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AUDIO NEWS RELEASE: Strong winds and fire conditions in NSW

15/08/2018 - NSW

Bureau of Meteorology Meteorologist Simon Louis discusses:

- Fire Weather Warning is current for Illawarra/Shoalhaven, Sydney and Hunter regions. Also warnings in place for damaging winds in some areas.

- Strong winds have developed ahead of a cold front that's expected tonight.

- Strongest gusts recorded today have been in the Illawarra region, over 100km/hr.

- Strong winds and dry conditions are combining to cause very high to severe fire... read more...

Wheatbelt radars offline for service works

13/08/2018 - WA

The three wheatbelt radars at Newdegate, South Doodlakine and Watheroo will go offline for approximately two weeks at a time from the 14th August to 28th September, for routine service works that will maintain and enhance their operational capabilities.

The radars are three of five Bureau of Meteorology Wurrung radars in Australia to undergo an update in 2018.

The digital upgrades will update and standardise the radars to the latest system configuration... read more...

AUDIO NEWS RELEASE: Winds to strengthen today in Victoria

02/08/2018 - VIC

Bureau of Meteorology Senior Meteorologist Richard Carlyon discusses:

- Winds to strengthen today and pick up overnight/early tomorrow morning – Severe Weather Warning for elevated areas has been issued:

- Rain/when/how much

- Weekend outlook

- Windy conditions to continue to for the foreseeable future

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AUDIO NEWS RELEASE: More windy conditions forecast for Victoria as July comes to an end

31/07/2018 - VIC

Bureau of Meteorology Senior Meteorologist Dean Stewart discusses:

- More windy conditions tonight – arrival of cold front in Melbourne between 6-8pm

- Windiest July for many areas

- Preliminary snapshot of dry July overall and Melbourne (final figures to come out tomorrow)

- Another windy burst later in the week

- Forecast rain – how much/where

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