Weather (Australia)

Surprise dust storm blankets Queensland town

Residents of the town of Charleville in the Australian outback are taken by surprise as a dust storm, like "something out of the movies" swirls in the sky above them.


Wild winds wedge cruise ship against pier

A cruise ship became wedged against a Melbourne pier as strong winds battered Victoria overnight.<p>The Astor cruise ship was blown on to the edge of …


Relief from the heat set to be short-lived for Sydneysiders

TODAY’S morning’s cool change might be refreshing, but weather forecasters are warning it won’t last.


Wild winds lash Victoria, leaving a trail of damage and thousands without power

Powerful winds battered Melbourne suburbs on Monday night, causing a cruise ship to get wedged up against a pier and dozens of trees to fall.


Dust storm takes outback Queensland town by surprise, rips roofs from homes

Charleville has been transformed into an apocalyptic sea of orange, as a dust storm whips through the south-western Queensland town.<p>Winds gusts of up …


The WA tourist town where twice the annual rainfall hit in less than two months

Bureau of Meteorology representative Neil Bennett says Broome has broken its annual record after receiving more than 1500mm of rain.


Incredible pictures show dust storm blanket Queensland town

An outback Queensland town has been covered by dust in a storm that turned the sky orange.<p>0:42<p>Surveillance Footage Captures Cougar Peeking Through a …

North Queensland

Dust storm blankets outback Queensland town in orange

Photos and videos posted on social media showed the severity of the storm that hit Charleville with dust.


Broome smashes annual rainfall record in less than two months as Cyclone Kelvin caps big wet

Broome has officially endured its wettest year on record after more than two years' worth of rain fell on the Kimberley in the past two …


Tropical Cyclone Kelvin downgraded but WA towns cut off

​Tropical Cyclone Kelvin has weakened to a tropical low but heavy rains and destructive winds have left several northern West Australian towns cut …


Stay out of the water: Monster waves hit coast

The Bureau of Meteorology issued multiple hazardous surf warnings for much of the east coast, including Bondi, Byron, and the Gold and Sunshine …


Welcome relief from heat as mild snap to hit Sydney this week

A southerly change late on Monday will bring a welcome drop in temperature for Sydney residents who have sweltered through weeks of heat and humidity.<p>…


Woman’s face sliced down to eye

Easterly swells of up to three metres are predicted for today, prompting the closure of all Gold Coast beaches, as well as several Sunshine Coast …


Dozens rescued as dangerous swell slams south-east Queensland

At least 50 people have been rescued in a dramatic day on south-east Queensland beaches as dangerous swells continue to slam the coastline in the …


Tropical Cyclone Kelvin Crosses Australia's Kimberley Coast

Tropical Cyclone Kelvin is crossing the Kimberley coast in Australia’s northwest with destructive winds likely near the center over the next few …


Cyclone Kelvin: Western Australia's Kimberley region battered by category 2 storm

Communities told to seek shelter as red alert issued for areas south of Broome<p>Tropical Cyclone Kelvin crossed the Western Australian coast on Sunday morning near Anna Plains station, about 250km south of Broome, as a category 2 storm.<p>Cattle producer David Stoate said the property, which includes …


Big swell closes south-east Queensland beaches

All beaches on the Gold Coast and some Sunshine Coast beaches have been closed due to hazardous surf conditions generated by Tropical Cyclone …

Gold Coast

Queensland beaches closed as dangerous swell slams coast in wake of Tropical Cyclone Gita

All Gold Coast beaches and some Sunshine Coast beaches have been closed as Tropical Cyclone Gita continues to generate "large and powerful surf …


Lifeguards save 150 in dangerous weekend

A man is missing and 150 people have been rescued from the surf over the weekend as cyclonic swell lashes the NSW coastline.<p>Surf Life Saving NSW …


Man missing as dangerous swell from cyclone causes havoc along NSW coast

One man is missing after being caught in a rip, and dozens of others have been rescued, as the Bureau of Meteorology issues a hazardous surf warning …


Cyclone Kelvin brings heavy rains, flooding to northern WA

Cyclone Kelvin is moving inland and remains a category two system as it tracks inland, with arterial roads in northern Western Australia closing due …


Northwest braces for destructive winds

CYCLONE Kelvin is no longer expected to reach Category 3 when it crosses WA’s northwest coast tomorrow but locals have still been warned to brace for …


NASA Sees Tropical Storm 10S Form along Western Australia Coast

After days of lingering off the west Kimberley coast of Western Australia as a slowly organizing low pressure area, Tropical Storm 10S has formed …

Western Australia

Large Tropical Cyclone Swell to Australia, Weather to New Zealand

Gita recurves this weekend, missing Queensland but New Zealand in path


Health warning as smoke threatens to blanket western Sydney

A blanket of smoke threatens to blanket homes in the Blue Mountains and western Sydney on Sunday as winds fan blazes in Hunter region.


South-east beaches close en masse as dangerous surf pounds coast

Swimmers have been advised to stay out of the water as Tropical Cyclone Gita whips up large waves and dangerous rips.


Dangerous surf closes Gold Coast beaches

Most Gold Coast beaches have been closed due to dangerous surf conditions and will likely remain shut for the weekend.<p>With the mercury hovering …

Australian News

Cyclone threat downgraded for northern WA but record rain swamps Broome

A tropical low that is expected to build into a cyclone has dumped record-breaking rainfall on the town of Broome, swamping the town centre and …


Cyclone Kelvin hits Kimberley coast bringing 'perfect storm' for flooding

Cyclone Kelvin has been upgraded to a category two system as it crosses the northern coast of Western Australia, with the storm bringing even more …


Beaches ‘empty’ as Perth becomes the mild west

Our cricketers play for the Scorchers and our base-ballers play for the Heat but this year Perth has failed to live up to its reputation for stinking …