Thursday, 8 September 2011

It's official – we have a Facebook page and a YouTube channel. These social media platforms will provide updates for people interested in learning more about the Bureau's work. At this stage, the social media platforms will not be used to distribute weather and warning information.

Read more about Find the Bureau on social media.

Water Storage iPhone app
Water Storage iPhone app

The Bureau of Meteorology's new Water Storage iPhone application shows data for more than 250 sites across Australia. It is available for free download at the iTunes App Store . This information can also be accessed via the Bureau's Water Storage website.

Read more about Handy water storage access.

Monday, 28 February 2011

National Water Market website
National Water Market website

Weekly water market reports are now available on the National Water Market website. The reports present trade volume and price data for allocations and entitlements, assisting water traders and users to make more efficient business decisions.

The reports are generated using data compiled by the Bureau of Meteorology. The Bureau has worked closely with the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities and water authorities to develop the reports.

Read more about Weekly water market reports available.

Water Storages up 24%

The volume of water in Australia's storages has rocketed by 20% since the beginning of winter 2010. Above average rainfall and floods in many parts of Australia saw water volume rise by 18 million megalitres. However rain never falls equitably and the impact on storages differs significantly across the country.

Read more about Big increases in water storages.

2010: a year of extremes and contrasts

Cover of the Annual Climate Summary 2010
Annual Climate Summary 2010

The Annual Climate Summary 2010 documents the many climate extremes and contrasts experienced in Australia last year. Now available on the Bureau's website, the 20-page summary describes climate conditions and analyses key statistics for the year against longer term patterns.

The Summary shows that 2010 was significant for its heavy rainfall during the second half of the year, along with the strong La Niña event in the Pacific, record high sea surface temperatures near Australia, widespread flooding and continued global sea level rise.

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