El Nino

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin


First fog of the year

THE woodfires were on last night across Canberra if my sense of smell is any guide. And the first fog of the year added atmosphere...

Dam safe, despite breach, says ACTEW chief

FLOODWATER is estimated to breach the unfinished wall of the new Cotter Dam by 7pm tonight, says ACTEW managing director Mark Sullivan. Earlier this afternoon...

Canberra’s water storage nears full

EVERY week on Friday afternoon Icon Water sends out a summary of their water storage position. This week for the first time in a very...

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...

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

As Canberra moves from one bitterly cold night to another, cartoonist PAUL DORIN sees a little humour in our collective misery.

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Can Steve Smith save the economy? Cartoonist PAUL DORIN thinks so!
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Severe thunderstorm warning for Canberra

THE Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning: Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning...

Hail hammers the inner suburbs

THE inner-south was slammed by hail early this afternoon in a day of predicted "severe thunderstorms". 

It’s coming right for us / Specific storm warning for Canberra

THE Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 2:25 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Murrumbateman. These thunderstorms are moving towards the...

Violent storm brings hundreds of calls for help

Sweeping storm brings hundreds of calls for help.

ESA map tracks storm’s trail of damage

ESA have released a map show the locations where its help is needed as the violent thunder storm crossed Canberra this afternoon.

Help crews hunker down to a long list

ABOUT 35 crews worked overnight to complete 445 jobs following a record number of community calls for help from yesterday's severe hailstorm.

June 2016 smashes Canberra’s wet weather records

THE Bureau of Meteorology reports that Canberra recorded its wettest June on record during 2016, largely due to an East Coast Low which resulted...

September in Canberra was historically cold and wet

THE Bureau of Meteorology informs us that Canberra Airport recorded its second-wettest September on record during 2016, with several heavy rain events including the...

Severe storm inbound to Canberra

THE Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 5:15 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Brindabella and Mount Franklin in the Brindabellas....





Hearty, farm-quality feasting at home

Dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON devoured a ‘heat-and-eat’ meal of farm produce from Pialligo Market Grocer.


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