Australia


Video: Severe Cyclone Owen aims for Queensland, while NZ has more thunderstorms

Cyclone Owen has reached ‘severe’ category 3 status and may reach 4 before making landfall in northern Australia and then tracking, unusually, down through Queensland coming in from the north west.


Unusual Cyclone Owen now 'severe', flooding for Australia likely but storm unlikely to directly affect NZ (+6 Maps)

Cyclone Owen is now a Severe Category 3 Tropical Cyclone and Australian forecasters say it may peak at Category 4 today before making landfall in northern Australia and then sliding down the Queensland coast as a significant rain event.


Cyclone Owen reforms, heavy rain coming for much of eastern Australia, likely weakens before NZ

Cyclone Owen has reformed and this time around may grow into a severe Category 3 storm before drifting back where it came and then down the eastern coastline of Australia and into the Tasman Sea area.


Australia: Heat peaking in northwestern Australia, around 46 degrees C

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Heat reached its peak in Western Australia's Kimberley and Pilbara on Friday, exceeding 46 degrees in parts, the hottest it has been in decades for some.


Australia: When will it cool down in SA and Victoria?

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Temperatures were soaring in parts of southern Australia yesterday, with many places in SA and Victoria experiencing their hottest day in 10-11 months. So, when will it cool down?

Friday's heat is being carried south from the nation's interior by a stream of northwesterly winds, which have developed ahead of an approaching low pressure trough.


Forecast for India vs Australia Cricket Match Adelaide Oval

For those of you who are tracking the cricket weather in Australia here's the latest detailed forecast for India vs Australia in Adelaide.

Overall conditions look mainly dry with perhaps today having the highest risk for rain at 30% chance.

There's a 20% chance on Saturday, again showing a dry to mainly dry day.


Cyclone Owen forms - poses no current threat to NZ but remains 'one to watch'

Cyclone Owen has formed in the Coral Sea and will linger there for several days as a lower end Tropical Cyclone or tropical depression. While sea temperatures are ideal for storm growth, high pressure near the tropical storm should limit how deep the low becomes and therefore how intense the cyclone will be.


Australia: Victoria lashed by strong winds and thunderstorms

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With a hot and dry day over much of New South Wales and Queensland, the thunderstorms and strong winds that are still crossing parts of Victoria and bringing cooler conditions in their wake stand in marked contrast.


Another warm year globally, on course to be 4th warmest on record

This year is on course to become the fourth warmest year on record based on global mean surface temperatures, according to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).


Tropical Cyclone potential in the Coral Sea next week

A tropical depression is today deepening near the Solomon Islands and by Sunday may be a Tropical Cyclone as it moves away from the Solomon Sea and out over the Coral Sea, free from land.

Sea surface temperatures in the area are already over 30 degrees C which will allow the storm to deepen.