Australia


Australia: Sydney's coldest weekend of summer with more rain

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If you wanted to stay a bit warmer today in eastern Australia then a dip in the ocean is probably your best bet, despite the rain.

Ocean surface temperatures along the east coast are currently warmer than the 18 degrees in Sydney city, around 20 degrees close to the coast and above 24 degrees further offshore. 


Australia - Hot and dry autumn ahead

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Australia's seasonal outlook for autumn is hot and dry, but what is causing it?  


Autumn weather: Australia set for continued hot temperatures after 'exceptional' start to 2017

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Although autumn is on the way, the Bureau of Meteorology has warned the hot weather is likely to continue, with warmer than average temperatures forecast for most of southern and eastern Australia.


Australia: The last heat of Summer for Perth...but more coming in Autumn

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Perth, and much of Western Australia's southwest are about to experience their final scorcher of the summer. 


Australia: From blistering heat to Canberra's coldest February morning on record

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The nation's capital has rewritten the record books this morning, producing a May-like morning in February.

A strong front that crossed on the weekend carried a very cold airmass for this time of year over southeastern Australia. It even produced snow in the Victorian Alps. 


Sydney storms: 12,000 insurance claims lodged, $31 million in damages

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More than 12,000 insurance claims have already been lodged with damages at an estimated $31 million following the .

The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has declared the hailstorm a "catastrophe" with damage mostly to cars and roofs of houses.

"The damage bill is certainly mounting," ICA's Campbell Fuller said.


Australia: 15 homes lost, firefighters injured in fast-moving blaze in NSW

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At least 15 homes have been lost in a fast-moving, out-of-control grassfire burning near Carwoola in New South Wales, as police warn that number may grow once more information comes to light.


Australia - Storms likely for Sydney this arvo

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Heat will build during this morning, which will likely lead to thunderstorms from this afternoon.


Australia: Perth has its wettest season on record

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While eastern Australia was recently baking under a record-breaking heatwave, followed by wildfires over NSW and snow in Tasmania, Perth experienced interesting and record-breaking February weather of its own.


Australia: Warming and storming in NSW

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Heat is flowing back into NSW this week, but this time thunderstorms should be the talk of the town.