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Weird, wild and wonderful weather in BOM's 2019 Calendar


From Antarctica to the Top End and lightning to icicles, climate extremes and everything in between are on display in the Australian Weather Calendar for 2019.

Published jointly by the Bureau of Meteorology and the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS), the weather calendar can be ordered from the Bureau's online shop at or purchased at selected Bureau offices.

The Bureau's CEO and Director of Meteorology Dr. Andrew Johnson said hundreds of photographs are submitted each year, so it is a tough task narrowing them down to just thirteen.

"The calendar's arrival is always eagerly awaited by weather watchers, while for those behind the camera, having one of your shots included is a real feather in your photographic cap," Dr Johnson said.

"Since 1983 the Australian Weather Calendar has provided an annual glimpse of the best in Australian photography and a showcase of how nature can be captured and shared.

"The 2019 edition features images from every state and the Northern Territory, plus one from Davis Station in the frozen Antarctic, so it's geographically as well as visually diverse."

More than 1.4 million copies of the Australian Weather Calendar have been sold since its inception and this year another 65,000 are set to be added to that total, with orders expected from up to 80 countries.

Weather Calendar 2019 pics

Among the photographs featured in the 2019 line up are:

  • A partial halo and light pillar over Prydz Bay, Davis Research Station, Antarctica,
  • Wet-season thunderstorm at Legune Station, Northern Territory,
  • Sea fog at Phillip Island, Victoria,
  • Sunset over the Clarence River at Yamba, New South Wales,
  • A supercell thunderstorm looming over Sydney's Manly Beach,
  • Sunset-lit lightning over Gulf St Vincent, South Australia,
  • A spectacular thunderstorm near Warwick, Queensland, and;
  • Lightning over Middleton Beach, Albany, Western Australia.

To order the calendar, go to the online shop at or phone 1300 798 789. Calendar prices start at $15 for the small version and $17 for the traditional A2 size (excl. P&H) and can be sent to friends and family anywhere in the world.

Note for media:

All the photographs used in the calendar are available to download under embargo using the following links:

High-resolution (for print) -

Low-resolution (for online) -

Background stories of how the photographs were taken and video footage of the calendar being printed and delivered are available to download using this link:

Please note: these links will download a zip folder which may take a few minutes to load.

Please email media@bom, to request an interview about the images in the calendar, either with a meteorologist or one of the photographers.

All photographers have agreed to their images being published only when accompanied by editorial coverage about the calendar. All rights are retained by the photographers.