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Snow nearby, but not in Canberra

DESPITE some excited reporting, snow on the ground in Canberra never seemed very likely over the weekend (the nearby mountains being a very different matter). However Matt has sent in some photos of his plight between Cooma and Nimmitabel. He’s expecting it will be a couple of days before he can resume his journey.


Hail over Canberra

IT’S only a smattering so far, but ice is most definitely falling from the sky in the form of hail down on Petrie Plaza. According to the radar it’s an isolated cell and there are no warnings beyond one for sheep graziers as the mercury is set to plunge to freezing overnight. We’re hearing reports […]

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Windy weather

THE ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received a total of 12 calls for help since 9am today due to the windy weather. ACTSES volunteers and ACT Fire & Rescue have attended to trees and branches across roads, pathways and driveways. Calls for help have been widespread across the suburbs of Canberra. Mostly minor damage […]

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Severe thunderstorm warning issued

This just in from the Bureau of Meteorology: TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for HEAVY RAINFALL, LARGE HAILSTONES and DAMAGING WIND For people in the South West Slopes, Snowy Mountains, Australian Capital Territory and parts of the South Coast, Southern Tablelands, Central West Slopes and Plains and Riverina Forecast Districts. Issued at […]

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning – Cancelled

THE Bureau of Meteorology has sent out a warning of severe thunderstorms in the ACT: TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for HEAVY RAINFALL For people in the Snowy Mountains, Australian Capital Territory and parts of the South Coast and Southern Tablelands Forecast Districts. Issued at 2:18 pm Wednesday, 11 February 2015. Severe […]

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The Bureau of Meteorology gets a local ACT Twitter feed

JOINING all the other cool kids on Twitter the much beloved Bureau of Meteorology has launched a local Canberra Twitter feed. It appears followers will be getting updates like: #CanberraWeather cloud clearing to a sunny afternoon Max 24C. Is that 'SUMMER' I see forecast for this weekend? — BOM ACT (@BOM_ACT) February 5, 2015 […]


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 […]

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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 . 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 […]

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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 […]