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Rural road closures

THE ACT Government has advised motorists of a number of rural road closures due to snow, wind and inclement weather. The following roads are now closed: Corin Road at Square Rock gate, with four-wheel-drive access only beyond Woods Reserve. Brindabella Road where it becomes dirt is closed to all vehicles except four-wheel-drives Bobyan Road where […]

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Snow! (Sort of)

Reader “Rise High” has sent in this picture of snow falling in Canberra! “Sleet on Lyneham/O’Connor ridge at 2.24pm today” they said. If you’ve got a better picture do email it in to john@citynews.com.au . And now Taz has sent in shot from Florey. “Hey john some light flakes in Florey this arvo bout 2:30″ […]

Wet weather warning as floods predicted

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) is asking the community to be vigilant as a possible wet weather event could eventuate tomorrow and Friday. The Bureau of Meteorology has advised of likely rainfall with the possibility of significant falls across the ACT from Thursday evening into Friday. In the event of significant rainfall from thunderstorm […]

Warmest winter on record

CANBERRA has recorded its warmest winter on record, with an average temperature of 8 degrees.  SKY NEWS Senior Meteorologist Tom Saunders says Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne also recorded their warmest winters on record, with all four capital cities recording close to two degrees above their long term average minimum and maximum temperatures. “Canberra and Melbourne both […]

Wild wind, snow and rain ahead for ACT

TEMPERATURES will plummet, winds will be strong and gusty and snow will fall to new levels in the ACT this weekend, says the Bureau of Meteorology.  The Bureau’s weather services manager Andrew Treloar says the weather will be “extreme and dramatic”, quickly changing to a “biting cold.” “Anyone planning to be out and about, particularly bushwalkers, […]

Hot summer and bushfire risks ahead

IT will be the hottest summer in at least three years for much of the country as the sun makes its return to Brisbane, Sydney and Canberra, where temperatures will be above average and warmer than last year, says Tom Saunders, senior meteorologist at The Weather Channel. The unrelenting rain from two consecutive La Niña […]

Canberra’s coldest spell in 47 years!

If you have been caving into leaving the central heating on overnight despite fears of enormous electricity bills on the horizon and the Carbon Tax bogeyman, you’d not be alone. This past week, Canberrans have shivered through the coldest run of temperatures in 47 years, according to weather website weatherzone this afternoon, but the next few […]

Weather takes a turn as El Niño looms

AS temperatures in Canberra plumbed minus 5.8C this morning, frozen locals may be surprised to learn that the warmer, drier El Niño weather conditions may be on the comeback. Tom Saunders, senior meteorologist at The Weather Channel, says that after two years of record rain and flooding, Australia’s weather patterns are taking a dramatic turn. “Sea […]

Cold autumn; not a sign of things to come

THE Weather Channel says Canberra has experienced the coldest autumn since 1984 and the wettest since 1989, however it’s not an indication of an upcoming severe winter. According to senior meteorologist Tom Saunders, this autumn has had an average temperature of 12.3 degrees, one degree below the norm. However, he said most of southern Australia […]

May breaks the record for cold weather

CANBERRA has so far experienced the coldest May in 51 years and the second coldest May on record, says weatherzone.com.au. According to the Weatherzone, overnight minimum temperatures have averaged -0.2 of a degree, compared to Canberra’s average overnight temperatures in May of 3.1 degrees. The last time May had an average minimum this low was […]

Blizzard expected for this evening

A SEVERE weather warning has been announced for the ACT for damaging winds and blizzard conditions. According to the Bureau of Meteorology, a complex low pressure system with centres over Victoria and Bass Strait is deepening and moving slowly southeast, directing a vigorous northwest to southwesterly airstream over NSW. However, conditions are expected to ease later Saturday […]

Showers threaten Anzac Day

ANZAC Day weather across the nation is a bit of a mixed bag, with showers likely for half of the country’s capital cities and dry for the rest, says The Weather Channel. “South-eastern Australia will be cold, wet and windy on Wednesday morning due to a low- pressure system in eastern Bass Strait,” senior meteorologist […]

Holiday weather: standby for snow!

EXPECT a cold front and some light showers this Easter long weekend, says The Weather Channel. “Rain from the cold-front will total less than 5mm in most areas but temperatures across South Australia and Victoria will fall around 10C from Friday to Saturday,” says Tom Saunders, Senior Meteorologist at The Weather Channel. “The second front […]

La Niña takes a break

THE La Niña, the main cause behind the wet summer, has ended. La Niña prevails when there is a cooling of surface water of the eastern and central Pacific Ocean. In the past few weeks, ocean and weather conditions in the Pacific Ocean have returned to normal. “As was expected during autumn the 2011/2012 La Niña […]