Australians warned to prepare for one of the most severe weather seasons on record

Australians warned to prepare for one of the most severe weather seasons on record

In this Sky News Australia special report, meteorologists Rob Sharpe and Alison Osborne unpack predictive data which paints a sombre picture of the country’s severe weather outlook from October of this year to April 2023. The last severe weather season was marked by flooding rain in the east and exceptional heatwaves on the west coast, … Read more

Hurricane Fiona slams Bermuda – CBS Mornings

Hurricane Fiona slams Bermuda – CBS Mornings

Hurricane Fiona slams Bermuda  CBS Mornings Tropical update: Fiona moves towards Bermuda; 98L closer to becoming named storm  KHOU 11 What’s worse: Hurricane Fiona or LUMA in Puerto Rico?  The Hill Editorial: Improve disaster relief – The Virginian-Pilot  The Virginian-Pilot View Full Coverage on Google News

Multiple flood rescues and calls for help in NSW Central West after heavy rain overnight

Multiple flood rescues and calls for help in NSW Central West after heavy rain overnight

There have been multiple flood rescues in western New South Wales as the State Emergency Services issues evacuation orders for a tourist park in Dubbo. Key points: The NSW SES Acting Superintendent Joshua Clark says they were 30 calls for help overnight A number of roads are closed due to floodwater Rivers rose rapidly due to heavy … Read more

Port Augusta businesses and homes face heavy losses from severe rain and hail

Port Augusta businesses and homes face heavy losses from severe rain and hail

South Australian business and home owners in the Spencer Gulf are counting their losses after heavy rain and hail caused flooding and collapsed ceilings. Key points: Almost 40 millimetres of rain was recorded in Port Augusta Storm damage was also reported in Stirling North, Orroroo and Quorn SES responded to around 100 calls for help The … Read more

Storms, early spring rain delight outback residents still recovering from drought

Storms, early spring rain delight outback residents still recovering from drought

Outback residents may have thought the sound of rain on the roof was a dream overnight, but the soaked paddocks told a different story as the sun rose.   Key points: Western Queensland residents are welcoming a wet start to spring Some outback towns have reached their September rainfall average in just a few days Graziers and … Read more

Heavy rain and hail hit Port Augusta, causing flooding and collapsed ceilings

Heavy rain and hail hit Port Augusta, causing flooding and collapsed ceilings

The South Australian town of Port Augusta has been hit by heavy rain and hail, with the State Emergency Service receiving dozens of calls to homes and businesses flooding.  Key points: Heavy rain hit Port Augusta about 4pm A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for northern parts of the state Businesses and homes have … Read more

Cool, wet climate marks out Great Southern as the next hotspot for WA’s thriving truffle industry

Cool, wet climate marks out Great Southern as the next hotspot for WA’s thriving truffle industry

Look out, truffle growers in Western Australia’s South West — the south coast has been identified as the state’s next hub for the underground delicacy. Key points: The Great Southern has been identified as having the “ideal” climate for growing truffles There is potential for the industry to expand in southern parts of WA Climate change could impact future … Read more

Northern NSW tipped to receive 100mm of rain, Coffs Harbour predicted to get the most

Northern NSW tipped to receive 100mm of rain, Coffs Harbour predicted to get the most

The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) has called in extra resources to the state’s Mid North Coast ahead of predicted downpours of 100 millimetres of rain on Saturday. Key points: The BOM is predicting increased rain and potential localised flash flooding for the NSW north coast Rainfall totals of 100mm could fall along the Mid North Coast, including the … Read more

The BOM is on alert for a third consecutive La Niña season. What does it mean? And what causes it?

The BOM is on alert for a third consecutive La Niña season. What does it mean? And what causes it?

The Bureau of Meteorology is on alert for yet another La Niña season. There’s a 70 per cent chance that Australia’s east coast will have to contend with the climate driver for a third year in a row. This is very unusual, and other countries have already declared La Niña. Let’s get up to speed with what it … Read more

Backyard ‘frog hotels’ hoped to help species recover from East Gippsland bushfires

Backyard ‘frog hotels’ hoped to help species recover from East Gippsland bushfires

Ecologists are urging people to build “frog hotels” in their backyards to support frog species in East Gippsland. Key points: Frog hotels provide habitats for frogs in urban areas More than half of East Gippsland was burnt during the 2019-2020 bushfires High rainfall has helped frog populations recover but the hotels could boost numbers further More than … Read more