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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.

Early summer cold blast for southeast, as fire danger soars again on the east coast

29 November 2019: A wild mix of weather is set to affect Australia to kick off summer, as the southeast of the nation is lashed by cold, wet and windy weather and alpine snow, whilst the east sees severe thunderstorms and more dangerous fire conditions.

Severe thunderstorms to return for NSW

28 November 2019: Scattered thunderstorm activity is expected to return to eastern NSW on Friday afternoon, particularly across the Northern Tablelands, Mid North Coast and North West Slopes and Plains.

A day of weather extremes for eastern Australia

27 November 2019: A surface trough and cold front that swept across eastern Australia during Tuesday producing an astonishing mix of weather across the eastern states.

Twister Touchdown in Christchurch, New Zealand

23 November 2019: Severe thunderstorms including one that produced a tornado in Christchurch last Monday, resulting in minor damage and injuring two people in Sydenham.

SE QLD severe storm analysis for Sunday 17th November 2019

22 November 2019: On Sunday 17th November 2019, a significant thunderstorm outbreak occurred across South East QLD. Unofficial hail to the size of softballs (10cm diameter) were reported.

Spectacular two-week fire animation loop

7 to 21 November 2019: During November, catastrophic to severe fire dangers have been a daily occurrence across northern NSW.

Catastrophic fire danger for South Australia Wednesday

19 November 2019: A potentially significant fire day is expected for South Australia during Wednesday, with catastrophic fire conditions forecast for the West Coast, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Mid North, Mount Lofty Ranges and Yorke Peninsula.

Records tumble in Western Australia over the weekend - SA next with catastrophic fire danger

18 November 2019: November records were smashed across the weekend as an extremely hot airmass impacted Western Australia, with places such as Perth and Kalgoorlie registering their hottest November day on record.

Record November heat over Western Australia - set to move east

15 November 2019: An incredibly hot airmass for November is building over Western Australia, which is likely to see records tumble over the weekend and early next week as temperatures soar into the mid 40s.

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.

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