Melbourne Cup weather

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It's a big day at Flemington today and our pick is for a breezy day and a coolish one with a high of around 19 or 20 degrees ( cooler compared to yesterday as it was very hot in Victoria).

There is a chance of a shower or 2 with the winds coming in from the west or southwest, otherwise partly cloudy conditions seem to be the order of the day.

Ice melt easing?

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Apparently last summer, the ice melt in Antartica was at a 30 year low...

One for the Stats fan

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Head Weather Analyst of WeatherWatch, Philip Duncan is currently touring the USA but he may not be copping the extremes of hot and cold as shown, state by state.
Centerville 44.4 C (112.0 F) on the 5th September, 1925
New Market -32.8 C (-27.0 F) on the 30th January, 1966


Fourth typhoon in month hits Philippines

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(CNN) -- The fourth typhoon to hit the Philippines in a month came ashore east of the capital, Manila, on Saturday morning, bringing heavy rain, flooding, and washing away shanty houses near the coast.

BLOG: Everything in America is big!

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Head Weather Analyst of WeatherWatch,  Philip Duncan writes about his experiences while holidaying in America...

Weather history on this day

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1913 One of Britain's worst tornado disasters; six people are killed when a tornado struck Edwardsville, near Cardiff.

A taste of Fiji

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Political turmoil is nothing new to Fiji in recent decades but take nothing away from its warm and tropical climate.
Here is an outline of what weather conditions prevail throughout the country year round.

Rick downgrades rapidly

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One of the most powerful storms ever recorded along the Pacific coast of Mexico has lost a lot of its might over the past 24 hours but continues to affect cruise ships in the region.

Tropical Storm Rick -- a rare Category 5 hurricane as recently as Sunday --now has maximum sustained winds of just 90kph.

Rick weakens but claims first victim

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Hurricane Rick remains huge

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Hurricane Rick, the strongest eastern North Pacific storm in more than a decade, raged across open seas yesterday, but forecasters said it could veer into resorts at the tip of the Baja California Peninsula by midweek.