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Latest news: Bureau of Meteorology

Scorching WA heatwave moves east across country

Parts of the country are sweltering through high temperatures as a heatwave moves east after scorching Western Australia. 

No crystal ball for extreme weather events, scholars say

El Nino and other factors make extreme weather events more difficult to predict, say scholars following scrutiny in the wake of destructive floods and storms.

Weather bureau doing its best amid ‘chaos’, expert says

The Bureau of Meteorology has been a punching bag for frustrated Aussies during recent wild weather events but an expert has come to its defence.

Big wet continues across Australia’s east coast

The first week of 2024 is off to a wild start, with storms continuing to lash Australia's east coast and a heatwave baking the north of the continent.

Wet Wednesday: Storm warning for the ACT

Heavy rainfall may lead to flash flooding in the ACT, the Bureau of Meteorology has warned. The SES advises the public to be prepared.

BOM issues severe thunderstorm warning for ACT

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for heavy rainfall, effecting parts of the ACT, with immediate impact to the Woden area.

Possible heavy rain and flash flooding forecast in the ACT

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast possible heavy rain and potential for flash flooding in the ACT for this afternoon. There are steps you can take to prepare your home for a storm....

Warm dry conditions forecast this long weekend for footy grand finals

Warm spring temperatures are forecast this weekend for both the AFL and NRL grand finals in Melbourne and Sydney, with the forecast expected to register among the top five warmest AFL grand finals ever and the NRL could see its warmest on record.  

Warmer and drier spring forecast after warmest winter since 1996

Spring is likely to be warmer than usual with below average rainfall for most of Australia, according to the Bureau of Meteorology's long-range forecast.

Tropical cyclone warning along WA Kimberley coast

A cyclone forming off Western Australia could smash parts of the Pilbara or Kimberley in coming days. 

Wintry weather forecast for ACT, southern Australia this Easter

Temperatures in Canberra are likely to be well below average for the upcoming Easter long weekend, with rain forecast across much of the nation and wintry weather and snow possible in alpine regions.

Wild weather cause of 4 in 10 ACT home insurance claims

Reid, Campbell and Fadden were the ACT suburbs hardest hit by wild weather this summer, when over a third of all ACT home insurance claims were caused by severe weather, new claims data released by NRMA Insurance today reveals.

NSW, ACT feel the heat as temperatures soar again

Hot weather is expected to continue across NSW and the ACT while other eastern states receive a reprieve from the heat.

Fire risks across several states as March heat sizzles

Unseasonal autumn heat is impacting large parts of the country today, with fire authorities in several states issuing warnings for hot and windy conditions.

ACT and parts of southeast Australia to swelter this weekend

Hot weather will impact much of southern Australia this weekend as heat extends from WA across to much of southern and southeast Australia, including the ACT, the BOM forecasts.

Drought warning for Australia after record floods

After two years of heavy rain and record floods across eastern states, La Nina is finally over but authorities warn more extreme weather could be on the way in the form of a drought.