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20 January 2018 2:46 AM Melbourne weather: City enjoys relief from searing heat before mercury rises again

The cool change and cloud cover will see maximum temperatures drop to the mid-20s across southern parts of the state on Saturday, some 20 degrees cooler than the north and west of the state. Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Michael Efron said Melbourne would hit a top of 26 degrees on Saturday with the chance of showers in the afternoon and possible 15

6 January 2018 5:25 AM Victoria Bushfires: Properties on fire near Frankston

We have just spoken to Emergency Management Victoria who are unable to confirm any house or structure losses at this stage. Their alert level remains at Watch and Act, a step below their top warning. This Watch & Act message is being issued for Carrum Downs, Frankston North, Langwarrin, Skye. There is a bushfire at BLUE WREN RISE, CARRUM DOWNS that is not yet under 50

3 October 2017 7:16 PM Sydney, Melbourne urged to prepare for 50C days by end of century

Sydney and Melbourne have been warned to prepare for scorcher days reaching 50 degrees Celsius by the end of the century — even if global warming is contained to the Paris Agreement target of a 2C increase. A new study led by Australian National University (ANU) climate scientist Dr Sophie Lewis has projected daily temperatures 3.8C above existing records 34

5 September 2017 1:33 AM WA told to prepare for deadly fire season

West Australian's should prepare for a perilous bushfire season following predictions of an 'above normal' fire risk. A report by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre has forecast a high fire risk for parts of the state amid the driest autumn in five years. Record rainfall over the 2016-2017 summer has produced large fuel loads 32

2 September 2017 8:25 PM Sydney weather live: A top of 28 degrees and very high fire danger

The official bushfire danger period has begun for much of NSW. It requires that people to obtain a permit before lighting a fire. There are 28 local government areas affected, including the Blue Mountains. You can check your local government area here. Ross Bradstock, director of the Centre for Environmental Risk Management of Bushfires at the University 76

31 August 2017 2:33 AM Dry winter raises nation's bushfire risk

The driest winter in more than a decade means an increased risk of bushfires across eastern Australia. That's the forecast following a warmer-than-usual winter which is likely to roll on into spring for most parts of the country, the Bureau of Meteorology said in its latest spring climate outlook. Not since 2002 has Australia experienced such a dry winter 43

20 August 2017 12:02 PM Stuck throttle blamed for deaths at Queensland Raceway in Ipswich

THE grieving partner of one of the men who died during a drag racing event in Ipswich on Saturday believes a stuck throttle caused the pair to slam into a wall at high speed. Driver Kurt Bull, 38, and passenger Daniel King, 41, were killed instantly when their yellow Holden Monaro came off the track after crossing the finish line during the drag race at Queensland 62

14 August 2017 3:11 AM Sydney blanketed by thick haze as crews carry out hazard reduction burns

HEALTH authorities are urging anyone with asthma or respiratory conditions to be cautious today as Sydney is experiencing poor air quality due to back-burning. The city has been covered in a thicks haze since morning as hazard reductions burns are stepped up across the season in preparation for the bushfire season. ‎Deputy Commissioner at NSW Rural Fire Service 77

6 July 2017 7:23 AM Carwoola fire: Two men to face court over blaze that destroyed eight homes

Two men have been charged over the massive Carwoola bushfires in southern New South Wales earlier this year. The fire started on a property in the Carwoola area, near Queanbeyan, on Friday February 17. Strong winds of 56 kilometres per hour and hot weather saw the fire destroy eight homes and burn out 3,500 hectares of grassland. Several sheds, 25 vehicles 31

18 June 2017 2:29 PM Deadly bushfires ravage central Portugal

RAGING bush fires in central Portugal killed at least 62 people, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road, in what the prime minister on Sunday called “the biggest tragedy” the country has experienced in years. Portugal has declared three days of national mourning for the victims in the blaze “which has caused an irreparable loss of human 75