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Queensland cyclone threat

Queensland may see its first tropical cyclone in two years in coming days, although the situation is still hard to call.

A tropical low sitting more than 600km east of Cooktown is going to start moving towards Australia during the next few days. The system may intensify on the weekend and could become a cyclone before reaching Queensland's tropical east coast.


Can China fix its mammoth water crisis before it's too late?

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The residents of Dawu, in central China's Henan province, say they are being killed by their water. The Ying River, a major tributary of the Huai River, passes near the village and has been heavily polluted for 


USA: Over 300 tornadoes already, most active start to a year since '08

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A series of outbreaks that began in January has propelled the preliminary 2017 U.S. tornado count to its highest level for mid-March in nearly a decade.

Two dozen people have lost their lives from tornadoes so far this year, and the waves of severe weather have contributed to economic losses of more than $2 billion.


The autumnal equinox occurs tonight at 11:28pm

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Monday is a special time in astronomy. This is when the sun's direct rays are crossing over the Earth's equator from the southern hemisphere to the northern hemisphere.

Okay, that's great but what does it mean? It means that the equinox is here, and astronomically speaking, autumn has officially begun in the Southern Hemisphere under the astronomical calendar. 


Yes, this is a real house completely encased in ice

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There's cold, and then there's "my entire house is covered in ice and looks like an outtake from 'Frozen'" cold.


Somalia: At least 110 die as fears of famine grow due to drought

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At least 110 people, most of them women and children, have died from starvation and drought-related illness in Somalia in the past 48 hours, Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire said Saturday.


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. 


Antarctic sea ice extent bottoming out at lowest on record

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As summer draws to a close across the Southern Hemisphere, the extent of sea ice ringing Antarctica has fallen to the lowest values ever observed in satellite records dating back to 1979.


Glacial pace for Southern Hemisphere cyclone season

From Antananarivo to Darwin to Suva, an odd tran