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Australia: Dry and warm weather set to continue in Spring, El Nino pattern developing

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Most of Australia is likely to experience a relatively dry and warm run into spring, according to the latest seasonal outlook issued by the Bureau of Meteorology on Thursday.


Tasmania about to be blasted, South Island of NZ gets a turn on Saturday (+6 Maps)

An intense cold front will hit Tasmania with heavy rain from this afternoon and into Thursday morning. Heavy rainfall will be enhanced on the western side of the island because of the strong westerly winds and the blocking effect of Tasmania's mountains (which should see some snow).


Australia: Brrrrrrrrrrrrrisbane

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Clear skies and light winds have led to several chilly mornings throughout southeast Queensland.

Amberley has seen a run of cold mornings, with the mercury Tuesday morning dropping to -1.6 degrees, which is nearly seven degrees below the July average. 


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.