GrainCorp profit withers under prolonged dry weather

GrainCorp profit withers under prolonged dry weather

Posted May 11, 2018 11:29:48 Photo: A 40pc decline in the eastern states’ harvest has hit Graincorp’s first half profit. (ABC News: Greg Nelson) The big dry across the eastern grain belt has hit GrainCorp’s bottom line hard, with first half profits shrinking by 64 per cent to just $36 …

Victoria braces for wild winds and rain as weather warnings issued for NSW, ACT and SA

Victoria braces for wild winds and rain as weather warnings issued for NSW, ACT and SA

Updated May 11, 2018 13:08:33 Photo: Ethan, 3, frolicked in the snow and sunshine at Dinner Plain. (Supplied: Dinner Plain Alpine Village) Related Story: Evacuations and flash floods after violent storm, record rainfall hit Hobart Related Story: Live: BOM warns of damaging winds for the east as Hobart clean-up continues …

Hobart homeless shelter in cow sheds after tents blown away in wild weather

Hobart homeless shelter in cow sheds after tents blown away in wild weather

By Fiona Blackwood Posted May 11, 2018 13:01:18 Homeless Tasmanians were forced to shelter in the horse stables and a cattle shed at the Hobart Showgrounds as last night’s wild weather caused havoc around the city. CEO of the Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania Scott Gadd said there were 10 …

Hobart weather: Record rains hit, flash flooding washes across city

Hobart weather: Record rains hit, flash flooding washes across city

Updated May 11, 2018 07:00:15 In what the SES describes as “an extreme weather event” heavy rains cause flooding in Hobart, with conditions expected to persist between 8am and midday. Follow the unfolding events live in our blog. Topics: floods, disasters-and-accidents, weather, hobart-7000, tas, australia First posted May 11, 2018 …

Anzac Day: Fine weather draws crowds to Kings Park dawn service

Anzac Day: Fine weather draws crowds to Kings Park dawn service

Updated April 25, 2018 08:29:40 Photo: WA’s biggest Anzac Day dawn service is held at Perth’s Kings Park. (ABC News: Andrea Mayes) Related Story: Maori war dance and Aboriginal corroboree performers come together for Anzac Day Related Story: Female veterans stand up for right to march after Anzac ‘kick in …

Helicopter crash that killed renowned photographer in 2015 ’caused by bad weather’

Helicopter crash that killed renowned photographer in 2015 ’caused by bad weather’

Updated April 24, 2018 19:33:47 Photo: Richard Green and his wife Carolyn. (Courtesy Richard Green Photography) Related Story: Chopper crash pilot had licence suspended for dangerous flying The investigation into a fatal helicopter crash that killed three people in the New South Wales Hunter Valley in 2015 has found bad …

Outback weather watchers use local knowledge to record private history of rain events

Outback weather watchers use local knowledge to record private history of rain events

Updated April 21, 2018 08:38:24 Photo: Monitoring the river has always been part of Mr Moffatt’s life, with records stretching back 70 years. (ABC News: Nicole Bond) When your livelihood depends on the weather, predictions, patterns and planning are paramount, which is especially true for farmers and graziers in western …

Retailers pray for rainy day, with warm weather impacting winter sales

Retailers pray for rainy day, with warm weather impacting winter sales

Updated April 18, 2018 14:01:58 If you think it’s been unseasonably warm across southern Australia this autumn — you’d be right. Official Bureau of Meteorology figures show temperature records have been smashed in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. So spare a thought for retailers, for whom the unusual …

Weather break on the way as parched Perth set for first big drenching of autumn

Weather break on the way as parched Perth set for first big drenching of autumn

Posted April 17, 2018 17:01:10 Photo: The Bureau of Meteorology says people in Perth should get their umbrellas ready. (ABC News: Marcus Alborn) Related Story: Get set for a sweltering … autumn? March maximum set to top summer peak Related Story: Four months of rain in a day as ex-Cyclone …

Strong winds bring down trees and damage homes in Victoria | Weather

Strong, squalling winds and heavy rain have lashed Melbourne as a series of cold fronts moved across Victoria. A chill swept through the city and state on Saturday, ending a run of unusually warm autumn weather. Damaging winds buffeted Victoria, with gusts of about 100km/h recorded in some areas. Bureau …