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Pagans with lit candles gather at Observatory Hill to wait for Winter Solstice in June 2014.

Sydney welcomes Winter Solstice

The southern hemisphere will have its shortest day of the year on Tuesday, with almost 10 hours of sunlight and 14 hours of night.

Emergency services warned motorists to drive to the conditions when the predicted wet weather arrived.

Canberra weather: Snow expected when rain clears

The rainy weather may have forced most Canberrans to spend the weekend indoors, but when the clouds clear snow-seekers can look forward to the first big snowfalls of the season thanks to a cool change expected later in the week.

Coogee Surf Life Saving Club staff survey the damage after the big storm earlier this month.

'Potential for more severe weather'

Residents across an arc of eastern Australia stretching from Queensland to Tasmania should be on watch for more potentially severe weather this weekend as another winter storm loom, the Bureau of Meteorology said.

Tony Cagorski says he and his neighbours are happy to chip in for the construction of a seawall.

Collaroy residents happy to pay for seawall

​A man whose million-dollar beachfront property on Sydney's northern beaches was damaged by king tides says he and his neighbours are happy to chip in for the construction of a seawall.

Bondi Beach before the clean-up began.

Sydney starts to count storm chaos costs

At least three people are dead, buildings on Sydney's east coast are on the brink of collapse and parts of the city's south-west still submerged in water as the destruction from a weekend of wild storms and huge seas became evident on Monday.