Large parts of east Australia are two to three times more likely to have heavier than usual rainfall, meaning a wet winter after a soggy summer.
Australia’s record wet start to the year is expected to continue in most areas, with above average rainfall across much of the country set to extend the flood risk.
Record floods that hit Queensland and NSW earlier this year have led to many areas experiencing their wettest week since 1900, the Bureau of Meteorology says.
Minor flooding has caused damage to some houses in Perth’s south-eastern suburbs after Monday’s deluge, with emergency services warning of worse to come.
Images have emerged of a tornado ripping through one small regional locality in Western Australia, demolishing trees in its path.
People living in areas devastated by floods in northern NSW earlier this year are being warned rivers could rise again with rain expected to continue this week.
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The Bureau of Meteorology says a low-pressure system will bring damaging winds and heavy rain to Western Australia's southwest on Monday.
Perth has woken to heavy rain and thunder and lightning across the metropolitan area — with warnings of flash flooding and massive wind gusts causing havoc.
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WA residents are being urged to prepare for severe storms forecast in the southwest, mid west and Perth metro regions.
A severe weather warning has been issued across WA, with a cold front and severe thunderstorms expected to hit Perth this afternoon.
Police say a second person has died in a rare tornado that hit a small community in the US state of Michigan.
A tornado has torn through a small community in northern Michigan, causing an unknown number of injuries and damage to buildings and cars.
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An apparent tornado has torn through western Germany, with one man dead, some 40 injured, and buildings and roads damaged.
Heavy winds have brought destruction across New Zealand's North Island, including a tornado in the Horowhenua town of Levin.
Barbecues all over Perth are set to fire up this weekend with sunny weather predicted for voting day.
A flood warning has been issued for parts of the Pilbara coast in West Australia’s northwest with heavy rain forecast across the region.
Emergency services are telling Queensland residents not to get complacent as heavy rain eases across the state.
Robyn Wuth and Tara Cosoleto
A low-pressure system is set to bring severe weather to Western Australia's southwest, prompting a warning for local residents to prepare.
A deluge of rain sweeping across Perth is causing traffic delays as motorists deal with slippery roads and poor visibility.
A man who went missing north of Brisbane, after rainfall and flooding inundated isolated a campsite, has been found safe and well.
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It will take months to determine how the latest coral bleaching event has hurt the long-term will affect the health of the Great Barrier Reef, scientists say.
Perth motorists have woken to fog and smoke across the city as rainfall is expected to hit the metropolitan area this afternoon and stay until next week.
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