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Severe Weather News October 2019

Heat and fire danger spread into southern states

31 October 2019: The east coast has made headlines for its bushfires in recent months, however the fire danger is set to rise over the two days across the southern states as potentially record warmth this early in spring affects the region.

Happiness falls in the way of rain for Central West QLD

30 October 2019: After months of dry, hot and dusty conditions, some relief in the form of patchy rain and storms has developed across parched regions of central inland Queensland.

Bushfire Emergency situation continues south of Port Macquarie, NSW

29 October 2019: As of 3:00pm, 70 bush and grass fires are burning across the state of New South Wales, with 41 of these still yet to be contained. Hot and windy conditions are expected to escalate the fire potential later this week.

Heavy rain for inland QLD, possibly spreading south later this week

28 October 2019: Moderate to heavy rain is set to bring the best falls in months over inland Queensland over the next few days, with this rain possibly reaching Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales later this week or by the weekend.

Heat, thunderstorms, fires, strong winds and dust hit southeast Australia

25 October 2019: The highest temperatures since March, dry thunderstorms, fire weather, wind gusts in excess of 100km/h and dust storms have hit parts of southeastern Australia in the last 24 hours as a vigorous cold front sweeps across the region.

Heat, fire weather and thunderstorms for SA

22 October 2019: The next two days are set to see the mercury rise across much of South Australia, with Thursday likely to see the hottest temperatures, coupled with fire weather and thunderstorms as a cold front sweeps across the state.

Storms light up inland WA

21 October 2019: Thunderstorm activity fired up across central parts of WA during Sunday afternoon, thanks a low pressure trough situated across the region.

Severe thunderstorms lash southeast QLD with more on the way

18 October 2019: A line of severe thunderstorms swept across southeast Queensland yesterday, leaving thousands without power, bringing small hail and producing a spectacular lightning display.

Severe storms for NE NSW and SE QLD

16 October 2019: After a slow start to storm season, the first significant thunderstorms of the season are set to develop for parts of SE QLD and NE NSW Thursday during afternoon.

NZ North Island: Intense low brings overnight flooding and wild winds

15 October 2019: Wild winds and very heavy rainfall have lashed the North Island of New Zealand overnight with the Coromandel area receiving the bulk of the rainfall.

Interior scorches as northern tropics shiver through cold nights

14 October 2019: Sizzling heat and catastrophic fire danger is affecting Australia's interior as the mercury soars above 40 degrees, however those in the tropics are shivering through uncharacteristically chilly nights.

How to prepare for the upcoming storm season

14 October 2019: Storm season is now upon us and every year many people leave it to the last minute to get their house ready. So, here are a few tips on how to prepare.

Recent rainfall for central and southeastern coastal Queensland

12 October 2019: Showers, isolated thunderstorms and heavy rain areas are expected to contract off the central and southeastern coastal districts of QLD during later today.

Much needed rainfall on the way for QLD and NSW

10 October 2019: After and extremely dry winter, and horrific start to the fire season, some much needed and welcome rainfall is finally on its way for eastern QLD and NSW.

Fire conditions easing, but the damage has already been done

9 October 2019: An extremely hot, dry airmass that moved over eastern Australia, combined with gale force westerly winds during Tuesday afternoon to spawn several emergency warned fires across northern NSW and southern QLD.

Severe fire danger and near record heat to hit QLD and NSW

6 October 2019: A ridge over QLD will generate northwesterly winds ahead of an approaching cold front and associated low pressure trough. This will generate a very hot airmass over eastern Australia during Monday and Tuesday.

Wild weather set to batter southwest WA

3 October 2019: A cut-off low is expected to bring damaging winds across southwest WA from tomorrow morning, with showers and the risk of thunderstorms also expected to accompany the system.

Severe storms lash South East Queensland

1 October 2019: Severe thunderstorms have produced very heavy rainfall totals across parts of SE QLD overnight, with the northern suburbs of Brisbane and Sunshine Coast bearing the brunt of the activity.

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