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2018, third hottest year on record

2018 was the third hottest year on record for Australia, according to the latest Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) data released this morning. The BOM ‘Annual Climate Statement’ confirms that...

‘Hazardous’ dust storm sweeping across the Hunter

A dust storm that has swept across drought-stricken parts of NSW has shrouded the Lake Macquarie/Newcastle and Hunter region and sparked an air quality warning from the State Government. The dust storm, which stretches about...

Driest and hottest July in 16 years

Australia has been hit with its driest month since 2002, during the Millennium Drought, along with experiencing the second hottest July on record (for mean maximum temperatures), according to new data. The horrific drought is...

Beaches calming

Beaches in the Lake Macquarie/Newcastle region are expected to reopen today, even though the dangerous surf signs will probably be up at your favourite swimming or surfing spot. The swell over the past five days...

Brace yourself Lake Macquarie

Widespread rainfall is predicted over the New South Wales coast from the Central Coast to the Lower Mid North Coast from early Wednesday which has the potential to cause local and riverine flooding, with...

Describing weather – ‘Chance of Rain’ is really ‘Mainly Sunny’!

The Queensland tourism industry has asked the weather bureau to lighten up the way weather is described. The Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) chief executive Daniel Gschwind said current forecast language such as “partly cloudy”...

Thousands left without power

Thousands of households were left without power along the New South Wales east coast on Tuesday night as a severe storm passed over. Emergency crews worked throughout the night to restore power to 11,000 customers...

Temp over 40 – thousands make a splash

Locals and visitors to the Lake Macquarie region hit the beaches, lakes and pools on Sunday as the temperature sizzled above 40 degrees, and higher in the Hunter area. Thousands flocked to Redhead, Blacksmiths, Catherine...

Slip and Slide this summer

Get ready to slip and slide your way into the New Year! Show off your skills in the water and enjoy the Aquatic Challenger activities available at Lake Mac Swim Centres this summer break. Swimmers...

Police urge public not to leave pets in cars

Police are urging the public to never leave pets in cars on hot days after a dog died while locked in a vehicle in Rose Bay on Tuesday. Police have been told a dog walker...
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