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Wednesday February 21, 2024

Tropical Cyclone Lincoln to redevelop off WA

14:17 AEDT Ex-Tropical Cyclone Lincoln is about to move off the Kimberley coast and looks likely re-intensify into a tropical cyclone to the north of WA later this week.
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North west WA residents urged to prepare homes as Ex-Tropical Cyclone Lincoln expected to re-intensify

ABC image 07:20 AEDT Emergency services are heading into a challenging stretch across Western Australia, with a cyclone bearing down on the state's north west, and a bushfire closing a critical highway in the south.
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Tuesday February 20, 2024

More thunderstorms in eastern NSW today

11:15 AEDT Parts of eastern NSW, including Sydney, will face another day of heavy showers and potentially thunderstorms today.
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Monday February 19, 2024

75,000 lightning strikes as severe storms pummel Sydney

14:19 AEDT A flurry of severe thunderstorms hit Sydney on Monday, causing heavy rain and lots of lightning.
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Sunday February 18, 2024

Western WA town cracks Australia?s top ten hottest temperatures

17:38 AEDT Temperatures reached close to 50 degrees over parts of WA’s Gascoyne and Central West, setting new town records over the region, and ranking in some of Australia’s hottest temperatures ever recorded.
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Saturday February 17, 2024

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Lincoln causing severe weather in the NT, may re-develop in WA waters next week

15:55 AEDT A tropical low in the Gulf of Carpentaria reached cyclone strength very briefly around midday Friday and was named Lincoln.
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Friday February 16, 2024

Perth to break record for most 40C days in one month

11:55 AEDT The temperature will once again soar above 40ºC in Perth from this weekend, putting the city on track to break its record for the most 40ºC days in a single month.
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Thursday February 15, 2024

A week over 30 degrees on the cards for Adelaide

13:33 AEDT A weeklong run of heat is on the horizon for Adelaide, with daily maximum temperatures expected to remain in the 30’s for at least seven days from this Friday.  This will be the first time Adelaide has seen a run of seven days over 30C since January 2023, when the city saw 8 days above 30°C.  A ‘train’ of high-pressure systems in the Bight and Tasman Sea are expected to force cold fronts and their associated cooler airmasses south during the next 5-7 days.
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Wednesday February 14, 2024

Severe storm threat spreads to NSW on Wednesday

13:12 AEDT Thunderstorms will develop over parts of NSW on Wednesday, with severe storms possible in the afternoon and evening.
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Tuesday February 13, 2024

Dangerous mix of weather in Vic, NSW, Tas

11:56 AEDT It is going to be a wild day for parts of southeastern Australia, with severe heat, catastrophic fire danger, severe thunderstorms, blustery winds and a welcome cool change all on the forecast.  This dangerous mix of weather is being generated by a strong cold front, which will sweep across the region on Tuesday.  A severe thunderstorm warning has already been issued on Tuesday morning for damaging winds for parts of the Central, South West and Wimmera districts.  Mount William and Mount Gellibrand recorded 98km/h and 130km/h wind gust respectively on Tuesday morning.
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Monday February 12, 2024

Darwin drenched as tropical cyclone threat looms

14:59 AEDT Darwin has had its wettest day in 7 years as a tropical low builds strength in the Top End and could become a tropical cyclone later this week.
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Vic and SA feeling the heat

12:50 AEDT A severe heatwave will continue to impact parts of Vic and SA early this week, bringing the first catastrophic rating in 14 years to the Wimmera.  The heatwave began on the weekend for the southern states, with Adelaide recording temperatures in the low to mid 30’s on both days, while Melbourne’s mercury topped 33.2°C on Sunday.  Monday morning began hot for Melbourne, ith the temperature reaching the low 30’s by 10:30am.  The maps below shows that temperatures in the mid to high 30’s and in some areas the 40’s are forecast for SA and Vic over the coming days, before a cool change cools temperatures in Adelaide and southwestern Vic on Tuesday.    Images: Maximum temperature forecasts for Monday (top) and Tuesday (bottom), February 12 and 13, according to the ECMWF model.  This run of heat is causing severe heatwave conditions in parts of eastern Vic, with overnight minimums in the low 20’s providing little relief.  Melbourne’s temperature is expected to soar into the mid 30’s on Monday and Tuesday, with the overnight temperature on Monday night failing to drop below 21°C.  This run of days above 30°C will be the first Melbourne has seen since February 2023.
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Saturday February 10, 2024

Satellite imagery mystery revealed

15:50 AEDT Satellite images are full of captivating features that help revel the incredible dynamics of our planet's atmosphere.
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Friday February 9, 2024

Extreme heat and fire danger amid bushfires in WA

12:16 AEDT Western Australia is set to sizzle during the next few days, bringing extreme heat and fire danger to some parts of the state.
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Thursday February 8, 2024

Global sea surface temperature reaches new record

16:41 AEDT Earth’s global average sea surface temperature has reached the highest level on record this week, with more warming likely in the coming months.
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Wednesday February 7, 2024

Tasman Sea warm enough to support a tropical cyclone

15:13 AEDT   The oceans off the NSW and Qld coast are extremely warm and theoretically could provide enough energy to bring a tropical cyclone into NSW waters.
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Tuesday February 6, 2024

Queensland to dodge developing tropical low in Coral Sea

17:58 AEDT Many Queenslanders are breathing a sigh of relief this week as a strengthening tropical low in the Coral Sea looks unlikely to approach the cyclone-weary state over the coming week.
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The positive IOD is finally over

15:36 AEDT  The Bureau of Meteorology has today declared the end of the persistent positive Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) event, which contributed to the driest three-month period on record in 2023.  The IOD is an index that measures the difference in sea surface temperature anomalies between the western and eastern sides of the tropical Indian Oceans.  The IOD index is positive when cooler-than-average water lies off the coast of Indonesia and warmer than average water sits near the Horn of Africa.  Positive IOD events typically cause below average rain and above average daytime temperatures over large areas of Australia during winter and spring, particularly over central and southern parts of the country.     This positive IOD event was the second strongest on record peaking at +1.92°C in October 2023, falling short of the 2019 event which reached as high as +2.15°C.  Both the positive IOD and El Niño were declared in September 2023, which led to the driest three-month period on record during the middle of 2023.  The map below shows the exceptionally dry period between August and October 2023, particularly in southeast Qld, parts of NSW and the NT, WA and SA.
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Monday February 5, 2024

Warmest February night in decades for parts of NSW, Vic

12:29 AEDT Parts of eastern Australia just sweltered through one of the warmest nights in years, with temperatures in some towns failing to drop below 30ºC.
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Saturday February 3, 2024

Scorching temperatures ahead for Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney; fire danger to peak in nation's south

18:38 AEDT Temperatures in parts of Adelaide, Sydney, and Melbourne are set to hit the 40s to end the first weekend of February, as a broad trough funnels heat into the southeast. Bone-dry and gusty winds in the south will amplify the fire danger, whereas heightened humidity in the east will contribute to a perceived temperature hotter than actual.  A broad trough stretching from WA's Pilbara region into the southeast will funnel notably dry air southward, stretching approximately 2500 to 3000 kilometres through the arid interior before reaching Adelaide and Melbourne.
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Friday February 2, 2024

Australia has never seen a January like it

11:03 AEDT Australia just had its third-warmest and ninth-wettest January on record, which is a remarkable combination.
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Thursday February 1, 2024

Ex-TC Kirrily just refuses to quit

11:31 AEDT Tropical Cyclone Kirrily was declared a week ago this Thursday, and its remnants are still delivering rainfall to northwestern Queensland.
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Tropical Cyclone Lincoln to redevelop off WA

14:17 AEDT Ex-Tropical Cyclone Lincoln is about to move off the Kimberley coast and looks likely re-intensify into a tropical cyclone to the north of WA later this week.

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