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El Nino WATCH cancelled; ENSO neutral likely for 2017

20/06/2017 - National

The Bureau's ENSO Outlook has been downgraded from El Niño WATCH to INACTIVE.

This follows a reversal of the early autumn warming in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean, and an easing of climate model outlooks. The tropical Pacific Ocean is likely to remain neutral with respect to the El Niño–Southern Oscillation in 2017.

In the atmosphere, the trade winds and Southern Oscillation... read more...

Adelaide's weather observations historical return to West Terrace, or 'ngayirdapira'

14/06/2017 - National

The new Automatic Weather Station in the Park Lands at West Terrace marks Adelaide's weather observations returning to its historical home, enabling the Bureau of Meteorology to recommence climate records dating back more than 160 years.

"Pioneering meteorologist, Sir Charles Todd, started recording weather observations at this site in 1855," said the Bureau's State Manager, John Nairn.

"Globally, records of this length and quality are extremely rare and are... read more...

Longreach weather radar to provide coverage around the clock

09/06/2017 - QLD

The Bureau of Meteorology has completed the installation of an automatic wind profiler at Longreach Airport, providing real-time wind measurements of the upper atmosphere in the region for use by pilots and forecasters.

Acting Queensland Regional Director Richard Wardle said this now removes the requirement for wind observations by the weather radar, allowing continuous monitoring of rain and thunderstorms.

Prior to the installation of the wind...

Keep informed and stay safe during long weekend of wet weather in North East NSW

09/06/2017 - NSW

The coastal trough off New South Wales that has had many seeking shelter from the rain this week will continue to create wet weather conditions over the long weekend, with heavy rain forecast for the north east.

NSW Manager Weather Services for the Bureau of Meteorology, Jane Golding, said a Severe Weather Warning had already been issued and it was important for people to monitor forecasts.

“The current warning is for heavy rain and thunderstorms which... read more...