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Bureau issues Climate Outlook for March to May 2015

26 February 2015 - National

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued its monthly and seasonal climate outlooks for March to May 2015.

The outlook for the next three months indicates:

  • Likely to be wetter than normal over central parts of Western Australia and central Australia.
  • Warmer than normal days and nights likely over much of the country, particularly the southeast.
  • Climate influences include warmer than normal sea surface temperatures in the western tropical... read more...

Preliminary information on Tropical Cyclone Marcia now available

24 February 2015 - QLD

The Bureau of Meteorology has published preliminary information gathered on Tropical Cyclone Marcia on its website.

The tropical low that eventually became severe tropical cyclone Marcia was first identified and tracked on Sunday, February 15th. During the next several days it drifted eastward with little change in intensity.

On Wednesday, February 18th, the system turned southwest and began intensifying. It was officially designated as category 1 tropical... read more...

Preliminary information on Tropical Cyclone Lam now available

23 February 2015 - NT

The Bureau of Meteorology has published preliminary information gathered on Tropical Cyclone Lam on its website.

On Sunday 15 February 2015, a tropical low over the northwest Coral Sea crossed Cape York Peninsula and entered the northeastern Gulf of Carpentaria. It developed quickly during Monday 16 February and Tuesday 17 February as it moved slowly and steadily towards the west. The tropical low was named Tropical Cyclone Lam at 3:30 am CST on Tuesday 17 February... read more...