Weather

More rain on the horizon for eastern, southeast Australia

Ben Domensino, 17-Jan

Wet weather will continue to affect parts of eastern and southeastern Australia this weekend and early next week, with heavy rain and severe thunderstorms likely in some areas.

Skies open over QLD and NSW

Ben Domensino, 17-Jan

Parts of eastern Australia have received their best rain in more than two years during the last 24 hours.

Thursday's storms becoming severe in eastern Australia

Ben Domensino, 16-Jan

Severe thunderstorms are developing over parts of eastern Australia this afternoon, with warnings in place for heavy rain, damaging winds and large hail.

Storms hit Melbourne, Sydney and Hobart as wet weather becomes widespread over eastern Australia

Ben Domensino, 16-Jan

Showers and thunderstorms developed over a broad swathe of eastern and southeastern Australia during the last 24 hours, with storms impacting multiple capital cities.

Severe storms hitting central Victoria

Ben Domensino, 15-Jan

A band of potentially severe thunderstorms is moving across central Victoria from west to east this afternoon.

Storm clouds build over eastern Australia

Ben Domensino, 15-Jan

The best rain in two months has fallen over parts of Australia's eastern inland as a multi-day outbreak of showers and thunderstorms gets underway.

Severe Tropical Cyclone Claudia spares Australia

Ben Domensino, 14-Jan

Australia has escaped the most intense weather of Severe Tropical Cyclone Claudia, with the system likely to weaken as it drifts over the Indian Ocean during the next couple of days.

Rain on the horizon for eastern Australia

Ben Domensino, 14-Jan

Showers and thunderstorms will increase over fire and drought affected areas of eastern Australia during the next week.

Severe Tropical Cyclone Claudia

Ben Domensino, 13-Jan

The first severe tropical cyclone of the season is spinning off Australia's northwest coast today.

NSW & QLD expecting a drenching

Hannah Wilson, 12-Jan

Widespread areas of NSW and QLD can look forward to some much needed heavy rainfall from Wednesday, with this rain potentially lingering for up to a week.  After months of little rain, eastern parts of Australia can finally expect a good drenching throughout the coming week, with the BoM forecasting northern and eastern parts of NSW and southern and central areas of QLD around a 60% chance of exceeding 25mm of rainfall for the week.

Large hazardous surf to hit the NSW coast

Felix Levesque, 12-Jan

Sizeable long period swell will bring dangerous surf to much of the New South Wales coast tomorrow.

Southerly buster rocks Sydney through the graveyard shift

Felix Levesque, 11-Jan

Awoken suddenly near 1:30am in Sydney with rattling windows and flying outdoor furniture?   A gusty southerly buster is to blame for bringing 100km/h+ wind gusts in the early hours this morning.

Tropical Deluge Over the Top End

Joel Pippard, 11-Jan

More than half a metre of rain has fallen over parts of the Top End in the last 24 hours, thanks to a slow-moving tropical low.

Cyclone Blake spreads rain across WA

Ben Domensino, 10-Jan

Parts of Western Australia are having their first decent rain of the season as the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Blake pass over the state's interior.

Climate statement confirms 2019 as record warm, dry year for Australia

Ben Domensino, 09-Jan

Australia's annual climate statement was released on Thursday, confirming that 2019 was the country's warmest and driest year on record.

Record three-year warm and dry spell in NSW

Ben Domensino, 08-Jan

New South Wales has just experienced a three-year period of warm and dry weather that has no precedent in official records.

Fire danger returning to southeastern Australia

Ben Domensino, 08-Jan

Another round of hot and windy weather will elevate fire danger ratings in southern and southeastern Australia on Thursday and Friday, before a brief burst of showers and storms.

Top End cyclone threat

Ben Domensino, 07-Jan

A tropical cyclone could form near the Northern Territory's Top End during the middle of this week.

Rain on the horizon as tropical cyclone activity increases near Australia

Ben Domensino, 07-Jan

Tropical Cyclone Blake will continue to cause severe weather in Western Australia during the next few days, despite visibly losing structure near the west Kimberley coast overnight.

Tropical Cyclone Blake forms off north coast of WA

Ben Domensino, 06-Jan

Tropical Cyclone Blake has developed off Australia's northwest coast, becoming the country's first named tropical cyclone of the 2019/20 season.

Adelaide almost registers coldest January day on record

Ben Domensino, 06-Jan

Adelaide came close to registering its coldest January day on record on Sunday.

Showers and storms for NSW's ranges early next week

Graeme Brittain, 05-Jan

A low pressure trough will draw moist air from the Tasman Sea over eastern parts of New South Wales over the next few days.

Tropical Cyclone a high chance of developing

Andrew Casper-Richardson, 05-Jan

The first cyclone of the season is likely to develop off the northwest coast of Australia early next week as a tropical low gains strength.  The Bureau of Meteorology gives a moderate (20-50%) chance of this system reaching cyclone strength on Monday and a high (over 50%) chance by Tuesday.

Cold front brings showers and rain to southwest WA

Sam Brown, 04-Jan

A cold front and trough moved over the lower southwest of Western Australia on Thursday evening into Friday, bringing some decent rainfall over the region.

Southerly Buster Roars up the East Coast

Joel Pippard, 04-Jan

With record-challenging heat affecting New South Wales and Victoria today, a strong southerly change is set to deliver a gusty evening ahead.

Tropical cyclone risk increasing for WA

Ben Domensino, 03-Jan

There are increasing signs that a tropical cyclone could form off Australia's northwest coast in the coming days.

Dangerous fire weather returns to southeastern Australia on Saturday

Ben Domensino, 03-Jan

A burst of hot and windy weather will cause a spike in fire danger across southern and southeastern Australia during the next two days.

Australian smoke travelling across Pacific Ocean

Ben Domensino, 02-Jan

Satellite images show smoke from Australia's bushfires travelling past New Zealand and across the South Pacific Ocean.

Australia's driest and hottest year on record

Ben Domensino, 02-Jan

  Preliminary figures reveal that 2019 was Australia's driest and hottest year on record.

New Year's Day 2020 Recap

Sam Brown, 01-Jan

It was a relatively mild New Year's Day for Capital cities in Australia.

Indian Ocean Dipole breaks down

Ben Domensino, 31-Dec

The positive Indian Ocean Dipole that has underpinned one of Australia's warmest and driest years on record has finally broken down.

Australia's nine biggest weather and climate events of 2019

Ben Domensino, 31-Dec

As 2019 draws to a close, we look back at some of the biggest weather and climate related events of the year in Australia.

Unrivalled December heat caps off record hot year in Hobart

Ben Domensino, 30-Dec

Hobart just had its hottest December day on record, putting the city on track to register its hottest year since observations began in 1882 based on maximum temperatures.

Sydney's hottest year on record

Ben Domensino, 30-Dec

Sydney is on track to register its hottest year on record based on maximum temperatures.