Australia


Hotter than average Sunday for parts of NZ and Australia (+Maps)

Sunday will be hotter than usual across many parts of New Zealand and Australia with centres in the South Island up to 10 degrees above normal.

WeatherWatch.co.nz says highs in the mid 20s are possible in Central Otago with low to mid 20s possible in many other areas, especially in the south, inland and east.


Australia: Perth's rain adding up, wettest October in 6 years

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Perth is having its wettest October in six years and the wettest year to date since 2005.


Australia: Multi-state thunderstorm outbreak expected today

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Severe thunderstorms will strike Australia's eastern states and territories on Thursday.

A low pressure system and associated trough will trigger the multi-state storm outbreak, which will be made particularly intense in some areas by a mix of cold upper level air and wind shear (change in wind direction and speed with height).


BOM drops a special climate statement explaining why it was so hot in September

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Australians all lived through it, but the Bureau of Meteorology has made it official that September 2017 had some significantly hot days.

It was so significant that BOM released a statement for only the fourth time this year. 


Australia: Wet Sunday for areas recently hit by record breaking heat

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A week or two ago this area was breaking heat records but this weekend it will be about the rain through some parts of New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.

With Australia breaking all sorts of heat records this year any rain will be hugely welcome by farmers, growers and fire officers concerned about the developing fire season.


Brisbane records hottest September day in at least 19 years

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Brisbane has been sweating through the hottest September day in about two decades, with temperatures close to breaking records set more than 70 years ago.

The city reached 37 degrees Celsius at 3:00pm Friday, the hottest September temperature recorded at Brisbane's current observation site, established 19 years ago.


Australia: NSW just had it's hottest September temperature on record, but today will be hotter

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Numerous records have been broken in NSW this month as the state experiences a dry and unseasonably hot start to spring.

As of 9am on Wednesday, most places in NSW had recorded less than 20 per cent of their average September rainfall.


Australia: Sydney sizzles as September heat record broken in NSW

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A new September record for New South Wales has been broken and total fire bans remain in place across half of the state as an unseasonal heatwave takes hold.

In NSW, the in what is a new September record for New South Wales.


Aussie's weekend heatwave to affect parts of NZ Sunday and Monday

It is going to be exceptionally hot this weekend in New South Wales, with much of New Zealand benefiting from it on Sunday and/or Monday.

Australia's weekend heat wave is being forecast to break September records, with temperatures soaring as high as 40 degrees Celsius inland and even Sydney may hit 36C.


Australia's snow depth reaches new peak

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The Australian alps are having their best snow season in nearly two decades and the base just keeps getting deeper.

Snowy Hydro's weekly snow depth readings at Spencers Creek in NSW are a reliable way to keep track of Australia's natural snowpack.