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AUDIO NEWS RELEASE: Victoria Severe Weather

18/06/2021 - VIC

Bureau of Meteorology Senior Meteorologist Michael Efron discusses:

- Wet and windy conditions across Victoria

- A Severe Weather Warning has been issued for the risk of damaging wind gusts about Alpine areas.

- Gusty winds may affect much of eastern Victoria tonight and on Saturday morning including previously... read more...

Cold outbreak in WA's South West moves east, while unseasonal rain in the north continues

21/06/2021 - WA

Much of South West WA was lashed by wind and rain this weekend and Monday morning, with the stormiest weather around Albany and Denmark contributing to significant damage and localised flooding.

A handful of rain records were broken for highest June daily rainfall (24 hour totals to 9am). Those recorded at stations with at least 30 years of records included 61.2mm at Rottnest Island on Sunday and 68.8mm at Northcliffe (south of Manjimup) on Monday.

24-hour rain...

Darwin records coldest temp of the year, A cloud band will bring rain to the south

21/06/2021 - NT

Top End temperatures drop

For two mornings running Darwin has recorded its coldest temperatures since the last Dry Season.

The overnight minimum temperature at Darwin Airport got as cold as 17.8 °C at 7am on Saturday, then again at 3:03am this morning.

These cold starts to the morning only occur during the Dry Season and were from the latest surge of cool, dry air in the Top End.

Rain forecast for the south

A cloud...

Perth shivers through coldest morning for a year, with more cold weather coming

18/06/2021 - WA

Perth has woken to its coldest morning in a year, recording 3.8°C, the lowest minimum temperature since 3.4°C on 20 June 2020.

With light winds and no cloud around to blanket the South West Land Division, crisp overnight and morning conditions prevailed across a number of places, including:

  • Wandering -1.6°C (coldest in 8 months)
  • Southern Cross Airfield -0.2°C (coldest in 11 months)
  • Bridgetown –1.3°C (coldest in 21...