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08/01/2021 - National
Annual Climate Statement 2020: Australia's fourth-warmest year on record, with below average rainfall for parts of Queensland and Western Australia
Issued: Friday, 8 January 2021
The Annual Climate Statement is the Bureau's official summary of the previous year, providing information on temperature, rainfall and significant weather.
The year 2020 was the fourth-warmest year on record for Australia, with the nation's... read more...
26/11/2020 - National
Australia can expect a wetter than normal summer, but bush and grass fires cannot be ruled out completely, according to the Bureau of Meteorology's Summer Climate Outlook released today.
The outlook for summer has been issued as Australia continues to experience an active La Niña event which is expected to remain until at least the start of autumn.
The Bureau's Head of Operational Climate Services Dr Andrew Watkins said this means large parts of... read more...
13/11/2020 - National
Continued warming of Australia’s climate, an increase in extreme fire weather and length of the fire season, declining rainfall in the southeast and southwest of the continent, and rising sea levels are some of the key trends detailed in the latest
04/11/2020 - National
ART AND SCIENCE: CAPTURING WEATHER THROUGH A LENS
Storms of ice and dust, the rarest of rainbows and ‘alien’ clouds all captured in the Bureau of Meteorology’s 2021 Australian Weather Calendar.
The calendar, launched on 4 November, is created to educate Australians on the science of weather and bring awareness to the importance of understanding weather and the risks it can bring.
Each year hundreds of... read more...