Australia out in the cold as world turns up the heat on climate change

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Tom Arup When world leaders sit down in New York overnight to discuss climate change it is unlikely Australia will be actively trying to scupper the talks.

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Canberra gets chilly: cold front to hit the ACT

Brindabellas dusted with snow.

Henry Belot Warm afternoon comes before one the coldest fronts to cross the territory since spring.

Australia basks in record warmth with cold blast weeks away

Spell of warmth was historic this autumn.

Peter Hannam Much of Australia has been basking in an exceptionally lengthy last-autumn warm spell that has set records in a wide arc from Brisbane to Adelaide, the Bureau of Meteorology said.

Record cold clocked in Antarctica


A new look at NASA satellite data says the earth has set a new record for lowest temperature recorded.

Canberra's weekend weather to change from hot to cold

Jakob Zupancic (4), from Garran at Phillip pool on Thursday afternoon enjoyiong the warmer weather.

Hamish Boland-Rudder It’s hot then it’s cold, it’s wet then it snows. Or at least that’s what the current forecast predicts for Canberra and the surrounding region over the weekend and into early next week.

Sudden storms plunge greater Sydney into cold, dark chaos

SPORT A storm hits Randwick Races, delaying the 8th race on Saturday 15 March 2014.  Pic JENNY EVANS

Manuel Mitternacht Heavy rain storms swept over the Sydney basin and from the mid-central coast down to Kiama on Saturday afternoon.

Rain buckets down as Melbourne is caught in cold snap

Rain pours in Melbourne.

Deborah Gough Just 17 days from summer and Melbourne is awash with rain – cold rain.

Canberra cold snap revives winter a week after fire alerts

Snowfall at Thredbo.

Tom McIlroy Canberra's wet weather is set to continue for the rest of Monday, with forecasters predicting another 5 to 10 millimeters.

Easing winds and a cold snap to help firefighters

NEWS-NCH Police close Redhead Road Redhead.
Photo by PHIL HEARNE  Thursday 24th October 2013.

Peter Hannam Moderating winds are likely to see the threat from bushfires recede over coming days before another day of danger next Tuesday, forecasters say.

Cold snap and petrol shortage raise tension

New York City.

New York temperatures plummeted and tension soared as petrol supplies continued to dwindle despite frantic efforts to bring in fuel.

Cold, hard figures to tackle Arctic melt


Ben Cubby THE massive release of methane and other gases from the Arctic will make it tougher to meet human greenhouse gas cuts, but the scale of the problem will still be determined by how much fossil fuel is...

Bikinis then brollies as state runs hot and cold

Claire Fitzsimons goes for a walk in the snow. Yes, it's summer in Mt Hotham.

Adrian Lowe Sweltering one day, shivering the next - that's the prospect Melburnians face this weekend, continuing the city's up-and-down weather of the past fortnight.

Wild winds accompany Canberra cold snap

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Larissa Nicholson There are black outs across Canberra today with high winds causing interuptions to electricity supply, mostly in the south of the city.

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Heat provides little cheer, but pub has cold beer

Woman hanging the washing.

Stephanie Gardiner BEFORE there was air conditioning Hay residents would hang sheets drenched in cold water on the line and stand underneath to enjoy the cool breeze.

Sydney set for cold blast on Friday

James Casey Sydneysiders should enjoy today's pleasant weather as a spell of cold, wet and windy weather is due to set in on Friday.

Cold spell has the city shivering


Hamish Boland-Rudder, Fleta Page There’s a cold breeze blowing from the south, snow dusting the Brindabellas, and the first frost expected within days – and it’s not even Anzac Day yet in Canberra.

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Snows hit Thredbo, cold weekend for Sydney


Rachel Olding Snow has fallen early on ski fields in NSW and Victoria as a cold snap hits both states.

Tough love in a cold climate

News: At Blue Gum preschool, students spend all day on Wednesday outdoors no matter what the weather conditions. This teaches the children that there's no such thing as bad weather. Finn Conlan, not so happy to be in the cold. 19th of June 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Hamish Boland-Rudder The forecast lows are below zero, and there are even hints of snow in the Canberra air over the next few days; the capital is one place in Australia that when people complain "it's freezing", it...

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Cold weather no llama drama

University of Sydney Student Andre James with the Alpacas on a cold foggy winter morning at Alpaca Magic farm near Sutton.
The Canberra Times
26 July 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Ian Warden On these bitterly frosty mornings the shuddering humans of Canberra and region might envy the alpacas and llamas of Glynda Bluhm's Alpaca Magic property near Sutton.

Clean Energy $100m deal gets Coalition cold shoulder

Greg Hunt

Tom Arup Australia's Clean Energy Finance Corporation has launched its first investment, committing to a joint $100 million energy efficiency loan program with the Commonwealth Bank.