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Bureau report confirms 2015 warmer and drier Australia

08/02/2016 - National

The Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed that 2015 was Australia’s fifth-warmest year on record, with the release of its final Annual Climate Report 2015 this morning.

The finding was first published in the Bureau's preliminary document, the Annual Climate Statement 2015, last month.

Assistant Director for Climate Information Services, Neil Plummer, said the strong El Niño... read more...

Heatwave conditions forecast for large parts of WA leading into the weekend

05/02/2016 - WA

Severe to extreme heatwave conditions are expected for southwestern and inland Western Australia leading into the weekend and early next week, with temperatures forecast to be well above the long-term average for this time of year.

Bureau of Meteorology Regional Weather Services Manager, Grahame Reader, said temperatures are expected to be significantly above average for many western parts of Western Australia, including Perth.

"These heatwave conditions are... read more...

Tropical Cyclone Stan forecast to cross the WA coast north of Port Hedland tomorrow

30/01/2016 - WA

The Bureau of Meteorology is closely monitoring the development of Category 2 Tropical Cyclone Stan north of Port Hedland in Western Australia’s Pilbara coastline. Tropical Cyclone Stan is the first cyclone of the season for Australia.

The track today has been slow, but steady, towards the Pilbara-Kimberley coastline, and is predicted to intensify to a... read more...

Tropical Cyclone Stan forecast to cross the WA coast near Port Hedland

29/01/2016 - WA

The Bureau of Meteorology is currently monitoring the development of Category 1 Tropical Cyclone Stan north-northwest of Port Hedland in Western Australia’s Pilbara coastline.

The cyclone is expected to strengthen to Category 2 intensity and make landfall tomorrow (Saturday) between Pardoo and Karratha, near Port Hedland.

The Bureau has issued a Tropical Cyclone... read more...