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'Dangerous' cyclones to soak and batter Australia's north

'Dangerous' cyclones to soak and batter Australia's north

Twin severe tropical cyclones will hammer northern Australia over the weekend, smashing ecosystems and potentially leaving a hefty repair bill from damaging winds, storm surges and flooding.

  • by Peter Hannam

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'Triple whammy' expected from twin cyclones as evacuations increase
Extreme weather

'Triple whammy' expected from twin cyclones as evacuations increase

Winds from Cyclone Trevor are forecast to reach 275km/h while gusts of up to 320 km/h are tipped for Cyclone Veronica.

  • by Peter Hannam
From the Archives: Flood chaos as the Big Wet hits the Red Centre
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From the Archives: Flood chaos as the Big Wet hits the Red Centre

In March 1989, record rains fell across Central Australia. In drought-stricken Broken Hill, jubilation turned to panic as floodwaters rose.

  • by Malcolm Brown, Peter Hughes and John Sampson
'Not very happy': Tasman Sea warmth puts the heat on key fisheries
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'Not very happy': Tasman Sea warmth puts the heat on key fisheries

Back-to-back summer heatwaves in the Tasman Sea that have affected marine life and seafood industries in Australia and New Zealand could be another sign of the warming climate, scientists say.

  • by Peter Hannam
'It's been extreme': Australia's summer smashes seasonal heat records
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'It's been extreme': Australia's summer smashes seasonal heat records

Australia has posted its hottest ever summer and the first season in which temperatures exceeded 2 degrees above the long-term averages, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

  • by Peter Hannam
Sydney skies graced with sun halo
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Sydney skies graced with sun halo

The phenomenon is not uncommon but has been seen less than usual due to dry weather.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
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How to keep your pet cool in a heatwave
Animals

How to keep your pet cool in a heatwave

Veterinarian Jackson Zee who has worked in many extreme-weather and disaster zones around the world has some tips on how to keep pets safe.

  • by Steve Jacobs
'Too late to leave': Fresh emergency warning for NSW bushfire
Bushfires

'Too late to leave': Fresh emergency warning for NSW bushfire

A large bushfire, which destroyed or damaged 37 homes at Tabulam, has flared up again and threatens more properties.

Hot weather: Bad for humans; bad for wasps, too
Canberra life

Hot weather: Bad for humans; bad for wasps, too

There's been a drop in the number of wasp nests found in the ACT.

  • by Steve Evans
After record-breaking summer, NSW set for a hotter than average autumn
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After record-breaking summer, NSW set for a hotter than average autumn

The country is on track to have warmer than average days and nights in the coming months, the Bureau of Meteorology says.

  • by Rachel Clun
Sydney braces for hot Tuesday as total fire ban declared for NSW
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Sydney braces for hot Tuesday as total fire ban declared for NSW

With strong winds and high temperatures throughout NSW on Tuesday, the weather bureau warns there is potential for both bushfires and dust storms.

  • by Jenny Noyes