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yesterday at 06:08. Facebook
Happy #WorldWaterDay! Wondering how full the dams are in your area? Find out with our upgraded Water Storage mobile app—also available for Android!

Photo: Sunset over Leslie Dam in Warwick, Qld, by Peter Kuwert Photography, January 2017.
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yesterday at 01:57. Facebook
To celebrate #WorldWaterDay the Bureau has released its upgraded Water Storage mobile app—now also available for Android users!

Use the app to check the latest water levels for 300+ reservoirs across Australia; compare with yesterday, last week, last month or last year; and view city, regional, State and national summaries. Download or upgrade now at

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yesterday at 01:30. Facebook
Ask us all your #cloud questions tomorrow, here on Facebook, for World Meteorological Day! Our experts will be online 1-2 pm AEDT. Sign up to Ask BOM Live: Understanding Clouds so you don't miss it.
Cumulonimbus (thunderstorm) clouds extend from a low base up to the top of the troposphere, where they can't grow further upwards and instead spread out sideways, forming an anvil shape.
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03/21/2017 at 21:00. Facebook
Ask us all your #cloud questions tomorrow, here on Facebook, for World Meteorological Day! Our experts will be online 1-2 pm AEDT. Sign up to Ask BOM Live: Understanding Clouds so you don't miss it.
Cirrus clouds, high in the atmosphere and made of ice crystals, can create spectacular colours when sunlight refracts through them. When light from the sun high in the sky enters the edge of...
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03/21/2017 at 06:26. Facebook
Ask our experts all your #cloud questions this Thursday (World Meteorological Day), here on our Facebook page, 1-2 pm AEDT! Sign up for the event at [ Facebook.com Link ].
These wave-shaped Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds form when a layer of lighter, warmer air lies over one of denser and cooler air, and different wind speeds in each layer cause rippling at the boundary—like a flag flapping due to...
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03/20/2017 at 02:13. Facebook
Today marks 11 years since Severe Tropical Cyclone Larry crossed the coast as a Category 4 system near Innisfail, Qld. Causing extensive damage to infrastructure and crops, Larry wiped out 80% of Australia's banana crops, resulting in a nationwide banana shortage, More info: [ Bom.is Link ]
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03/20/2017 at 00:43. Facebook
What do you want to know about clouds? To celebrate World Meteorological Day (23 March), three of our experts will be online to answer as many of your cloud questions as we can in one hour. You can even send us your cloud photos (and details of where and when you took them), and we'll do our best to identify and explain the cloud type.
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03/17/2017 at 21:00. Facebook
Brush up on your weather knowledge this morning at 8.30 am on kids science show Scope on Channel 11 with our very own meteorologist, Andrea Peace—you'll be blown away!
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03/17/2017 at 06:30. Facebook
Swirls of colour at Beaumaris Beach, Victoria at sunrise.
Photograph by Robert Alexander on 16 March 2017.
Bureau of Meteorology
03/16/2017 at 21:00. Facebook
The #StPatricksDay party started early in Howden, Tasmania! ☘
Sophie Fazackerley caught this green #aurora australis on 2 March 2017.
Green auroras are caused by charged particles from the sun colliding with oxygen atoms in our atmosphere. Energy from the particles is absorbed by electrons around the atoms, and as the 'excited' electrons then return to their normal state they release the...
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03/16/2017 at 06:09. Facebook
Sunrise from Patterson River just before the rain hit Melbourne this morning. Credit: Vaughan Laws Photography.
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03/16/2017 at 04:22. Facebook
How much do your kids know about the weather? Tune in to Scope this Saturday at 8.30 am on Channel 11 to hear from our very own meteorologist, Andrea Peace!
Striking reflections at sunset, Alyangula on Groote Eylandt in the Gulf of Carpentaria on 1 March 2017, by Trevor Page.
Good morning from our nation's capital!

Sunrise from the National Arboretum Canberra, by Vikash Chand, 3 March 2017.
A (double) vision of splendour at Brighton, SA, on Saturday morning 11 March!

Credit: Ben Heide Photography.
Only 1 #thunderstorm in 10 is defined as a 'severe thunderstorm', but these severe thunderstorms cause 90% of thunderstorm damage.⛈
There are chances of thunderstorms over the next few days in all mainland States and the NT, so here's a quick recap of our criteria for issuing Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: [ Bom.gov.au Link ].
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How do we know if groundwater can be used for drinking, irrigation, or stock and domestic needs? Water chemistry or 'hydrochemistry' can tell us a lot about the source of groundwater, its quality and possible uses. Read our blog at [ Bom.gov.au Link ] Geoscience Australia #GroundwaterAwarenessWeek

Groundwater hydrochemistry—revealing the secrets of a hidden water resource

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'To see it without much cloud surrounding it, you wouldn't see that often. So that's what makes this particular thunderstorm so spectacular'—SA forecaster, Tina Donaldson, on the anvil thunderstorm cloud over Adelaide on 2 March 2017.

The thunderstorm produced lightning and brief heavy falls in some isolated areas, including the Barossa Valley.
Storm rolling over Karlu Karlu or 'Devils Marbles' Conservation Reserve, NT, by Denise Flay Photography on 25 February 2017.
It’s been over 50 years since the first major group of women graduated from the Bureau’s Meteorology course ♀ Today the sky’s the limit for our women in science! BLOG: [ Bom.is Link ]

#BeBoldForChange #IWD2017 International Women's Day Women in STEMM Australia

The weather women: how a group of pioneers brought equality to Australian meteorology - Social Media Blog - Bureau of Meteorology

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