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A big line of severe storms has been making its way across the North West from Narrabri to Nundle, hitting most areas in between, travelling in a north easterly direction tonight. The Hunter is also copping its fair share of severe storms this afternoon. It is ahead of a gusty southerly that will produce rain overnight for the Central Coast and Hunter, moving north during the day. There should be some moderate to heavy down pours as this system moves towards the Queensland border during the day. We also have three cyclones. Pam is growing into a monster and likely to skim along the Vanuatu archilpelago, while producing enough swell to reach the coast. Nathan is expected to turn away from the north Queensland coast tomorrow and Olwyn in the west will skim the Pilbara coast. Read More »



Cyclone Pam is still intensifying while moving south in between Fiji and the Solomons. Cyclone Nathan is also intensifying, moving towards the northern tropical Queensland coast. The tropical low off Western Australia is likely to become a cyclone off the Pilbara coast. Northern New South Wales was under a ribbon of cloud today thanks to a slow moving trough. Some light rain fell inland north of the Gwydir highway. An active day of afternoon storm and shower development is expected over the southern areas of the North West, affecting areas around Tamworth to the Upper Hunter. Some storm cells will build over the ranges and push towards the Mid North Coast across Taree and the Manning tomorrow afternoon. Elsewhere a mostly fine day is expected. The wet weather is set to build along the New South Wales and south East Queensland ... Read More »


Heather Gartshre Narrabri  weather

Storm development was quite widespread across the North West today, producing valuable rain to a selected few on the land. Rain is very much needed and tomorrow there should be more storm development across the North West, the Tablelands and Upper Hunter. It’s still very humid for the Central Coast, Hunter and areas to the north on the eastern side of the divide. A few afternoon showers are likely across the Northern Rivers as well. Read More »


weather kim jones bar beach

PHOTO: Bar Beach in Newcastle by Kim Jones. Storms dumped 50 to 65 millimetres around Coffs Harbour, Grafton and Woolgoolga yesterday and more storms have flared up around those areas again today. Humidity levels are high east of the Divide once again, and more patchy shower and storm development is likely tomorrow across northern New South Wales. Read More »


Karynne Lawler weather Nobbys Beach

A succession of fast-moving fronts, and now an intense low in the Tasman, is generating a solid swell pummeling the New South Wales coast. The swell is going to remain big across the weekend. Winds have been quite favourable to produce some epic surfing conditions, but strong rips and huge sets are making for dangerous conditions. The weather is looking pretty good. The risk of showers is going to to remain on the small side for the northern New South Wales coast, so most of the broadcast region can expect a fine, mostly sunny weekend. Read More »


Garry Owens WA weather

This is my favourite time of the year and the first week of March is living up to expectations. Mornings have been cool and the days sunny and warm. The only catch is, it’s getting hotter inland, exacerbating the drought situation. An early Autumn heatwave is unfolding across the nation’s interior and some of that heat is spilling across the North West. It’s also affecting inland areas such as the Upper Hunter and cities like Taree, Kempsey and Grafton. The coast will be fanned by gusty afternoon seabreezes. Ocean temperatures are warm so it’s great for a swim. The fine run should continue for most of the week. Read More »


The southerly change that triggered a big line of severe storms yesterday pumped in plenty of cloud today that has wedged in between the mountains and the coast. Inland it is still sunny and hot. Along the coast tomorrow the cloud cover will burn off making for a fine Tuesday. There’s plenty of heat so expect the mercury to go on the rise quickly. Read More »


Newcastle Beach Weather Karynne Lawler

It’s heating up across the Hunter, North West and Mid North Coast tomorrow, with north-westerly to north-easterly winds getting strong on the coast. The chance of showers for the Northern Rivers and south east Queensland will be small so it will be mostly fine until afternoon storms fire up along the northern New South Wales ranges. On Sunday, a change will be moving in and this is likely to trigger showers and storms for the Hunter and North West around Tamworth, before spreading further north during the afternoon. Swell is abating so it will be small for surfers but good for boaties. Read More »


Weather Borders ranges

The inland areas of the North West are still very dry and the major catchments are very low, so rain of any kind is welcome out west and there is some on the way. Afternoon showers and storms are going to become a feature across the region in the coming days. That’s thanks to a stalled inland trough that is feeding off very consistent onshore winds, which have been creating partly cloudy skies and scattered showers along the coast over the next few days. Rain totals won’t be big and there’ll be no impact on the major catchments, but it will help with current crops in the ground. Read More »



The weekend deluge has helped ease conditions across the Clarence Valley and around Casino in the Northern Rivers after a prolonged dry spell. The excessive rain in south east Queensland may trigger a Ross River outbreak with mosquito numbers expected to swell, but the inland areas of the North West remain very dry. They received some good rain at the beginning of the year, which helped increase top soil moisture, but sub soil remained dry. There is a little rain on the way for the North West for the second half of the week. The coast will see more showers and high humidity levels thanks to the consistent onshore winds. Read More »

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