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Summer Outlook shows warmer and drier conditions likely to continue into 2020

28/11/2019 - National

The Bureau of Meteorology will today release its 2019/20 Summer Outlook, showing large parts of the country are likely to see a continuation of the warmer and drier than average conditions experienced throughout spring.

The climate outlook shows a high likelihood of warmer than average days and nights for most of the country, while rainfall is likely to be below average for large parts of the nation's east.

Only coastal areas of Western Australia, stretching from the Midwest... read more...

Severe Weather Update: very dangerous fire conditions across southern Australia, 20 November 2019

20/11/2019 - National

Senior Meteorologist, Dr Adam Morgan, from the Bureau of Meteorology discusses the extreme heat moving eastward across southern Australia today and expected conditions for the coming days.


Severe Weather Update: dangerous fire conditions across southern Australia, 19 November 2019

19/11/2019 - National

Senior meteorologist, Sarah Scully, from the Bureau's Extreme Weather Desk discusses the extreme heat moving across the continent from the west.


Severe Weather Update: elevated fire danger in SA and heat building in the east, 18 Nov 2019

18/11/2019 - National

Senior Meteorologist, Grace Legge: Hello from the Bureau. Here with an update on the heat and fire dangers expected over much of southern Australia.

On Saturday and Sunday we saw areas of Western Australia break November daytime records, some of which are shown here and include Perth that broke its record on Saturday.

For Sunday the heat moved further east and we saw records broken over much of the state some of these sites have records going back over 70... read more...