Australia


Australia - Perth records 0mm so far this April

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Perth has not recorded any rainfall so far this month.  The city is coming to the end of what is likely to be their first completely dry April in 35 years and only the fourth rainless April on record.


Australia - Queensland drenched again

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Heavy rain has fallen over Queensland's far north and there is more tropical activity on the cards this week. 


Australia: Darwin about to be drenched by another tropical low

Weather forecasters are predicting a tropical low currently building strength in the Gulf of Papua will bring the Top End yet another burst of wet weather ahead of the start of the dry season.

In what is shaping up to become the second wettest wet season on record, Darwin has so far exceeded the normal rainfall levels in every month since October.


Australia: As cold as -3C for parts of NSW makes for cold April morning

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A number of locations in New South Wales had their coldest April morning in several years, including parts of Sydney. 

Places like Armidale, Mudgee, Lithgow and Scone had their coldest morning for the month since 28 April 2015.


Australia - Dry easter for Sydney and Brisbane

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Both Sydney and Brisbane haven't had a dry Easter since 2014 with falls over 30mm occurring in Sydney the previous two Easter long weekends.


Australia: Possible Tropical Cyclone threat for Darwin

Australia's late-season cyclone surge continues this week and Darwin may be impacted in the coming days.

As Cyclone Ernie wanders off into the Indian Ocean without having impacted Australia's mainland, another system is brewing to the north of the country.


Australia: Brisbane has warmest March on record, Perth coldest in 18 years

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Brisbane has continued its run of sultry weather by notching up its warmest March on record.

Queensland's capital city had its warmest summer on record in terms of average temperature (combined minimum and maximum) and has followed suit at the start of autumn.


Australia: Snow on the horizon this weekend!

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It's going to snow in Australia this weekend.  A pool of cold air that originated over the Southern Ocean will spread across the nation's southeast on Sunday in the wake of a cold front. 


Australia: Cyclone Ernie to dodge Australia

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Australia has just doubled last season's number of tropical cyclones after Ernie joined the tally overnight.

Tropical Cyclone Ernie became Australia's sixth cyclone of the season when it formed around 900km to the northwest of WA during the early hours of Friday morning.


Weekend Weather Video: Big high before another rainmaker next week

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Check out the weekend forecast as ex-cyclone Debbie starts to move away from New Zealand during Friday and a large high starts to roll in.

While it will be cold at night to begin with for many areas, the daytime weather looks pretty settled and dry apart from one or two showers.