Several people had to be rescued after roads were flooded, roofs were torn off homes and trees were pulled down when a severe storm battered the Perth metropolitan area late this afternoon.
Samantha Rogers Phil Hickey and Peter De Kruijff
WATCH: A roof has been torn from a home, dozens of trees have fallen and businesses are flooding as a thunderstorm hit Perth with heavy rain, damaging winds and hail this afternoon.
A woman, in her 70s was admitted to hospital today, after lightning struck her Byford home in a freak electrical storm that tore through Perth south east.
The UK has issued five severe flood warnings in three central English counties as gale storms caused flooding and power outages across parts of northern Europe.
The cyclone-battered Pilbara has taken another hit from Mother Nature tonight, struck by a 4.4 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Onslow.
Karratha Airport is back up and running, offering stranded passengers the chance to fly home after Tropical Cyclone Damien had grounded flights.
Residents in Western Australia’s Pilbara region are cleaning up the damage from ex-tropical cyclone Damien, which could bring flash flooding to inland parts of the state.
Former tropical cyclone Damien has dissipated after battering the West Australian coast with destructive winds over 200km/h, although authorities say it may not be safe for all to return home.
Trees are down and roofs have been lost after Cyclone Damien crossed the coast and pounded Pilbara towns on Saturday.
A tropical cyclone has begun crossing the coast near Western Australia's Pilbara region, bringing very destructive winds of more than 200 km/h.
Marnie Banger and Christine McGinn
Update: Severe Tropical Cyclone Damien has made landfall, crossing the coast near Dampier and bringing with it destructive winds and heavy rain.
The threat of a cyclone approaching WA’s iron ore export hubs has prompted ports to be cleared as residents bunker down.
Residents have emptied supermarket shelves as they prepare to batten down the hatches and await the impact of a cyclone predicted to cross the coast as a category four system by Saturday morning.
Jakeb Waddell, Alexander Scott, Sam Jones and Caitlyn Watts
Pilbara iron ore miners were yesterday monitoring a tropical low in the Kimberley that is expected to develop into a cyclone.
A flood watch has been issued for parts of Western Australia's Kimberley region with a tropical low expected to develop into a cyclone.
WA’s sheepmeat abattoirs have been working overtime and running extra shifts, as dry conditions force farmers to offload stock in droves.
An imminent heatwave has NSW authorities on high alert with extreme temperatures and windy conditions expected in increase the risk of bushfires.
Areas including Busselton, Donnybrook, Plantagenet and Albany will each receive up to $1 million drought assistance, but not a single council in the pastoral regions qualified.
Jenne Brammer and Tom Zaunmayr
A new report warns 2020 will be an ‘extremely challenging’ year for the nation’s primary producers as key agricultural regions emerge from drought, horrific bushfires and floods.
Western Australia has been warming up over the long weekend - and Perth is set to roast under 38 degrees as the temperature climbs today.
A fierce storm has pelted Canberra with hailstones the size of golf balls, inflicting severe damage across the national capital.
Matt Coughlan AAP
Doug Giles’ Wheatbelt farm is bone dry and he warns that the conditions are “hammering us pretty bad” as he toils to keep thirsty livestock watered and fed.
Cally Dupe & Zach Relph
UPDATE: A tropical cyclone advice warning issued for Western Australia's Kimberley region after more than half a metre of rain was recorded in some parts of the Top End has been cancelled.
A tropical low has brought strong winds, rain and localised flooding to remote NT communities but an expected cyclone has yet to form.
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