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Ever had a question about the weather or the work of the Bureau? Watch the #AskBOM series for answers from our experts.

AskBOM: What is a cold front?

A cold front is a feature we see every day on weather maps, particularly through southern parts of Australia. This video explains the meteorology behind a cold front and typical impacts, including abrupt changes in temperature, wind speed and direction, and rainfall.

AskBOM: What is 'feels like' temperature?

There's the air temperature, and there's what it 'Feels like'. Bureau of Meteorology senior meteorologist Jenny explains how we calculate and forecast 'apparent temperature'—taking into account wind chill and humidity.