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Sydney wild weather warning: heavy rain, winds forecast

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Staff reporters More severe weather is expected to plague Sydney on Tuesday afternoon. Follow our live coverage for the latest forecasts, warnings and transport information throughout the day.

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Sydney weather: thunderstorms, heavy rain lash NSW

The storm approaching SYdney. Photo: Sam Stephens.

Photos from Fairfax photographers and readers as two strong storm fronts lashed Sydney and much of NSW on Monday afternoon.

Sydney weather: thunderstorms, heavy rain to hit NSW

A line of storms approach Sydney CBD.

Alexandra Back Two waves of thunderstorms are expected to lash Sydney on Monday evening.

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Bureau of Meteorology to change terminology for rain forecasts

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Jamie Duncan When you hear a weather forecast, can you tell the difference between isolated showers, scattered showers and patchy rain? What does the term "a chance of rain" really mean?

Rain on grand final day expected to clear by Sunday

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Primrose Riordan Canberreans are set for a rainy grand final day after a cloudy Friday and a wild Thursday according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

Pollen count set to spike as rain gives way to warmth

Spring means seasonal agony for some allergy sufferers.

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

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 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.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

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.