Articles tagged "australia"

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Queensland's skies blackened by unseasonal thunderstorms, lightning strikes produce green hue over Brisbane

An outbreak of severe thunderstorms, rare for the month of May, struck southern Queensland on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, producing about 71 000 lightning strikes over Brisbane in just 4 hours. Intense thunderstorms were reported from southeast Queensland to far...

May 13, 2021

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Unseasonal severe thunderstorms expected in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia

Severe thunderstorms with damaging winds, large hail, and heavy rain that may lead to flash flooding are likely across northeast New South Wales and southeast Queensland, Australia on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. "Mid-May is an unusual time for severe thunderstorms...

May 10, 2021

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Rare 5 waterspouts in a row off of the New South Wales coast, Australia

Rare 5 waterspouts in a row were seen off of the New South Wales coast, Australia on May 4, 2021. The storm that spawned them also produced an intense hailstorm. The waterspouts formed off Old Bar beach, Harrington and recorded by Kirra Jane Moffitt. View this...

May 05, 2021

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Historic, Category 3 Tropical Cyclone "Seroja" batters Western Australia, causing widespread damage

Tropical Cyclone "Seroja" made landfall as a Category 3 storm south of Kalbarri, Western Australia with wind gusts up to 170 km/h (106 mph) on Sunday, April 11, 2021. According to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), the storm caused widespread damage, left...

April 12, 2021

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Antarctic cold blast to bring snow and subzero temperatures to southeast Australia

An Antarctic blast of icy air is forecast to bring snow and subzero temperatures to southeast Australia this weekend, with hail possible in some regions. According to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), the first cold front will arrive Friday, April 9, followed by a...

April 08, 2021

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Western Australia under rare weather threat of three strong tropical systems

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned residents living on the coast of Western Australia to brace for intense winds, rain, and possible flooding as Tropical Cyclone "Seroja" is expected to pass between Carnavon and Jurien Bay late Sunday or early...

April 08, 2021

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Deadly downpour triggers severe flooding in Queensland, Australia

Severe flooding lashed Queensland's southeast following heavy rains over the weekend, resulting in at least four fatalities. Up to 153 mm (6 inches) of rain fell in a 24-hour period to 23:00 UTC on Monday (09:00 LT on Tuesday, April 6), according to the Bureau...

April 06, 2021

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Worst floods since 1971 hit parts of New South Wales, Australia

About 18 000 people have evacuated their homes after torrential rains hit New South Wales, Australia, causing severe flooding in many parts of the state on Saturday and Sunday, March 20 and 21, 2021. More evacuations are expected as the severe weather is forecast to...

March 22, 2021

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Evacuations in NSW due to potentially record and life-threatening flooding, Australia

Residents across New South Wales, Australia, have been ordered to evacuate on Friday, March 19, 2021, after severe flooding-- described by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) as "potentially life-threatening"-- swept through the state. Severe inundations are...

March 19, 2021

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Tropical cyclone developing near the coast of Queensland, Australia

A near-stationary tropical low positioned off the north Queensland coast, Australia is expected to intensify into a tropical cyclone on Tuesday morning (LT), March 2, 2021, and be named Niran. At 08:00 UTC on March 1, the center of the tropical low was located about...

March 01, 2021

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Western Australia lashed by 'once-in-10-years' flooding, roads and highways destroyed

Highways and roads in Western Australia were destroyed in what was described as a "one-in-10-year" flooding event triggered by a slow-moving tropical low from Friday, February 5, 2021. As of Monday, February 8, a severe weather warning for heavy rainfall...

February 08, 2021

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Major bushfire destroys at least 71 homes in Perth Hills, threatening 2 more suburbs, Australia

A fast-moving wildfire destroyed at least 71 homes on the outskirts of the city of Perth, Western Australia, on February 2 and 3, 2021, forcing thousands to evacuate their homes as hot and windy conditions continue hindering efforts to contain it. The fire is...

February 03, 2021

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Heavy rains hit New South Wales, Australia

A broad band of rain and storms hit New South Wales, Australia on February 1 and 2, 2021. The Bathurst region was drenched by nearly a month's worth of rain in about eight hours-- up to 43.4 mm (1.7 inches) fell from 08:30 UTC (19:30 LT on Monday, February 1) to...

February 02, 2021

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BOM: La Niña likely past peak, but influence continues

The 2020–21 La Niña is likely to have peaked with respect to atmospheric and oceanic patterns in the tropical Pacific, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said on February 2, 2021. All of the international climate models surveyed by the Bureau are...

February 02, 2021

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Victoria drenched by a month's worth of rain in 12 hours while historic rains hit NSW, Australia

Parts of Victoria, Australia, have seen a month's worth of rain in 12 hours into Friday, January 29, 2021, while New South Wales was hit by historic rainfall, and is set for further heavy downpours and damaging winds, with severe thunderstorm warning in place....

January 29, 2021

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Tropical Cyclone "Kimi" to make landfall over Queensland, Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Kimi" formed at 02:10 UTC on January 17, 2021, as the 3rd named storm of the 2020/21 Australian region cyclone season. Kimi is moving slowly south of the north tropical Queensland coast and is expected to turn southwest tonight (LT) and...

January 17, 2021

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Tropical Cyclone "Imogen" brings floods and disruptions to Queensland, Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Imogen" brought heavy rains, flooding, and disruptions to Queensland, Australia, after making landfall over Karumba around 13:00 UTC (23:00 LT) on Sunday night, January 3, 2021. It generated 105 km/h (65 mph) winds, dumped more than 200...

January 05, 2021

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Tropical Cyclone "Imogen" to hit Queensland with strong winds, dangerous storm tide and heavy rain, Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Imogen" formed in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia at 06:00 UTC on January 3, 2021, as the first named storm of the 2020/21 Australian region cyclone season. The forecast track takes Imogen ESE and over the southeast Gulf coast near...

January 03, 2021

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Severe storm brings massive rains to Queensland and NSW, Australia

An intense low-pressure trough off the coast of southeast Australia has brought torrential rains, floods, damaging winds, and dangerous waves to southeast Queensland and northern New South Wales over the weekend, with authorities describing the impacts as similar to...

December 14, 2020

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More than 200 000 lightning strikes cause damage and outages across Mackay region, Australia

More than 200 000 lightning strikes were recorded across Queensland's Mackay region from Tuesday afternoon, December 8, 2020, to December 9, according to Ergon Energy, resulting in power outages and equipment damage. Ergon Energy spokeswoman Emma Oliveri said...

December 10, 2020

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Cold snap brings unseasonal snow to parts of southeast Australia

Unseasonal snow has fallen in Victoria, New South Wales, and Tasmania on December 7, 2020, as the Australian states are gripped by a cold snap after half of the continent sweltered through a record heatwave. According to the Bureau of Meteorology, (BOM), the snow...

December 08, 2020

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Sydney swelters through hottest November night as severe heatwave grapples Australia

Parts of the south and southeast Australia are in the grip of severe to extreme heatwave, with temperatures soaring into the mid-40s °C (104s °F) and total fire bans in place in South Australia, New South Wales, and Victoria. The extreme weather conditions...

December 01, 2020

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Extreme heatwave conditions and record temperatures expected across south and southeast Australia

Severe heatwave conditions are forecast across much of inland South Australia, New South Wales, and Victoria over the coming days, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) warned on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. The mercury is also expected to smash all-time spring and...

November 25, 2020

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Massive wildfire scorches half of Fraser Island - Queensland, Australia

A massive bushfire is burning across Fraser Island off Queensland's coast, scorching up to 74 km (46 miles) as of November 23, 2020-- it has covered more than half of the 122 km (76 miles) long island since it was first reported in mid-October. Firefighters have...

November 24, 2020

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'Catastrophic' hailstorm and a month's worth of rain in an hour slam Queensland, Australia

A catastrophe has been declared in Queensland after severe thunderstorms, tennis ball-sized hail, and flash flooding pounded the state's southeast on October 31, 2020, with Brisbane receiving a month's worth of rain in an hour of 80 mm (3 inches), according...

November 02, 2020

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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