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Australia Day to be six degrees hotter than last year as heatwave hits

Australia Day to be six degrees hotter than last year as heatwave hits

Parts of the Sydney basin are facing temperatures up to six degrees hotter this Australia Day than in 2018. 

  • by Matt Bungard

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Winter is coming: Unseasonal weather in sight for WA as temperatures tipped to dip
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Winter is coming: Unseasonal weather in sight for WA as temperatures tipped to dip

After a weekend of 40-plus degree heat, Perth is now facing unseasonal winter-weather conditions, with rain and gale-force winds predicted from Tuesday.

  • by staff writers
Suncorp warns premiums may rise but promises service will lift after storms
Suncorp

Suncorp warns premiums may rise but promises service will lift after storms

One of the country's biggest insurers has acknowledged consumers expect quicker handling of claims after a mass natural disaster.

  • by Clancy Yeates
Queensland outback town smashes heat record

Queensland outback town smashes heat record

Queensland's most famous town has smashed another heat record, with the mercury topping 45C for a ninth day in a row at Birdsville.

  • by Aaron Bunch
'The Australian thing to do': Canberrans helping posties beat the heat
Canberra life

'The Australian thing to do': Canberrans helping posties beat the heat

Australia Post officer Richard Hutchings says he is thankful for those putting a sign on their letter boxes to offer up a cold drink.

  • by Cassandra Morgan
Temperatures still rising as heatwave peaks after record-breaking night
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Temperatures still rising as heatwave peaks after record-breaking night

The record had been held by a South Australian weather station for almost 40 years.

  • by Rachel Clun & Jenny Noyes
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Severe thunderstorm warning cancelled for the Canberra region
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Severe thunderstorm warning cancelled for the Canberra region

But residents warned to keep clear of fallen power lines

  • by Steve Evans
'So hot it can blow car tyres': Queensland's record 40-degree month

'So hot it can blow car tyres': Queensland's record 40-degree month

Cloncurry and Camooweal have sweltered through 40-degree-plus conditions for the past 33 days, which is a state record.

  • by Toby Crockford & Lydia Lynch
A cracking picture of a lightning moment
Canberra

A cracking picture of a lightning moment

What's the secret behind this amazing picture of the storm?

  • by Steve Evans
Hot and stormy: Canberra set for wild weather on Friday
Canberra

Hot and stormy: Canberra set for wild weather on Friday

Temperatures are forecast to reach 40 degrees on Friday before another storm rolls into the capital.

  • by Dan Jervis-Bardy & Jasper Lindell
Canberrans told to limit power usage as ACT set to break heatwave record
Canberra life

Canberrans told to limit power usage as ACT set to break heatwave record

Relief isn't expected until the weekend, with the fire danger rating set for "severe" for Friday.

  • by Cassandra Morgan