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Giving Australians an early look at the climate ahead

17/08/2017 - National

The Bureau of Meteorology has released its first mid-month climate outlooks today—giving those making climate-sensitive decisions an early look at likely conditions ahead.

The new mid-month outlooks, issued around the second Thursday of the month, provide a first look at whether it's likely to be wetter or drier and warmer or cooler than average across the country for the months and season ahead. An outlook will also be released at the end of each month, updating the earlier... read more...

Bureau of Meteorology statement on temperature observations

01/08/2017 - National

The Bureau of Meteorology holds the integrity of our weather observations and climate data to the highest possible standards. The Bureau rejects allegations aired in some media outlets that it has sought to tamper with temperature data.

Contrary to claims, the Bureau has not deliberately set limits on the temperatures it records. The Bureau's systems are designed to flag unusually high or low temperatures so they can be checked for veracity before being... read more...

New service to improve safety for rock fishers, boaters and swimmers

21/07/2017 - NSW

A new weather warning issued for the first time this week is aimed at enhancing the safety of rock fishers, boaters and swimmers in and around coastal waters.

The Hazardous Surf Warning service has been launched by the Bureau of Meteorology to alert the public when conditions are dangerous for rock fishing, boating or swimming due to wave height and swells created by weather systems far off the coast.

Manager Weather Services for New South Wales, Jane...

Bureau of Meteorology continuing to deliver forecasts and warnings during industrial action

19/07/2017 - National

The Bureau of Meteorology will continue to deliver timely forecasts and warnings during the period of protected industrial action that the Community and Public Sector Union has advised its members will apply from Thursday 20 July 2017 to Wednesday 23 August 2017.

Forecasts and warnings are available at and through the Bureau’s mobile app.

The Bureau has robust procedures and practices in place to ensure services essential for the safety... read more...