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hello from the bureau over the last week we’ve seen a real shift in the weather pattern from the hot and dry conditions that we unfortunately became all too familiar with over the last few months too much more humid conditions and finally much-anticipated showers and storms are forecast to develop across eastern Australia with

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Hello from the Bureau. While there has been a few days of much needed relief from the heat and dangerous fire weather, communities and the south and east of the country should once again be preparing for some challenging fire weather conditions, however thankfully, we are not expecting to see the same level of conditions

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Hello from the Bureau. We are still waiting for the second cyclone of the season. Late last night the tropical low to the north of the Top End changed position, it took a sharp turn towards the coast. And while it wasn’t at tropical cyclone strength before crossing the coast, it still brought squally rainfall

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Hello again. Well, as we head into Easter, it will be story of two halves weather-wise across southern Australia—with a strong cold front on the way. Very warm in the east and very cold in the west. That cold front is moving up from a long way south in the Southern Ocean. Those winds are

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Hello and welcome to your week of weather from the Bureau, for Sunday the 5th of May. Inland southeast Australia has seen its best rain of the year so far, and there may be some useful follow up falls this week… but more on that in just a moment! First to the rain of the

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Hello from the Bureau with an update on tropical cyclone Oma. Earlier this week it looked as though Oma would stay well to Australia’s east, but the most likely scenario now is for Oma to approach the southern Queensland coast over the weekend, and possibly even make landfall. In terms of exactly how Oma will

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I’m Blair Trewin. I’m a climate scientist with the Bureau of Meteorology in Melbourne, and I work with long-term observed historic datasets. The Bureau has been a world leader in the development of long-term climate datasets. There are many areas where we’ve been a pioneer, especially daily datasets which are suitable for analysing extremes. The

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Hello there, and welcome to the Bureau’s outlook for January to March 2019. Our ENSO Outlook remains at El Niño ALERT, as the tropical Pacific Ocean has warmed to El Niño levels but the atmosphere has yet to respond. Models suggest Pacific Ocean temperatures will remain warmer than average through the coming months, raising the

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Welcome to the Climate and Water Outlook for August to October 2019. Drier and warmer-than-average conditions are likely to continue at least into October. And fire potential this season is higher than usual for parts of southern Queensland. But first, let’s look at recent conditions. The first half of the year was very dry, this

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Hello again. Darwin is now under cyclone watch as a tropical low intensifies to the north of the Top End. Conditions are increasingly favourable for a cyclone development, and we expect to name tropical cyclone Claudia overnight tonight. Right now, the tropical low is tracking west in the Arafura Sea, to the north of the

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