Weather

Heat prompts fire bans in NSW

Ben Domensino, 19-Feb

A hot air mass will linger over Queensland and northeast NSW on Wednesday, elevating fire danger ratings in some areas.

All eyes on Tropical Cyclone Oma

Ben Domensino, 19-Feb

Tropical Cyclone Oma is quickly becoming one of the most talked about cyclones of the season.

Record rain and heat in Townsville

Ben Domensino, 18-Feb

An extreme heatwave in flood-weary eastern tropical Queensland this week could see Townsville register a record-matching seventh day over 35 degrees so far this month.

Tropical Cyclone Oma update

Ben Domensino, 18-Feb

If you live in eastern Australia, be aware of Tropical Cyclone Oma, but don't be alarmed.

The temperature see-saw continues for Hobart

Kim Westcott, 17-Feb

After a warm weekend, daytime temperatures will head in the other direction during the week ahead.

Run of cool mornings continues for eastern interior

Jacobus Cronje, 17-Feb

The interior of eastern Australia has had a run of below-average cool mornings, thanks to clear overnight skies that have persisted for quite some time.

Morning low cloud and fog blanket parts of southern Victoria

Jacobus Cronje, 16-Feb

Early risers in Victoria were greeted to blanketing low cloud and areas of fog this morning, in the wake of a recent rainfall event.

Western Australia continuing to swelter this summer

Hannah Wilson, 16-Feb

The highest mean maximum temperature ever was recorded for WA this January, with hot temperatures looking to continue for the remainder of summer.

Tropical Cyclone Oma to approach Australian waters

Ben Domensino, 15-Feb

Tropical Cyclone Oma is moving away from Vanuatu and could head towards Australian waters next week.

El Nino? Depends on who you ask.

Ben Domensino, 15-Feb

According to the US National Weather Service, El Nino has developed in the Pacific Ocean and is expected to continue during the next three months.

New American rainfall record

Ben Domensino, 14-Feb

A weather station in Hawaii has officially broken America's 24-hour rainfall record.

Warm Autumn tipped for Australia, dry for some

Ben Domensino, 14-Feb

The Bureau of Meteorology have issued their seasonal outlook for autumn and the picture it paints for Australia is pretty clear: warmer than usual.

Dust storms traversing eastern Australia

Ben Domensino, 13-Feb

A large band of raised dust has travelled across NSW during the last 24 hours, browning skies and reducing air quality.

Dust storm developing in western NSW

Ben Domensino, 12-Feb

A dust storm is developing in western NSW this afternoon and some of this airborne dirt may reach coastal areas tonight.

Clash of seasons brings snow and fire

Ben Domensino, 12-Feb

Temperatures are plummeting in southeastern Australia today as a strong cold front brings a wintry mix of weather.

Queensland floods from space

Ben Domensino, 11-Feb

Queensland's flooding has been captured in spectacular detail by high resolution images taken from space by NASA's Terra satellite.

Snow, fire, floods and severe storms in one day

Ben Domensino, 11-Feb

Australia will live up to its reputation of variable and contrasting weather on Tuesday, with snow, bushfires, flooding, severe thunderstorms, damaging winds and dust storms all possible.

From Devastating Floods to Blistering Heat

Joel Pippard, 10-Feb

Just after the massive flooding around Townsville and Northern Queensland in the past two weeks, a severe heatwave is taking hold this week.

A 'fake' cool change in Sydney for Saturday

Hannah Wilson, 10-Feb

Sydney seemed to experience a 'fake' cool change yesterday afternoon as a brief shower dropped temperatures by 3.4 degrees in 10 minutes.

A hot Friday night for WA's Central West

Craig McIntosh, 09-Feb

Many people in the Central West district of WA just tried to sleep through overnight temperatures 8-10 degrees above the norm for February.

Severe thunderstorms roll over NSW on Friday evening

Scott Morries, 09-Feb

A slow-moving, moisture-laden trough generated many severe thunderstorms across a large swathe of NSW on Friday evening.

Severe storms loom for NSW

Ben Domensino, 08-Feb

Severe thunderstorms will occur in parts of NSW today, with damaging winds, heavy rain and large hail all a threat.

Northern Queensland rain stats update

Ben Domensino, 08-Feb

Record-breaking monsoonal rain has caused widespread flooding in northern Queensland during the last fortnight.

NASA: Earth's fourth warmest year

Ben Domensino, 07-Feb

Last year was our planet's fourth warmest on record, according to data published by NASA this week.

Black Saturday weather nearly a 'perfect storm'

Ben Domensino, 07-Feb

The Black Saturday bushfires claimed 173 lives and destroyed thousands of homes in Victoria on February 7th, 2009.

Rain, storms and cooler weather heading for Tasmania

Ben Domensino, 06-Feb

Rain, thunderstorms and snow could all affect fire-ravaged Tasmania during the next week.

Possible rain relief for flood-weary northern Queensland

Ben Domensino, 06-Feb

An end to northern Queensland's record-breaking rainfall could be in sight.

Severe storms strike southern NSW

Brett Dutschke, 05-Feb

Severe thunderstorms have dumped more than a month's worth of rain in under an hour in parts of southern New South Wales and there are more severe storms to come.

From sweat to wet in Cloncurry

Ben Domensino, 05-Feb

Cloncurry is already having one of its wettest Februaries on record, less than a week into the month.

Record rain floods Townsville

Ben Domensino, 04-Feb

As most Australians woke up for work and school on Monday morning, Townsville was being inundated by its worst flood on record.

Hot week to come in Perth

Graeme Brittain, 03-Feb

Temperatures in January (2019) were below average in WA's capital, but the mercury is set to rise during the first full week of February.

Flooding rainfall continues in northern Queensland

Jacobus Cronje, 03-Feb

A tropical low and active monsoon trough continue to bring flooding rain to northern QLD.

Cooler weather still no relief from humidity in Sydney

Jacobus Cronje, 02-Feb

Following a spell of record heat and extended heatwaves across large parts of New South Wales, and Sydney's hottest day in more than a year on Thursday 31st January, a strong southerly change and rainy weather has brought welcome relief to the extreme temperatures experienced across the city.

Melbourne's sweltering weekend

Kim Westcott, 02-Feb

After a hot and dry January, summer still isn't releasing it's grip on Melbourne.

Australia's hottest month on record

Ben Domensino, 01-Feb

Australia is experiencing unprecedented heat this summer.

More heavy rain looms for flood-weary northern Queensland

Ben Domensino, 01-Feb

A major flooding event is unfolding across northern Queensland this week, with more heavy rain likely to fall into overflowing rivers in the coming days.

What is the polar vortex?

Ben Domensino, 31-Jan

Parts of America are experiencing bitterly cold weather this week as temperatures drop to record-challenging lows in some central and northern parts of the country.

Tropical soaking continues in northern Queensland

Ben Domensino, 31-Jan

Parts of northern Queensland have received close to one metre of rain during the last four days, with more heavy falls to come.