Weather

Flooding rain on the horizon for southern inland Queensland

Ben Domensino, 21-Feb

A flood watch has been issued in southern Queensland for river catchments between Thargomindah and St George, ahead of heavy rain and thunderstorms this weekend.

Tropical cyclone risk increasing for Gulf of Carpentaria

Ben Domensino, 20-Feb

Communities surrounding the Gulf of Carpentaria should prepare for the development of a tropical cyclone this weekend or early next week.

Indian Ocean Dipole leaves legacy of locusts in eastern Africa

Ben Domensino, 19-Feb

The strong positive Indian Ocean Dipole that drove parts of Australia deeper into drought towards the end of 2019 has caused a different problem in eastern Africa: locusts.

Wild night of storms in NSW

Ben Domensino, 19-Feb

Severe thunderstorms rumbled across NSW on Tuesday night, damaging properties and cutting power.

Severe storms developing in Victoria and NSW

Ben Domensino, 18-Feb

Severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued in Victoria and NSW, with storms likely to linger well into the night for some areas.

Gulf of Carpentaria tropical cyclone threat looms

Ben Domensino, 18-Feb

A tropical cyclone could develop over the Gulf of Carpentaria as early as this weekend.

Severe thunderstorms to hit Victoria, NSW and ACT on Tuesday

Ben Domensino, 17-Feb

Widespread showers and thunderstorms will affect parts of Victoria, NSW and the ACT on Tuesday, with severe thunderstorms likely in some areas.

New decade begins with significant records

Ben Domensino, 17-Feb

A number of noteworthy temperture records were broken in the opening weeks of 2020.

Stormy few days ahead for eastern NSW

Craig McIntosh, 16-Feb

A near-stationary low pressure trough over central NSW has been triggering showers and  thunderstorms along its eastern flank, and will continue to do so on Monday and Tuesday.

Hottest and driest in decades for parts of tropical NT and WA

Jess Miskelly, 16-Feb

In the northern capital of Darwin, it’s averaging a whopping (for the ever warm tropics) 2-3 degrees above average this February and rainfall to date this wet season is amongst the lowest on record with records back to 1941.   Elsewhere over the Top End most places have been well above average so far for February.

Stormy Victoria

Thomas Hough, 15-Feb

A low moving low pressure trough, fed by warm humid air, brought showers and thunderstorms across a wide area of Victoria yesterday.

Cyclone swell brings large, excellent surf to Southeast QLD and NSW coasts

Felix Levesque, 15-Feb

As Tropical Cyclone Uesi moved southwards past New Caledonia and transitioned to a mid-latitude low near Lord Howe Island, its intense winds generated a sizable swell, directed towards mainland Australia.

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Uesi bypassing Australia, heading for New Zealand

Ben Domensino, 14-Feb

Mainland Australia has avoided the worst weather from Ex-Tropical Cyclone Uesi, although Lord Howe Island has taken a hit and New Zealand is now in the firing line.

Satellite images show transition from fires to floods in NSW

Ben Domensino, 13-Feb

Images captured by a NASA satellite have revealed how the recent rain in eastern Australia has transformed the landscape from fires to floods.

2020 already wetter than 2019 in parts of eastern Australia

Ben Domensino, 13-Feb

Parts of southeast Queensland and northeast NSW have seen more rain during the last six weeks than they did during all of 2019.

Big waves from Tropical Cyclone Uesi to hit eastern Australia

Ben Domensino, 12-Feb

Tropical Cyclone Uesi will send big waves towards Australia's east coast later this week.

Winners and losers after a wet week in NSW

Ben Domensino, 12-Feb

While heavy rain has topped up dams in some parts of NSW this month, the drought still hasn't loosened its grip in many areas.

WMO checking Antarctic heat record

Ben Domensino, 11-Feb

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) will assemble an expert panel to assess the validity of a new maximum temperature record observed in Antarctica last week.

Sydney water storage hits 21-month high

Ben Domensino, 11-Feb

The dams that supply water to the greater Sydney area have collectively reached their highest level in nearly two years.

Eastern Australia watching Tropical Cyclone Uesi

Ben Domensino, 10-Feb

A tropical cyclone located to the north of New Caledonia could move closer to Australia later this week.

Sydney's wettest four days in 30 years boosts water storages

Ben Domensino, 10-Feb

Sydney received a third of its annual rainfall during the last four days as the heaviest rain in 30 years inundated the city.

Dangerous surf to bring risk of elevated coastal erosion

Felix Levesque, 09-Feb

Large waves along with very high tides combine to bring an elevated risk of coastal erosion across much of NSW.

Severe TC Damien landfall imminent

Graeme Brittain, 08-Feb

Category 3 Tropical Cyclone Damien is close to crossing the coast near Dampier this afternoon.

Wet weekend for Sydney

Andrew Casper-Richardson, 08-Feb

A deep low pressure trough has delivered over a months worth of rain in two days to parts of the Sydney basin and more is on the way.

Damien to become first severe tropical cyclone since 2013 to make landfall in WA

Ben Domensino, 07-Feb

Tropical Cyclone Damien is likely to make landfall over Western Australia's Pilbara coast this weekend, likely becoming the first severe tropical cyclone to cross the state's coast since 2013.

Heaviest rain in years falling in parts of eastern Australia

Ben Domensino, 07-Feb

Heavy rain has inundated parts of Australia's eastern seaboard during the last 48 hours, with some places registering their heaviest falls in decades.

Heavy rain for Sydney

Thomas Hough, 06-Feb

Sydneysiders, and much of the east coast, might want to keep their raincoats and umbrellas handy over the next week.

Tropical cyclone to form north of WA

Ben Domensino, 05-Feb

Australia's third tropical cyclone of the season is likely to develop off the north coast of Western Australia during the next 24 hours, with a coastal crossing possible in the Pilbara this weekend.

From fires to floods: heavy rain looms for eastern Australia

Ben Domensino, 05-Feb

A multi-day rain event is likely to cause severe thunderstorms and flooding in parts of Queensland and NSW during the next week.

Australia's third warmest January on record breaks prolonged run of drier-than-usual months

Ben Domensino, 04-Feb

January was a month of impressive temperature contrasts in Australia.

Wet week ahead for eastern Australia

Ben Domensino, 03-Feb

Rain and thunderstorms could affect large areas of Queensland and NSW this week, with severe storms and flooding possible over some drought-affected regions in both states.

Summer snow in Tasmania

Ben Domensino, 03-Feb

It was snowing in Tasmania on Monday morning, just three days after the temperature hit 40 degrees in Hobart.

Canberra's minimum temperature record has been broken

Graeme Brittain, 02-Feb

Following an extremely hot pair of days, the nation's capital just registered its highest minimum temperature since official records began here in 1939.

Canberra swelters through its hottest combined days, and hottest night in nearly four decades

Craig McIntosh, 01-Feb

Canberra is in the midst of its hottest pair of days since records began, based on the average maximum for Friday and Saturday, with the hottest night in 37 years squeezed in between.

Deluge leads to flooding across a large part of SA

Brett Dutschke, 01-Feb

Recent widespread 20-to-50mm of rain across South Australia has been two-to-four times the monthly average in just a few hours in some areas, leading to significant flooding.