Articles tagged "queensland"

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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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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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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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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" 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Major infrastructure damage expected as Severe Tropical Cyclone "Trevor" makes landfall, Australia

Severe Tropical Cyclone "Trevor" was upgraded to Category 3 cyclone on the Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale. Trevor is expected to continue intensifying before it makes landfall somewhere between Port MacArthur and the Northern...

March 22, 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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Tropical Cyclone "Trevor" to make landfall over Queensland, Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Trevor" formed March 18, 2019, in the Coral Sea and is now a Category 1 system on the Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale. Forecast models take Trevor over Queensland as Category 3 system on March 19 and 20. At the same time,...

March 18, 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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Major flooding in Queensland: Townsville dam spillway gates fully open as extreme rainfall continues, Australia

A vigorous, slow-moving monsoon trough over northern Queensland, Australia is extending from Townsville to Gregory Springs into a deep, semi-stationary tropical low, located about 200 km (124 miles) north of Mount Isa. It will remain active this week, with further...

February 03, 2019

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Exceptional rainfall, major floods hit north Queensland, Australia

A slow-moving monsoon trough dropped exceptionally heavy rain on Queensland's far north, nearly 500 mm (19.6 inches) in 24 hours, causing a rapid rise of crocodile-infested Daintree River to record levels on January 26, 2019. More heavy rainfall is expected in...

January 29, 2019

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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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Queenslanders urged to keep an eye on Ex-Tropical Cyclone "Owen"

Owen - the first tropical cyclone of the 2018/19 Australian region cyclone season weakened rapidly on December 4, 2018, and was downgraded to a tropical low. However, residents of Queensland are urged to keep an eye on the latest forecasts and warnings released by...

December 04, 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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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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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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Major flooding hits Queensland, comparable to 2009 flood event

A major flooding is affecting the North Tropical Coast of Queensland, Australia following four straight days of heavy rain. This flood situation has seen communities isolated, schools closed and highways cut, with overall flood impacts comparable to the February...

March 10, 2018

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Burst of monsoon activity hits Tropical North Queensland, major flooding concerns

Australian monsoon is entering a more active phase in the wake of significant rainfall and flooding in Queensland's Townsville and inland areas associated with a tropical low. Tropical North Queensland is set to produce falls of 500+ mm (19.7 inches) over the...

March 07, 2018

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Major rainfall event affecting Queensland, record floods possible

A deep low pressure system started drenching parts of the Australian state of Queensland on February 28, 2018, with up to 358 mm (14 inches) of rain in just 24 hours. This will be a multi-day heavy rainfall event with record, potentially historic, floods possible...

March 01, 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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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