Peter Hannam The world remains on course for another record hot year with the first four months of 2015 setting a new high for temperatures and more signals indicating the emerging El Nino event will be a strong one.
Natalie Bochenski Monday morning's grey drizzly skies will usher in a warmer than average work week, before a turn for the chilly on Friday.
Lucy Cormack Robert Frost once pondered whether the world would end in fire, or in ice. They weren't heralding the world's end, but this week fire and ice both reared their heads across the state.
Peter Hannam Last month was within 0.01 degrees of being the equal warmest April in records going back to 1891, Japan Meteorological Agency says.
Emma Kelly If you woke up feeling like Canberra was the coldest place in Australia Thursday morning you were right.
Peter Hannam Broken Hill's water reserves are down to about 4 per cent amid forecasts the town will be without water by the end of the year.
Emma Kelly A windswept Canberra is in for a milder and calmer end to the week with above-average temperatures forecast for the weekend.
Alana Schetzer Melbourne could be hit with floods this week as recent rainfall puts pressure on catchments at capacity.
MANILA, May 10 AFP - More than 2000 people are fleeing their homes as Typhoon Noul strikes the northern Philippines.
Primrose Riordan Freezing Sunday rain and winds saw Mothers Day picnics cancelled in the capital, while light snow dusted the mountains earlier in the morning.
Peter Hannam A clear majority of Australians view global warming as already causing extreme weather events such as storms, droughts and floods and just 3 per cent say "there is no such thing as climate change", according to the findings in an Ipsos survey.
Peter Hannam Keep those sunglasses - and perhaps even the beach towel - within easy reach.
Peter Hannam Australia's Bureau of Meteorology is poised to declare an El Nino as certain in coming months as conditions form for a "classic" event.
Peter Hannam Roughly a year ago, scientists poring over temperature readings of the Pacific from satellites and a depleted array of ocean buoys were so sure an El Nino was on the way, the debate was largely how strong it would be.
Megan Levy Large parts of Sydney were shrouded in thick fog on Tuesday morning, reducing visibility to just 100 metres in some suburbs.
Melanie Kembrey As the mopping up begins after more wild weather over the weekend, New South Wales can breath a sigh of relief with a reprieve from rain expected.
Peter Hannam Mud wrestling could be the favoured sport this weekend in Sydney as the city cops the fringe of an east coast low likely to bring flooding rains to north-eastern parts of NSW and southern Queensland.
Peter Hannam Sydney is in for a soggy end to the week as emergency services turn their attention to the state's north-east where heavy falls are raising the risk of major riverine flooding.
Peter Hannam The state's second east coast low in as many weeks is likely to bring further heavy rains to north-eastern NSW but largely skirt flood-hit areas around Sydney and the Hunter Valley, meteorologists say.
Peter Hannam Tired of the rain? Get used to it - as four grey and wet days settle in over the city.
Peter Hannam Extreme rainfall events in Sydney are on the increase, particularly during summer, a new report finds, while engineers are set to be given new guidelines to adjust for the flood impacts of climate change.