Australia


Australia: East coast rain and storm update

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Heavy rain, thunderstorms and damaging winds are all possible in parts of eastern Australia this coming week.

An upper level pool of cold air has been causing showers and thunderstorms over parts of NSW and Queensland during the last two days, some of which have been severe.


Australia: Wet weekend for parched Perth

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A pair of cold fronts and an associated low pressure system will cause the wet and windy weather over the weekend.


Australia: Record April heat gripping NSW

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Autumn has been delayed across much of Australia this year, with NSW experiencing unseasonably hot weather during the first half of April.

A pool of exceptionally hot air for this late in the season was drawn across parts of central, southern and eastern Australia in recent weeks.


Australia: What's causing this record April heat?

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An unseasonably hot air mass is breaking April records across parts of southern and eastern Australia this week.

A pool of heat that brought Australia's latest 45 degree days on record in the Pilbara two weeks ago has spread south and is now causing unprecedented April warmth in Adelaide, Sydney and many places in between.


How meteorologists forecast the weather

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Checking the weather forecast is part of most people's daily routine. It helps us decide what to wear, what to do and quite often, what we talk about.

So, how do meteorologists actually forecast the weather and how good are they really at predicting the future?


Australia: More April records tumble as heat targets NSW

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Sydney broke another April heat record on Thursday as temperatures soared across NSW.

An unseasonable pool of heat broke numerous April records as it swept across the country during the last week.

On Thursday, the hot air mass drifted across NSW as cooler southwesterly winds brought relief to Australia's southern states.


Australia: Three weeks on and Ex-Tropical Cyclone Iris to bring even more rain

The remnants of Tropical Cyclone Iris may bring a burst of rain to northern Queensland this weekend.

Iris was first named as a tropical cyclone by the Fiji Meteorological Service almost three weeks ago. 


Australia: Summer heat in Adelaide today

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It's an unusually warm April weekend in Adelaide. An extended break in the monsoon over northern WA has allowed hot air to build in the Pilbara during recent weeks. This heat is now being drawn south by a broad trough of low pressure and is about to cause an unseasonably warm weekend in South Australia. 


Australia: Smoke scheduled for Sydney today

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Sydneysiders are likely to smell smoke in the air on Friday. A weak southerly change sweeping over the harbour city is expected to carry smoke across the Sydney Basin.


Weather Video: Hotter than usual Wednesday makes way for cold snap by Sunday

A westerly airflow across New Zealand today will encourage more late summer-like temperatures in the east of both islands, mainly the North Island.