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Intense November heatwave spreading into NSW and QLD

25 November 2020: An intense November heatwave is beginning to spread into western parts of New South Wales and Queensland today, and is expected to persist into early December as a slow moving and very hot airmass pools over the region.

Severe heatwave to grip South Australia

24 November 2020: An intense band of heat is set to grip southeastern Australia to finish off November, with South Australia likely to feel the brunt of it as temperatures soar into the mid 40s in some areas.

Heavy rain drenches Victoria and the ACT as widespread rain and storms hit southeast Australia

23 November 2020: Rain and thunderstorms swept across southeastern Australia last night, producing widespread rain and a spectacular lightning show across Victoria, southern New South Wales and the ACT.

Western Australia endures 20 straight Fire Weather Warning days, with no let up in sight

22 November 2020: In a stark contrast to Eastern Australia, Western Australia is in the middle of an unwanted hot streak, with today (Sunday the 22nd of November) the 20th consecutive day with severe fire danger or higher across the state.

Hot and dry end to November for most of Australia despite La Nina

20 November 2020: The last ten days of November are going to end on a hot and dry note for large parts of the country, with very dry and unusually hot conditions for many areas despite La Nina.

Thunderstorms to return to SE Queensland

16 November 2020: After a hot and muggy weekend, thunderstorms will return to South East Queensland on Tuesday afternoon before a cooler southerly change sweeps through the region during the late afternoon and evening.

A stormy Friday afternoon for eastern Australia

13 November 2020: Over the last 48 hours, thunderstorm activity has steadily progressed east with severe storms striking parts of South Australia, western Queensland, NSW, Victoria and the Northern Territory.

Above average temperatures to spread across southern Queensland and New South Wales

11 November 2020: In what's likely to be the first real multiday period of above average temperatures so far this Spring, a north to northwesterly slow will drag warm to hot air down over much of southern Queensland and northern New South Wales this weekend into early next week.

South Australia bakes with thunderstorms set to hit the south

10 November 2020: Temperatures are soaring across South Australia today with large parts of the state pushing into the high 30s and 40s, with thunderstorms likely this afternoon and into Wednesday morning ahead of a cooler change.

Severe storms on the way for Victoria

10 November 2020: After a lean start to the storm season, things are going to heat up over the next 48 hours across central and western Victoria as a strong low pressure system and cold front sweep across southeastern Australia.

Low pressure system bringing showers, thunderstorms and strong winds to southern WA

9 November 2020: The effects of an unseasonably strong low pressure are being felt across the southwest of Western Australia today as showers, strong winds and thunderstorms hit the region, however for some areas the worst is yet to come as the low deepens and nears the southern coast tomorrow.

Severe thunderstorms and heavy falls across central Queensland

8 November 2020: Another bout of severe weather impacted Queensland on Saturday afternoon, with severe thunderstorms firing up across the Central Highlands and Coalfields and heavy falls exceeding 100mm developing across parts of the Central Coast and Whitsunday region.

Tasman low brings rain, strong winds, large surf and chilliest November day in years to central and southern NSW

6 November 2020: Conditions more typical of winter than late spring affected central and southern New South Wales on Thursday, causing showers, snow over alpine areas and the coldest November day in years in some areas.

Heatwave conditions gripping northern Australia

5 November 2020: Northern Australia is sweltering in unusually hot conditions for this time of the year as temperatures soar into the mid 40s in some areas, with the stifling conditions expected to continue for at least the next ten days.

Southerly buster is moving through Sydney and central NSW

5 November 2020: A strong southerly buster is sweeping through the greater Sydney, Hunter and Mid North Coast region of NSW during Thursday as a low pressure system deepens off the NSW coastline.

October 2020: Warm and wet across Australia, severe storms lash the east

3 November 2020: October 2020 was a warm and wet month across Australia, with most states and territories seeing healthy falls throughout the month, before giant hail lashed the east at the end of the month.

Severe storms for eastern Queensland

30 October 2020: Severe thunderstorms will return to eastern Queensland during Saturday afternoon with damaging to locally destructive winds, large to giant hail and heavy rain.

Monster hail pummels northern NSW

30 October 2020: Explosive thunderstorm activity developed across the Mid North Coast and Northern Rivers of NSW on Thursday afternoon, as a very cold pool of air associated with an upper trough moved directly over the region.

Severe storms unleash on eastern Australia

29 October 2020: An extremely active period for thunderstorms continued across eastern Queensland and NSW during Wednesday afternoon and evening, with numerous severe thunderstorms producing large to giant hail, heavy rain and damaging winds.

Savage spring storms tear through South East Queensland with more to come

26 October 2020: After a dry start to spring, rain and severe thunderstorm activity ramped up across South East Queensland over the weekend with heavy rain, damaging to locally destructive winds and large hail.

Heavy rain and severe thunderstorms spreading across southeast Australia

23 October 2020: A dynamic weather pattern is unfolding across the southeast of Australia as a complex low pressure system and trough spread across the region, generating widespread rain and potential for severe thunderstorms over the next few days.

Severe storms provide excellent rainfall for central Queensland

22 October 2020: Wednesday afternoon saw multiple severe thunderstorms develop across central Queensland, bringing the threat of large hail, damaging wind and heavy rainfall.

Severe thunderstorms developing from central NSW to central QLD

21 October 2020: Severe thunderstorms are firing up today from inland parts of central NSW into central Queensland, bringing the threat of heavy rainfall, damaging winds and large hail, with more activity likely over the coming days.

Large multi-day storm outbreak for Central and eastern Australia

19 October 2020: Central and eastern Australia is set to see a large storm outbreak over the next 7 days, as a series of upper troughs traverse Australia.

Bureau of Meteorology releases their 2020/2021 Australian Tropical Cyclone Outlook

12 October 2020: The Bureau of Meteorology has released their 2020/2021 tropical cyclone outlook, with Australia expecting to see above average tropical cyclone activity across the 2020-2021 season (November to April).

Showers and storms to spread to parts of southern Queensland and northeast New South Wales

11 October 2020: An inland surface trough combined with moist winds feeding into it and some colder in the midlevels of the atmosphere is expected to cause showers and storms to spread further down into parts of Queensland's southeast and New South Wales' northeast on Monday.

Record October rainfall for Darwin

8 October 2020: Darwin and surrounds have seen record October rainfall fall overnight, as thunderstorm activity spread into rain during the early hours of Thursday morning.

Widespread rain, thunderstorms, strong winds for southeast Australia

6 October 2020: Widespread follow up rain, strong winds and thunderstorms are likely over the next few days across Australia's southeast as a trough and complex low pressure system moves across the region.

Heaviest rain in years drenches parts of SA, TAS

5 October 2020: The heaviest rain in years fell in some parts of South Australia and Tasmania over the past 24 hours, as a thick cloudband brought widespread rain to the nation's southeast.

Severe thunderstorms return to NE/NSW and SE/QLD

2 October 2020: Thursday saw a welcome return to thundery skies for parts of northeastern New South Wales and also southeastern Queensland. Thunderstorms developed through parts of both regions yesterday afternoon producing localised strong wind gusts and large hailstones across multiple locations.

Hot start to October for SA, before widespread rain and a cool change

1 October 2020: Hot conditions with severe to extreme fire danger is likely to affect parts of South Australia over the first few days of October, before a cool change and widespread rain arrives later on Saturday and into Sunday.


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