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Cyclone awareness campaign launched

19/11/2015 - National

The Bureau of Meteorology has today launched a new video as part of a cyclone awareness campaign aimed at improving understanding of tropical cyclone warnings.

The launch comes after the release of the Tropical Cyclone Outlook earlier this month, and a cyclone awareness campaign run through social media during November.

Building resilience in communities is vital, and it starts with the knowledge to prepare early and act appropriately when cyclone warnings are issued.

As we move into summer, it’s a time for family and holidays, but also a time of increased risk of severe weather. For staff at the Bureau and emergency services partners, it’s the busiest time of the year as we work around the clock to keep the community safe.

Bureau of Meteorology Deputy Director, Rob Webb, said the likelihood of severe weather events... read more...

Post-event report on Severe Tropical Cyclone Lam released

24/11/2015 - NT

Severe tropical cyclone Lam was the first cyclone for the 2014–15 cyclone season in the Northern Region, and the first severe cyclone to cross the Northern Territory coast for nearly a decade. The destructive core of the cyclone impacted three relatively large Northern Territory communities — Galiwin'ku, Milingimbi and Ramingining.

The Bureau of Meteorology tracked the full life cycle of the system for some 11 days, issued 67 Tropical Cyclone... read more...

Hot Friday on the way for Sydney and parts of NSW

19/11/2015 - NSW

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting very high temperatures for parts of New South Wales Friday (20 November), with Sydney expected to reach 41°C, closing in on its November temperature record.

The heatwave conditions are caused by the combination of an approaching front and a slow-moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea, which is drawing dry and increasingly hot air from central Australia into New South Wales.

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Bureau issues Climate Outlook for December 2015 to February 2016

19/11/2015 - National

The Bureau of Meteorology today issued its monthly and seasonal climate outlooks for December 2015 to January 2016.

December temperatures are likely to be warmer than average for southern Australia, while rainfall is likely to be above average across southeast Queensland and northeast NSW, parts of the interior and southwestern Australia.

The summer outlook indicates below-average rainfall is likely across the northwest and Cape York... read more...