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Tropical Cyclone Alfred remains slow moving along the Gulf of Carpentaria coast

20/02/2017 - National

The tropical low in the Gulf of Carpentaria intensified to Category 1 strength this morning. Cyclone Alfred is forecast to move slowly south-southeast, and weaken into a tropical low again tomorrow (Tuesday).

Gales with gusts to 110km/h are occurring at Centre Island, and expected to affect coastal and island communities between Port McArthur and Mornington Island later today as the cyclone edges closer to the coast.

Heavy rain which...

South Doodlakine Doppler radar images now online

17/02/2017 - WA

Images from the South Doodlakine Doppler radar are now available on the Bureau of Meteorology’s website.

The South Doodlakine radar is the second of three Doppler radars that are part of a $23 million project managed by the Western Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Food, made possible by Royalties for Regions investment.

The images from the South Doodlakine radar will allow farmers to access real time information on rainfall and wind,... read more...

Extreme heatwave conditions could break records

10/02/2017 - NSW

New South Wales could experience its hottest February day on record tomorrow, as extreme heatwave conditions peak across the state.

Bureau of Meteorology forecasts indicate temperatures will reach the mid-40s in many inland areas and high 30s along the coast for the next two days.

Sydney’s Observatory Hill is expected to reach temperatures of 38 degrees today, rising to 39 tomorrow, while the temperature in Penrith is forecast to reach 45 on... read more...

Bureau issues climate outlooks for February to April

25/01/2017 - National

The outlook indicates:

  • Drier than average likely in much of central and southeast Australia; wetter conditions likely in northwest Western Australia and northern Northern Territory
  • Warmer than average temperatures likely across eastern Australia; cooler than average likely in the northwest
  • The El Niño–Southern Oscillation and Indian Ocean Dipole remain at neutral, but localised climate influences include an active monsoon in the... read more...