Melbourne records its coldest start to winter since 1982, Australia

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…

Severe thunderstorm hits Victoria, leaving 100 000 homes without power

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…

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

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…

After heatwave, summer snow and coldest February in a decade

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,…

Violent storm, flash floods hit Melbourne, Australia

Violent storm, flash floods hit Melbourne, Australia

A violent low pressure system brought heavy rain to Melbourne and other parts of Victoria, Australia on December 29, 2016, causing flash flooding and havoc across the region. The storm hit around 15:00 local time, after a hot and humid summer day and one of the…

Highest dry season rainfall since records began, northern Australia

Highest dry season rainfall since records began, northern Australia

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology announced today that rainfall in northern Australia during this year's dry season (May – September) was the highest since records began in 1900. All individual months since May saw significantly above-average rainfall totals,…