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WEATHER UPDATE: Heatwave in southern and central Australia

18/01/2019 - National

SENIOR METEOROLOGIST, DIANA EADIE: Hello from the Bureau of Meteorology. We're here with an update on the ongoing heatwave and elevated fire conditions.

Severe heatwave conditions are continuing today over a large part of New South Wales, extending into South Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory.

The temperature in Noona in NSW only dropped to 35.9 degrees last night, an all-time minimum temperature record for Australia. Broad areas will exceed... read more...

Get your entries in for this year's Australian Weather Calendar competition

17/01/2019 - National

If you've got an amazing weather photo the world should see, time is running out to enter it into the Bureau of Meteorology's 2020 Australian Weather Calendar competition.

For 35 years, the Bureau's Australian Weather Calendar has become a much-loved tradition, showcasing our country's best weather images. Winners have had their photos displayed in homes, schools and offices across Australia and more than 80 countries around the world.

Bureau meteorologist...

AUDIO NEWS RELEASE: Hot conditions for Victoria

17/01/2019 - VIC

Senior Meteorologist Rod Dickson from the Bureau of Meteorology Victoria discusses:

- Records broken across Victoria yesterday
- Hot conditions continue today
- Increased fire danger due to winds and possible dry thunderstorms
- Temperature for Melbourne
- Southerly wind change this afternoon will increase humidity
- Cooler, southerly change tomorrow extending throughout
- Heating up again next week

Audio is current as of...

AUDIO NEWS RELEASE: High temperatures for Tasmania

14/01/2019 - TAS

Fire weather meteorologist, Alex Melitsis, from the Bureau of Meteorology in Tasmania discusses:

- Prolonged period of high temperatures until Friday
- Elevated fire dangers in some areas, particularly Tuesday and Wednesday
- Cooler conditions on the weekend
- Significant rainfall is not expected

Audio is current as of 10.45am on 14 January 2019.

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