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2020 Annual Climate Statement

08/01/2021 - National

Annual Climate Statement 2020: Australia's fourth-warmest year on record, with below average rainfall for parts of Queensland and Western Australia

Issued: Friday, 8 January 2021

The Annual Climate Statement is the Bureau's official summary of the previous year, providing information on temperature, rainfall and significant weather.

The year 2020 was the fourth-warmest year on record for Australia, with the nation's... read more...

Chance of floods and fires for the summer ahead

26/11/2020 - National

Australia can expect a wetter than normal summer, but bush and grass fires cannot be ruled out completely, according to the Bureau of Meteorology's Summer Climate Outlook released today.

The outlook for summer has been issued as Australia continues to experience an active La Niña event which is expected to remain until at least the start of autumn.

The Bureau's Head of Operational Climate Services Dr Andrew Watkins said this means large parts of... read more...

State of the Climate 2020 shows continued warming and increase in extreme weather events

13/11/2020 - National

Continued warming of Australia’s climate, an increase in extreme fire weather and length of the fire season, declining rainfall in the southeast and southwest of the continent, and rising sea levels are some of the key trends detailed in the latest read more...

2021 Australian Weather Calendar

04/11/2020 - National


Storms of ice and dust, the rarest of rainbows and ‘alien’ clouds all captured in the Bureau of Meteorology’s 2021 Australian Weather Calendar.

The calendar, launched on 4 November, is created to educate Australians on the science of weather and bring awareness to the importance of understanding weather and the risks it can bring.

Each year hundreds of...