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What excites me about the Himawari-8 satellite is looking at the imagery. I was brought up during the space race, now it’s as exciting with this new generation of satellite as it was then, when man was aiming for the Moon. The Himawari-8 satellite will give the Australian public high resolution, true colour, spectacular images

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Hello again from the Bureau with an update on severe tropical cyclone Veronica, which continues to barrel towards Western Australia’s Pilbara coast. Veronica maintained its strength as a severe Category 4 system overnight on Friday, but as you can see from its sheer size, it’s already affecting areas between Wallal Downs and Mardie and a

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Hello from the Bureau. Here with an update on the heat and fire dangers expected over much of southern Australia. On Saturday and Sunday we saw areas of Western Australia break November daytime records, some of which are shown here and include Perth that broke its record on Saturday. For Sunday the heat moved further

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Hello from the Bureau with an update on wet and windy weather on the way for southern and eastern Australia later this week. We’ve got our eye on this cold front, way down in the Southern Ocean, connected to a low near Antarctica. The front’s going to move up towards Australia over the next 24

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Angela: Good afternoon everyone, welcome to our State of the Climate webinar. For those joining us for the first time welcome and for anyone who joined us for our webinars before welcome back. Today we’ll be giving you an in-depth look at the most recent State of the Climate Report released in late 2018 by

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Hello from the Bureau of Meteorology. We’re here with an update on the ongoing fire situation over parts of eastern Queensland and northeast New South Wales, with fire dangers increasing again over the coming days. Numerous fires are scattered across the landscape, with smoke impacting many communities along the east coast of Australia. Very high

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Hello again. A short, sharp burst of extreme heat moving into populated areas of southern and eastern Australia for the next couple of days could break all-time January maximum temperature records in some places. The heat will come along with dangerous fire conditions, with fire authorities having declared total fire bans for parts of South

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Hello from the Bureau for Sunday the 7th of October. We finally saw some welcome rainfall across parts of eastern Australia this past week, while showers and storms also continued for parts of WA. Sadly this rain was too late for some cropping areas, but it was great to see that it can still rain,

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People are surprised that Australia has a thriving and vibrant ski industry but in the far southeast of the country our mountains are high enough to receive snow. It’s really very challenging for Australia’s forecasts. There is a fine line between forecasting snow and rain across most of our resorts and the difference between a

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I’m here with Jonathan How senior forecaster with the Bureau of Meteorology’s Extreme Weather Desk, and Jonathan scorching conditions across parts of both New South Wales and Queensland yesterday. That’s right Mel, we saw a very hot day across parts of northern New South Wales and southeastern Queensland yesterday with temperatures getting up into the

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