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April 16 2024 Climate Driver Update: Tropical Pacific Ocean now ENSO neutral

16/04/2024 - National

Issued: Tuesday, 16 April 2024

The tropical Pacific Ocean has returned to ENSO-neutral according to the latest monitoring by the Bureau of Meteorology.

The change to ENSO (El Niño-Southern Oscillation) neutral conditions means neither El Niño nor La Niña are active.

Rainfall and temperature forecasts are not based on El Niño and La Niña forecasts.

The long-range forecast is the best guidance for...

New weather radar brings increased coverage to Toowoomba and surrounds

18/04/2024 - National

Issued: 18 April 2024

Images from the new Toowoomba weather radar, in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, are now live on the Bureau of Meteorology's website and the BOM Weather app.

The Bureau of Meteorology’s Senior Responsible Officer for Queensland, Dr Peter Stone, said that the new radar will add coverage to current radar gaps to the west and south-west of Toowoomba.

“This includes the northern parts of the...

Bureau of Meteorology's 2024 Autumn Long-Range Forecast

29/02/2024 - National

Warmer days and nights are likely according to the Bureau of Meteorology's long-range forecast.

It shows most of Australia has at least an 80% chance of above average temperatures this autumn.

This follows a summer that is on track to be Australia's third-warmest on record nationally.

In autumn, there is a 60% to 75% chance of below median... read more...

Bureau partners with European Centre to ensure more eyes on Earth

16/02/2024 - National

The Bureau of Meteorology (the Bureau) has signed an agreement with the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) on collaboration, data and knowledge sharing and capability exchange programs.

A five-year strategic relationship agreement was signed this week by the Bureau's CEO and Director, Dr Andrew Johnson, and the Centre's Director-General, Dr Florence Rabier.

The Bureau has been invited to work with ECMWF as part of... read more...