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,…

Entire state of South Australia without power as powerful storm rolls in

Entire state of South Australia without power as powerful storm rolls in

The entire Australian state of South Australia has lost power after a powerful storm rolled in during the early morning UTC hours of September 28, 2016. This complex weather system will be affecting South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania over the…

Powerful cold front hits Melbourne, Australia

Powerful cold front hits Melbourne, Australia

A violent storm hit central Victoria, Australia on March 18, 2016. Strong winds ripped off roofs, brought down trees and caused power outages. A Severe Weather Warning for damaging winds is in effect for the Central, West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland…