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20/10/2020 - National
The AFL Grand Final Day forecast could also impact team preparations with possible showers, the chance of a thunderstorm and a maximum temperature of 29C likely for Brisbane.
The... read more...
12/10/2020 - National
LA NIÑA LIKELY TO BRING MORE RAINFALL AND CYCLONES
The Bureau of Meteorology has released its Severe Weather Outlook for October to April, showing an increased risk of flooding for eastern Australia and tropical cyclones in the north, with roughly average potential for heatwaves and severe thunderstorms.
The current La Niña is likely to bring more rain to eastern... read more...
07/10/2020 - National
In a year full of virtual events, Australia has just survived a virtual tsunami.
The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre (JATWC) spent yesterday simulating a full-scale tsunami in the Indian Ocean as part of UNESCO's Exercise Indian Ocean Wave 2020 (IOWave20) involving 23 countries, to test the tsunami warning and response chain.
The JATWC uses the combined resources of the Bureau of Meteorology and Geoscience Australia to detect and assess tsunami... read more...
01/10/2020 - National
WITH the warmer months bringing a heightened risk of dangerous heatwaves across Australia, the Bureau of Meteorology has today activated its Heatwave Service to help communities and health agencies prepare for severe conditions.
The Bureau's Heatwave Service provides a series of forecast maps showing heatwave location and severity across Australia.
The service is activated in October each year and remains active well into autumn.
Bureau of Meteorology... read more...