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Canberra warned of wild winds and rain on the way

Henry Belot Canberra is set to endure wet and wild conditions from Monday afternoon with wind gusts of up to 80km/h expected to blow through the city with 10-15mm of rain to fall by Tuesday evening.

Wilder winds, less rain, as Roaring Forties become Furious Fifties

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Peter Hannam, Environment Editor The Roaring Forties, the Southern Ocean winds which once bore European sailors to Australia and the East Indies, are becoming more like the Furious Fifties as climate change triggers a shift in key...

Rain in outback helped extend world's carbon sink, finds paper

The tidal surge affecting vast parts of the Pilbara region starts to drain back into the ocean

Peter Hannam A burst of growth in the wake of drought-breaking rains across inland Australia in 2011 helped to turn the country into one of the world's biggest carbon sinks, new research has found.

Rain will not dampen the Sydney Mardi Gras parade

Participants in the Mardi Gras parade in Sydney wait for the start of the parade despite the rain.

Julie Power A poncho or a raincoat is probably not the pinnacle of Mardi Gras fashion, but forecasters recommend partygoers dress for the wet tonight because it seems likely to rain on the parade.

Cheeky rain celebration too rude for Facebook

Cobar farmer James Rogers celebrating the arrival of rain.

Natalie Bochenski A farmer who bared his bottom to celebrate much-needed rain says being blocked on Facebook will not stop his nude salutes to the sky.

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Sydney weather warning: heavy rain forecast prompts flash flooding alert

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Staff reporters The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for Sydney due to the risk of flash flooding from heavy rains forecast for today.

Sydney wild weather: heavy rain causes flash flooding

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Heavy rain in Sydney on Monday caused flash flooding, as forecasters warned of a wet week ahead.

Fog, rain and thunderstorms make for a wet weekend

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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.

Wet weather to bring up to 50mm of rain to Canberra region

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Ben Westcott Emergency Services have responded to 43 calls for help as parks, sporting fields, roads and dams close.

Huge surf as gales batter city and rain lashes Sydney basin

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Leila Abdallah Sydney experienced its own gale-force winds, massive surf and soggy conditions as severe weather warnings were broadcast throughout Saturday.

Sydney wetter than Darwin, but end of rain is in sight

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Rachel Olding Sydney's long summer has gone to the dogs, with weeks of drizzle driving beachgoers off the sand and into autumn hibernation.

Heavy rain ahead as possible cyclone approaches Queensland

Communities in Queensland's north are braced for days of heavy rain as the state's first cyclone of the season threatens to form.

Sydney weather: rain to hit but northern NSW to miss out

Peter Hannam Soaking rains are spreading across much of southern NSW but Sydney and the drought-hit northern third of the state are likely to miss the biggest falls, meteorologists say.

Drought: Rain answers farmers' prayers in north-west NSW

Inga Ting, Bianca Hall Farmers in the state's north-west could be thanking the heavens in coming days for the heaviest rainfall in years in the drought-stricken region.

Sydney weather: heavy rain sweeps over city as commuters head home

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Peter Hannam and Amanda Hoh Heavy rain has started sweeping into Sydney's northern suburbs, with the south and west also getting a soaking on Wednesday afternoon, just as people head home from work.

Sydney rain: emergency services kept busy by rain

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Amanda Hoh Emergency services attended just over 190 calls across the state due to roof damage, leaking roofs and tree branches coming down after heavy rainfall and thunderstorms swept across parts of the state.

Rain causes flash floods, delays NAB match

Rain pours in Melbourne.

Bridie Smith The severe thunderstorm that drenched Geelong just after 5.30pm on Wednesday dumped more than 50 millimetres of rain in an hour.

Tony Abbott flies into drought-affected areas, bringing relief ... and also the rain

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Peter Hannam It is said that one way to break a drought is to announce the construction of a monster desalination plant that is thereby doomed to lie dormant as rain fill the reservoirs.

State Emergency Service kept busy as storm brings rain, hail and lightning

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Matthew Raggatt The State Emergency Service received nine calls for help and three suburbs had extended power outages after a sudden thunderstorm brought rain, hail and lightning to Canberra.

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Sydney weather: rain expected for Christmas Day and Boxing Day

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Megan Levy Revellers who are planning to hit the beach or the backyard cricket pitch on Christmas Day have been urged to start the action early.