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Flood waters create inland islands for parts of the southern inland

25 February 2020: Major flood warnings are currently in effect for people situated close or near to the Wallam and Mungallala Creeks, Warrego River, Pardoo River and Eyre Creek.

Tropical Cyclone Esther making landfall

24 February 2020: Tropical Cyclone Esther has made landfall today between Mornington Island and the NT/QLD Border as a category 1 system, and is expected to move in a westward direction over the coming days, whilst weakening.

Severe storms for South West Western Australia

24 February 2020: A surface trough draped over the West Coast of Western Australia will trigger scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening.

24 hour rainfall totals over 200mm recorded for inland parts of Queensland

23 February 2020: Significant rainfall has been recorded yesterday and overnight for the northern tropical coastal and adjacent inland districts and also parts of the southern inland, including parts of the Warrego and Maranoa.

High chance of tropical cyclone developing in the Gulf of Carpentaria this weekend

21 February 2020: Conditions are becoming increasingly favourable over the coming days for the development of a tropical cyclone in the Gulf of Carpentaria, as a tropical low that formed within the monsoon trough last night gains strength.

Heavy rain and storms set to cause flooding for inland Queensland

21 February 2020: Severe storms and rain periods are expected to cause flooding and damaging winds across inland parts of Queensland over the next 72 hours.

Severe thunderstorms lash parts of Southeastern Queensland

20 February 2020: Severe thunderstorms affected some inland and coastal locations of the southeast yesterday afternoon and evening, as the atmosphere overcame an dry air intrusion which supressed thunderstorm formation.

Widespread thunderstorm outbreak brings destructive winds and large hail to NSW and VIC

19 February 2020: Severe thunderstorms lashed Victoria and New South Wales yesterday in one of the most intense thunderstorm outbreaks this storm season, bringing hail larger than golf balls, destructive wind gusts and incredbile lightning rates.

Severe storms to lash Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland

17 February 2020: During Tuesday, a surface trough will deepen across New South Wales and Victoria in response to a strong short wave trough ejecting across south-eastern Australia.

Rainfall and heavy rainfall impacts ease parts of SE QLD and NE NSW

14 February 2020: Southeast QLD and northeastern NSW experienced another day and night of significant weather with heavy rainfall during the morning exacerbating current flash flooding and levels in rivers creeks and estuaries.

Rapid River Rises and Flooding impacts parts of SE QLD and NE NSW

13 February 2020: Substantial rainfall has fallen across the coastal and adjacent inland districts of southeast Queensland and northeastern New South Wales overnight with coastal and inland rivers and streams rising quickly.

All eyes on Tropical Cyclone Uesi as more rain soaks eastern Australia

11 February 2020: After the heaviest rain in decades hit parts of eastern Australia across the last week, there is increasing focus on Tropical Cyclone Uesi which is expected to pass close to the Australian coastline this week.

The Land of Extremes from Droughts to Cyclones to Flooding Rains

11 February 2020: Severe Tropical Cyclone Damien lashed Karratha, Western Australia and parts of the Pilbara crossing the coast on February 8th, 2020 as a severe Category 3 system.

Torrential rain and significant flooding for the NSW Central and South Coasts

7 February 2020: The heaviest rain in years (more than a decade for some areas) will drench the central and southern NSW coast over the coming days with widespread falls of 150-to-300mm expected, with some areas at risk of seeing in excess of 500-600mm.

Pilbara Coast braces for severe Tropical Cyclone Damien

7 February 2020: The Pilbara Coast in Western Australia is bracing for the arrival of Tropical Cyclone Damien.

Rainfall to 200mm+ already recorded for some Southern QLD coastal locations

6 February 2020: Substantial rainfall has already begun to fall especially for coastal and adjacent inland areas of the northern Sunshine Coast and Southern Wide Bay and Burnett over the past 24 hours.

Severe thunderstorms hit northeast NSW

4 February 2020: Relentless heat and humidity finally gave way across the northeast of New South Wales on Monday afternoon as severe thunderstorms swept across the region, bringing damaging winds, heavy rainfall and hail.

Tropical Cyclone Damien to develop off the Western Australian Coast

4 February 2020: As the eastern seaboard of Australia braces for a major rain event, Western Australia is expected to see Tropical Cyclone Damien develop off the Kimberley coast later this week.

Gale force winds and very heavy rainfall lash New Zealand's South Island

3 February 2020: A series of active fronts swept across the South Island yesterday and is set to continue today bringing periods of very heavy rainfall to southern and western parts of the island.

Showers, widespread storm activity and rain for eastern Australia

2 February 2020: The first week in February is likely to be a wet week across the eastern seaboard with showers, widespread storms and rain periods expected to develop.

Very hot temperatures for today and into this weekend for NSW and the ACT

31 January 2020: A series of fronts are helping drag down a very hot air mass sourced from the nation's west, with temperatures set to challenge records for today during the day and into the next couple of evenings.

Heavy rain and flooding for South Australia

30 January 2020: Over the next few days, South Australia is likely to see its heaviest and most widespread rain event for nearly 4 years, dating back to the major September 2016 event.

Intense heat and fire weather to scorch southeast Australia

29 January 2020: After a run of cooler weather, an intense burst of heat will sweep across southeast Australia between Thursday and Saturday, causing temperatures to soar into the mid 40s and dangerous fire conditions.

Significant 24 hour rainfall totals for the Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Queensland

28 January 2020: Yesterday and overnight, the State Emergency Service received approximately 20 calls for help in the Townsville area alone in response to the extreme rainfall.

Widespread moderate to heavy rainfall to ramp up across northern Australia

24 January 2020: A slow moving surface and upper low is set to hover over the northern inland of the continent and cause widespread showers, storms and rain areas to persist day after day across much of the Northern Territory and northern Queensland.

Fires, severe thunderstorms and damaging winds lash NSW

24 January 2020: It was a testing Thursday for emergency services across New South Wales as fires, dust and strong winds battered the south of the state, whilst severe thunderstorms hit central and northern areas.

Fire danger spiking over southeast Australia, but rain to follow

22 January 2020: A strong cold front is dragging a hot airmass and strong winds once again over southeastern Australia causing dust storms and fire danger to reach severe to extreme levels, however rain is thankfully on the way in the wake of the change.

Ongoing thunderstorm outbreak for Queensland and New South Wales

22 January 2020: Another round of severe thunderstorms occurred yesterday afternoon and evening for southeastern parts of Queensland and northern NSW leaving approximately 20,000 residents without power.

Severe thunderstorms to hit northeast NSW and eastern QLD today

21 January 2020: Showers and potentially severe thunderstorms are likely to develop today over far northeast NSW and eastern QLD, with potential for large hail, damaging wind gusts and very heavy rainfall leading to flash flooding.

Destructive winds and giant hailstones for the Nation's Capital

20 January 2020: Severe thunderstorms containing damaging to locally destructive winds, giant to large hail and moderate to heavy rainfall have lashed Canberra today shortly after lunchtime, as a severe thunderstorm outbreak currently is occurring through central and southeastern parts of Australia.

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.

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