Severe Weather Update: dangerous fire conditions and record breaking heat 21 November 2019

Hello again from the Bureau of Meteorology. Record breaking heat and dangerous fire weather will focus further east today with a Code Red in place for the Mallee and Northern Country. Catastrophic fire dangers were observed in South Australia yesterday and numerous November temperature records tumbled. Today, that heat will move east ahead of a […]

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Severe Weather Update: Heatwave in South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania 23 January 2019

Hello again. It may be the middle of summer, but the scale and extent of heat across Australia over the past few weeks has been extraordinary, and there’s another hit on the way for the southeast as we close the week. Fire danger is already on the rise through parts of South Australia; and Friday […]

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Severe Weather Update: tropical low intensifies north of Northern Territory, 8 January 2020

Hello again. Darwin is now under cyclone watch as a tropical low intensifies to the north of the Top End. Conditions are increasingly favourable for a cyclone development, and we expect to name tropical cyclone Claudia overnight tonight. Right now, the tropical low is tracking west in the Arafura Sea, to the north of the […]

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Severe Weather Update: Monsoon rains in northern Queensland 30 January 2019

Hello again. Tropical north Queensland is in for more very wet weather over the coming days as the monsoon continues to strengthen, on the back what’s already been a very soggy start to 2019. Many roads are currently cut off and rescue teams are on the ground preparing for further heavy rain and flooding. This […]

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Severe Weather Update: dangerous fire conditions across southern Australia, 19 November 2019

Hello from the Bureau with an update on the dangerous fire conditions across southern Australia. Catastrophic Fire Dangers are forecast across several districts across Western Australia and South Australia including the highly populated area of the Mount Lofty Ranges, while a total fire ban has been issued across South Australia into northwest Victoria. This is […]

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Severe Weather Update: Severe tropical cyclone Veronica approaching Pilbara coast, WA, 23 Mar 2019

Hello again from the Bureau with an update on severe tropical cyclone Veronica, which continues to barrel towards Western Australia’s Pilbara coast. Veronica maintained its strength as a severe Category 4 system overnight on Friday, but as you can see from its sheer size, it’s already affecting areas between Wallal Downs and Mardie and a […]

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Severe Weather Update: strongest weather system this winter for southeast Australia, 7 August 2019

Hello again with an update on the strongest weather system this winter for southeast Australia. After such a warm winter so far we’re really going to feel this one, as maximums dip 2–8 degrees below average for August right across the east and southeast. Impacts will be strongest over the mainland, and it will affect […]

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Severe Weather Update: heavy rainfall, strong winds for southern and eastern Australia, 11 Dec. 2018

Hello from the Bureau with an update on wet and windy weather on the way for southern and eastern Australia later this week. We’ve got our eye on this cold front, way down in the Southern Ocean, connected to a low near Antarctica. The front’s going to move up towards Australia over the next 24 […]

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Severe Weather Update: dangerous fire weather for SA, Vic and NSW, ACT, 4 January 2020

Hello again from the Bureau. Communities through eastern Victoria and southern New South Wales are doing it incredibly tough at the moment with the ongoing fires. But unfortunately today is another day of extreme fire risk. This morning thick smoke is blanketing eastern parts of Victoria and southern New South Wales with the ongoing fires […]

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