La Niña

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Sydney forecast to enjoy its first 30C day in almost a year
The city hasn’t gone over 30C since February 2022, and is just eight days off its longest streak of days below that level

Mostafa Rachwani

17, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Sydney close to breaking 140-year-old record streak of days under 30C
Despite summer heatwave weather in Victoria and Queensland, Thursday is city’s 325th day under 30C at Observatory Hill

Cait Kelly

12, Jan, 2023 @4:43 AM

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Australia could swing from three years of La Niña to hot and dry El Niño in 2023
Bureau of Meteorology climate models indicate sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific may exceed El Niño thresholds by June

Peter Hannam

03, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Prepare for grassfires after ‘prolific’ spring grass growth, firefighters warn
Heavy rains have led to the ‘highest fuel load in a decade’ in some parts of western Victoria and NSW

Lisa Cox

30, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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After a year of rain, towns at the end of Australia’s giant river system await the slow, inevitable deluge
The earth is saturated, and the water has nowhere to go, and so it continues its inexorable path through the Murray-Darling Basin

Tory Shepherd

25, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Victorians to shiver through ‘winter-like’ week of summer as storm hits balmy Sydney
Forecast high temperatures unlikely to top 10C in parts of Melbourne as south-east Australia is subject to whims of La Niña weather pattern

Jordyn Beazley

12, Dec, 2022 @3:59 AM

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Put your phone in a ziplock bag and never wear jeans: six tips for surviving wet summer festivals
Desperate to dance in a field before La Niña ends? Never fear – our intrepid team has endured fishing phones out of puddles and frankly frightening blisters to share this wisdom

Nick Buckley, Steph Harmon, Elle Hunt, Jonno Seidler, Laura Snapes and Alyx Gorman

08, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Australia has second wettest spring on record, with parts of country coldest in decades
Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra had the coldest spring weather in 30 years, while Sydney did not reach 30C for first time in three decades

Caitlin Cassidy

01, Dec, 2022 @5:56 AM

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La Niña set to intensify Australia’s cyclone season, raising risk of flooding
Bureau of Meteorology climatologist warns of above-average number of tropical cyclones, driven by warmer waters to Australia’s north

Peter Hannam

19, Nov, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Central NSW braced for more flooding as Lachlan River set to hit 70-year-high level
Forbes braced for second inundation ina fortnight as woman’s body found in Eugowra flood waters after ‘wall of water’ decimates NSW town

Mostafa Rachwani

16, Nov, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Global heating to drive stronger La Niña and El Niño events by 2030, researchers say
New modelling suggests climate change-driven variability will be detectable decades earlier than previously expected

Donna Lu

16, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Why is so much of Australia flooding right now?
Full dams and saturated soil from three consecutive years of La Niña events leave a landscape with little ability to absorb more rain

Donna Lu

15, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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