Annual Climate Report 2014
The Annual Climate Report is the Bureau of Meteorology's official historical record of the previous year's climate. It provides a national overview of temperature and rainfall during the year, and documents significant weather and climate events.
2014 was Australia's third-warmest year on record. Persistent and widespread warmth throughout the year led to multiple heatwaves and several severe bushfires. Australian mean rainfall was slightly above average. The year was also marked by a number of significant storms.
This report contains an in-depth analysis of the past year's climate, following on from the Annual Climate Statement released earlier in the year.