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Severe storms for New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland Monday

19 January 2020: Wet and wild weather will continue across the eastern states on Monday, with a thunderstorm outbreak likely across parts of QLD, NSW and VIC.

Heavy rain and flooding hit southeast QLD and northeast NSW

18 January 2020: The most widespread and heaviest rain event since Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie hit southeast Queensland and northeast New South Wales last night and into the early hours of today, with rainfall totals in excess of 200-to-300mm leading to flash flooding across the region.

Widespread rain and storms drench Queensland

17 January 2020: The best rain in years drenched parts of central and southern Queensland on Thursday and into Friday morning as a moisture-laden trough caused widespread rain and storms across the region.

Thunderstorms drench central Victoria - New South Wales and Queensland next

16 January 2020: Heavy rain soaked central Victoria yesterday as thunderstorms lashed the state, bringing the best rain in a few years to some places, with the focus of the action now moving to New South Wales and Queensland over the next few days.

Widespread rain and thunderstorms for eastern Australia

14 January 2020: There has been growing optimism over the last few days about widespread rain across eastern Australia across the next week, with computer models now agreeing many parts of Australia's east are likely to see their best summer rain in several years.

How to Help the Bushfire Affected Critters

As the bushfire disaster continues, it has been heartening to see the massive response from individuals and companies both in Australia and overseas in terms of major donations for community fire relief and reconstruction.

Showers, storms and rain periods for South East Queensland

9 January 2020: After a dry start to 2020 for eastern Queensland and New South Wales, signs of pattern change are underway as the monsoon season kicks off across northern Australia

Fire danger spiking again over southeast Australia - but patterns set to shift

8 January 2020: Another burst of heat and strong winds are set to cause bushfires to flare up again on Thursday and especially Friday, however a cooler change and increased moisture is finally set to bring a proper reprieve to Australia's southeast from the weekend.

Thunderstorms bring patchy but good falls to New South Wales

8 January 2020: Thunderstorms developed over central and northern inland parts of NSW yesterday, bringing much needed rain to the drought struck state, with some locations seeing their best falls in almost a decade.

Tropical Cyclone Threatens the Top End

7 January 2020: A tropical cyclone off the Top End is becoming increasingly likely by the middle of this week, as a tropical low over the Arafura Sea continues to intensify.

Welcome Temporary Easing of Fire Dangers in Fire Affected East Gippsland/Southern NSW

6 January 2020: It's good to see that over the last couple of days, patchy mainly light rainfall, more moisture, much cooler temperatures and weaker winds have eased fire dangers right back.

First Tropical Cyclone for the Western Region for 2020

6 January 2020: As at 9:00am (WST) this morning, Category 1 Tropical Cyclone Blake has been named and is the first Tropical Cyclone to exist in Australian waters for 2020.

Record temperatures and firestorms cause havoc in southern NSW and eastern VIC

5 January 2020: Record breaking heat struck parts of NSW on Saturday, as raging fire caused havoc across southern NSW and eastern Victoria.

Heat, dry lightning and dangerous fire conditions to continue for southern Australia

2 January 2020: Over the past 4 months, Australia has been in an all-out war against raging bushfires, with Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania, New South Wales and Victoria all experiencing emergency warned fires.

Southern Australian heat gives way to severe storms and emergency warned fires

31 December 2019: South Eastern parts of the continent have sweltered under another intense heatwave, with temperatures skyrocketing into the low to mid 40's for numerous regions once again.

Heavy rainfall has lead to flash flooding across parts of Mackay overnight

28 December 2019: A slow-moving storm complex in association with a moist onshore flow, produced totals in excess of 100mm for numerous locations, with isolated falls exceeding 200mm. These heavy falls have lead to flash flooding, particularly in the Beaconsfield region of Mackay.

Heatwave conditions and fire weather spreading into Australia's southeast

27 December 2019: Another wave of heat is spreading across Australia's southeast over the next several days, and while temperatures aren't expected to reach the heights of last week, there are likely to be some dangerous fire days once again as winds increase.

Christmas bringing much needed rain to coastal Queensland

26 December 2019: Showers and thunderstorms on Christmas Day and Boxing Day have been bringing much needed rain to the QLD coast, with some places seeing their best rain in more than two years.

Christmas Eve Thunderstorms brings brief reprieve to parts of SE/QLD & NE/NSW

25 December 2019: A cluster of isolated thunderstorms developed around the Armidale, Guyra and Dorrigo areas around 1:00pm and began to consolidate while drifting slowly to the northeast

Christmas/New Year Rains ahead for parts of eastern and northern Australia

23 December 2019: Good news is ahead for parts of eastern and northern Australia to cap off 2019, with some places likely to see some of their best rain all year in what has been an extremely dry and warm year for the nation.

Heat records tumble as South Australia and Western Australia bake in near 50 temperatures

19 December 2019: Heatwave conditions set to continue before the arrival of an significant frontal system Saturday.

Southeast Australia in the grips of extreme heatwave

18 December 2019: Temperatures are soaring into the mid to high 40s across southeastern Australia as a extreme heatwave grips the region, with a risk of the mercury reaching 50 degrees in far southeastern parts of Western Australia and far western South Australia tomorrow.

Severe thunderstorms lash the Top End

18 December 2019: Whilst the monsoon it yet to affect Australia, thunderstorm activity is steadily increasing across parts of the Northern Territory.

Queensland December temperature records broken

16 December 2019: Temperatures have soared into the low 40's for numerous locations across Queensland this afternoon, with new December records being set for some sites.

Damaging winds, Giant Hail, Heavy rainfall and flash flooding for Brisbane, Gold and Sunshine Coasts

15 December 2019: Severe thunderstorms including a left-moving supercell lashed southern and southwestern parts of Gympie Friday the 13th of December, 2019 delivering damaging winds and significant hail stones.

Mercury set to approach 50c as extreme heatwave grips the nation next week

13 December 2019: An intense wave of heat is expected to grip large parts of the country next week, with records set to tumble as temperatures approach 50 degrees in some areas.

Heavy thunderstorm unloads a quickfire 89.8mm of rainfall over Brisbane in an hour

12 December 2019: Severe Thunderstorms developed through parts of the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales and also parts of the Southern Darling Downs yesterday afternoon delivering localised strong to damaging wind gusts, large hail and heavy rainfall.

Electric skies light up over Southeast QLD and Northeast NSW

11 December 2019: They've been very few and far between this storm season, but we did see a brief return to stormy skies last night.

A trying week for our neighbours across the Tasman Sea in New Zealand

11 December 2019: It has been a very difficult period for New Zealand over the past days with severe thunderstorms affecting parts of the North and South Island with very heavy rainfall and strong winds.

Perth Test Match set to sizzle

10 December 2019: Test Cricket makes a return to Perth this week, with Australia and New Zealand fighting it out, with what is expected to be a sizzling encounter both on and off the field.

Showers and storms for North Queensland

10 December 2019: Widespread showers and isolated thunderstorms will develop across parts of North Queensland today, continuing through the week.

Thunderstorm activity lights up Australia

9 December 2019: Scattered, tending widespread thunderstorm activity lit up parts of inland WA, north-western NT and inland QLD on Sunday afternoon.

Drought deficiencies worsen as Australia registers driest and fifth warmest spring on record

6 December 2019: Spring 2019 will go down nationally as the driest spring on record (since 1900) and fifth warmest (since 1910) as severe drought conditions continued across Australia.

Drought deficiencies worsen as Australia registers driest and fifth warmest spring on record

3 December 2019: Spring 2019 will go down nationally as the driest spring on record (since 1900) and fifth warmest (since 1910) as severe drought conditions continued across Australia.

Heat and Thunderstorms for inland parts of the South West Land Division of WA

3 December 2019: Thunderstorm activity is set to return to inland parts of the South West Land Division of Western Australia from this afternoon until the weekend.

Thunderstorms, damaging winds and fire dangers for NSW and southern QLD

1 December 2019: Thunderstorm activity is expected to fire up across northern NSW and southern QLD during Sunday afternoon, with damaging wind gusts and fire danger returning to parts of northern NSW and southern QLD on Monday.

Early summer cold blast for southeast, as fire danger soars again on the east coast

29 November 2019: A wild mix of weather is set to affect Australia to kick off summer, as the southeast of the nation is lashed by cold, wet and windy weather and alpine snow, whilst the east sees severe thunderstorms and more dangerous fire conditions.

Severe thunderstorms to return for NSW

28 November 2019: Scattered thunderstorm activity is expected to return to eastern NSW on Friday afternoon, particularly across the Northern Tablelands, Mid North Coast and North West Slopes and Plains.

A day of weather extremes for eastern Australia

27 November 2019: A surface trough and cold front that swept across eastern Australia during Tuesday producing an astonishing mix of weather across the eastern states.

Twister Touchdown in Christchurch, New Zealand

23 November 2019: Severe thunderstorms including one that produced a tornado in Christchurch last Monday, resulting in minor damage and injuring two people in Sydenham.

SE QLD severe storm analysis for Sunday 17th November 2019

22 November 2019: On Sunday 17th November 2019, a significant thunderstorm outbreak occurred across South East QLD. Unofficial hail to the size of softballs (10cm diameter) were reported.

Spectacular two-week fire animation loop

7 to 21 November 2019: During November, catastrophic to severe fire dangers have been a daily occurrence across northern NSW.

Catastrophic fire danger for South Australia Wednesday

19 November 2019: A potentially significant fire day is expected for South Australia during Wednesday, with catastrophic fire conditions forecast for the West Coast, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Mid North, Mount Lofty Ranges and Yorke Peninsula.

Records tumble in Western Australia over the weekend - SA next with catastrophic fire danger

18 November 2019: November records were smashed across the weekend as an extremely hot airmass impacted Western Australia, with places such as Perth and Kalgoorlie registering their hottest November day on record.

Record November heat over Western Australia - set to move east

15 November 2019: An incredibly hot airmass for November is building over Western Australia, which is likely to see records tumble over the weekend and early next week as temperatures soar into the mid 40s.

Thunderstorms to return to eastern QLD

14 November 2019: Thunderstorm activity is expected to return to central Queensland this afternoon, with a gradual increase in activity across eastern districts over the next few days.

Devastating fires hit New South Wales and Queensland, catastrophic fire conditions tomorrow

11 November 2019: Widespread and devastating fires have hit parts of NSW and QLD across the past week, with dangerous bushfire conditions over the next few days likely to worsen the situation further.

Wintery blast across southeastern Australia

6 November 2019: A late spring blast of cold, wintery weather is affecting southeastern Australia from today and into the weekend, with some of the coldest November conditions in more than a decade possible for the region.

Best rain in years drenches western NSW

4 November 2019: Heavy rain and gusty thunderstorms soaked parts of New South Wales yesterday, with some places seeing their best rain in more than half a decade over the state's west.

Spring rain and severe dust storms strike inland Australia

3 November 2019: After months of monotonous weather across parched regions of Australia, the heavens finally opened for inland regions of NSW, VIC and southwestern QLD.

Annual Morning Glory clouds observed through Burketown, Queensland

2 November 2019: Some magnificent morning glory roll clouds were evident on satellite early this morning for parts of the Gulf of Carpentaria and Burketown, QLD.

Heat and fire danger spread into southern states

31 October 2019: The east coast has made headlines for its bushfires in recent months, however the fire danger is set to rise over the two days across the southern states as potentially record warmth this early in spring affects the region.

Happiness falls in the way of rain for Central West QLD

30 October 2019: After months of dry, hot and dusty conditions, some relief in the form of patchy rain and storms has developed across parched regions of central inland Queensland.

Bushfire Emergency situation continues south of Port Macquarie, NSW

29 October 2019: As of 3:00pm, 70 bush and grass fires are burning across the state of New South Wales, with 41 of these still yet to be contained. Hot and windy conditions are expected to escalate the fire potential later this week.

Heavy rain for inland QLD, possibly spreading south later this week

28 October 2019: Moderate to heavy rain is set to bring the best falls in months over inland Queensland over the next few days, with this rain possibly reaching Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales later this week or by the weekend.

Heat, thunderstorms, fires, strong winds and dust hit southeast Australia

25 October 2019: The highest temperatures since March, dry thunderstorms, fire weather, wind gusts in excess of 100km/h and dust storms have hit parts of southeastern Australia in the last 24 hours as a vigorous cold front sweeps across the region.

Heat, fire weather and thunderstorms for SA

22 October 2019: The next two days are set to see the mercury rise across much of South Australia, with Thursday likely to see the hottest temperatures, coupled with fire weather and thunderstorms as a cold front sweeps across the state.

Storms light up inland WA

21 October 2019: Thunderstorm activity fired up across central parts of WA during Sunday afternoon, thanks a low pressure trough situated across the region.

Severe thunderstorms lash southeast QLD with more on the way

18 October 2019: A line of severe thunderstorms swept across southeast Queensland yesterday, leaving thousands without power, bringing small hail and producing a spectacular lightning display.

Severe storms for NE NSW and SE QLD

16 October 2019: After a slow start to storm season, the first significant thunderstorms of the season are set to develop for parts of SE QLD and NE NSW Thursday during afternoon.

NZ North Island: Intense low brings overnight flooding and wild winds

15 October 2019: Wild winds and very heavy rainfall have lashed the North Island of New Zealand overnight with the Coromandel area receiving the bulk of the rainfall.

Interior scorches as northern tropics shiver through cold nights

14 October 2019: Sizzling heat and catastrophic fire danger is affecting Australia's interior as the mercury soars above 40 degrees, however those in the tropics are shivering through uncharacteristically chilly nights.

How to prepare for the upcoming storm season

14 October 2019: Storm season is now upon us and every year many people leave it to the last minute to get their house ready. So, here are a few tips on how to prepare.

Recent rainfall for central and southeastern coastal Queensland

12 October 2019: Showers, isolated thunderstorms and heavy rain areas are expected to contract off the central and southeastern coastal districts of QLD during later today.

Much needed rainfall on the way for QLD and NSW

10 October 2019: After and extremely dry winter, and horrific start to the fire season, some much needed and welcome rainfall is finally on its way for eastern QLD and NSW.

Fire conditions easing, but the damage has already been done

9 October 2019: An extremely hot, dry airmass that moved over eastern Australia, combined with gale force westerly winds during Tuesday afternoon to spawn several emergency warned fires across northern NSW and southern QLD.

Severe fire danger and near record heat to hit QLD and NSW

6 October 2019: A ridge over QLD will generate northwesterly winds ahead of an approaching cold front and associated low pressure trough. This will generate a very hot airmass over eastern Australia during Monday and Tuesday.

Wild weather set to batter southwest WA

3 October 2019: A cut-off low is expected to bring damaging winds across southwest WA from tomorrow morning, with showers and the risk of thunderstorms also expected to accompany the system.

Severe storms lash South East Queensland

1 October 2019: Severe thunderstorms have produced very heavy rainfall totals across parts of SE QLD overnight, with the northern suburbs of Brisbane and Sunshine Coast bearing the brunt of the activity.

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