Sydney weather: Warm July but threat of El Nino recedes

Peter Hannam The threat of an El Nino weather event is receding with atmospheric conditions over the Pacific largely failing to respond to warming ocean waters, the Bureau of Meteorology.

Sydney weather: Record warmth caps a mild, dry July

Late July feels more like late spring.

Peter Hannam Sydney basked in its warmest July weather in almost a quarter of a century on Thursday, with the city enjoying conditions more like late-spring rather than mid-winter, meteorologists say.

Sydney weather just the tip of a warm world


Peter Hannam Last month was a scorcher for global temperatures, with warmth over land and sea breaking records for June while sea-surface temperatures posted their largest departure from long-term averages for...

Global warming requires more frequent rethink of 'normal' weather, WMO says

What's 'normal' weather is less so.

The baseline for "normal" weather used by everyone from farmers to governments to plan ahead needs to be updated more frequently to account for the big shifts caused by global warming, the UN's World...

As climate changes, world weather agency calls for new baseline

Australia has set many records for unusual heat over the past 18 months.

Peter Hannam The World Meteorological Organisation says it’s time to shift climate baselines because global warming is increasingly setting a new “normal” for weather conditions.

Melbourne weather: wild phenomenon usually associated with tropical cyclones hits city

Ponyfish Island bar underwater

Liam Mannix A wild weather phenomenon usually only seen in tropical cyclones forced the Yarra River over its banks yesterday, flooding parts of the CBD.

Victoria weather calms after wild Tuesday


Caroline Zielinski Victorians - thousands still without power - are mopping up after an icy, cyclone-like storm thrashed the state causing transport chaos, mass blackouts and a storm surge that broke the Yarra River's...

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Wild weather hits Canberra, snow fields

NEWS: Marichris Vincent,25 of Evatt and her twin sister Kimberley rugged up for Canberra's cold and wet weather.  23rd June 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

With a cold front moving across the region, skiers take advantage of the heavy snowfall.

Nature's wonders beat wild weather

Surfers are required to stay at least 100 metres away from whales.

Surf and snow coaxed a few surprise guests out of hibernation on Sunday.

SES flooded with calls as wild weather hits Sydney

Tree down on Frenchs Forest Road.

Rose Powell The State Emergency Service has already received more than 800 calls for assistance, as a strong cold front sweeps into Sydney.

Sydney weather: Indian summer stretches into winter

Salute to the sun: Yoga instructor Stephanie Kelly makes the most of the Sydney weather.

Amy McNeilage Don’t be deceived if you take a peek out the window at Sydney this week.

Melbourne weather: wind, storms and hail herald winter


Caroline Zielinski Melburnians should brace themselves for a week of blustery winds, storms and hail as winter sets in with a vengeance.

Severe weather warning: Gale force winds to hit Sydney

Sydney's in for a windy weekend (Thumbnail)

Michael Koziol Wind gusts of up to 110km/h an hour are expected in Sydney and the Blue Mountains today as a cold front moves through south-east Australia.

Weather warning as freezing wind gusts hit Victoria


Caroline Zielinski Wild weather is lashing Victoria, playing havoc with the train network and closing roads in the state's alpine region as holidaymakers head for the snow fields.

Sydney weather: winds bring down trees and power lines, cause commuter delays

Start of a white week: Snowfall is likely to increase.

Peter Hannam, Alexandra Back and Melanie Kembrey Nearly 14,000 NSW homes are without power as one energy company opened storm centres to cope with damage caused by gusts of wind of up to 110 km/h.

ACT weather expected to stay unusually warm this week

NEWS: The sunsets over Lake Burley Griffin as temperatures hit above 30 degrees in Canberra . 18th December 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

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.

Beachy weather breaks autumn heat records with more to come


Peter Hannam May is turning out to be so warm in Sydney that authorities are keeping outdoor pools open longer than usual and at least one council is reviewing lifeguard numbers to cope with late-season beach...

Another Melbourne weather record could tumble, but it depends on showers


Deborah Gough Melbourne still has a chance of equalling the record for the number of balmy May days, but it will all come down to the timing of showers.

Warm winter weather to wash away this weekend in Canberra

Rain in Canberra.

Henry Belot Canberra’s unseasonably warm winter weather will come to an end later this week with close to 80mm of rain expected to fall in the territory over the weekend.

Climate change to almost triple risk of extreme Indian Ocean weather events

Change is coming: The Indian ocean.

Peter Hannam Shifting climate patterns in the Indian Ocean driven by global warming are likely to increase the frequency of “devastating” weather events for much of Australia, Indonesia and eastern...