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Christmas weather forecast: warm and calm conditions for most Australians and a scorcher in Perth
Bureau of Meteorology’s official prediction for 25 December includes good beach weather for Melbourne and Sydney

Lane Sainty

19, Dec, 2021 @5:26 AM

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Toddler dies and baby brother left in serious condition after circumcisions at Perth clinic
Infant spent night in intensive care after being rushed to hospital for emergency surgery

Melissa Davey Medical editor

09, Dec, 2021 @4:06 AM

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‘She would never leave the tent’: mother of Cleo Smith speaks of disappearance from WA campsite
Ellie Smith says she woke to find her four-year-old daughter and her sleeping bag missing from their campsite near Carnarvon

Caitlin Cassidy

19, Oct, 2021 @8:59 AM

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The great escape: how a father-and-son team saved their home from Perth's blaze
Steve and Danny Curtis had a pact to flee the approaching bushfire. But Steve couldn’t go through with it, even if it meant defying all safety advice

Matilda Boseley

04, Feb, 2021 @6:08 AM

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'Extremely volatile' weather could worsen Western Australia fire
Bushfire in Perth Hills has already destroyed 71 homes, with gusty winds set to make conditions more difficult to control

Elias Visontay and Matilda Boseley

02, Feb, 2021 @9:44 PM

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New Year's Eve weather: much of Australia set for wet and dreary end to 2020
Showers are forecast for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Darwin and Hobart, but Perth and Adelaide will be sunny

Naaman Zhou

29, Dec, 2020 @2:12 AM

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Entire Western Australia coast to be battered by 'once-in-a-decade' storm
Ex-Tropical Cyclone Mangga expected to bring 100km/h winds, heavy rain and massive waves along a 3,000km stretch of coast

Ben Smee and agencies

23, May, 2020 @11:47 PM

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Blazes flare amid extreme conditions in Australia – as it happened
This blog is now closed. Our live coverage will continue tomorrow morning

Josh Taylor (now) Naaman Zhou and Calla Wahlquist and Helen Davidson (earlier)

10, Jan, 2020 @10:08 AM

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Properties lost in Blue Mountains as blazes hit WA and Queensland - as it happened
Up to 20 buildings lost in Blue Mountains as megafire burns outside Sydney, while fires also threaten communities in Western Australia and Queensland

Calla Wahlquist (now) and Naaman Zhou (earlier)

16, Dec, 2019 @8:45 AM

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Five blazes merge north of Sydney – as it happened
Gospers Mountain, Paddock Run and Little L Complex, Three Mile and Thompson Creek fires overlap. This blog is now closed

Josh Taylor (now), Naaman Zhou and Helen Davidson (earlier)

06, Dec, 2019 @8:32 AM

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More homes threatened by NSW bushfires as hazardous smoke blankets Sydney
At least one home lost on NSW south coast as an out-of-control bushfire burned in Forrestdale, south-east of Perth in WA

Guardian staff and agencies

03, Dec, 2019 @11:19 PM

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Geraldton shooting: Indigenous woman dies after being shot by police in Western Australia
Twenty-nine-year-old shot at a home as WA police attend ‘an incident at the address’

Calla Wahlquist

18, Sep, 2019 @1:07 AM

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