South Asia flood: Monsoon rain kills 1200 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

South Asia flood: Monsoon rain kills 1200 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

At least 41 million people affected in floods in India, Bangladesh and Nepal, UN says While the world’s attention has been on the devastation from Hurricane Harvey in Texas (US), devastatingng floods... Read more »
Canberra pollen season

Canberra pollen season predicted to be worse and start early

There will be no respite for Canberra hay fever sufferers this year with The Australian National University’s (ANU) Canberra Pollen project forecasting another nightmare pollen season. Lead researcher Professor Simon Haberle of... Read more »
Nicaragua's Momotombo Volcano erupts for first time in a Century

Nicaragua’s Momotombo Volcano erupts for first time in a century

Nicaragua’s Momotombo volcano has erupted for the first time in more than a century, spewing bright red lava into the night sky accompanied by large quantities of ash. The authorities said the... Read more »

Heat wave set to hit areas of NSW, temperatures expected to rise to 40C

Fire fighters on red alert as extreme 40 degree heatwave weather is set to hit the east coast Sydney will most likely endure scorching temperatures into the 40s on Friday as powerful... Read more »
A woman photographs storm clouds over Bondi beach, with the BoM issuing a severe thunderstorm warning for Sydney. AAP Photo: Dan Himbrechts

Severe thunderstorms bring hail and heavy rain to Sydney, NSW

Hail has blanketed part of Sydney and the New South Wales Central Coast as severe storms moved across the Hunter region, the mid-north coast and other parts of New South Wales. The... Read more »

El Niño is on its way to Australia, says Bureau of Meteorology

The Bureau’s ENSO Tracker status has moved from ALERT to EL NINO, signalling the official declaration by the Bureau of Meteorology of El Niño 2015. Australia will be hit by a “substantial”... Read more »

Arctic sea ice hits new record low this winter

Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has fallen to the lowest recorded level for the winter season, according to US scientists. The maximum this year was 14.5 million sq km, said the... Read more »