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Queensland warned of damaging winds and heavy rainfall from Friday

14/07/2016 - QLD

An upper trough will intensify over western Queensland tomorrow (Friday) and remain slow moving on Saturday, generating damaging winds and heavy rainfall for the coastal regions south of Mackay, including Yeppoon and Gladstone, and adjacent inland areas including Rockhampton and Emerald.

A Severe Weather Warning has been issued Thursday afternoon for the Central Highlands, Coalfields, Capricornia and parts of the Central Coast and Whitsundays Forecast... read more...

Negative Indian Ocean Dipole emerges as Pacific Ocean remains neutral

05/07/2016 - National

A negative Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) pattern has established in the Indian Ocean.

Current weekly IOD index values are the lowest in at least the past 15 years. Climate models predict the negative IOD pattern will persist and develop through the southern winter and spring.

A negative IOD typically brings above-average rainfall to southern Australia during winter-spring, with cooler-than-average daytime temperatures across southern Australia, and warmer day... read more...

Widespread rain for eastern NSW this weekend

17/06/2016 - NSW

Widespread rainfall can be expected across eastern New South Wales this weekend, with the potential for some stretches of the coast and western slopes to receive heavy falls.

The conditions will be driven by a developing low pressure system over the state, which will move eastwards to reach the coast on Sunday. An East Coast Low is expected to briefly develop over the warmer waters off the central or southern NSW coast late Sunday before rapidly moving out into the... read more...

Queensland in for a weekend of heavy rain, storms: stay tuned for warnings

17/06/2016 - QLD

A deep trough is forecast to move across southern and central Queensland from late Friday, generating widespread moderate to heavy rainfall throughout the weekend before moving off the southeast coast late Sunday.

Acting Queensland Regional Director, Richard Wardle, said with catchments already wet from recent rainfall we're likely to see localised flash flooding and river and stream rises.

"Rainfall and gusty storms are expected throughout the weekend.... read more...