Did you know tropical cyclones form over warm waters—but once they've formed they actually cool the ocean? Read about how tropical cyclones interact with the sea: [ Bom.gov.au Link ]
Did you know tropical cyclones form over warm watersbut once theyve formed

Tropical cyclones at sea: the ocean below the storm

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Sunrise illuminates altocumulus clouds near Toowoomba, Qld, on 4 May 2017

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Sunrise illuminates altocumulus clouds near Toowoomba Qld on 4 May 2017
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05/22/2017 at 22:00. Facebook
Q: What day do Bureau staff stationed on Willis Island ❤ to 'shellebrate'?

A: World Turtle Day!

Willis Island, located in the Coral Sea, is an important green turtle nesting site. Bureau staff on the island monitor turtle nesting through the summer months from October, and report wildlife sightings and behaviour to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

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05/22/2017 at 09:45. Facebook
Clint Conn Photography captured this stunning shot of the aurora australis at Black Rock on Victoria's Bellarine Peninsula Saturday night!

Did you know on rare occasions auroras have been seen as far north as southern Queensland? Find out more awesome aurora facts in our BLOG: [ Bom.is Link ]
Clint Conn Photography captured this stunning shot of the aurora australis at
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05/19/2017 at 06:50. Facebook
AURORA WATCH: Effects of a coronal hole are expected to impact the Earth within the next 48 hours, possibly resulting in significant geomagnetic activity and visible auroras.

While most of southern Australia is blanketed in cloud, if you're super keen for a photo opportunity check our satellite viewer for a lucky break! ☁

Photos: aurora australis from Davis Station, Antarctica, by Barry...
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05/19/2017 at 03:27. Facebook
WATCH: Bureau senior meteorologist Adam Morgan provides an update on ABC News Breakfast about the extensive rainfall affecting eastern Australia [ Twitter.com Link ]

Rain is gradually easing about the central and northeast Qld coast, where many locations have received over 100mm during the past 24 hours. The highest 24 hour total has been 192mm at Alva Beach near Ayr.

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WATCH Bureau senior meteorologist Adam Morgan provides an update on ABC News

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“Prepare to get drenched on the east coast. To find out why, @SciNate spoke to the experts at @BOM_au https://t.co/waB8uKUBPS”

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05/18/2017 at 10:30. Facebook
Cold front approaching Dalyellup, southwest WA, by Golden Orb Designs, Landscape Photography on 14 May 2017.

So what exactly is a cold front? Get the cold, hard facts in our blog! ❄ [ Bom.is Link ]
Cold front approaching Dalyellup southwest WA by Golden Orb Designs Landscape Photography
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05/17/2017 at 10:00. Facebook
Weather: a critical piece in the emergency-management puzzle. Read how our meteorologist embedded in Victoria’s State Control Centre helps with decision-making. [ Bom.gov.au Link ]
Vic Emergency Victoria State Emergency Service Victoria Police Ambulance Victoria CFA (Country Fire Authority)
Weather a critical piece in the emergencymanagement puzzle Read how our meteorologist

Weather and emergency management: behind the scenes at Victoria’s State Control Centre

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05/17/2017 at 06:59. Facebook
Tropic thunder!
A cumulonimbus (thunderstorm) cloud towers over the Northern Territory. Thanks for sharing, Patrick!
Cumulonimbus 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.
Tropic thunder A cumulonimbus thunderstorm cloud towers over the Northern Territory Thanks
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05/17/2017 at 04:37. Facebook
MEDIA RELEASE - Senior Meteorologist Scott Williams discusses the rain band moving west to east across Australia's eastern States from Wednesday to Saturday: [ Bom.gov.au Link ].

The event will bring the heaviest rainfalls to Queensland and continue across New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. Rainfall is also expected in Western Australia, as a series of cold fronts will bring much-needed...
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05/17/2017 at 01:57. Facebook
Are you passionate about #weather and interested in a #career in forecasting? Our Graduate Meteorologist Program offers a unique pathway that could lead you to work in one of our forecast centres around Australia!
Learn more at [ Bom.gov.au Link ]
Are you passionate about weather and interested in a career in forecasting

Graduate Meteorologist

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There's something magical about misty mornings... or should we say foggy mornings? ✨

Is there a difference? Sure is! Fog is the suspension of very small water droplets in the air, reducing visibility at ground level to less than a kilometre. With mist, visibility remains more than a kilometre.
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No it's not a Pro Hart creation, it's our recently updated Southern Hemisphere Tropical Cyclone Data Portal! The interactive portal now includes historical data for 1,233 systems spanning over 46 years of records.

Explore cyclone tracks from 1969/70 to 2015/16 at [ Bom.is Link ]

Thanks to our international collaborators Fiji Meteorological Service MetService New Zealand Météo-France...
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A calming way to start the week. Sunset, Swan Bay, Vic, by Lachlan Manley Photography on 14 May 2017.
A calming way to start the week Sunset Swan Bay Vic by
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We’re hosting our 2018 Graduate Meteorologist Program Information Events this month. Find out more and register your spot now at
Were hosting our 2018 Graduate Meteorologist Program Information Events this month Find

Graduate Meteorology Program Information Session

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It's National Volunteer Week! Today we recognise our volunteers Heather and Laurence Buttler who record rainfall observations on their farm at Rokewood, Vic, at 7.30am every morning!

Manual rainfall observations are collected from all around Australia by more than 5000 volunteers, and transmitted to the Bureau to become an integral part of our composite observations systems.

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Each year awards are presented to our long-serving volunteer rainfall observers to thank them for their contribution.

A 50-year award was presented to Mrs Marion Kirk of Rockley Station (40km south of Rockhampton), for personally recording daily rainfall since 1964—now that's what you call dedication!

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Each year awards are presented to our longserving volunteer rainfall observers to
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Taking a look back at WA's wet season. For more details, see [ Bom.gov.au Link ]
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It’s not easy keeping up with the Joneses when it comes to volunteering!

Since 1916, the Jones family of Bulong, WA, (approx. 580 km east of Perth) have voluntarily recorded and reported daily rainfall observations—providing a continuous and reliable record for over 100 years.

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Clouds don’t just have silver linings—they can be green, red or many colours. Find out why, and answers to lots more of your cloud questions, in our blog: [ Bom.gov.au Link ]
Clouds dont just have silver liningsthey can be green red or many

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