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WEATHER UPDATE: Ex-tropical cyclone Owen

04/12/2018 - National

METEOROLOGIST, SARAH FITTON: Hello from the Bureau with an update on tropical cyclone Owen and some relief on the way from hot and dry conditions through Queensland.

Overnight, Owen remained a category 1 cyclone and atmospheric conditions are no longer favourable for further development.

The system will weaken as it starts to move to the westward today and it should become a 'tropical low' later today or overnight.

It will remain a low as it moves...

VIDEO & AUDIO: Hot conditions for Victoria

06/12/2018 - VIC

Bureau of Meteorology Senior Meteorologist, Chris Godfred discusses:

  • Hot conditions across Victoria today
  • Hotter tomorrow with stronger winds
  • Fire danger severe in NW Vic tomorrow with hottest temps in State
  • Days in high 30's this early in summer in Melbourne occur about once every 5-10 years
  • Outlook for rest of summer
  • Very hot overnight tonight – reminder to care for vulnerable and pets
  • Cool change...

WEATHER UPDATE: Tropical low in the Coral Sea

03/12/2018 - National

METEOROLOGIST, DR ADAM MORGAN: Hello from the Bureau with an update on what looks like will be our first tropical cyclone for the season, well offshore from Queensland in the northern Coral Sea.

We've been tracking this tropical low over the past couple of days as it's passed close by the Solomon Islands and then drifted further to the south. Sea surface temperatures in the area are currently sitting at around 29 degrees Celsius – more than warm enough to... read more...

Unprecedented heat and fire weather conditions in Queensland this week

30/11/2018 - QLD

Significant heat records have tumbled in an extraordinary week of widespread and protracted heatwave conditions combined with Catastrophic fire dangers for eastern Queensland.

Bureau of Meteorology State Manager for Queensland, Bruce Gunn, said the severity of these conditions is reflected both in the number of records broken and number of fires, many of which are still burning.

"It is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of firefighters, emergency... read more...