Australia


Yet another tropical cyclone for Australia

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A developing tropical low over the Kimberley coast is expected to reach cyclone intensity this weekend, the second cyclone to hit the region in a week.


Perth enduring second hottest summer on record

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Perth has been sweltering in its hottest summer in 33 years and second hottest summer in more than 110 years of records, according to weatherzone.com.au.

"It's virtually a certainty with the rest of the month staying well above 20 degrees at night and rising to the mid 30s every day," weatherzone meteorologist Brett Dutschke said.


Australia: Worst of Cyclone Carlos yet to come

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Tropical Cyclone Carlos, estimated to be 50km east northeast of Exmouth and 55km west southwest of Onslow, is moving southwest at 13km/h as a Category 2 cyclone this evening NZT.

Carlos currently lies near the coast about half way between Exmouth (population 2000 people) and Onslow (pop 600), and will continue to move in a southwesterly direction towards Exmouth.


Cyclone Atu still severe, Cyclone Carlos hitting Aussie again

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As of 7:50am NZT there were two tropical cyclones active over the New Zealand and Australia region.

The biggest, by a long shot, is Severe Tropical Cyclone Atu, currently moving into New Zealand waters. 

It can clearly be seen on our satellite map (to the right of the page) directly north of New Zealand.


Parts of SE Australia see wettest Feb in almost 100yrs

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Widespread rain has affected the southeast of Australia, bringing the highest February rain since 1919 to some places.

Tropical Cyclone Dianne and the monsoon have indirectly affected the southeast by sending a large amount of moisture into a trough. This trough stretched from WA right through to Victoria.


VIDEO: An update on the tropics and a new tropical storm

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Philip Duncan discusses what's happening in the tropics with details on the cyclone that will brush past eastern New Zealand next week, the latest on the two tropical storms affecting Australia and what are the current sea surface temperatures around New Zealand?


More weather woes for South Australia

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The heaviest February rain in eight years is about to fall across much of agricultural South Australia and Adelaide, some may see their heaviest February rain since 1974, according to weatherzone.com.au.

Widespread 25 to 50 millimetres is likely from now through to Saturday night as a rainband laden with moisture from Tropical Cyclone Dianne crosses the state.


Cyclone Carlos downgraded...for now

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The tropics between western Australia and Samoa are now in full swing with two tropical storms currently active and another one about to develop north of New Zealand this weekend predicts WeatherWatch.co.nz.


Update on Tropical Cyclone Carlos

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As of this afternoon Tropical Cyclone Carlos was about 15km southeast of Darwin and moving slowly east northeast.

A cyclone warning has been issued for coastal areas from the Daly River Mouth to Goulburn Island, including Darwin, Croker Island and the Tiwi Islands.


Cyclone Carlos forms over Darwin

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A tropical storm has today developed into a tropical cyclone just 3kms from the centre of Darwin reports WeatherWatch.co.nz.  The cyclone, which is named Carlos, brought floods and destructive winds to the city overnight local time.

The cyclone currently is a category 1 storm but is expected to strengthen to category 2 strength overnight.