Articles tagged "queensland"

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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

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Good news from above: Unseasonably heavy rain hits Queensland, Australia

Unseasonably heavy rain is drenching Queensland, Australia this week, with some regions experiencing nearly four times their monthly average for the month of May in just one day. After a dry start to the year, this heavy and widespread rain is proving to be...

May 19, 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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Tropical Cyclone "Alfred" forms in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Alfred" has formed in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia on February 20, 2017. This is the second named tropical system of the 2016/17 Australian region tropical cyclone season. Alfred is slow-moving storm edging closer to the coast of...

February 20, 2017

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Big sinkhole filled with swirling water opens near Ipswich home, Australia

A big sinkhole filled with swirling water opened today, August 2, 2016, in a backyard of a house in Ipswich, west of Brisbane, Australia. A review of historical mine maps and plans in the area was underway as part of the investigation into the possible cause. Since...

August 02, 2016

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Southeast Queensland inundated during torrential downpours

An intense rainstorm triggered severe flash floods in portions of the southeast Queensland on June 19, 2016. The rescue services performed 27 water rescues and received 300 calls for help. No deaths or injuries have been reported so far. The storm system is expected...

June 20, 2016

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Deadly floods hit Queensland - 277 mm of rain in 3 hours, Australia

Queensland felt the full force of the East Coast low on Friday afternoon (local time), May 1, 2015 as the system moved south over the NSW Northern Rivers and Mid North Coasts. Five people have died after being swept away by flood waters. All of them were in vehicles at

May 02, 2015

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Tropical Cyclone "Marcia" formed over the central Coral Sea, Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Marcia" has developed over the central Coral Sea today, and is slowly strengthening, Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) reports.The system curved onto a southwesterly track during the day, and is expected to maintain this general motion t

February 18, 2015

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Queensland hit by very rare M5.1 earthquake, Australia

A shallow M5.1 earthquake was registered 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) from the city of Eidsvold, Queensland, Australia at 02:57 AEDT on February 16, 2015 (15:57 UTC on February 15). Geoscience Australia (GA) is reporting depth of 15 km (9.32 miles).Numerous aftershock wer

February 16, 2015

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Huge fireball seen over Queensland might have hit the ground, Australia

A giant fireball was seen falling from the sky over central and northern Queensland on May 15th. According to eyewitnesses, a massive ball of fire had blue and orange tail and it might have hit the ground somewhere between Townsville and Jericho around 18:52 AEST (06:52

May 16, 2014

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Severe Tropical Cyclone "Ita" about to make landfall in Queensland, Australia

Severe Tropical Cyclone "Ita", on approach to north-eastern Australia, has been strengthening over the last two days and by April 10, it had become a major cyclone. It is expected to make landfall late afternoon or evening (local time on April 11, UTC +10) bet

April 10, 2014

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North-eastern Australia prepares for Severe Tropical Cyclone "Ita" landfall

What was once Low Pressure System that brought heavy rain and caused devastating floods to Solomon Islands strengthened into Tropical Storm Ita on April 5 on its approach to north-eastern Australia. Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has declared a C

April 09, 2014

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Remnants of Tropical Cyclone Oswald caused raging floodwaters in northern Australia

The remnants of Tropical Cyclone Oswald impacted Australia. Two people were missing and the body of a third person was recovered from raging floodwaters as severe storms pounded northeastern Australia on January 27, 2013 , forcing more than 1,000 to flee their

January 28, 2013

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Hendra virus alert after horse killed by deadly bug south of Brisbane

Health officials revealed on Saturday that another seven people may have been exposed to the virus as authorities faced a second possible outbreak of the deadly disease carried by bats in southeast Queensland and conveyed to humans via infected horses.The latest

July 03, 2011