Articles tagged "australia"

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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

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Tropical Cyclone "Damien" dissipates after making landfall near Karratha, Western Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Damien" made landfall near Karratha on February 8, 2020, with wind gusts exceeding 205 km/h (125 mph) near the landfall point. More than 230 mm (9.1 inches) of rain was recorded in Karratha and Roebourne from February 8 to 9. The storm...

February 10, 2020

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Torrential rain drenches southeast Queensland, deluge expected into weekend

Heavy downpour continues to drench southeast Queensland on Friday, February 7, 2020, flooding the region. Flood warnings issued by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) remain in place as showers and thunderstorms are expected throughout the weekend. According to BOM...

February 07, 2020

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Hobart shifts from scorching hot to freezing cold in one weekend, Tasmania

Tasmania's capital, Hobart, went from sweltering hot on Friday, January 31, 2020, to freezing cold on Monday, February 3-- all in one weekend. The city was the third hottest Australian capital behind Melbourne and Canberra on Friday, recording a blistering...

February 06, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Damien" forms near Western Australia, severe impact expected on February 8

Tropical Cyclone "Damien" formed near Kimberley coast, Western Australia on Thursday, February 6, 2020. It is forecast to hit the Pilbara coast, WA as Category 3 cyclone on the Australian tropical cyclone scale on February 8. Very destructive wind gusts...

February 06, 2020

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Tropical cyclone forming near Western Australia, severe impact likely

A tropical cyclone is forecast to develop from a tropical low off the northwest Kimberley coast in Western Australia on Thursday, February 6, 2020, according to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). As of Wednesday, February 5, the low has sustained winds near the center...

February 05, 2020

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Indian Ocean Dipole reaches zero, tropical Pacific Ocean remains ENSO neutral

The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) has reached zero for the first time since May 2019, according to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) report on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. Surface waters in the tropics close to and west of the Date Line are warmer than average, potentially...

February 04, 2020

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Wild weather hit parts of Australia as bushfires destroy more homes in NSW

Wild weather continues across large parts of southeast Australia as strong winds and thunderstorms hit bushfire-stricken New South Wales and Victoria beginning January 31, 2020. Rains are also forecast across southern Queensland in the following days. Strong storms...

February 03, 2020

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Heatwave conditions to persist across Australia, tropical low on course to bring significant rain to much of the country

Heatwave conditions are expected to persist in parts of Australia ahead of the approaching front which is forecast to bring significant rainfall, according to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. With clear skies over much of Western...

January 29, 2020

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Heavy monsoon rains drench Queensland, causing widespread floods, Australia

A nearly stationary monsoonal low close to the Gulf of Carpentaria is driving very humid air toward Queensland, with heaviest rains in the state's northeast and tropical coast. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has issued several flood warnings on Tuesday, January...

January 28, 2020

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Mass fish kill after ash and sludge from bushfires wash out into Macleay River, Australia

Hundreds of thousands of fish died in New South Wales, Australia after rains washed out ash and sludge from bushfires into the Macleay River. According to an ecologist, the impact of the fish kill may be felt for decades, with long-lived species such as the...

January 22, 2020

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'Catastrophic' Canberra hailstorm destroys decades of CSIRO research, Australia

The catastrophic hailstorm that hit Australia's capital city Canberra on Monday, January 20, 2020, has caused widespread damage, including decades of glasshouse drought research by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the...

January 21, 2020

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Intense storm hits parts of Sydney, downing power lines and causing major traffic chaos

An intense storm smashed parts of Sydney, Australia on Monday afternoon (LT), January 20, 2020, downing trees and power lines, and causing major traffic chaos across the city. The storms started hitting the south and southwest portions, with three drivers left stuck...

January 21, 2020

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Massive dust storm smothers Central West NSW, Australia

A massive dust storm has engulfed parts of New South Wales' Central West, with wind gusts of over 100 km/h (62 mph) on Sunday night, January 19, 2020. After hitting Dubbo, the storm moved towards Parkes before heading to the Central Ranges, affecting several...

January 20, 2020

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Severe hailstorm hits Melbourne's outer suburbs, Australia

Parts of Melbourne's outer suburbs were pelted with hailstones up to 5 cm (2 inches) in diameter on Sunday, January 19, 2020, after thunderstorms quickly moved across much of southern Victoria, bringing strong winds and heavy rain. Hailstones almost the size of...

January 20, 2020

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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