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Extreme heatwave to continue for large parts of Western Australia

22 January 2015 - WA

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting extreme heatwave conditions to continue for large parts of Western Australia, with severe heatwave conditions extending into the Northern Territory.

A very large, slow moving hot air mass currently situated over inland Western Australia is causing a build up of heat, which has already seen widespread temperatures in the mid-to-high 40s for the Pilbara, Gascoyne and Interior regions this week.

Severe heatwave...

Members of the Technical Advisory Forum on climate records announced

20 January 2015 - National

As recommended by an independent peer review, a Technical Advisory Forum comprised of leading scientists and statisticians will review and provide advice on Australia’s official temperature data set. The Technical Advisory Forum is scheduled to meet in March.

The Bureau of Meteorology is responsible for the climate record, and as a trusted and respected organisation, welcomes robust assessment of its work in order to maintain the highest levels of public... read more...

Bureau warns of significant rainfall for central and southeast Australia

09 January 2015 - National

A significant rainfall event is forecast to bring widespread rainfall across central and southern Australia over the weekend with the potential for flooding, including localised flash flooding, in a number of regions.

As the tropical low located over the Kimberley coast begins to track in a southeasterly direction, the Bureau is monitoring the situation closely and will issue specific Warnings for the Northern Territory, South Australia and... read more...