Australia


NZ & Australia worlds apart weatherwise

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While Australia often has more extreme weather than New Zealand lately it's not only been the other way around, but Australia has been quickly slipping into winter while northerlies here have helped create record May temperatures.


Snow expected in parts of Australia

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A cold front surging over eastern Australia mid-week looks set to yield a flurry of Autumn snow.

This cold front will be unusually intense for Autumn, with very cold air extending from Tasmania up to the tablelands of NSW.

While fairly common for Tasmania and the Victorian Alps, snowfall this early in May is quite unusual for the NSW ranges.


Wintry chill to engulf Victoria

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Melbourne has seen some of its coldest weather of the year over recent days, with a maximum of just 14.8 degrees on Thursday and a chilly start of 6 on Saturday morning.

Rather than being a brief taste of winter, it is simply a forerunner to a week of numbing cold.


Sydney gets more downpours

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Sydney has had its wettest start to autumn in over 2 decades. An upper level cold pool of air and moist southeast winds have combined to bring more heavy rain to Sydney.


Big wet in Oz almost a record

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The tap has been turned off over the Top End of Australia after one of its wettest wet seasons on record, when more than 2500mm fell in some areas.


Australia - Easter Weather forecast

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Heading to Australia this Easter Weekend?  Here's the latest Easter and Anzac weekend forecast for four popular tourist destinations, courtesy of Weatherzone.

Easter Weekend Forecast - Good Friday to Monday (Anzac Day)


Coldest April day in at least a decade for Brisbane

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Most areas across southeast Queensland have just felt their coldest April day in at least a decade as a thick blanket of cloud and persistent rainfall capped maximums.

Brisbane only climbed three degrees above their minimum temperature to a top of 21 degrees yesterday. This was their coldest day since October in at least 11 years for April.


Sydney has wettest April day in a decade

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Sydneysiders have endured some steady downpours over the last 18 hours, with over 70mm of rain up until late this afternoon which makes it the wettest April day for 10 years in the big city.


Record rain continues for the soaking tropics

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A tropical low embedded within an active monsoon trough has been drenching the Kimberley and Top End with record April rainfall.

The Kimberley district has seen the heaviest rain within the past 24 hours as the tropical low lingers off the west coast. Areas around Derby were awash with as much as 150mm.


NZ shivers as Oz boils

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While much of New Zealand is covered in a cold spell, our friends across the ditch are experiencing considerable heat with temperatures soaring well into the 30s.

Hot northerly winds sent temperatures sky-rocketing through southern parts of Western Australia yesterday.