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La Nina established in tropical Pacific

06/12/2017 - National

The Bureau’s ENSO Outlook has been raised to LA NIÑA, indicating that the tropical Pacific has reached La Niña levels. Climate models suggest this La Niña will be weak and short-lived, persisting until early southern autumn 2018.

Signs of La Niña in the equatorial Pacific have increased during spring. The central to eastern tropical Pacific Ocean has cooled steadily since late winter, and is now at La Niña thresholds (0.8 °C below... read more...

SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE: Heavy rain and flooding in Victoria and southeastern New South Wales

02/12/2017 - National

SENIOR METEOROLOGIST ADAM MORGAN: Hello from the Bureau. Major floods are developing after heavy rain across northeast Victoria and southeast New South Wales after heavy rain on Friday, which has broken long-standing records at some locations.

We also know that many people in the community are also wondering about the weather in Melbourne, so we'll take a closer look at that too.

At 1 pm Eastern Daylight Time on Saturday, we've got major flood warnings for... read more...

SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE: Heavy rain and flooding in southeastern Australia

01/12/2017 - National

METEOROLOGIST ADAM MORGAN:Hello from the Bureau with the latest update on the heavy rain and flooding expected across southeast Australia. We'll also cast our eye towards early next week and look a little closer at potential for rain in parts of eastern

Queensland and a possible East Coast Low off New South Wales. Let's go straight to the current warnings: We've got a severe weather warning in place for heavy rainfall across most of Victoria... read more...

Thunderstorms and moderate to heavy rainfall for southern Queensland

01/12/2017 - QLD

Showers and thunderstorms are expected to begin in the southwest on Friday associated with the passage of a trough forecast to bring moderate to heavy rainfall. Flooding and damaging winds are possible as the trough moves through southern Queensland.

A low pressure system is forecast to develop much further south, delivering very heavy falls for the southern states where Flood Watches and Severe Weather Warnings are already in place.

In Queensland the...