Australia


BOM drops a special climate statement explaining why it was so hot in September

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Australians all lived through it, but the Bureau of Meteorology has made it official that September 2017 had some significantly hot days.

It was so significant that BOM released a statement for only the fourth time this year. 


Australia: Wet Sunday for areas recently hit by record breaking heat

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A week or two ago this area was breaking heat records but this weekend it will be about the rain through some parts of New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.

With Australia breaking all sorts of heat records this year any rain will be hugely welcome by farmers, growers and fire officers concerned about the developing fire season.


Brisbane records hottest September day in at least 19 years

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Brisbane has been sweating through the hottest September day in about two decades, with temperatures close to breaking records set more than 70 years ago.

The city reached 37 degrees Celsius at 3:00pm Friday, the hottest September temperature recorded at Brisbane's current observation site, established 19 years ago.


Australia: NSW just had it's hottest September temperature on record, but today will be hotter

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Numerous records have been broken in NSW this month as the state experiences a dry and unseasonably hot start to spring.

As of 9am on Wednesday, most places in NSW had recorded less than 20 per cent of their average September rainfall.


Australia: Sydney sizzles as September heat record broken in NSW

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A new September record for New South Wales has been broken and total fire bans remain in place across half of the state as an unseasonal heatwave takes hold.

In NSW, the in what is a new September record for New South Wales.


Aussie's weekend heatwave to affect parts of NZ Sunday and Monday

It is going to be exceptionally hot this weekend in New South Wales, with much of New Zealand benefiting from it on Sunday and/or Monday.

Australia's weekend heat wave is being forecast to break September records, with temperatures soaring as high as 40 degrees Celsius inland and even Sydney may hit 36C.


Australia's snow depth reaches new peak

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The Australian alps are having their best snow season in nearly two decades and the base just keeps getting deeper.

Snowy Hydro's weekly snow depth readings at Spencers Creek in NSW are a reliable way to keep track of Australia's natural snowpack.


Next 48 Hours: Aussie warmth reaches NZ

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It's warm in Sydney this Wednesday morning with the city reaching the mid 20s before 8am and the high is in the low 30s - now that warm airflow is crossing the Tasman and will help lift temperatures in eastern areas into the low to mid 20s by Thursday.


Spring warmth building in central #Australia as highs reach 36C already

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Most of Australia is cloud-free and it's allowing temperatures to rise in the interior.  A large ridge of high pressure extending across eastern and central Australia is allowing the sun to shine across much of the country.


Australia: Elevated fire potential in NSW this season

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This year's bushfire season has the potential to be worse than usual in parts of NSW.

A number of factors influence the potential for fires, including the amount, location and timing of rainfall leading up to the fire season, as well as temperature and rainfall outlooks for the months ahead.