Australia


Australia: Melbourne shrugs off cold days

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Melbourne has had a chance to thaw out after experiencing its coldest three day spell in as many years during the middle of this past week.

Daytime temperatures have been suppressed across Victoria during the last week as a pool of cold air produced widespread cloud and showers across the state.


Australia: Dry, warm outlook for southeastern Australia

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There is little reprieve in sight for Australia's parched southeast, with the next three months tipped to be drier and warmer than usual.


Australia: Half a century heat records broken in NSW as July warmth affects the state

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Parts of NSW just had their warmest July day in more than half a century. A stream of air flowing over NSW from central Australia caused temperatures to climb five to nine degrees above average across most of the state on Thursday.


Australia: Tasmania flood threat as rough weather heads towards NZ

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Flooding rain and damaging winds are likely to affect parts of Tasmania in the coming days as a series of cold fronts sweep across the state.

The procession of fronts will cause rain, thunderstorms and blustery winds in Tasmania between Thursday afternoon and Sunday.


Australia: Winter warmth in Sydney will be close to record challenging

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Sydney is about to experience two unseasonably warm days, possibly climbing within two degrees of the city's July maximum temperature record.

A stream of northwesterly winds ahead of an approaching front will carry warm air from central Australia across NSW during the next 48 hours.


Australia / International: El Nino threat looms after dry start to 2018 in NSW

Parts of western NSW just had their driest first half of a year on record, with the prospect of El Nino still looming in the months ahead.

Most of western NSW received less than half of its average rainfall during the first half of 2018 and every month since January has been drier than usual for the state as a whole.


Australia: Snowy weekend ahead yet again for the Alps

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More snow is on the way for alps this weekend, continuing a good start to the season at Australia's ski resorts.


Potential rain for eastern Australia

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There are early signs that some welcome rain could develop across parts of eastern Australia next week.

While a large ridge of high pressure across southern Australia is currently keeping much of the country dry, a rain-bearing system could be on the horizon for parts of Queensland and New South Wales.


Australian cold snap produces heavy snow, challenges some records

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A pulse of wintry weather has sent shivers across southeastern Australia during the last few days. So, just how cold did it get and how does this event compare to past years in Australia?

Every winter has cold weather. Between June and August, outbreaks of snow, rain and brisk winds are to be expected as cold fronts sweep over Australia's southern states.


Australia: Cold weekend ahead for NSW

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Parts of NSW could have their coldest day in two years this weekend, allowing snow to reach low levels along the state's southern and central ranges.

A procession of cold fronts crossing southeastern Australia this week has already brought some welcome rainfall to southern NSW.