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Bureau Outlook shows more wet weather likely this summer

25/11/2021 - National

Consistent with Tuesday’s La Niña declaration, the Bureau of Meteorology's Summer Outlook shows eastern Australia is likely to be wetter than average, with an increased risk of tropical cyclones, heavy rainfall and widespread flooding.

There are no strong swings to either...

Climate Change Authority forms new strategic partnership with the Bureau of Meteorology

24/11/2021 - National

The Bureau of Meteorology and the Climate Change Authority will enter into a Strategic Relationship Agreement to enhance and streamline the advice on climate policy provided to government, Chief Executive of the Bureau of Meteorology Dr Andrew Johnson announced today.

Dr Johnson said the agreement would ensure the Bureau could seamlessly provide expert written and verbal advice on climate science to the Climate Change Authority.

"The Bureau has always worked closely with...

Bureau of Meteorology declares La Nina underway

23/11/2021 - National

The Bureau of Meteorology today declared a La Niña has developed in the Pacific Ocean.

La Niña is part of a cycle known as the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), a naturally occurring shift in ocean temperatures and weather patterns along the equator in the Pacific Ocean.

During La Niña, waters in the central or eastern tropical Pacific become cooler than normal, persistent south-east to north-westerly winds strengthen in the tropical and... read more...

Central Queensland weather radar delayed due to COVID-19 restrictions

22/11/2021 - QLD

Work on the new weather radar coming to the Taroom region has begun, however the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted the delivery date of the project.

The radar is now due for completion in February 2022, subject to the lifting of restrictions.

Bureau of Meteorology Responsible Officer for QLD Dr Peter Stone said the weather radar's construction would be prioritised once restrictions ease.

"Weather radars play an important role in providing...