures were also recorded and almost 50 cm (19.7 inches) of snow across Victoria's ski...

May 01, 2020

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Cold blast to sweep across parts of Australia, Melbourne expects coldest April day since 1960

A deep, polar low is forecast to sweep across parts of southeastern Australia over the next couple of days, bringing cold, wet, and windy conditions. Heavy rains are expected in some areas, while Melbourne could experience its coldest April day in 60 years. A cold...

April 27, 2020

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Baseball-sized hail leaves major damage in Queensland, Australia

A severe hailstorm hit parts of Queensland, Australia, on Sunday afternoon, April 19, 2020, leaving major damage in its wake. According to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), the hailstones were up to 10 cm (4 inches) in diameter. The thunderstorms packing winds more...

April 20, 2020

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Perth breaks 110-year record for hottest April day ever, Australia

Perth, Australia has recorded its hottest April day ever on Saturday, April 11, 2020, as temperatures hit 39.5 °C (103. 1°F). The previous record was 37.6 °C (99.7 °F), set in 1910. According to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) forecaster Max Strack,...

April 11, 2020

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Aboriginal myth of volcanic eruption at Budj Bim 37 000 years ago based on real geological event

According to a myth told by the Aborigines of southeastern Australia passed down for generations for 37 000 years now, an ancestral-creator being transformed into a volcano now known as Mount Eccles or the extinct Budj Bim. New scientific evidence indicates that...

March 12, 2020

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Ex-tropical Cyclone "Esther" dumps a month's worth of rain on Melbourne-- city's highest March rainfall since 1929, Australia

More than a month's worth of rain brought by the remnants of Ex-tropical Cyclone "Esther" soaked Melbourne overnight March 5, 2020, resulting in widespread flooding and major damage to buildings. The city recorded 54.6 mm (2.1 inches) of rain in a...

March 06, 2020

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Ex-tropical Cyclone "Esther" replenishes cattle country in Western Australia

Pastoralists and tourism operators in Western Australia's Kimberley region welcomed soaking rains brought by Ex-tropical Cyclone "Esther" as it provided restoration to cattle stations with huge rainfall totals not seen in portions of the region for...

March 04, 2020

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Australia's wild summer weather ends with snow in Tasmania

After a summer of extremes-- from thunderstorms and hail to dust storms and wildfires-- the dramatic season in Australia finished with a blast of snow in Tasmania, which started on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Summer officially ended on Saturday, February 29, but...

March 01, 2020

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Perth breaks record with 5 consecutive days of summer thunderstorms, Australia

The city of Perth, Western Australia recorded 5 consecutive days of thunderstorm activity over the past week, breaking its record for the longest run of summer thunderstorm activity. Fierce storms started affecting the metropolitan area on February 25, wreaking...

March 01, 2020

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Severe thunderstorm and worst hailstorm since 2010 wreak havoc across Perth, Australia

Ferocious thunderstorm with damaging winds up to 126 km/h (78 mph) and hailstones the size of tennis balls -- about 6 cm (2 inches) in diameter -- lashed Perth, Australia on February 25, 2020, wreaking havoc across the city and causing chaos during peak-hour...

February 26, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Esther" hits northern Australia, another storm intensifies off WA coast

Tropical Cyclone "Esther" made landfall near the border of Northern Territory and Queensland as a Category 1 system on Monday, February 24, 2020. The storm had sustained winds near the core of 60 km/h (37 mph) with gusts to 95 km/h (59 mph), moving west at...

February 24, 2020

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Severe thunderstorms strike NSW, disrupting power to 80 000 homes, Australia

Severe thunderstorms battered the Australian state of New South Wales on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, disrupting power to about 80 000 homes. Lightning hit a whopping 800 000 times across the entire state, while 74 000 strikes hit Sydney, resulting in one death....

February 20, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Uesi" hits New Caledonia, on track to bring strong winds and heavy rain to Lord Howe Island and Australian east coast

Tropical Cyclone "Uesi" has dumped heavy rains to northern New Caledonia as the storm passed west of the islands on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. The storm is on course to bring severe storms to Australia's east coast in the following days, while New...

February 12, 2020

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Very heavy rains hit NSW, extinguish 'mega-fire' and trigger widespread flooding, Australia

Very heavy rains hit New South Wales over the past couple of days, causing widespread flooding and cutting power to about 100 000 homes but also extinguishing more than 30 fires, including one dubbed 'mega-fire.' Thousands of residents were ordered to...

February 10, 2020