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Strongest cyclone to hit Australia this season leaves trail of destruction along WA coast

Strongest cyclone to hit Australia this season leaves trail of destruction along WA coast

Up to half the homes in the WA coastal town of Kalbarri have been damaged by Tropical Cyclone Seroja which made landfall as a category three system on Sunday night.

  • by Heather McNeill

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As it happened: Up to 70 per cent of properties in Kalbarri damaged by Cyclone Seroja

As it happened: Up to 70 per cent of properties in Kalbarri damaged by Cyclone Seroja

The SES estimates more than half the homes in Kalbarri which bore the brunt of the category three system, have been damaged as crews rush to assess the damage at first light.

  • by Heather McNeill and Daile Cross
Brisbane experiences coldest morning of the year

Brisbane experiences coldest morning of the year

The Bureau of Meteorology said a station near the Pineapple Hotel in Brisbane recorded 13.2 degrees on Monday morning.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia
Damage bill from natural disasters to treble by 2061

Damage bill from natural disasters to treble by 2061

A NSW Treasury report predicts more fires and floods, and tens of thousands of homes to be hit by rising sea levels by 2061.

  • by Matt Wade and Nick O'Malley
Seroja goes to red alert, WA authorities warn of ‘widespread devastation’
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Seroja goes to red alert, WA authorities warn of ‘widespread devastation’

Authorities hope to get through the weekend without loss of life but have warned homes in the middle of the state aren’t built to withstand expected winds.

  • by Marta Pascual Juanola and Lauren Pilat
Dozens still missing in Indonesian floods, landslides

Dozens still missing in Indonesian floods, landslides

More than 140 people have died and scores more are missing as rain continued to pound Indonesian islands.

  • by Ricko Wawo and Niniek Karmini
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Rare clash of tropical tempests expected off WA coast ‘like two planets going close to each other’

Rare clash of tropical tempests expected off WA coast ‘like two planets going close to each other’

Twin tropical cyclones are predicted to clash off the north-west coast of Australia in the coming days in a relatively rare interaction that is exciting weather nerds far and wide.

  • by Peter Hannam and Emma Young
Sydney desalination plant churning out water even as dams remain full
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NSW floods

Sydney desalination plant churning out water even as dams remain full

As experts debate preparedness for future deluges it is revealed a year’s worth of water gushed from Sydney’s main dam each day during the height of the floods.

  • by Peter Hannam
Tents, caravans ‘simply not protected’: Cyclone to wreck WA holidays

Tents, caravans ‘simply not protected’: Cyclone to wreck WA holidays

A cyclone and a tropical low both headed for the coast may collide, with a huge potential impact area that could force long journeys to get out of harm’s way.

  • by Emma Young
Flash flooding blocks Sunshine Coast roads, rain to persist
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Queensland

Flash flooding blocks Sunshine Coast roads, rain to persist

Roads are flooded as a trough system that dumped rain on Queensland’s south-east is still lingering offshore.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia
Weather bureau watches trough to see where most rain will fall
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Queensland

Weather bureau watches trough to see where most rain will fall

A trough over Fraser Island could bring flash flooding, heavy rainfall and hazardous surf conditions to the Sunshine Coast on Monday, the weather bureau predicts.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia