Australia


Queensland braces for Tropical Cyclone Debbie (+Track Maps)

Tropical Cyclone Debbie is strengthening quickly on its journey to make landfall, likely between Lucinda and Proserpine on Monday or Tuesday.

Today, winds are already picking up along the Queensland Coast, with a strong wind warning in place for the Townsville and Mackay Coasts. 


Australia: Sydney's sodden March - wettest in 33 years

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Sydney is having its wettest March in 33 years after yet another showery night.

It's been a miserable old month for locals and visitors that don't like rain. The city has already recorded rainfall on 20 out of 24 days so far this March, well above the month's average of 14 rain days.


Category four cyclone possible for north Queensland as tropical low strengthens: BOM

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A tropical low brewing 600 kilometres north-east of the Queensland coast could make landfall somewhere between Cairns and Townsville early next week as a category four cyclone or higher, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says.


Queensland cyclone threat

Queensland may see its first tropical cyclone in two years in coming days, although the situation is still hard to call.

A tropical low sitting more than 600km east of Cooktown is going to start moving towards Australia during the next few days. The system may intensify on the weekend and could become a cyclone before reaching Queensland's tropical east coast.


Australia - Skies light up brilliantly after storms pass

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It was a golden end to a stormy afternoon in many parts of Australia yesterday as the setting sun painted the sky orange.

This may not have come as a surprise to onlookers, as some of the best sunsets happen after storms. But why?


Australia's flooding rains heading towards NZ

Eastern Australia's set up of a blocking high to the east with sub-tropical downpours being fed from the north is heading to the North Island this Sunday and Monday says WeatherWatch.co.nz. With it comes the chance of localised flooding.

A low in the Tasman Sea will deepen today and Friday and spread into the North Island on Saturday and Sunday.


Australia - A wet week ahead

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Most Australians could see rain or storms this week, some of which will cause flooding.

All eight capital cities have a chance of showers during the first half of this week and all but Hobart are at risk of storms today or tomorrow. The prospect of wet weather also extends to many locations away from the nation's interior between now and the weekend.


Wet and wild week for coastal Queensland

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With a lingering coastal trough and developing low pressure system, the coming week is set to be soaking and thundery for many parts of the Queensland coastal fringe.


Australia: Darwin's giving Sydney a run for its rain

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Darwin has been wetter than average every month since the official start of the wet season in October, proving it's not only the east coast that seems to be experiencing rain every day lately.


Australia - Warm weekend ahead for Melbourne

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Melbourne may have cooled down for the end of the working week, but temperatures will bounce back this the weekend.

The city reached summer-like highs of 33 degrees on Tuesday and Wednesday before a cool change dropped the mercury today. After reaching a top of 25.3 degrees at 6:31am today, it as down to 21 before midday.