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I’m here with Grace Legge who’s a senior forecaster for the Extreme Weather Desk at the Bureau of Meteorology. And, Grace certainly some pretty hot conditions across three States over the next few days. Yeah we really are starting to see that heat build, so through South Australia we could see temperatures 10 to 14,

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Hello from the Bureau, with an update on the tropical cyclone that has formed over far north Queensland Over the past 24 hrs, a tropical low in the Gulf of Carpentaria has continued to intensify, and on Tuesday morning was named Tropical Cyclone Penny. Penny is currently a Category 1 system and is moving towards

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You do have to be pretty lucky to see an aurora, but if you do see one you won’t be disappointed. The brightest auroras are concentrated in rings called the aurora ovals around the north or south poles. The auroras in the northern hemisphere are called aurora borealis; southern lights are called aurora australis. Australis

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Hello from the Bureau. A wet and windy day is expected for parts of eastern New South Wales tomorrow, with a low pressure system deepening off the coast. The low is currently moving over New South Wales and unfortunately only bringing light rainfall over western parts. The low moves off the coast early Wednesday, deepening

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Hello again. Cyclone Trevor intensified rapidly overnight in the Coral Sea, and is now a Category 3 severe tropical cyclone as it approaches the east coast of Cape York Peninsula today. The cyclone Warning zone now stretches from Orford Ness to Cape Flattery on the east coast, to Pormpuraaw and Mapoon on the west coast.

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Hello again. Severe tropical cyclone Trevor was this morning upgraded to Category 3 in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Trevor will continue intensifying today as it heads towards the NT coast, And with severe tropical cyclone Veronica sitting off northwest WA as well, it’s only the second time in Australia’s history that we’ll likely see two

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Hello from the Bureau. Very dangerous fire conditions are developing on Tuesday through east New South Wales and into southeast Queensland. Catastrophic fire dangers are forecast for the Greater Hunter, Shoalhaven and Illawarra, and extending into the Greater Sydney region, affecting those more forested areas to the west of Sydney. Severe fire dangers are forecast

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Hello from the Bureau, with an update on the change that’s moving through New South Wales today. Already this morning, we’re seeing heat build and strong and gusty winds develop. At 11am this morning, the change extended through inland New South Wales and the southerly winds were just starting to push up the South Coast.

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Hello from the Bureau. We now have two severe cyclones in the Australian region, and if they cross the coast within 24 hours of each other as a Category 4 or above, it will only be the second known occurrence of this happening. Severe Tropical Cyclone Veronica remains a Category 4 system off Western Australia

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Hello from the Bureau, here with an update on the fire conditions continuing through New South Wales and Queensland. Yesterday we saw a trough bring increased winds, thunderstorms and some rainfall through parts of southeast Queensland, into northeast New South Wales. Unfortunately, the rainfall wasn’t enough to impact the ongoing fires with most areas seeing

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