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What's that cloud?

What's that cloud?

Of all weather phenomena, clouds are among the most fascinating. From the silky, high-altitude Cirrus to the towering, threatening mass of storm-bearing Cumulonimbus, clouds are as varied as the weather itself. Apart from their beauty and interest, clouds can provide a useful indication of what weather conditions...

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Is there a heatwave coming?

Is there a heatwave coming?

In the last 200 years, severe and extreme heatwaves have cost more lives than any other natural hazard in Australia1. Heatwaves affect healthcare, transport, emergency services, energy, agriculture and many other sectors. What is a heatwave? The Bureau defines a heatwave as three or more days in a row when both...

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Climate ‘coconut wireless’ turns 100

Climate ‘coconut wireless’ turns 100

You might not think a recurring monthly meeting would be cause for an international celebration, but you can understand our excitement when you consider: it’s a 12-way international call; with shaky phone connections at the best of times; involving people in five different time zones; with lots of...

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Living and working on Willis Island

Living and working on Willis Island

Australia Day is an opportunity for us to celebrate all things Australian—whether you’re at home or abroad. While many of us might spend the day enjoying a barbeque with family and friends, playing backyard cricket or watching the tennis, Australia Day isn’t quite so conventional for Bureau...

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How do tropical cyclones get their names?

How do tropical cyclones get their names?

Tropical cyclones are named to provide ease of communication between the Bureau of Meteorology and the community. Names also raise the profile of the tropical cyclone, heightening public awareness and helping reduce confusion if multiple cyclones occur at the same time. The Bureau maintains a list of names,...

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