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A kaleidoscope of weather in the 2018 Australian Weather Calendar

08/11/2017 - National

Once again, the Bureau of Meteorology has assembled a stunning collection of images to feature in the Australian Weather Calendar.

Indulge in pages of spectacular Australian images including a crack of lightning over the Kimberley, a single plane dwarfed by an altocumulus cloud or the mosaic effect caused by torrential rain on a windscreen on a busy Sydney street.

This year's cover image features a full moon alongside the planet Mars shining through cirrostratus clouds over... read more...

Forecasters on the way to a totally 'cool' summer

30/10/2017 - National

The Antarctic summer program has launched this week for the Bureau of Meteorology as forecasters begin their journey to the icy wonderland.

Five forecasters from around the country are making their way via air and sea for the four month placements at Davis and Casey stations where they will provide weather services for the safe and efficient running of the Australian Antarctic program.

Two of the forecasters currently undertaking the 14-day...

Bureau of Meteorology Climate Outlook for November 2017 to January 2018

26/10/2017 - National

The Bureau of Meteorology's monthly and seasonal climate outlooks for November 2017 to January 2018 are now available.

In the months ahead:

- Warmer-than-average days and nights likely for much of Australia's north and southeast

- No strong shift towards wetter or drier three months across Australia, drier November likely in the west

- The El...

Rain for southwest, flooding eases for the coast

20/10/2017 - QLD

A trough moving through southern inland regions today will bring rain to the coast on Saturday, but is not expected to deliver the high rainfall totals seen earlier in the week.

The cloud band has already delivered some welcome relief for southwestern Queenlsland. The Bulloo and Paroo Rivers will be monitored over the weekend as minor flooding may occur. The rain band will shift into eastern districts on Saturday producing generally 10 to 30mm of rain, and easing... read more...