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The Australian Tropical Cyclone season officially begins today

Australia’s Tropical Cyclone season has officially begun, running all the way through until April...

Dry Lightning Strikes: Aggravating Southern Qld Bushfires

An extreme fire danger is forecast for the Darling Downs region of Queensland on Tuesday and parts...

The rains have returned to thunderous applause

It was the most hotly-discussed weather content on the internet for the better part of a week, and...

Welcome rainfall on the way for northern NSW and southern Queensland

After 20 consecutive days without rain, the longest period since a 21-day stretch over May into...

Wintry blast to sweep across southeastern Australia

A wintry blast is set to sweep across southeast SA, Victoria and Tasmania on Tuesday and Wednesday...

Low to bring cold weather to southeastern Australia; bushfire weather to NSW

A complex low pressure system will bring a burst of strong winds, heavy rainfall and thunderstorms...

How to prepare for bushfire season

This year's fire season has well and truly begun, and as we approach another Australian summer, the

Emergency bushfires, snow, and severe winds continue to impact NSW today

A stunning contrast in temperatures exists over NSW this afternoon, with an extremely hot airmass...

2023–24 severe weather outlook

As summer unfolded in the Northern Hemisphere, Australians observed with growing concern the series...

Victoria – from fires one day to flooding the next

Victoria and Melbourne specifically are often known for having four seasons in a day, but how...

Widespread severe weather outbreak to hammer several states

While we saw extreme heat across the country over the weekend, this week will see the return of...

Sydney to swelter for the NRL Grand Final – with an increasing fire weather threat

NRL Grand Final attendees won’t just be treated to a cracking game of football as two of the...

Thunderstorms return to South Eastern Queensland

The afternoon of Thursday 28 September will see thunderstorm activity return to South East...

Severe Weather Update - Storms for Eastern NSW and VIC

Residents of northeast Victoria, southern and central NSW, including the ACT, should be prepared...

Extreme fire danger to impact Greater Sydney and Hunter regions

Much of NSW is seeing extreme temperatures across the state this week, with a catastrophic fire...

Western Australia braces for wild weather

A powerful cold front and pre-frontal trough will sweep across Western Australia on Wednesday,...

How to prepare for the upcoming Australian storm season

With the 2023/2024 storm season upon us, it’s imperative that households across the country have an...

Premiums Pressured by Seven Billion Dollars in Insured Losses

The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has expressed concerns about the escalating costs of...

Drought in Southwest Western Australia the worst on record

The Southwest of Western Australia, including the unique Margaret River region, has been...

Are you prepared for the upcoming hailstorm season?

As Australia enters the months of peak hail activity, it is crucial to recognise the increasing...

We've Just Experienced the Hottest July Ever Recorded

“Short of a mini–Ice Age over the next few days, July 2023 will shatter records across the board.”

The Forces Behind Australia's Climate

It has been a noticeably drier year across most of Australia so far compared to the last few years,...