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Australia / NZ: Rain returns amid favourable Southern Annular Mode (SAM)

A flurry of cold fronts will sweep across southern Australia during the next week, causing multiple bouts of rain, thunderstorms, damaging winds and snow.

While this type of weather is typical in southern Australia during winter, there has been a lack of rain-bearing system during the first two months of the season.


Kiwi contractors caught up in major Iowa tornado (+6 Photos)

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Rob Fuller, AB Equipment’s general manager, sales and marketing—construction equipment, along with around 400 other dealers and customers was on-site the Vermeer Corp factory in Pella in central Iowa when the state was hit by a tornado on 19 July at around 4pm. Guests from across the globe were visiting the factory to celebrate the founder’s 70th birthday.


Greece wildfires: 'Serious indications of arson,' minister says

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There are "serious indications of arson" in one of several Greek wildfires that killed more than 80 people this week, authorities said Thursday.


Extreme heat replaces record rain in Japan

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Japan is having a remarkably active month in terms of weather, with record-breaking rain at the beginning of the month followed by life-threatening heat during the last fortnight.


Latest: Over 100 dead in Japan after flooding and landslides

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The rain may has stopped in Japan, but the country is facing a long recovery process after floods and landslides killed at least 87 people in the southwest.


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.


Weather Video: Tasman Sea storm develops, heavy rain coming + record wave measured in NZ

The largest wave ever recorded in the Southern Ocean, a storm in the Tasman Sea and heavy sub-tropical rain - just some of the thngs we touch on in today’s weather video.

We cover the big wave captured by MetOcean following a big storm south of New Zealand on Tuesday, we then focus on the next storm - one in the Tasman Sea.


Extreme Tasman Sea storm to blast Australia and drench New Zealand (+15 Maps)

Extensive Coverage --- A significant storm is developing in the Tasman Sea and will bring extreme conditions to the south eastern side of Australia while drenching parts of New Zealand too.

There's a lot to cover so we'll keep Australia and New Zealand weather separate and in bullet points below.


NZ's MetOcean measures largest wave ever recorded in Southern Hemisphere

On Tuesday night the MetOcean Solutions wave buoy moored in the Southern Ocean just south of New Zealand recorded a massive 23.8 m wave.


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.