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Wet and windy conditions leading up to ANZAC Dawn Service

24 April 2015 - SA

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting severe weather across southern areas of South Australia for today and overnight into Saturday morning.

In Adelaide the worst of the weather, including heavy rain, damaging winds and possible thunderstorms are forecast to have cleared in time for the ANZAC Dawn Service, although the public should still rug up as it will be cold and windy.

The Bureau has issued a Severe Weather Warning for damaging winds across the southern agricultural areas of the state.

Those participating in overnight Anzac vigils need to prepare for challenging weather conditions, and should monitor the Bureau's weather forecasts and warnings closely.

The weather is being caused by vigorous cold fronts associated with an intense low pressure system which is being pushed up from the southwest. Significant rainfall of up to 50mm is forecast, with severe wind gusts likely.

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Bureau issues Climate Outlook for May to July 2015

23 April 2015 - National

The Bureau of Meteorology today issued its monthly and seasonal climate outlooks for May to July 2015, which suggests wetter than normal conditions for most of Australia during this period.

The outlook for the next three months indicates:

  • Wetter than normal likely over most of Australia, except for the tropical north and Tasmania.

  • Warmer than average days likely over the tropical north, southeast and far southwest of Australia.... read more...

Severe weather continues for the NSW coast, low to gradually weaken today

22 April 2015 - NSW

A severe weather warning remains in place today (Wednesday) for damaging winds, heavy rainfall, and dangerous surf conditions for the Sydney Metropolitan, Hunter and Central Coast, Wollongong and Illawarra regions.

The conditions are being caused by an intense low pressure system, often referred to as an East Coast Low, combined with a strengthening high pressure ridge over the southern Tasman Sea.

Early this morning the low pressure system was just offshore... read more...

Latest update confirms chance of El NiƱo more likely

14 April 2015 - National

The Bureau of Meteorology’s update on the status of the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) issued today confirms an increase in the chance of an El Niño developing in 2015.

ENSO Wrap-Up: Current state of the Pacific and Indian Oceans

Ocean temperatures in the tropical Pacific continue to be warmer than average, trade winds remain weaker than normal, and all models surveyed suggest... read more...