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Welcome to the Climate and Water Outlook for February to April 2020. As our summer and bushfire seasons continue, January has seen some rainfall in fire and drought affected regions. The climate drivers that contributed to the record warm and dry conditions during 2019 have now eased. We’ve also had widespread rain across the north.

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Hello from the Bureau with your weather for the week of Sunday the 16th of February It’s been another week of incredible rainfall for parts of the east coast; the highest total of the past 7 days has been more than 600mm at Robertson, south-west of Wollongong. A number of riverways are still under warning

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Hello again, here with an update on Severe Tropical Cyclone Damien that is heading for the Pilbara coast. Damien is current a category 3 tropical cyclone, with sustained winds of 120km/hr near the centre. The current environment allows for Damien to continue to strengthen as it turns towards the coast and it may intensify into

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Hello from the Bureau. Large and powerful swells will develop along parts of the east coast as tropical cyclone Uesi moves towards the southwest. Uesi is currently a category two tropical cyclone located to the west of New Caledonia approximately 1000 kilometres offshore of the Australian mainland. The system is east of 160 degrees east

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Hello from the Bureau as heavy rainfall continues along the eastern seaboard with more on the way over the weekend. The flood risk is evolving, particularly through New South Wales east of the divide where we’re looking at the potential for flash flooding, overland flooding and river rises. This includes in areas currently impacted by

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Over the last week through parts of southeast Queensland and New South Wales we’re seeing multiple troughs that have brought heavy to intense rainfall over the area. We saw a coastal trough last week which brought the very heavy rainfall for multiple days, and that has since move away from Australia. We have a second

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Hello again from the Bureau. I’m Adam Morgan and I’m joined today by Dr Andrew Watkins, one about senior climatologists, hi Andrew. Hi Adam. Now Andrew we’ve seen a big change in the weather patterns across Australia during January certainly with much more rainfall for some parts. And if we have a look at the

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Hello again we’ve seen some extraordinary rainfall along the New South Wales coast over the weekend and floods have developed in response to that rain. I’m joined by Charlotte one of our senior flood forecasters today. Thanks Adam and in the area around Sydney those floods have been the most significant that we’ve seen in

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Hello again. It’s a dangerous weekend of weather for eastern New South Wales as a deep trough develops along the coast. Showers and storms are already widespread, but we expect rain and wind to intensify from this afternoon and continue for about 24 to 36 hours in some areas. Overnight tonight, key areas of concern

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Hello from the Bureau, back with your weather update for the week. Over the last few days we saw a coastal trough cause very large rainfall down the east coast of Australia, with widespread falls of 100mm-300mm from the Sunshine coast in Queensland to to the central coast of NSW. On the other side of

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