Australia


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.


Dry spell to break in Oz

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Later this week southern parts of Western Australia are set to receive their first rain in more than two months.


Tropical low update

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We've been following a tropical low over the northern area of Western Australia over recent days and the following is the latest information from the Bureau of Meteorology in Australia.. 


Australian tropical low update

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A tropical low close to the north Kimberley coast near Cape Leveque may develop into a tropical cyclone during this afternoon as it moves towards the west southwest and over open water.


Perth endures relentless dry heat

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The past year and a half has been an especially hot and dry run for Perth. Even though the city is used to baking hot summers, the recent run has been one for the record books.


Cyclone warning for Australia

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A developing tropical low off the Kimberley coast has brought more heavy falls to the Darwin-Daly overnight.

There were falls across the Darwin-Daly of 50-80 mm in the last 24 hours with isolated falls of over 100mm.


Tropical Cyclone within 24 hours for NW Aust

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A tropical low, estimated to be 255 NNW of Wyndham and moving at 11km/h to the SSW. This system is expected to develop into a tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours.

A Cyclone WARNING continues for Western Australian coastal and island areas from Kuri Bay to WA/NT Border, including Kalumburu and Wyndham.