Australia


Strong winds from NZ across the Tasman create huge waves for Australia

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Australia's east coast will see its longest run of big waves since last June's destructive 'black nor-easter' swell this week.

A barrage of big waves will create dangerous surf conditions along exposed coasts in New South Wales and southeast Queensland until the weekend. 


Australia - Warnings for Darwin as Tropical Cyclone Blanche develops, CAT2 likely

Tropical Cyclone Blanche has just developed in the Joseph-Bonaparte Gulf, bringing flooding rains and gale force winds.


Sydney's Brisbane-like summer and Brisbane's Rocky summer

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Sydney and Brisbane both broke their summer heat records, making it feel as if locals moved hundreds of kilometres north for the summer.


Highlights of the Week - What's been making Weather News?

A warm week has come to an end - and with it, the high temperatures that dominated our weather over the past seven days. 


Glacial pace for Southern Hemisphere cyclone season

From Antananarivo to Darwin to Suva, an odd tran

Sydney's hottest summer in over 150 years

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Sydney just endured its hottest summer in more than 150 years, setting a number of new records relating to heat.

The hottest season since record-keeping commenced 159 years ago included an unprecedented 26 days at or above 30 degrees in the city and 11 days over 40 degrees in Richmond.


Will El Nino return in 2017?

The chance of El Nino forming during 2017 has recently increased according to the latest El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) wrap-up released by the Bureau of Meteorology on the final day of summer.

So, what are the chances of El Nino forming this year? And what would this mean for weather in Australia?


Australia - Eastern seaboard's soaking start to Autumn

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Parts of Australia's eastern seaboard could receive more than a month's worth of rain in the next week, raising the risk of flooding during the opening days of autumn.

The highly populated stretch of coastline between southeast Queensland and eastern Victoria will be hampered by days of rainfall from now until the weekend.


Australia: Sydney's coldest weekend of summer with more rain

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If you wanted to stay a bit warmer today in eastern Australia then a dip in the ocean is probably your best bet, despite the rain.

Ocean surface temperatures along the east coast are currently warmer than the 18 degrees in Sydney city, around 20 degrees close to the coast and above 24 degrees further offshore. 


Australia - Hot and dry autumn ahead

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Australia's seasonal outlook for autumn is hot and dry, but what is causing it?