Articles tagged "australia"

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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

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TC 23S - Tropical Cyclone "Wallace" developing north of Western Australia

A tropical low continues to strengthen over the Timor Sea, north of Western Australia today and is expected to become Tropical Cyclone "Wallace" Friday night or early Saturday, April 6, 2019 (AWST). Outer bands will bring rain and gusty winds to the...

April 05, 2019

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Veronica dumps more than a year's worth of rain in less than 12 hours, Western Australia

While the eye of Tropical Cyclone "Veronica" didn't cross the coast, very heavy rainfall and strong winds hit the Pilbara coast of Western Australia. The wind and very heavy rainfall have now eased, however, road conditions may remain hazardous today...

March 26, 2019

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Slow-moving TC "Veronica" nears the Pilbara coast, extended period of destructive winds expected, Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Veronica," now a Category 3 cyclone on the Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale, is slowly moving toward the Pilbara coast on March 23, 2019. A severe coastal impact is expected on Sunday, March 24. Veronica may be traveling slower...

March 23, 2019

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Very dangerous Tropical Cyclone "Veronica" forms near Western Australia, prepare now

Tropical Cyclone "Veronica" formed north of Kimberly, Western Australia on March 19, 2019. The low rapidly intensified yesterday and BOM expects it to continue intensifying to a severe category with a severe tropical cyclone and coastal crossing possible...

March 20, 2019

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Severe Tropical Cyclone "Trevor" hits Queensland, 300 mm (11.8 in) of rain and 200 km/h (124 mph) gusts reported, Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Trevor" made landfall near the Lockhart River, Queensland, Australia at 06:55 UTC (16:55 local time) on March 19, 2019, as Category 3 tropical cyclone on Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale. Trevor will exit into the Gulf of...

March 19, 2019

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Lightning strikes spark wildfires across Victoria, homes destroyed, thousands forced to evacuate, Australia

Thousands of people were forced to evacuate as 19 wildfires rage through Australia's southeastern state of Victoria. Series of warnings were issued over the past couple of days, urging residents in danger to 'act immediately to survive.' According to...

March 05, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Oma" affecting Queensland, warnings in place, Australia

Category 2 Tropical Cyclone "Oma" is forecast to approach the coast of southern Queensland, Australia this weekend. The cyclone is already affecting the state and warnings are in place for higher than normal tides and dangerous surf. Forecast track issued...

February 21, 2019

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Extreme rainfall makes Flinders River a 'mega river' 60 km (37 miles) wide, Australia

After days of extremely heavy rain falling over Queensland, Australia this month, Flinders River has grown to a 'mega river' and is now 60 km (37 miles) wide in some of its parts. This is its most significant flooding in more than 50 years and so vast it...

February 14, 2019

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300 000 cattle died in Queensland's historic floods caused by a year's worth of rain in 10 days, Australia

Record-breaking rains hit Queensland's Townsville over the past 7 days, causing historic flooding and killing at least 2 people and up to 300 000 cattle (updated to nearly 500 000). While many are counting their losses, some farmers say the rain brought them...

February 08, 2019

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Monsoonal conditions and cyclone developing in the north, unusual wintry weather striking south, Western Australia

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Severe Weather Warning for the northern Cape York Peninsula and Torres Strait Islands with heavy rainfall, damaging winds and abnormally high tides the main impacts. Meanwhile, a new tropical cyclone is brewing near...

January 23, 2019

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All-time high temperature records broken in parts of Australia

Parts of Australia are enduring extreme heatwave conditions which already broke numerous all-time temperature records. An unusual extended period of heatwaves over much of Australia began in early December 2018 and continued into January 2019. The Australian mean...

January 17, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Penny" forms, crosses Queensland's Cape York Peninsula

Tropical Cyclone "Penny" formed at 21:00 UTC, December 31, 2018 (08:00 AEST, Tuesday, January 1, 2019) over the warm tropical waters of the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia and made landfall around 05:00 UTC, January 1 (16:00 LT) just south of Weipa. It is...

January 01, 2019

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Massive hailstorm hits Sydney, ICA declares a catastrophe, Australia

Multiple severe thunderstorms hit the Australian state of New South Wales, including capital Sydney on December 20, 2018, dropping tennis ball-sized hail and causing huge damage. Emergency service said it was the worst hailstorm to hit the city since 1999 while the...

December 21, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Owen" sets new Australian December daily rainfall record

Tropical Cyclone "Owen" brought extremely heavy rains to parts of Queensland, setting a new Australian December daily rainfall. Owen made its first landfall well north of Cardwell, Queensland early December 10, exited into the Gulf of Carpentaria and...

December 18, 2018

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Category 4 Tropical Cyclone "Owen" to hit Queensland, Australia

Severe Tropical Cyclone "Owen" is currently a Category 3 strength system in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia. Owen is forecast to continue on a generally easterly track for the remainder of today, intensifying to Category 4 strength before making...

December 14, 2018

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Record-breaking rains hit Victoria, Australia

The moisture from Tropical Cyclone "Owen" is feeding the low-pressure system over Victoria this week, bringing record-breaking rains and floods to the region. The worst affected were northeast and northwest regions of Victoria, around Birchip, and east of...

December 14, 2018

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Queensland bushfires danger rated catastrophic for the first time in history, Australia

With severe to extreme heatwave conditions set to continue and 144 bushfires still burning, Queensland authorities are warning people to remain on high alert into the weekend and next week. On November 30, 2018, Queensland firefighters are still battling 144...

November 30, 2018

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Sydney hit by worst November storm since 1984, more than a month's worth of rain in 90 minutes

Two people were killed and several injured after a major storm hit Sydney, Australia on November 28, 2018. The storm dumped more rain in just several hours than the region records during the entire month of November. Observatory Hill recorded 125 mm (4.9 inches) of...

November 28, 2018

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Very heavy rain and damaging wind for eastern NSW, Australia

A deepening low pressure system is expected to affect major New South Wales population centers this week. The storm could drop two months of rain over parts of the state, including Sydney, in a matter of hours. Residents are urged to follow advice from local...

November 27, 2018

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Large dust storm sweeps through Australia, serious health hazard in Sydney

A low pressure system affecting southeastern Australia since November 21, 2018, brought damaging winds, high seas, dangerous dust storms and elevated fire danger for eastern New South Wales. Ambulances in NSW have responded to almost 100 calls across Sydney as a...

November 22, 2018

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Antarctic low brings storms and sharp cold snap to parts of Australia

A sharp cold snap is expected across eastern Australia later this week as warm, humid, springtime weather with showers gives way to a winterlike Antarctic low and real, bitterly wintry cold weather. The thunderstorm risk is expected first, extending through parts...

November 19, 2018

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Melbourne floods: More rain in 2 hours than September and October combined, Australia

A slow-moving storm system dumped heavy rain over parts of southeastern Australia on November 6, 2018, causing power outages and traffic chaos. The city's northwestern suburbs suffered worst of the storm. Thousands of homes and businesses were left without power...

November 06, 2018

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Destructive tornado, tennis-ball-sized hail hit Queensland, Australia

A severe thunderstorm hit parts of Queensland, Australia on October 11, 2018, producing a destructive tornado and dumping heavy rain and extremely damaging, up to tennis-ball-sized hail. The hardest hit was South Burnett where authorities are still determining...

October 15, 2018

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September 2018 Australia's driest September on record

Last month was Australia's driest September on record, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology reported October 1, 2018. Nights were much cooler than average for the time of year over much of Victoria, South Australia and southern New South Wales. September was an...

October 02, 2018

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Another large sinkhole opens at Inskip Point beach, Australia

Another large sinkhole has opened at Inskip Point beach in Queensland, Australia overnight September 24, 2018. This is the same beach where a sinkhole opened up on September 26, 2015, swallowing several vehicles and tents. The hole was spotted from the air on Monday...

September 24, 2018

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Record August rain and heavy hail hit Adelaide as cold front moves over South Australia

A cold front passed over Adelaide, the capital city of the state of South Australia, on August 6, 2018, dropping record August rainfall and heavy hail. From 09:00 local time, August 5 to 17:30, August 6, the town of Lenswood in Adelaide Hills received 81 mm (3.18...

August 06, 2018

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Hundreds record long-lasting bright fireball over Australia, meteorites likely near Canberra

A very bright fireball streaked across the night sky over New South Wales and Victoria, Australia around 08:30 UTC (18:30 local time) on August 4, 2018. The event lasted for more than 8 seconds and was recorded by hundreds of people. Astronomers said the object...

August 05, 2018

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Melbourne records its coldest start to winter since 1982, Australia

Coastal capital of the southeastern Australian state of Victoria - Melbourne (population 4.8 million) - has recorded its coldest start to June since 1982, according to data provided by Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). Officials blame a pattern of weather that...

June 06, 2018

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Unseasonal heavy rain and strong cold front hit Western Australia, leaving 40 000 properties without power

Unseasonal rain, in parts record-breaking, and a strong cold front hit Western Australia on June 4 and 5, 2018, leaving more than 40 000 properties without power. On average, this region sees fronts like this about five times per year. Damaging wind gusts up to 109...

June 05, 2018

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Record rainfall, strong winds and cold blast as extreme weather hits parts of Australia

Extreme weather events have broken historic rainfall records, bringing strong winds and unusually cold conditions across Australia on May 11, 2018. Tasmania’s capital Hobart experienced a record-breaking rainfall, which caused road closures, schools to shut...

May 11, 2018

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Extremely heavy rain floods Queensland, Australia

Ex-Tropical Cyclone "Nora" dumped extremely heavy rain on parts of Queensland over the past 24 - 48 hours, causing major floods and emergency evacuations. Many locations exceeded or even doubled their March average rainfall. Exceptional rainfall totals...

March 27, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Nora" hits Queensland's Cape York Peninsula

Tropical Cyclone "Nora" slammed into Queensland's Cape York Peninsula as a Severe Tropical Cyclone at 11:55 UTC (23:25 local time) on Saturday, March 24, 2018. BOM forecasters said heavy rain and possible flash flooding could continue across Cape York,...

March 25, 2018