2013 Australian Weather Calendar - Sold Out
The original, international award winning calendar published by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology now celebrating its 29th edition.
Each calendar month features a large photograph featuring clouds, thunderstorms, lightning, rainbows, tornadoes or other events with a meteorological theme. There is also information about the pictured weather event, plus details about the photographer. The pictures are most often donated for use in the weather calendar and remain the property of the photographer. To inquire about the sale or re-use of photos, please contact the relevant photographer.
The 2013 edition looks at how the Bureau gathers data from far distances
The theme for the 2013 edition of the Australian Weather Calendar is Data from the Void—how the Bureau gathers essential information from what are called 'data sparse regions' above and below the southern hemisphere oceans. Conventional sources such as the Bureau's manned island stations, ship reports and satellite data are now complemented by global fleets of robot underwater floats, moored and drifting weather buoys and other high-tech devices. The calendar features the usual 13 dramatic photographs.
Each month features:
- Main photograph: A large photo featuring clouds, thunderstorms, lightning, rainbows, tornadoes and other events with a meteorological theme. Each photograph has been donated for use in the calendar by the photographer.
- Month-to-a-page calendar: The calendar has large squares for each day and lists public holidays, daylight saving, moon phases, and solstices and equinoxes. Each week starts on a Monday, placing Saturday and Sunday side-by-side to the right of the calendar, allowing weekend activities to be more easily recorded.
- Climate averages: Each month has a table of average weather conditions for 12 Australian cities and towns. The table includes elements such as average maximum temperature and rainfall.
- Theme: Beyond meteorology The calendar has information and images related to the Bureau of Meteorology’s new, more modern environmental perspective. The Bureau’s focus has widened to include space weather, the oceans and rivers, and a range of other environmental information.
The weather calendar has been produced each year since 1985 by the bureau and the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. About 50,000 copies are sold each year, making it the most popular bureau publication. About 10,000 complimentary copies are sent to the bureau’s volunteer and co-operative weather observers, heads of emergency services, Australian Missions overseas, and heads of other national weather services. It is a not-for-profit publication.
The calendar goes on sale in early November each year, and customers are often alerted to the start of sales by the media. The 2011 edition appeared in the following outlets:
- The Telegraph, London
- The Daily Telegraph, Sydney
- Herald Sun, Melbourne
- The Weekly Times, Melbourne
- The Courier Mail, Brisbane
- The Sunday Times, Perth
- The Advertiser, Adelaide
- The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney
The photographic competition for the 2014 Australian Weather Calendar began on 1 July 2012 and will close on 31 March 2013. Please visit the contest page before entering.
- Web: www.bom.gov.au/other/feedback/ (Publications category)
- Post: Supervisor Secretariat and Outreach, Bureau of Meteorology,
GPO Box 1289, MELBOURNE VIC 3001 Australia
- Fax: (03) 9669 4113
- Email: CalendarVic@bom.gov.au