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Pollen count set to spike as rain gives way to warmth

Peter Hannam Something to sneeze at - Sydney's pollen count is on the rise.

Despite the August rain, another active fire season threatens

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Peter Hannam Above-average temperatures and rain deficits mean Australia’s main population centres can expect a more active bushfire season this summer than usual.

Sydney weather: rain makes for wet trip home

A bride and groom look for the bright side in the Sydney Botanic Garden.

Peter Hannam Sydney commuters can expect another soggy journey home as the remnants of an east coast low continue to bucket coastal regions of the state.

Extreme summer heat, rain on rise in the northern hemisphere, study finds

Needing to cool off in Vienna on Monday.

Summer heatwaves and downpours have become more frequent in the northern hemisphere this century, apparently because extreme weather can get trapped for weeks in the same place in a warming world, a...

Sydney hit with coldest day of the year as rain pours

Sydney wakes up to the wettest day since April.

Lucy Cormack If you thought Monday felt particularly chilly - you were right. At 12 degrees Monday was the coldest day of the year for Sydney and overnight rainfall was the heaviest since April.

Rain and storms to make it a wet weekend in Sydney

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Rose Powell Sydneysiders should brace themselves for a very wet weekend that will heralded by thick dark clouds rolling across our skies on Saturday, ready to rain for days.

Severe Sydney weather warning for heavy rain, damaging winds

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Megan Levy Sydneysiders have been warned to brace themselves for days of wild weather, with heavy rain striking the metropolitan area during the morning peak followed by an afternoon of damaging winds.

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.

Sydney weather: chilly start to August but little rain in sight

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Peter Hannam Sydney’s run of above-average warmth will be broken on Saturday - but only briefly before temperatures start picking up again.

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.

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.

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.

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.

More storms and rain on the way: bureau

The storm front approaching Carina.

Staff reporters Brisbane is about to be hit with rains, as a storm moves in from the west