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AUDIO NEWS RELEASE: Severe weather warning for parts of WA

24/05/2018 - WA

Bureau of Meteorology WA spokesperson Neil Bennett discusses:

- Potential impacts of a cold front about to cross the WA coast

- Potential for widespread wind gusts up to 90km/h

- Potential rainfall of between 15-30mm and isolated falls in excess of 50mm

Audio is available for download.

This audio is current as of 1pm AEST on Thursday, 24 May 2018.

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West Takone Radar offline for service works

15/05/2018 - TAS

Tasmania's West Takone Wurrung radar will go offline for approximately two weeks from 15 May for routine service works that will maintain and enhance its operational capabilities.

The radar is one of five Bureau of Meteorology Wurrung radars in Australia to undergo an update in 2018.

The service works will update and standardise the radars to the latest system configuration bringing the radars into a common, consistent configuration that will improve ongoing... read more...

WEATHER UPDATE: Cold snap across southeast Australia

11/05/2018 - National

Meteorologist Sarah Fitton: Hello from the Bureau with an update on the southeast cold snap.

Southeast Tasmania recorded some exceptionally high rainfall totals overnight, as a series of intense storms tracked east to west on the southern side of a powerful low pressure complex.

43mm fell in Hobart in just one hour last night and rainfall has resulted in flash flooding and river rises through the southeast. The eastern half of Tasmania is on Flood... read more...

AUDIO NEWS RELEASE: Weather warnings for Tasmania

11/05/2018 - TAS

Meteorologist Brooke Oakley from the Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania discusses:

- South Eastern area experienced heavy rainfall overnight, which has extended to the north east today.

- Winds of 131 km/h at Mt Wellington/kunyani, other areas have experienced over 100 km/h winds.

- Heavy rain eases by this evening, winds ease overnight.

- Saturday will see showers but will be much lower at 2-5mm, possibly 5-10mm in elevated areas.

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