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Significant rain set to ease fires in eastern Victoria

03/10/2023 - VIC

A strong cold front impacting Victoria today may help ease fire conditions in eastern parts of the state.

Currently, there are several fires...

Spring heat and dry conditions forecast this long weekend and football grand finals

28/09/2023 - National

Issued: 28 September 2023

Warm spring temperatures are forecast this weekend for both the AFL and NRL grand finals in Melbourne and Sydney, with the forecast expected to register among the top five warmest AFL grand finals ever and the NRL could see its warmest on record.

Bureau of Meteorology senior meteorologist Angus Hines said that Melbourne can expect warm and sunny conditions for the AFL Grand Final.

“We’re...

New Tropical Cyclone 7 Day Forecast to improve preparedness for the Australian community ahead of the severe weather season

26/09/2023 - National

The Bureau of Meteorology has officially launched the Tropical Cyclone 7 day Forecast.

This new service provides more detailed information and extra lead time to help emergency services and the Australian community prepare for the impacts of tropical cyclones earlier.

The easy-to-follow forecast is available through the Bureau website.

"It shows the likely location of any significant tropical low as well as the chance it will develop into a tropical cyclone, up to 7... read more...