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Severe Weather News February 2020

Widespread severe thunderstorms continue for Queensland

28 February 2020: Severe thunderstorms have been the major focus for Queensland and New South Wales this past week with reoccurring thunderstorms within an active pattern ongoing for most of the week, as major flood waters flow through southern and southwest parts of QLD.

Thunderstorms firing up over NSW and QLD

26 February 2020: Thunderstorms will fire up across New South Wales and Queensland on Wednesday and Thursday as a broad low pressure trough continues to be fed by warm and humid air sourced from the Coral Sea.

Flood waters create inland islands for parts of the southern inland

25 February 2020: Major flood warnings are currently in effect for people situated close or near to the Wallam and Mungallala Creeks, Warrego River, Pardoo River and Eyre Creek.

Tropical Cyclone Esther making landfall

24 February 2020: Tropical Cyclone Esther has made landfall today between Mornington Island and the NT/QLD Border as a category 1 system, and is expected to move in a westward direction over the coming days, whilst weakening.

Severe storms for South West Western Australia

24 February 2020: A surface trough draped over the West Coast of Western Australia will trigger scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening.

24 hour rainfall totals over 200mm recorded for inland parts of Queensland

23 February 2020: Significant rainfall has been recorded yesterday and overnight for the northern tropical coastal and adjacent inland districts and also parts of the southern inland, including parts of the Warrego and Maranoa.

High chance of tropical cyclone developing in the Gulf of Carpentaria this weekend

21 February 2020: Conditions are becoming increasingly favourable over the coming days for the development of a tropical cyclone in the Gulf of Carpentaria, as a tropical low that formed within the monsoon trough last night gains strength.

Heavy rain and storms set to cause flooding for inland Queensland

21 February 2020: Severe storms and rain periods are expected to cause flooding and damaging winds across inland parts of Queensland over the next 72 hours.

Severe thunderstorms lash parts of Southeastern Queensland

20 February 2020: Severe thunderstorms affected some inland and coastal locations of the southeast yesterday afternoon and evening, as the atmosphere overcame an dry air intrusion which supressed thunderstorm formation.

Widespread thunderstorm outbreak brings destructive winds and large hail to NSW and VIC

19 February 2020: Severe thunderstorms lashed Victoria and New South Wales yesterday in one of the most intense thunderstorm outbreaks this storm season, bringing hail larger than golf balls, destructive wind gusts and incredbile lightning rates.

Severe storms to lash Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland

17 February 2020: During Tuesday, a surface trough will deepen across New South Wales and Victoria in response to a strong short wave trough ejecting across south-eastern Australia.

Rainfall and heavy rainfall impacts ease parts of SE QLD and NE NSW

14 February 2020: Southeast QLD and northeastern NSW experienced another day and night of significant weather with heavy rainfall during the morning exacerbating current flash flooding and levels in rivers creeks and estuaries.

Rapid River Rises and Flooding impacts parts of SE QLD and NE NSW

13 February 2020: Substantial rainfall has fallen across the coastal and adjacent inland districts of southeast Queensland and northeastern New South Wales overnight with coastal and inland rivers and streams rising quickly.

All eyes on Tropical Cyclone Uesi as more rain soaks eastern Australia

11 February 2020: After the heaviest rain in decades hit parts of eastern Australia across the last week, there is increasing focus on Tropical Cyclone Uesi which is expected to pass close to the Australian coastline this week.

The Land of Extremes from Droughts to Cyclones to Flooding Rains

11 February 2020: Severe Tropical Cyclone Damien lashed Karratha, Western Australia and parts of the Pilbara crossing the coast on February 8th, 2020 as a severe Category 3 system.

Torrential rain and significant flooding for the NSW Central and South Coasts

7 February 2020: The heaviest rain in years (more than a decade for some areas) will drench the central and southern NSW coast over the coming days with widespread falls of 150-to-300mm expected, with some areas at risk of seeing in excess of 500-600mm.

Pilbara Coast braces for severe Tropical Cyclone Damien

7 February 2020: The Pilbara Coast in Western Australia is bracing for the arrival of Tropical Cyclone Damien.

Rainfall to 200mm+ already recorded for some Southern QLD coastal locations

6 February 2020: Substantial rainfall has already begun to fall especially for coastal and adjacent inland areas of the northern Sunshine Coast and Southern Wide Bay and Burnett over the past 24 hours.

Severe thunderstorms hit northeast NSW

4 February 2020: Relentless heat and humidity finally gave way across the northeast of New South Wales on Monday afternoon as severe thunderstorms swept across the region, bringing damaging winds, heavy rainfall and hail.

Tropical Cyclone Damien to develop off the Western Australian Coast

4 February 2020: As the eastern seaboard of Australia braces for a major rain event, Western Australia is expected to see Tropical Cyclone Damien develop off the Kimberley coast later this week.

Gale force winds and very heavy rainfall lash New Zealand's South Island

3 February 2020: A series of active fronts swept across the South Island yesterday and is set to continue today bringing periods of very heavy rainfall to southern and western parts of the island.

Showers, widespread storm activity and rain for eastern Australia

2 February 2020: The first week in February is likely to be a wet week across the eastern seaboard with showers, widespread storms and rain periods expected to develop.

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