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Sydney's warm, dry spell to extend another week as El Nino risks rise

Sydney's warm, dry spell to extend another week as El Nino risks rise

Sydney is in for another week of dry and unseasonably warm weather, as odds begin to tilt towards climatic conditions that would favour much more of that.

  • by Peter Hannam

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Sydney shivers as severe weather whips, soaks nation's south-east
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Sydney shivers as severe weather whips, soaks nation's south-east

Sydney shivered through its coldest day since last winter but dodged the worst of wild weather that brought snow across the ranges.

  • by Peter Hannam
Snow blankets Central Tablelands as cold snap moves through NSW
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Snow blankets Central Tablelands as cold snap moves through NSW

The same complex weather system has also caused havoc in Tasmania and Victoria with record rainfall and flash flooding.

  • by Rachel Clun
Melbourne weather: A month's worth of rain in one night - and it's not over yet
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Melbourne weather: A month's worth of rain in one night - and it's not over yet

More rain is on the way for the state, with downpours causing traffic chaos and road flooding in Melbourne.

  • by Simone Fox Koob
Hobart hit by flash flooding
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Hobart hit by flash flooding

Wild weather has caused flash flooding in the CBD, with cars swept away and emergency crews responding to hundreds of calls for help.

Surf's really up: Largest wave ever recorded in Southern Ocean
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Surf's really up: Largest wave ever recorded in Southern Ocean

A solitary buoy in the remote Southern Ocean has recorded a monster wave of 23.8 metres, the largest wave ever measured in the southern hemisphere.

  • by Peter Hannam
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Sharp 'taste of winter' about to give Sydney a cold blast
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Sharp 'taste of winter' about to give Sydney a cold blast

Sydney will soon get its first blast of winter as a powerful and complex low pressure barrels in from the southwest.

  • by Peter Hannam
'Twin peaks': Sydney prepares for double burst of polar chill
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'Twin peaks': Sydney prepares for double burst of polar chill

Sydney's run of record warmth will come to sudden halt on Friday, with the first of two blasts of Antarctic chill passing over the city within days.

  • by Peter Hannam
Melbourne to endure hail, thunder and a month's worth of rain in two days
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Melbourne to endure hail, thunder and a month's worth of rain in two days

Better get your brolly ready. Heavy showers, hail and snow are predicted to hit the state from Thursday, ending the unseasonably warm start to autumn.

  • by Simone Fox Koob
Oh sister! Huge hazard-reduction burns smoke out the state
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Oh sister! Huge hazard-reduction burns smoke out the state

Large bushfires will again shroud Sydney in smoke on Wednesday but visitors to the Blue Mountains may spy views not seen in decades.

  • by Peter Hannam
Big chill coming to Sydney, but city may miss out on much-needed rain
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Big chill coming to Sydney, but city may miss out on much-needed rain

Sydney's record hot start to 2018 will come in for at least a temporary jolt by the week's end as a burst of Antarctic chill sweeps through.

  • by Peter Hannam