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Will this be the season of the super cyclone?

Will this be the season of the super cyclone?

It's cyclone season in Australia. A series of monster storms have devastated the northern hemisphere this year. Are we next?

  • by Peter Hannam

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A hotter and wetter summer ahead in the ACT
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A hotter and wetter summer ahead in the ACT

What's good news for farmers and firefighters may be less so for those aiming for a summer of sunshine and surf.

  • by Peter Hannam & Steve Evans
Eastern Victoria to dodge El Nino, but hot, dry summer looms elsewhere
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Eastern Victoria to dodge El Nino, but hot, dry summer looms elsewhere

While parts of the country sweat on the prospect of an El Nino event this summer, those heading to east of the state should pack an umbrella.

  • by Joe Hinchliffe & Peter Hannam
Summer in Sydney? Better keep that umbrella within reach
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Summer in Sydney? Better keep that umbrella within reach

What's good news for farmers and firefighters may be less so for those aiming for a summer of sunshine and surf.

  • by Peter Hannam
Huge 'wall of dust' sweeps across western NSW
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Huge 'wall of dust' sweeps across western NSW

Farmers living in drought conditions now have another element to contend with: massive dust storms.

  • by Maani Truu
'Getting close': El Nino event seen as not far off as Sydney sizzles
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'Getting close': El Nino event seen as not far off as Sydney sizzles

The hot start to November may be a taste of the summer to come with meteorologists watching a Pacific Ocean that is being primed for an El Nino event.

  • by Peter Hannam
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NSW east coast now in 'severe' fire danger as mercury soars
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NSW east coast now in 'severe' fire danger as mercury soars

A large mass of hot air moving across the state on Friday is driving temperatures up towards 40C in some parts, as a number of bushfires burn.

Temperatures to soar in Sydney on Friday, prompting total fire ban
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Temperatures to soar in Sydney on Friday, prompting total fire ban

The large pool of heat that have been baking inland Australia will reach the east coast, pushing the mercury towards the 40-degree mark and prompting authorities to declare total fire bans for Sydney, the Illawarra and the Hunter.

  • by Peter Hannam
'Bit of a shock': Coming heat to dry off much of October's wet spell
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'Bit of a shock': Coming heat to dry off much of October's wet spell

Sydney's wettest October in nine years helped ease fire conditions for a time but the coming surge in heat will sap much of those gains in vegetation moisture, the Rural Fire Service and meteorologists say.

  • by Peter Hannam
Two billion people hit by natural disasters in the past decade: Red Cross
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Two billion people hit by natural disasters in the past decade: Red Cross

Australia is in the world’s most disaster-prone region.

  • by Matt Wade
Rain, desalination repairs ease threat of water restrictions
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Rain, desalination repairs ease threat of water restrictions

The risk of restrictions on water use have abated for now after a wetter-than-usual October and the completion of repair work on the city's tornado-hit desalination plant.

  • by Peter Hannam