Australia


Australia - Rain looms for NSW after dry start to May

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It has been a dry start to May across New South Wales, although some decent rain could be on the horizon.

Dominant high pressure systems over Australia's southeast so far this month have caused mostly dry weather in New South Wales. These highs hinder the progression of cold fronts and troughs that usually bring rainfall at this time of year.


Australia: More snow for Tasmania

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Tasmania is in for another blast of wind, rain and snow this weekend.

A cold front was expected to cross the state on Saturday and drag a pool of air from the Southern Ocean in its wake.


Australia - May snow in Tasmania

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There were wintry scenes across Tasmania yesterday morning as temperatures plummeted in the wake of a cold front.

The morning commute in Hobart was a bit harder than usual as blustery winds made it feel like just three degrees at 9am. Southwesterly winds increased further in the afternoon, making it feel even colder by lunchtime.


Fog and low cloud glooming southern Australia

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Large areas of southern Australia can expect a foggy start to the next few mornings, reducing visibility for the first few hours, even in the southeastern capitals.

A broad high pressure system combined with moist air will contribute to widespread low cloud and fog in all southern states, the ACT, New South Wales and southeast Queensland.


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.