Articles tagged "australia"

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Rain dampens fire-hit parts of NSW and Victoria, Australia

Rain fell across parts of New South Wales and Victoria in Australia on Wednesday and Thursday, January 15 and 16, 2020, where dozens of bushfires continue to rage. Meanwhile, severe thunderstorms caused flooding in Melbourne, resulting in a large sinkhole. NWS's...

January 16, 2020

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Massive dust storm across Australia extends almost the total width of the continent

A trough moving through central Australia on January 11, 2020, lifted up huge amounts of dust, creating a massive dust storm -- almost the entire width of the continent. The trough is expected to bring showers and storms to the southeast into Sunday morning, January...

January 11, 2020

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240 000 urged to flee Victoria as scorching temperatures and erratic winds worsen bushfires, Australia

Australian authorities urged 240 000 people to evacuate Victoria on Friday, January 10, 2020, as blazing temperatures and erratic winds fan massive bushfires. As of January 8, the fires have raged through 10.7 million ha (26 million acres) of land, destroyed over 5...

January 10, 2020

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Blake hits Western Australia, new tropical system forming near Northern Territory expected to make landfall between Maningrida and Croker Island

Tropical Cyclone "Blake" made landfall near Wallal Downs, Western Australia on January 7, 2020 with winds up to 85 km/h (53 mph) and heavy rain. Blake is the first named storm of the 2019/20 Australian region cyclone season. Meanwhile, another tropical...

January 08, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Blake" forms near northern Western Australia, landfall expected January 8/9

Tropical Cyclone "Blake" formed at 00:00 UTC on Monday, January 6, 2020, off the northern coast of Western Australia, as the first tropical cyclone of the 2019/20 Australian region cyclone season. Landfall is expected in the vicinity of Wallal Downs along...

January 06, 2020

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Wildfires claim 22 lives, destroy 2 500 buildings and scorch 5.9 million ha (15 million acres) -- extreme fire weather warning, Australia

Bushfires in Australia have killed at least 22 people since August 2019 and destroyed more than 2 500 buildings, including over 1 400 homes. In addition, 28 people are still missing in the state of Victoria. Half a billion animals have been killed, including a third...

January 03, 2020

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A number of fires sparked by dry lightning in East Gippsland, Australia

Vic Emergency is reporting more than 10 fires are burning in East Gippsland on December 30, 2019, including three large fires that have been burning for more than a month. Communities in the area could be impacted today by a fire front, spot fires and ember attacks...

December 30, 2019

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'Get out now!' - More than 30 000 people forced to evacuate East Gippsland due to extreme fire danger, Australia

Authorities of the Australian state of Victoria have ordered more than 30 000 residents and tourists in East Gippsland to leave the region immediately as bushfires have reached an extreme danger level. Dangerous fire conditions are expected across the state today...

December 29, 2019

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Australia on fire: 9 people killed, more than 800 homes destroyed, nearly 100 fires in NSW and hotspots in every state

Nearly 100 bushfires are raging across New South Wales Australia as of December 23, 2019, at 12:00 UTC (23:00 LT), with hotspots in every state-- a fire tracker map maintained by Western Australia researchers show that blazes are also threatening areas around every...

December 23, 2019

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Two firefighters die battling blaze near Sydney, Australia

Two Australian firefighters were killed and three others were injured while battling out-of-control blazes southwest of Sydney late Thursday, December 19, 2019, the New South Wales Rural Fire Service confirmed. The firemen's truck crashed into a tree then rolled...

December 20, 2019

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Australia swelters through hottest day on record

Australia has recorded its hottest average temperature across the whole country on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at 40.9 °C (105 °F), beating the previous record of 40.3 °C (104 °F) set on January 7, 2013. Meteorologists are attributing a very strong...

December 18, 2019

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Code Red issued across South Australia ahead of extreme, possibly record heatwave

A statewide "Code Red" alert has been issued in South Australia on Monday, December 16, 2019, as an extreme heatwave is expected to hit the state and eastern parts of the country this week, with Adelaide likely reaching or exceeding 40 °C (104 °F)...

December 16, 2019

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Firefighters conduct back burning ahead of aggravating weather in New South Wales, Australia

Firefighters took advantage of cooler temperature prior to the worsening weather forecast next week by conducting critical backburning across New South Wales, Australia, where blazes are still burning across over 2.2 million ha (5.4 million acres) on Friday,...

December 14, 2019

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Freak storm dumps six months' worth of rain in one night - Brisbane, Australia

A major thunderstorm brought six months' worth of rain in one night in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, on Wednesday night, December 11, 2019. The city saw 100 mm (4 inches) of rain in just over an hour, which made it one of the highest 24-hour rainfall totals...

December 12, 2019

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Sydney chokes in smoke as Australia bushfires intensify, current period of poor air quality the 'longest' and 'most widespread' in the state's history

The air quality in Sydney, Australia continued to worsen on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, as roughly 100 bushfires burned in New South Wales (NSW) and strong north winds brought further smoke into the city. The haze was so thick in some areas that it was 11 times more...

December 11, 2019

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'Mega-fire' burns out of control just north of Sydney, Australia

More than eight bushfires have merged to form a "mega-fire" which is now raging out of control across a swath of land just north of Sydney. Firefighters said it will take weeks to control, but will not be contained without heavy rains.​ The fire is...

December 07, 2019

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Freezing start to summer as heavy snow blankets Australian Alps

Unseasonal snow marked the first day of summer in parts of the Australian states of Victoria and New South Wales on December 1, 2019. On the following day, as much as 30 cm (12 inches) of snow fell in many parts of Victoria, blanketing the alps. Falls Creek and the...

December 03, 2019

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Severe, fast-moving thunderstorm hits Sydney, leaving widespread damage and 76 000 homes without power, Australia

A severe, fast-moving thunderstorm tore through the Greater Sydney region on Tuesday afternoon, November 26, 2019. Lightning and strong winds of 90 km/h (56 mph) wreaked havoc in the area, leaving widespread damage and around 76 500 homes without electricity. By...

November 26, 2019

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Record-breaking November temperatures continue to spark bushfires across Australia

Large areas of Australia saw a blast of extreme heat last week, causing November max temperature records to tumble across the country and Catastrophic Fire Danger in parts of Western Australia, South Australia, and Victoria. In Victoria, winds of 100 km/h (62 mph)...

November 25, 2019

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'Apocalyptic' dust storm hits Mildura, Victoria on Code Red bushfire day, Australia

As Victoria issued a Code Red bushfire alert, Mildura residents witnessed a frightening dust storm on November 21, 2019. The dust swept through the town at 40 km/h (25 mph) while the sweltering temperature hit 40 °C (104 °F). Dramatic images and footage...

November 21, 2019

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Catastrophic bushfire conditions in Australia, over a dozen temperature records smashed

More than a dozen temperature records have been broken across South Australia on November 20, 2019, as bushfires continue to create catastrophic conditions all over the state, with blazes still burning at emergency levels. Over 100 schools have been closed,...

November 20, 2019

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577 homes destroyed in NSW bushfires, burn area more than 1.6 million ha (40.7 million acres), Australia

According to data provided by the Rural Fire Service, nearly 577 homes have been destroyed in New South Wales since the start of the fire 2019/20 season which quickly turned into the worst on record. Statewide, the burn area now covers more than 1 650 000 ha (40 772...

November 19, 2019

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Huge hailstones batter Queensland, causing significant damage to cars and homes, Australia

Hailstones up to 6 cm (2.4 inches) in diameter hit north of Brisbane as dangerous thunderstorms moved across southeast Queensland on November 17, 2019, causing severe damage to cars and homes. The hail came shortly after an emergency warning was issued for bushfires...

November 17, 2019

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3 fatalities confirmed, 5 missing as unprecedented bushfires burn in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia

Devastating bushfires are burning in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia since November 4, 2019. Authorities have reported more than 150 properties destroyed, 3 fatalities, 5 people missing, and 40 others injured, as of November 9. Out of the 74 fires burning,...

November 09, 2019

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Late spring snow engulfs parts of Tasmania week after bushfires raged, Australia

A late spring cold snap has brought snowfalls of up to 100 mm (4 inches) on Thursday morning, November 7, 2019, to several parts of Tasmania, including the state's center where bushfires burned a week ago. "White, there's no other way to describe it....

November 08, 2019

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Unprecedented bushfires rage across New South Wales, Australia

A series of unprecedented bushfires are burning across New South Wales, southeastern Australia on Friday, November 8, 2019. Over 1 000 firefighters have been battling more than 90 blazes, 17 of which are emergency-level, and strong winds. Heat up to 35 °C (95...

November 08, 2019

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Freak hailstorm rips through Riverland, causing significant crop damage, South Australia

A destructive hailstorm with wind gusts up to 70 km/h (43 mph) ripped through South Australia's Riverland region at around 18:00 UTC on November 4, 2019, causing major damage to fruit and cereal crops that left farmers in crippling financial situation. The...

November 07, 2019

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Western Australia records second-warmest October and driest month in 40 years

According to data provided by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), Western Australia has registered its second-warmest October on record and the driest in 40 years, despite the cool air delivering gusty showers to southwestern parts of the state during the...

November 05, 2019

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South Australia shivers through record cold October mornings

A late-season frost and very cold mornings hit parts of South Australia starting around October 27, 2019. Some areas saw their lowest back-to-back minimums in more than 100 years late in the year. A high-pressure system in the cold front enabled clear skies and...

October 29, 2019

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Bright fireball explodes over Tasmania and Victoria, Australia

A bright fireball was recorded streaking through the night sky between Tasmania and Victoria, Australia around 10:31 UTC (20:41 AEST) on September 20, 2019. The event was followed by what some residents described as 'massive big bang.' "We are certainly...

September 23, 2019

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Coldest September morning in 6 South Australia towns, dust storm warning

Six towns in South Australia shivered through the coldest September morning ever on September 17, 2019. Meanwhile, Adelaide is expected to hit 30 °C (86 °F) for the first time this spring season on September 19 before the temperatures plummet again starting...

September 19, 2019

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Worst flu season on record, Australia

According to statistics, the 2019 flu season is Australia's worst in recorded history with over 257 359 confirmed cases so far this year. This record beat the previous one in 2017 with a total number of 251 163 influenza cases. Meanwhile, only 52 000 cases were...

September 06, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits near the coast of Western Australia

A strong earthquake registered by Geoscience Australia as M6.5 hit near the coast of Western Australia at 05:39 UTC on July 14, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 0 km. USGS is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located 203 km...

July 14, 2019

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Rare EF-2 tornado hits Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed that a tornado near Bendigo, Victoria, on June 29, 2019 was at least EF-2 intensity with wind gusts in excess of 200 km/h (124 mph). The tornado flattened one house, snapped big trees in half and sent debris flying...

July 02, 2019

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Bright fireball explodes over Brisbane, Australia

A very bright fireball exploded over Brisbane, Queensland, Australia at 22:00 LT (12:00 UTC) on June 22, 2019. ​The event lasted several seconds before the object exploded in a bright flash. Thousands of people have seen or heard it. Three booms were heard in...

June 23, 2019

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Severe weather, including rare snowfall reported in Queensland, Australia

A deepening Tasman low combined with a strong high in the Great Australian Bight, bringing windy and cold conditions to New South Wales and Queensland, Australia on June 3, 2019. A rare occurrence of snow was reported in near the NSW-QLD border at Eukey, just south...

June 04, 2019

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Worst drought in 116 years hits Australian wheat production

The worst drought in more than a century is affecting parts of Australia, causing severe grain shortage in what is usually an outstanding surplus producing country. The condition resulted in a significant shipment of wheat from Canada, approved on May 9 and expected...

May 19, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Ann" moving toward northern Queensland, Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Ann" remains Category 1 and continues moving WNW toward northern Queensland. The cyclone is expected to cross the northeast tropical coast of Queensland on Wednesday morning (LT), May 15, 2019, most likely as a category 1 system. At 12:00...

May 13, 2019

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Massive dust storm hits Mildura, Victoria, Australia

An impressive dust storm hit Australian city of Mildura, Victoria on May 7, 2019, turning day into night. This kind of phenomenon is usually seen in summer, not just before winter. The storm moved through Mildura airport at 17:00 local time with wind gusts to 57...

May 07, 2019

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Earliest recorded snow in history of Western Australia

Residents of Western Australia woke up to extremely rare April snow on Bluff Knoll in the Stirling Ranges on April 19, 2019. This is the earliest snow ever recorded in the history of Western Australia. Matt Boterhoven, a meteorologist with the Australian Bureau of...

April 20, 2019