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Business and the Bureau: working together to unlock the value of advances in forecasting

Business and the Bureau: working together to unlock the value of advances in forecasting

New developments in weather forecasting are changing the game for businesses seeking to manage their exposure to the elements. For many, working in partnership with the Bureau of Meteorology offers increasing opportunity to optimise the efficiency of their operations and protect the safety of their...

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Snow alert: How to make sure you stay on top of the snow this ski season

Snow alert: How to make sure you stay on top of the snow this ski season

Heading for the ski fields this winter? You’ll be much better prepared if you take the Bureau’s expanded snow forecasts along with you on your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Tech-savvy skiers watch out: Australia’s most accurate weather forecasts are now available anywhere on the slopes, courtesy...

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Models put the El Niño pedal to the metal—but does it mean anything?

Models put the El Niño pedal to the metal—but does it mean anything?

It takes a lot to make a Bureau climatologist go 'wow' these days, but on 18 May, there were a lot of 'wow's round the office. Our latest International Climate Model Summary was the warmest model update most of us had ever seen. Predicted ocean temperatures in the central Pacific for the southern spring 2015 are on...

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We’re calling it, the 2015 El Niño is here

We’re calling it, the 2015 El Niño is here

We’re calling it. The Bureau’s ENSO Tracker status has moved from ALERT to EL NIÑO, signalling the official declaration by the Bureau of Meteorology of El Niño 2015. El Niño is often associated with drought in Australia. It may be cold comfort for those toughing out the current dry...

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Bureau diggers: remembering staff who served in First World War

Bureau diggers: remembering staff who served in First World War

More than a third of eligible staff in Australia’s fledgling weather bureau volunteered for military service in First World War. Between April 1915 and March 1918, 18 men from the Commonwealth Meteorological Bureau traded their thermometers and theodolites for rifles and gas-masks in service of King and...

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