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WEATHER OUTLOOK

The clouds cleared to a beautiful, sunny afternoon across the Hunter and Central Coast today. But it’s a different story further north – with thunderstorms on the north coast and Northern Tablelands. Those in parts of the Northern Rivers had a thundery wake up call this morning, as a storm rumbled overhead. Grafton picked up 51 millimetres, nearly all of which fell between 5am and 9 this morning. As the storm moved east, it gained intensity and dropped 79mm of rain on Pillar Valley – not far from Grafton. Storms are continuing today and this evening in eastern NSW, likely from the Queensland border right down to the Illawarra. On Monday the trough will contract to the northeast corner of state, restricting any storm activity to that area. The remainder of the state will remain mostly dry. There is currently a …

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR LARGE HAILSTONES, HEAVY RAINFALL AND DAMAGING WIND

For people in the following regions: Northern Rivers Parts of the Mid North Coast Northern Tablelands Issued at 1:43 pm Sunday, 29 November 2015. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce large hailstones, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Lismore, Grafton, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Taree and Tenterfield. Some of these thunderstorms may produce giant hailstones with a diameter greater than 5cm. In particular, locations near Bellingen may experience giant hailstones in the next hour.

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WEATHER: A BIT OF EVERYTHING FOR THE WEEK AHEAD

PHOTO: A big thanks to Renata Daniel for sending in this gem of Mount Sugarloaf.  Today another dry southerly tracked up the coast arriving at Newcastle just after lunch. This southerly will continue up the coast over night and tomorrow. There is not a great deal of shower or storm activity expected from this change. There’ll be a greater chance around the mountain areas near Coffs Harbour and the northern border ranges into SE QLD. The southerly will hold down the mercury but on Wednesday it will climb peaking on Thursday where we again see temperatures hit the high 30s for most. Another stronger southerly will come through at the end of Thursday evening.

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WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR THE START OF THE WEEK

Mild conditions again today… but enjoy it while it lasts. The mercury is set to shoot back up into the mid to highs 30’s later this week. Low cloud along eastern NSW with gusty onshore winds causing light showers. Skies are clearer over the remainder of the state under a building high pressure ridge. Tomorrow a trough will generate showers and thunderstorms over northeast NSW and southeast Queensland, whilst bringing hot and humid conditions. Patchy fog in the early morning followed by a mostly sunny day.    

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WEEKEND WEATHER LATEST

Following a 40 degree scorcher, those in the Hunter and on the Central Coast are lapping up the more mild weather this weekend. A southerly change moved up the coast last night, bringing relief to coastal residents in the Hunter about 10pm, extending further north and inland a short time later. Sydney’s CBD fell from 35 degrees at 7:30pm to 25 degrees by 8pm, allowing for a more comfortable night for sleeping. Temperatures on the NSW far north coast and north west have soared into the high 30s and low 40s again today. There is currently a Strong Wind Warning for the Byron Coast and Coffs Coasts as a cool southerly buster reaches those areas. By Thursday next week, we could be in for another warm one, with temperatures potentially reaching into the thirties and higher. Your local weather details …

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WEATHER: ROUND ONE OF HEATWAVE BEGINS TOMORROW

PHOTO: A blistering hot Port Macquarie captured by Katrina Begg. We’ve enjoyed two glorious Spring days after the recent rain. From tomorrow the pendulum swings back the other way with a wave of heat set to move in for the rest of the week. Widespread 30 degree plus days will unfold with areas such as Moree likely to hit 40 degrees for at least three consecutive days. The heatwave will peak Friday with many locations set to reach the high 30s and low 40s. A southerly change will sweep through on Saturday, this will cool the coast considerably but inland there is only a 5 degree temperature drop across the NW Plains. We’ll enjoy cooler weather for the start of next week but a second less intense burst of heat will return next Wednesday.

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING: for DESTRUCTIVE WIND, LARGE HAILSTONES and HEAVY RAINFALL For people in the North West Slopes and Plains, Northern Tablelands and parts of the Central West Slopes and Plains Forecast Districts. Issued at 2:03 pm Saturday, 14 November 2015. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce destructive winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Armidale, Tenterfield, Tamworth, Gunnedah, Moree, Narrabri, Dubbo, Parkes and Wellington. At 2pm a potentially dangerous thunderstorm was located southwest of Gunnedah. The storms movement will take it towards or just south of Gunnedah by 2:30pm. Large hail is likely with this storm.

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WILD WEATHER SET TO CONTINUE

It’s time to batten down the hatches with a severe thunderstorm warning current for heavy rainfall for those living in the Northern Rivers, Northern Tablelands and parts of the North West Slopes and Plains. According to the bureau, the severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Lismore, Tenterfield, Inverell, Tweed Heads, Murwillumbah, Byron Bay, Ballina, Casino and Kyogle. Unstable weather is continuing over northern NSW and south-east Queensland, with showers and storm activity overnight and for much of the day today. In northern NSW, Grafton recorded 27 millimetres in the 24 hours to 9am. Meanwhile a severe storm swept over Brisbane and surrounding areas last night, leaving tennis ball-sized hail in parts of the city. We’ll have all …

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PHOTOS: SEVERE WEATHER WARNING ISSUED FOR HUNTER AND MID NORTH COAST

PHOTO: Snapped by Nick Moir, in Sydney. People living in the Hunter and parts of the Mid North Coast have been advised to secure their houses, with a severe thunderstorm warning issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for this afternoon. Large hailstones and damaging winds are expected to affect Taree, Newcastle, Scone, Cessnock, Gosford and Woy Woy. The State Emergency Service says residents should move cars away from trees, unplug appliances and stay indoors. A big thank you to everyone who sent photos in.

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WEATHER: SWEET NOVEMBER RAIN

The current rain event has delivered the goods to the North West. Some large figures were accumulated overnight, adding to what has been a slow build up. A line that stretches from Walgett to Wee Waa, up to Moree and across to Inverell, received 50 to 80mm. Middle Creek outside of Inverell topped the list with and impressive 112mm. This is a game changer for the season across the region and there may be more inland rain on the way in the weeks to follow. Along the coast, the rain band cleared today but getting left behind will be a stalled trough. This area of instability will help trigger storms along the northern New South Wales ranges into south west Queensland tomorrow. A weak southerly will freshen things up for the Central Coast and Newcastle on Saturday.

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