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Tigers and Cats to pay their dews for AFL Grand Final glory

20/10/2020 - National

Queensland's sub-tropical weather – including the much-talked-about dew point readings – could become a deciding factor as to whether Richmond or Geelong deals best with the impacts of the Gabba conditions to lift the AFL Premiership Cup on Saturday night.

The AFL Grand Final Day forecast could also impact team preparations with possible showers, the chance of a thunderstorm and a maximum temperature of 29C likely for Brisbane.

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Preparation the key as the Bureau releases its Severe Weather Outlook

12/10/2020 - National


The Bureau of Meteorology has released its Severe Weather Outlook for October to April, showing an increased risk of flooding for eastern Australia and tropical cyclones in the north, with roughly average potential for heatwaves and severe thunderstorms.

The current La Niña is likely to bring more rain to eastern... read more...

Tsunami exercise: A testing time for an ever-present danger

07/10/2020 - National

In a year full of virtual events, Australia has just survived a virtual tsunami.

The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre (JATWC) spent yesterday simulating a full-scale tsunami in the Indian Ocean as part of UNESCO's Exercise Indian Ocean Wave 2020 (IOWave20) involving 23 countries, to test the tsunami warning and response chain.

The JATWC uses the combined resources of the Bureau of Meteorology and Geoscience Australia to detect and assess tsunami... read more...

Heatwave Service activated to help communities prepare for severe heat

01/10/2020 - National

WITH the warmer months bringing a heightened risk of dangerous heatwaves across Australia, the Bureau of Meteorology has today activated its Heatwave Service to help communities and health agencies prepare for severe conditions.

The Bureau's Heatwave Service provides a series of forecast maps showing heatwave location and severity across Australia.

The service is activated in October each year and remains active well into autumn.

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