Aussie hit by extreme weather; storm moving towards NZ

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One large low is creating two completely different weather extremes over Australia and the storm now has it's sights set on New Zealand.

Wild weather yesterday uprooted hundreds of trees and damaged property and crops across South Australia.  Hail was so heavy it dented car bonnets and roofs and damaged sunroofs says

A taste of what we're about to get?

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South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania will need to batten down the hatches next week, as low pressure systems line up to batter the southeast.

It will begin on Monday, as a complex low pressure system sweeps into the Bight. Northerly winds will begin to strengthen over South Australia as a secondary low feeds south into a deeper system. The combination will drive increasingly strong winds ahead of it.

A look at Oz

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Cairns:         Partly Cloudy. 30

Brisbane:     Some rain at times. 29

Sydney:       Mainly sunny. 19

Canberra:   A few showers. 11

Melbourne: A shower or 16

Shortest day weather in Oz

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Darwin Sunny 31

Cairns  Mostly sunny 27

Brisbane  A few showers 21

Sydney  A shower or two 17

Canberra  Showers 15