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On World Meteorological Day, Australia's weather from space

23/03/2020 - National

The Bureau of Meteorology has released a video condensing nine months' worth of Australian weather into just two minutes.

The video has been released to mark World Meteorological Day, stitching together nearly 300 days' worth of satellite imagery, captured by the Himawari satellite more than 35,000 kilometres above the equator.

The drought and fire that was a feature for much of the country's south and east in 2019 is clearly visible, with dramatic images of... read more...

AUDIO NEWS RELEASE: Significant rainfall across the eastern half of Victoria

05/03/2020 - VIC

Senior Meteorologist Dean Stewart from the Bureau of Meteorology discusses the heavy rainfall across much of Victoria and the forecast for the coming days, including the long weekend.

Download audio here, current at midday AEDT on 5/3/20


Severe Weather Update: Ex-tropical cyclone Esther traverses inland Australia, 2 March 2020

02/03/2020 - National

Senior Meteorologist, Dr Adam morgan discusses the path of ex-Tropical Cyclone Esther, which is forecast to make its way through much of inland Australia in the coming days.


Bureau looks ahead to autumn following a wetter end to a hot, dry summer

27/02/2020 - National

With only a few days remaining, the summer of 2019/20 is shaping up to be among the three warmest on record for Australia. And despite good rain for some areas in February, summer rainfall was below average for the country as a whole.

Bureau climatologist Dr Andrew Watkins said summer was the tale of two halves, and two main climate drivers.

"At the start of summer, we saw both a very strong read more...