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Bureau of Meteorology committed to improving services for Tasmanians

14/09/2018 - TAS

The Bureau of Meteorology wishes to reassure the Tasmanian community that it is absolutely committed to maintaining current staffing levels and improving the services that it provides the state. Claims that staffing and services will decline in Tasmania are false.

The Bureau is planning on changing some of its internal processes and workflows to enable the delivery of more customised and locally tailored information that support the decisions that government, industry and the... read more...

AUDIO NEWS RELEASE: Victoria's Frost & Football Forecast

20/09/2018 - VIC

Bureau of Meteorology Senior Meteorologist Dean Stewart discusses:

- Update on cold conditions overnight

- Potential for more frost in the north east overnight/tomorrow morning

- Forecast for footy tomorrow night in Melbourne and on Saturday in Perth

- Weekend outlook

- A few historical stats re: Grand Final conditions

- When showers/rain and/or storms may affect Melbourne


Fire danger, wind and snow - all in one weekend for NSW and ACT

14/09/2018 - NSW

The Bureau of Meteorology is currently monitoring a system which is likely to deliver a weekend of variable and potentially dangerous weather to New South Wales and the ACT.

The strong cold front is expected to:


- Trigger elevated Fire Dangers Ratings (including Severe) in sections of NSW

- Lead to significantly above average temperatures for this time of year for sections of northern and eastern NSW

- Produce strong...

Testing Australia's tsunami readiness

11/09/2018 - National

Australia's preparedness for a major tsunami is being put to the test today with a full-scale exercise, PacWave18, involving multiple agencies responding to the simulated threat of a tsunami bearing down on Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Tasmania.

The exercise is being coordinated by the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre (JATWC) which was established following the destructive Indian Ocean Tsunami on Boxing Day in 2004.

The centre uses the...