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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.

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms Southeast QLD and NSW Northern Rivers

28 September 2019: The weather radar is starting to come to life much similar to yesterday with isolated thunderstorms initiating.

Showers and isolated storms to return to eastern QLD and northern NSW

25 September 2019: An upper trough responsible for patchy rain areas across central Australia will drift east during Thursday. This upper system will combine with increasing moisture and a surface trough to produce some weak instability.

Welcome rain across central Australia

25 September 2019: The first rains since May have soaked central Australia yesterday, as a rare cloudband brought the second heaviest falls of the year.

On this day: 23 September 2009

23 September 2019: Today marks the ten year anniversary of the Eastern Australian dust storm, one of the worst dust storms in recorded history to hit the region, causing visibility to be reduced down to 100 metres and scenes more resembling Mars than Earth.

Storms light up northern Western Australia and southern Northern Territory

23 September 2019: Thunderstorm activity has returned to the Kimberley and Northern Interior of WA and western regions of the NT for the first time this spring.

Hot temperatures, dust storms, then moderate falls for South Australia

19 September 2019: A cold front and pre-frontal trough will move across South Australia today, generating strong to locally damaging northwesterly winds and hot conditions to its east. Gusts of up 90km/h may develop during the day, along with areas of raised dust which may lead to reduced visibility, before gradually easing into Friday.

Heavy rain and storms batter eastern Australia

18 September 2019: After a dry and warm start to spring, afternoon showers and storms were a welcome relief for many locations during Tuesday afternoon across eastern NSW and southern QLD.

Heavy rain, thunderstorms and snow for NSW

16 September 2019: After a spell of warm weather, NSW is set to experience a significant shift from today as a gusty cool change and rain spreads across the state, with some places also likely to experience thunderstorms and snow.

Damaging winds lash Tasmania

12 September 2019: Vigorous westerly winds battered Tasmania overnight, bringing wind gusts in excess of 150km/h that felled trees and powerlines and left thousands of people without power.

Early spring heatwave for inland Western Australia

11 September 2019: Temperatures are soaring more than 15 degrees above average across inland parts of Western Australia, as an unseasonably hot airmass grips the state over the next several days.

Severe bushfires ravage NSW and QLD

10 September 2019: Intense bushfires have caused significant destruction to bushland and property across parts of New South Wales and Queensland the last several days, with more than 100 fires still burning across both states.

Hot conditions, strong winds and severe fire dangers for eastern Australia

3 September 2019: Eastern Australia can expect to see summer like temperatures throughout the first week of September, as a hot, dry airmass filters across the region from northern Australia, with an increasing fire danger for the eastern states.

Heavy rainfall lashes central NSW coastline

30 August 2019: Heavy rainfall has lashed coastal parts of NSW overnight, with falls in excess of 100mm recorded at multiple locations in the 24 hours to 9am this morning.

Record August heat, strong winds, and fire danger before heavy rain and thunderstorms over WA's southwest

28 August 2019: Sunny skies and record August warmth has affected southwest parts of Western Australia today, however a vigorous cold front is set to bring a rapid change in weather from Thursday, with heavy rainfall and thunderstorms likely to hit the region over multiple days.

Wet weather to return to eastern Australia

26 August 2019: Wet weather is expected to finally return across eastern NSW and southern QLD this week, with the potential for moderate falls to develop across the NSW coastline.

Large surf to smash NSW coast

21 August 2019: The New South Wales coastline is set to be smashed by huge surf tomorrow, with waves set to reach 5-7 metres, leading to the risk of significant beach erosion.

Heavy rain drenches western Tasmania amidst wet and windy week

20 August 2019: A barrage of cold fronts has been producing some cold, wet and windy weather over Tasmania over the last couple of days, with the wild weather likely to continue for the remainder of today and into tomorrow.

Gusty, warm conditions lead to increasing fire dangers for southern QLD and NSW

19 August 2019: An advancing cold front will shift off the east coast of Australia today, with north-westerly winds ahead of the front, turning south-westerly in its wake.

Showers, storms and snow for south-western WA

16 August 2019: A strong cold front will sweep across the South West Land Division of WA this afternoon and overnight, producing a large band of showers and thunderstorm with its passage. Damaging winds of up to 100km/h may develop with shower and storm activity this evening and overnight.

Warming up ahead of another cold blast for southeastern Australia

14 August 2019: Temperatures are warming up this week after a cold blast affected the nation's southeast last weekend, although this won't last for long as another cold blast is set to arrive late on the weekend and into early next week.

Wet weather to return to the South West

12 August 2019: Showery conditions are expected to return across the South West Land Division of WA during Tuesday and into Wednesday.

NSW, VIC and the ACT blanketed by widespread snow

11 August 2019: A complex low pressure system and associated cold fronts have produced a stunning polar blast across southern Australia over the last 72 hours.

Polar low to bring dusty conditions across central Australia

7 August 2019: A series of cold fronts associated with a strong low pressure system across southern Australia are set to whip up dusty conditions late this week for inland parts of the country.

Spring warmth and early bushfire conditions for northern NSW and southern QLD

6 August 2019: Warm, dry and windy conditions will cause fire danger to spike across northern New South Wales and southern Queensland later this week, ahead of a cold blast set to hit the nation's southeast.

Cold blast coming to southeastern Australia; biggest snow dump of season likely for the alps

5 August 2019: Winter is returning to southeastern Australia after the region endured one of its warmest Julys on record, with a series of cold fronts set to bring showers, hail, snow and strong winds this week.

Australia records fourth warmest July on record; first half of 2019 second warmest and fifth driest

1 August 2019: Australia has recorded yet another unusually mild and dry July, providing no relief to the drought conditions gripping large areas, as the country struggles through its fifth driest start to a year on record.

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