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Severe Weather Update: dangerous fire conditions across southern Australia, 19 November 2019

19/11/2019 - National

Senior meteorologist, Sarah Scully, from the Bureau's Extreme Weather Desk discusses the extreme heat moving across the continent from the west.


Severe Weather Update: elevated fire danger in SA and heat building in the east, 18 Nov 2019

18/11/2019 - National

Senior Meteorologist, Grace Legge: Hello from the Bureau. Here with an update on the heat and fire dangers expected over much of southern Australia.

On Saturday and Sunday we saw areas of Western Australia break November daytime records, some of which are shown here and include Perth that broke its record on Saturday.

For Sunday the heat moved further east and we saw records broken over much of the state some of these sites have records going back over 70... read more...

Severe Weather Update: elevated fire dangers continue in northeast NSW & southern Qld, 13 Nov. 2019

13/11/2019 - National

Meteorologist, Andrea Peace: Hello from the Bureau. Very High to Severe fire dangers continue over northeast New South Wales and southern Queensland today.

The southerly change has now moved through northern New South Wales and the Gold Coast, but other parts of southeastern Queensland today are going to experience temperatures and winds increasing ahead of the change, and the winds will make firefighting difficult.

At 10 am, the wind change extended through...

Severe Weather Update: Severe to Catastrophic fire danger in NSW & Qld, 12 Nov. 2019

12/11/2019 - National

Meteorologist, Andrea Peace: Hello again from the Bureau. Large areas of New South Wales and Queensland are experiencing Severe to Catastrophic fire conditions today.

A significant front is currently moving up the New South Wales coast with some of the most dangerous conditions likely to be between 5 and 8 pm tonight. Ahead of the front we're seeing very hot, dry and gusty winds. Many locations in the east of the state have recorded northwesterly... read more...