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Early Warning Network's News & Weather Blog gives you a look at weather, climate news and the work happening at EWN

Mount Etna produces a rare volcanic phenomenon known as smoke rings

Italy is home to pizza, pasta, gelato, and incredible historical sites and events that draw millions of tourists yearly. But did you know it’s also home to some of the world’s most active and incredible volcanoes? While its most famous eruption, Mount Vesuvius, wiped out Pompeii in 79 AD, the country is also home to a super volcano called Campi Flegrei. Three other prominent volcanoes nationwide are Vulcano, Mount ...

A meandering cut-off low to cause havoc for southern Queensland and NSW –  with an East Coast Low likely

While severe weather has hammered northern Australia over the past few months, the focus has...

Inland desert turns to an inland sea; How outback Australia has been flooded for the third time this year

It’s rinse and repeat for inland Australia, with the third flood event of 2024 inundating western...

Flooding rains hit outback WA; monsoon cranking in the tropics as tropical cyclone threat looms

Parts of the nation's west and the tropics are continuing to experience significant rain and...

Severe thunderstorms lash South-East Queensland, with heavy rainfall and even a waterspout

Parts of South-East Queensland have been lashed by severe thunderstorms over the last 24 hours,...

Autumn Outlook and Summer Recap: Australia's Climate and Bushfire Preparedness

As Australia transitions from summer to autumn, it's essential to reflect on the recent climatic...

Catastrophic fire conditions  to develop on Wednesday as temperatures soar into the 40s

Another bout of extreme to locally catastrophic will develop across parts of South Australia and...

Heavy rainfall hits Northern Territory and Western Australia amid cyclone season - and how we're helping

Regions across the Northern Territory and Western Australia are currently facing significant...

Severe thunderstorms lashing southeast Australia; NSW on Wednesday

Rare Ex-Tropical Cyclone to cross Sydney overnight Monday into Tuesday; Ex-Tropical Cyclone Kirrily incoming

After tormenting eastern Australia for the better part of two weeks, we are finally about to see...

Relentless humidity finally easing across Queensland and northeast New South Wales

The relentless humidity levels that have been plaguing parts of Queensland and northeast New South...

Heavy rain and flooding lashes southern and central Queensland; more on the way today

Over the past 24 hours, central and southern parts of Queensland have experienced widespread,...

Understanding Cyclone Kirrily: What You Need to Know

As the tropical low in the Coral Sea intensifies, it's crucial for residents in eastern Queensland...

Tropical Cyclone continues to brew in the Coral Sea

Tropical Low dumping torrential rain over the NT

Northern Australian monsoon set to strike this week, with heavy rainfall for Queensland and the Northern Territory

It’s been a long build-up to the monsoon for residents across northern Australia, with their faith...

Monster clean-up begins after damaging storms across the Christmas period

It has been a severe weather period to forget for many across the eastern seaboard, as numerous...

Severe storms to hammer eastern Australia on Christmas and Boxing Day

What is a Microburst and why are they so dangerous?

During the last two weeks, there have been dangerous thunderstorm events in both NSW and Queensland...

Even more widespread rain and storms for NSW and QLD

Showers, storms and cooler weather is on the way for many parts of New South Wales and Queensland...

Fine weather to start the summer of cricket in Perth

After a delayed start to the Australian cricket season due to the World Cup in India, the first...

High-end severe thunderstorms are expected to impact central Victoria on Wednesday, including Melbourne

A volatile thunderstorm day will unfold across Victoria on Wednesday, with highly populated areas...