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Ben Westcott is a reporter at The Canberra Times.
Henry Belot and Ben Westcott Canberra is forecast to break a 67-year-old record for a late-autumn heatwave on Thursday with temperatures expected to pass 17 degrees for the 11th consecutive day.
Ben Westcott Warm days and cold nights are on the way for the ACT, as a high pressure system off the Australian coast keeps Canberra skies clear and winds light.
Ben Westcott Emergency Services have responded to 43 calls for help as parks, sporting fields, roads and dams close.
Ben Westcott Fog, rain and potential thunderstorms will cap off a wet week for Canberra, with more than 70mm of rain falling on the territory so far in March.
Henry Belot and Ben Westcott Canberra is set for a wet and wild week with rainfall and grey skies to linger until the weekend.
Ben Westcott Heavy rain and a chance of thunderstorms hasn't deterred organisers of Canberra's big weekend events, with Diner En Blanc and Ben and Jerry's Open Air Cinema among the events still planned to go...
Ben Westcott The ACT may have had its hottest summer on record, but it comes too late for the owners of Canberra water park Big Splash where new water slides have only just been approved.
Ben Westcott Authorities have lifted a severe weather warning for the ACT region, saying the immediate threat had passed.
Ben Westcott It's been an unusually wet February in the territory, with storms over the past week almost doubling the ACT's average rainfall for the month.
Ben Westcott Some of Canberra’s inner-city suburbs are the most heat-vulnerable in the territory, despite the benefits of their leafy tree-lined streets, new research shows.
Ben Westcott Canberra’s emergency services were out in force on Thursday, cleaning up after one of the ACT’s most severe thunderstorms in years.
Ben Westcott A series of brief but intense storms made their way across the ACT on Wednesday.
Ben Westcott Canberra will be getting wet and wild over the weekend, with the territory's first significant summer rainfall failing to dampen plans for a number of big weekend events.
Ben Westcott It mightn't be Monet, but the National Zoo and Aquarium's budding meerkat artists are sure to give the Canberra arts community paws for thought.
Ben Westcott Canberra trees are losing their leaves in shock and gardens are ''going to hell'', after one of the hottest and driest summers the ACT has seen in years.
Ben Westcott It's the second day of another potentially record-breaking heat wave and Canberrans are already sweating in the heat.
Ben Westcott A tired and wet joey who had fallen into an abandoned dam was rescued by Queanbeyan rural firefighters near Wagga Wagga on Tuesday.
Ben Westcott Canberra is a long way off water restrictions even though last week's heatwave and a dry start to the year have the bush capital's gardeners reaching for their hoses.
Ben Westcott A navy clearance diver who lost a leg and a forearm in a shark attack has come out against the Western Australian shark cull, describing it as "stupid" and a "knee-jerk reaction".
Ben Westcott Canberrans have had a wet and warm June - breaking a streak of dry winters with more than double the month’s average rainfall.