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Severe Weather News December 2019

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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