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Now you can check to see how good the air in Canberra is online

DIRECTOR-GENERAL of ACT Health, Dr Peggy Brown, as launched a new Air Quality Index to let the ACT community to see air quality data in real time. “ACT Health carries out air quality monitoring for the Ambient Air Quality (AAQ) National Environment Protection Measure (NEPM), which sets air quality standards for common pollutants,” Dr Brown […]

Another storm warning for Canberra

FOR the second day in a row the bureau has issued a storm warning (although the radar is clear for now): Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology New South Wales TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for LARGE HAILSTONES, HEAVY RAINFALL and DAMAGING WIND For people in the Mid North Coast, Hunter, Central Tablelands, […]

Big storm sweeping in

THE rain radar appears to show a strong storm sweeping in from the North West. If you get a spectacular picture do feel free to share it with the world and email it in to john@citynews.com.au . UPDATE: The warning has now been issued. For people in the Southern Tablelands, Central West Slopes and Plains, […]

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Severe weather warning. It’s going to get windy

THE Bureau of Meteorology is warning that things are going to get windy. Severe Weather Warning for damaging winds for people in the Metropolitan, Illawarra, Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory forecast districts Issued at 1:30 pm EDT on Monday 27 October 2014. Gusty west to northwesterly winds ahead of southerly […]

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 […]