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Winter chill sets in

It’s a chilly one this Friday across the most heavily populated corner of the country, as a thick layer of cloud prevents the sun’s warmth from bumping up temperatures. Take a look at the chart below at midday on...

Massive swell arriving this weekend

A Tasman Low pressure system will whip up large and powerful swell for several days from Saturday, with the potential to impact port operations along the eastern seaboard.   The images below show that a stubborn high-pressure system will...

More rain for WA

Another northwest cloud band has brought significant rain to parts of the southwest during the last 24 hours, with more to come.  The largest totals southwest WA has seen in the 24 hours leading up to 9am on Wednesday,...

Hydropower season has begun

Snow has fallen across the high country of Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales and the ACT, with the hydropower season officially beginning. Snowfalls totals were in the light to moderate range depending on the location in the mountains. Perisher...

Wind power offsetting high demand

NSW and Qld shivered through its coolest morning of the year on Tuesday, driving up energy demand in the National Electricity Market (NEM).   The satellite image below shows cloud free skies across the northern half of Australia early Tuesday...

Winter 2024 outlook

Australia has entered winter without any strong climate drivers influencing the country’s weather patterns. So, what can we expect to see across Australia during winter 2024? The term ‘climate drivers’ refers to patterns of sea surface temperatures and associated...

Another Sydney region deluge as Warragamba Dam spills

Huge 24-hour rainfall totals have again been recorded in and around Sydney region, with over 200 mm of rain recorded at some spots to 9 am Friday. The rain was heaviest in the Illawarra region just south of Sydney,...

Hundreds of millimetres for the Illawarra, more to come

The Illawarra has endured heavy rainfall overnight and this morning, with the deluge set to continue and spread north into the Warragamba catchment on Thursday.  The persistent rainfall is being caused by an upper low pressure system over NSW,...

Severe weather warning for heavy rain near Sydney

  Rain, and plenty of it, is forecast to drench areas south and west of Sydney on Thursday, with isolated accumulations of up to 250 mm possible within 24 hours in some spots. Weatherzone meteorologist Ashleigh Madden wrote on...