Australia


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.


Special Weather Video: Flooding likely as ex-cyclone crosses NZ

The remnants of ex-cyclone Debbie are today and tomorrow deepening around New Zealand and will bring rain heavy enough to cause flooding, also strong winds which may be damaging. The high humidity and heat also means thunderstorms and isolated small tornadoes are possible in this unstable set up.

We go into details and track how this low will cross the country over the next few days.


Flooding possible this week as ex-cyclone Debbie crosses New Zealand

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The remnants of ex-cyclone Debbie will this week cross New Zealand as a deepening low pressure system bringing rain heavy enough to cause areas of flooding in both islands says WeatherWatch.co.nz.

The humid, sub-tropical, air flow dragged over New Zealand by the Tasman Sea low will help spark some slow moving big downpours here.


Video - Weekend Weather & Debbie's remnants next week in New Zealand

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The remnants of ex-cyclone Debbie are going to drift towards New Zealand this weekend but the main feature over Saturday and Sunday will be rain moving into the West Coast with heavy falls on Sunday and a colder change moving up the South Island, also on Sunday.


Tropical Cyclone Debbie may have damaged Great Barrier Reef corals

Tropical Cyclone Debbie left a mark that's visible from space in the ocean waters near the Great Barrier Reef this week before it lashed northeast Australia's Queensland Province. The fierce winds from Debbie, which peaked at Category 4 strength, also caused turbulent water that may have damaged some of the corals.


Weather Video: Ex-cyclone Debbie's remnants may affect NZ next week

Ex-cyclone Debbie continues to unleash a torrent of rain over Queensland with half a metre (500mm) expected for some areas.

The low is going to weaken considerably over the next 48 hours then drift out into the Tasman Sea.


Debbie no longer a cyclone - How the remnants might impact NZ (+4 Maps)

Debbie has lost cyclone status and is now crossing further into Queensland bringing more rain as wind becomes less of an issue.  Flooding concerns will be considerable with over 500mm expected from Debbie.