Articles tagged "australia"

canberra dust storm march 18 2018

Heavy dust storm hits Canberra, leaves thousands without power

A severe dust storm caused by high northwestern wind engulfed the Australian capital Canberra on Sunday, March 18, 2018, leaving thousands of people without power. Wind gusts up to 82 km/h (51 mph) brought powerlines down, uprooted trees and caused panic among the...

March 18, 2018

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Tropical cyclone expected to form off Northern Territory coast, Australia

An intensifying tropical low north of the Tiwi Islands is moving southeast across the Arafura Sea and is expected to turn south towards the north coast of the Top End on Friday. This system is expected to reach Category 1 tropical cyclone intensity on March 16 and...

March 15, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Linda" forms between Australia and New Caledonia

Tropical Cyclone "Linda" formed in the Coral Sea, east of Australia on March 13, 2018 as the 7th named storm of the 2017/18 Australian region tropical cyclone season. The cyclone is expected to stay off the coast and generate large waves and dangerous surf...

March 13, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone 10S (Kelvin) to make landfall over Western Australia

Tropical Cyclone 10S has formed just off the coast of northern Western Australia on February 16, 2018. The cyclone, still named Tropical Low 1 (17U) by BOM and soon to be internationally known as Kelvin, is expected to reach hurricane strength before making landfall...

February 16, 2018

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Strong windstorm hits Victoria and Tasmania, leaving 71 000 homes without power

A strong cold front hit the Australian states of Victoria and Tasmania on February 14, 2018, producing damaging wind gusts and lifting up some dust. At least one person was injured in Victoria and more than 50 000 homes were left without power. In Tasmania, the...

February 14, 2018

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Violent thunderstorm hits Queensland with tennis ball-sized hail, 130 000 homes without power

A severe thunderstorm that hit the city of Brisbane, Queensland Sunday night (local time), February 11, 2018, left 130 000 homes without power, produced some 265 000 lightning strikes and dropped up to tennis ball-sized hail on the region. At least one person was...

February 12, 2018

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Tropical low devastates Western Australia's north, drops massive rain

Ex-tropical cyclones Hilda and Joyce both hit Kimberly coast, Western Australia's sparsely populated northern region in the past 35 days but an unnamed tropical low that hit the region this week exceeded both named storms in terms of rain and wind. It brought...

January 31, 2018

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Melbourne's wettest January day since 2004 after 95 000 homes lose power during heatwave

More than 95 000 homes in and around Melbourne, Australia lost power late Sunday afternoon, January 28, 2018, as the state of Victoria endured one of its hottest days of the summer so far. The heat soon turned into biggest January deluge the city has seen since...

January 30, 2018

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Severe thunderstorm, record rain hit Darwin, Northern Territory

A severe thunderstorm swept through Darwin on January 28, 2018, causing flash floods and downing trees and power lines. Darwin is the capital city (population of 145 916) of the sparsely populated Northern Territory of Australia. This region is famous for its summer...

January 29, 2018

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Earthquake swarm in progress along the coast of NSW, Australia

A seismic swarm is in progress along the coast of northern New South Wales, Australia since Friday, January 19, 2018, raising fears that a bigger earthquake might hit the region. Authorities say that while they can't rule out a bigger one, they don't see it...

January 24, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Joyce" makes landfall near Wallal Downs, Western Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Joyce" made landfall near Eighty Mile Beach, west of Wallal Downs in Western Australia just before 10:00 UTC on January 12, 2018 as Category 1 cyclone on the Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale. The system is expected to continue...

January 12, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Joyce" forms near Western Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Joyce" formed late January 10, 2018 (UTC), near the west Kimberly coast, Western Australia. The system is expected to intensify while moving in a S to SW direction. There is a risk of a severe tropical cyclone impacting the Pilbara or far...

January 11, 2018

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Roads melting, bushfires destroy buildings as heatwave hits Australia

A short, sharp burst of very hot desert air hit South Australia and the southeastern States on Friday and Saturday, January 5 and 6, 2018, pushing temperatures above 40 °C (104 °F) and forcing authorities to issue total fire bans and health advisories....

January 06, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Hilda" hits Western Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Hilda," the third named storm of the 2017/18 Australian region cyclone season, formed Wednesday, December 27, 2017, and hit Western Australia later that day with heavy rain and strong winds. According to the Australian Bureau of...

December 28, 2017

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Severe thunderstorm hits Victoria, leaving 100 000 homes without power

A quick-moving severe thunderstorm accompanied by destructive, golf-sized hail and strong winds hit Victoria, Australia on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, leaving 100 000 homes without power. The Victoria office of Bureau of Meteorology said an extraordinary amount of...

December 19, 2017

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Major flooding after record-breaking rains hit Victoria and NSW, Australia

After record-breaking rain at some locations on Friday, December 1, 2017, major floods are developing across northeast Victoria and southeast New South Wales, Australia. "At 13:00 Eastern Daylight Time on Saturday, December 2, we've got major flood warnings...

December 02, 2017

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Significant severe weather event to affect Victoria and NSW, Australia

A significant thunderstorm and rainfall system is developing across southern and eastern Australia with the potential for widespread flooding threat to parts of Victoria and southern and central New South Wales, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) warns. The...

November 29, 2017


Worst frost since 1977 caused extensive damage to Victorian crops, Australia

A late spring cold snap ripped through western and central Victoria this month, causing extensive agricultural damage. Older farmers in the region say it was 'the worst frost since 1977.' Agriculture Victoria’s southwest grains regional manager Rob...

November 24, 2017

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Violent thunderstorms hit Queensland with hurricane-force winds

A violent storm, described as one of the worst to hit the region in a decade, hit eastern Queensland, Australia on November 7, 2017, with hurricane-force winds, heavy rain and large hailstones. Bundaberg Mayor Jack Dempsey said the severity of the winds was...

November 08, 2017

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Queensland had wettest October since 1975 and 3rd wettest on record, Australia

Queensland had its third-wettest October on record averaged across the State, and the wettest October since 1975, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology reported in their monthly climate summary released November 1. The storms forced evacuations, caused power outages,...

November 02, 2017

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Record rain wreaks havoc across Queensland, affects food supply

Record-breaking rain and flooding it caused wreaked havoc across Queensland, Australia during the past 7 days, forcing evacuations, causing power outages, road closures, and widespread crop losses. At least 1 person has been killed and six are missing. For farmers,...

October 20, 2017

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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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"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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Tropical Cyclone "Ernie" rapidly intensifies off Western Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Ernie" has rapidly intensified from a tropical storm to Category 5 tropical cyclone on the Australian tropical cyclone wind scale within just 24 hours. High clouds are streaming over Australia, but there is no threat to the land as Ernie...

April 07, 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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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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Bright fireball over Orange, Australia caught on camera

A bright meteor fireball with a fiery tail was recorded over Orange, Australia at 08:45 UTC (19:45 AEDT) on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The footage was taken from a car traveling on the Escort Way near Boree, New South Wales. President of the Orange Planetarium Inc.,...

March 16, 2017

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Westgate Park lake turns bright pink, Australia

A salt lake in Westgate Park, just off the Yarra River and Port Phillip Bay in Melbourne's center, Australia has turned a brilliant, bright pink a few days ago, delighting locals. Parks Victoria said this is a natural phenomenon in response to very high salt...

March 09, 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

Tennis ball sized hailstones rip through Sydney Australia february 18 2017

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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Earth's seasonal gyration mass motion detected for the first time

A new research, performed by the scientist from the University of Newcastle (UON) suggests the Australian continent gyrates in response to seasonal mass change across the globe. This is the first time such a discovery has been made and it is expected to have a...

November 26, 2016


Disastrous multiple storm system batters Australia

A disastrous multiple storm system, caused by a very active low pressure system, battered Australia, from Queensland to Gippsland, an extreme weather occurrence that hasn't been recorded for many years. The severe thunderstorms accompanied with damaging winds...

November 03, 2015


Rare tornadic feature for Australia: Waterspout forms off Bronte Beach, eastern Sydney

Professional storm chaser Daniel Shaw recorded a waterspout off Bronte Beach, in eastern Sydney, Australia on the morning of October 14, 2015 (local time). A rare tornado-like event lasted for about 10 minutes and gave an impressive view to its observers 20 km away...

October 15, 2015