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NSW bushfires: the terrifying moment a crowning fire explodes outside Sydney – video This is the moment a bushfire south-west of Sydney moves from treetop to treetop, creating a huge wave of fire.
Flooding hits New Zealand tourist hubs of Wanaka and Queenstown Heavy rain has led to rivers bursting their banks, forcing the closure of shops and restaurants.
Wombats airlifted to safety as community rallies to evacuate bushfire-menaced wildlife sanctuary I’m running on hugs, ’ Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park owner says after mammoth mission to rescue 300 animals.
NSW and Qld fires: Sydney ringed by bushfires with two states on alert – live Fire conditions were expected to worsen along the east coast of Australia on Friday, from the far south of New South Wales to south-east Queensland. Follow latest updates.
Your weather update: A warm Friday in store for most of SA It will be a cool to warm day across most of the country on Friday, but hot to very hot in the Western Cape, according to the SA Weather Service. Warning:. Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the Central and Little Karroo, the West Coast District of the Western Cape and interior of the Namaqua Land.
Dozens of out-of-control bushfires burn across NSW as conditions expected to worsen Wind gusts of up to 80km/h in NSW and temperatures 12C above average in Queensland predicted to fan fires.
Central New Mexico Weather: 12/5/19 Yesterday, the weather in Socorro and Magdalena was cloudy, cool and still. This morning, the weather in Rio Rancho and Albuquerque is mostly cloudy, cold and still. From the NWS in Albuquerque, NM: An upper-level shortwave trough and associated storm system will move east, moving right along the NM/CO border today.
The big smoke: how bushfires cast a pall over the Australian summer City-dwellers are experiencing the ominous effects of the catastrophic fires that have ripped through bushland in New South Wales and Queensland.
NSW endures longest spell of air pollution on record as bushfires menace Queensland Large fire threatens near Toowoomba, while many parts of NSW and Queensland remain blanketed in smoke.
Living through endless weeks of dirty air – it does your head in and your lungs - First Dog on the Moon I wake up at night thinking the house is on fire, and I struggle to breathe. This is how it is now.
Thursday's weather - Cape Town scales 30°C, a cool day set for most of the country South Africans can expect another cloudy day on Thursday with temperatures in the lower - to mid-upper twenties in most parts of the country, according to the South African Weather Service. Watches. Heavy rain leading to flash flooding is expected over the central and eastern parts of the North West as well as northern parts of the Free State.
Central New Mexico Weather: 12/4/19 Yesterday, the weather in Socorro and Magdalena was sunny, cool and still. This morning, the weather in Rio Rancho and Albuquerque is cloudy, cold and still. From the NWS in Albuquerque, NM: Showers are moving in from the west. They will remain rain, expect at the high elevations until this evening.
Storm Chasing USA - Day 7 We were up and outside the hotel at 8am ready for the new tour, new people and new adventures. We were excited to be back on the road again after a couple of days lazing around the hotel, drinking and eating too much. It was going to be a long drive as we were heading to Roswell, New Mexico.
NSW and Queensland fires: Bushfires near Sydney flare as smoke forecast to linger on city Residents in Forrest Ridge and Cypress Gardens told to leave homes, while heavy smoke will affect Sydney for days.
Will wearing a face mask protect me from bushfire smoke? – explainer Only a P2 mask sold in hardware stores is effective against PM2.5 particles. Those with health issues should stay indoors and limit exposure.
Wednesday's weather - Thunderstorms again expected in KZN, while temperatures cool down across SA A cloudy day is expected for much of South Africa on Wednesday, according to the South African Weather Service. Watches. Heavy rain leading to localised flooding is expected over the southern parts of Gauteng, northern parts of the Free State and central parts of the North West.
'I worry about every one of them': the volunteers who rescue injured wildlife As unprecedented bushfires sweep Australia’s east coast, wildlife rescuers are working desperately to heal and rehome animals caught in the blaze.
Disaster teams on standby as more bad weather expected in KZN Disaster management teams have yet again been placed on high alert in KwaZulu-Natal, with heavy rains and thunderstorms predicted this week.
Central New Mexico Weather: 12/3/19 Yesterday, the weather in Socorro and Magdalena was sunny, cool and still. This morning, the weather in Rio Rancho and Albuquerque is mostly sunny, cold and still. From the NWS in Albuquerque, NM: We are still sitting under an upper-level ridge, bringing us sunny skies and still conditions.
Thousands flee Typhoon Kammuri in the Philippines – video The typhoon, the 20th this year in the Philippines, caused flooding, landslides and the cancellation of hundreds of flights.
Albany, NY Extremely Deep Snow from Nor'Easter - 12/2/2019 Over 2 feet of slippery, heavy wet snow over top of ice in and around the Albany, NY area from a powerful long-lasting Nor'easter has caused numerous accidents and hazardous driving conditions. All footage shot in and around the Albany, NY area during evening darkness on December 2, 2019 by Meteorologist Simon Brewer.
'Record' temperature in Vioolsdrif invalid - SA Weather Service A Northern Cape village has not broken the record for the highest temperature ever recorded in South Africa, the South African Weather Service said this week. This was after a maximum temperature of 50.1°C was registered for Vioolsdrif on Thursday.
Revealed: 'monumental' NSW bushfires have burnt 20% of Blue Mountains world heritage area More than 10% of forest in NSW national parks destroyed by fire this season, with the damage to Gondwana rainforest a ‘global tragedy’.
Bushfires rage across NSW and Queensland as hazardous smoke blankets Sydney At least one home lost on NSW south coast as Queensland braces for extreme heat and severe fire danger.
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