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WEATHER UPDATE: SPECTACULAR SPRING

Newcastle Beach Weather Karynne Lawler

PHOTO: Thanks to Karynne Lawler for this shot of Newcastle Beach. A spectacular spring day unfolded across the region today. We have another tomorrow, but it will be hotter with north-west to north-east winds. Coastal sea breezes will fan the coast. A little rain is on the way at the end of the week and it is needed. Read More »

AGL LAUNCHES ONLINE WATER PORTAL

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Energy giant AGL has launched an online portal, which will store water data from its Hunter, Gloucester and Camden coal seam gas projects. The community will be able to check the levels and quality of surface and groundwater in the areas, as recorded by 86 monitoring points. They’ll also have access to 360-degree photos of the landscape near these points. “For Gloucester in particular, the community can monitor groundwater before, during and after exploration projects such as the Waukivory Pilot. “The community has told us they want to see their water protected.  We have responded by not only conducting thorough monitoring, but putting the results right at peoples’ fingertips,” said AGL’s Manager of Hydrogeology, John Ross. To access the portal CLICK HERE. Read More »

TWO DEAD IN PACIFIC HIGHWAY CRASH

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A man and woman have died after a car crash on the Pacific Highway at South Grafton. Police say the car veered off the road, before hitting a drain, just after 2:30 this afternoon. The 62-year-old female passenger died at the scene, while the 67-year-old driver was taken to Coffs Harbour Hospital, where he later died. Read More »

WEATHER UPDATE: RECORD-BREAKING OCTOBER HEAT

Coffs Harbour weather Ken Sedgmen

Yesterday was the hottest October day on record for many locations. All the top temps were in the high 30s and with a few 40 degree temps recorded. TOP 10 RECORDS: Barraba and Quirindi topped the list with it being the hottest in 46 years Inverell 45 years Pindari Dam 40 years Scone 23 years Tamworth 21 years Mangrove Mountain and Moree 19 years Armidale 17 years Maitland 16 years Gunnedah and Narrabri 12 years Murrurundi and Singleton 10 years A weak change with an associated shower band is moving across the Hunter this evening before moving north. Tomorrow will be slightly cooler, but mostly sunny. The north east corner of New South Wales and south east Queensland will see some shower and storm activity from the passing trough as it contracts northward. Read More »

BODY FOUND IN LANSDOWNE RIVER

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A body – believed to be that of a missing Coopernook man – has been found in a river near Taree. Police made the discovery in Lansdowne River just after six o’clock last night. The 34-year-old went missing on Saturday. Initial investigations suggest the man’s death isn’t suspicious. Read More »

WEATHER UPDATE: MID SUMMER-LIKE WEATHER SETTLING IN

Weather Fullerton Cove Glen cox

PHOTO: Sunset at Fullerton Cove, captured by Glen Cox. It is going to be very hot for the inland areas and the north coast. For the Central Coast and Hunter there is a weak change set to push through which will cool things on the coast. The heat and risk of isolated storm development inland is set to linger in next week. Mornings best for boating and surfers. Read More »

MAN CRITICAL AFTER HIGHWAY CRASH

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A 24-year-old South Grafton man is in a critical condition following a collision on the Pacific Highway north of Coffs Harbour. Emergency services were called to the scene at Dirty Creek just after 4am, after a car and two trucks were involved in a crash. The driver of the car suffered chest, head and leg injuries, while the male truck drivers managed to escape unharmed. They’ve been taken to Grafton Hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests. Police are investigating the cause of the crash. The Highway has now re-opened. Read More »

WEATHER UPDATE: SUMMER-LIKE WEATHER HAS SETTLED IN

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It is hot, with storms on the mountains and seabreezes along the coast. Classic summer weather in late October has settled in, with these conditions likely to linger for the next week at least. There is a weak southerly change on the weekend, but it’s unlikely to be strong enough to push too far past Coffs Harbour. So the heat will rebuild quickly, maintaining the hot stormy run which in the end may last for two weeks. Read More »

WEATHER UPDATE: AN EARLY TASTE OF SUMMER

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PHOTO: A cracking shot of Evans Head on the north coast, taken by Dee Hartin. The heat that has been plaguing South Australia and western New South Wales is creeping our way. The mercury is back on the rise, and with it, a slow moving trough. These conditions will work together to create a stormy afternoon and evening across the western slopes, ranges and Hunter Valley. Areas along the coast from Coffs to the Gold Coast should miss out on the shower and afternoon storm development making for a fine, very warm sunny day with sea breezes. Read More »

WEATHER UPDATE: COASTAL CLOUD BLANKET

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A thick cover of cloud sits over the coast today, stretching from Gosford to the Gold Coast and west to the Great Divide. Tomorrow the cloud cover will break up over the Hunter and Mid North Coast. Inland will be clear and sunny once again. For the Northern Rivers and south east Queensland there’ll be a couple of small, brief showers in the morning before clearing. Read More »

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