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Thursday, 27 October 2011

A river surrounded by trees with the heading National Water Account 2010 and a list of regions in the report
National Water Account 2010 published

The National Water Account 2010 will be launched on 3 November 2011. This is Australia's first National Water Account and is a new style of water reporting.

Eight regions are included in the National Water Account 2010: Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne, Murray–Darling Basin, Ord, Perth, South East Queensland and Sydney.

Read more about Australia's first National Water Account published.


National map of probability of exceeding median rainfall
National map of probability of exceeding median rainfall

A late forming La Niña event is brewing in the Pacific but is not expected to be nearly as strong as in 2010 and early 2011. While above average rainfall is likely across broad areas of eastern and northern Australia, impacts are unlikely to be as significant as last year.

Read more about Another La Niña forming: a tale of two years.


Climate and water presentations available

Presentations available for your use
Presentations available for your use

Bureau staff regularly give presentations at industry events and conferences. Presentation material covering climate and streamflow outlooks, water trends and much more is freely available on the Bureau's website.

The material is updated every month and you are welcome to access it. Please acknowledge the Bureau of Meteorology or other providers as noted if you use it.

Access Bureau presentation material.


2012 Calendar on sale in November

The southern lights over Mawson Base, Antarctica
The southern lights over Mawson Base, Antarctica

The Bureau is focused on the weather, right? Well, yes – but we also work in space weather, oceans and rivers, and a range of environmental information.

The Bureau's stunning 2012 Australian Weather Calendar looks beyond meteorology and explores environmental intelligence as an important theme. The calendar features 13 spectacular photographs of Australia's land, sea, rivers and skies.

Photo submissions are sought for the 2013 calendar until 31 March 2012.

Read about the Bureau's 2012 calendar.


Tuesday, 25 October 2011

National map of probability of exceeding median rainfall
National map of probability of exceeding median rainfall

The Bureau's seasonal rainfall outlook for November 2011–January 2012 favours a wetter than usual period over large parts of northern, eastern and southwest Australia.

Read more about Odds on wet.


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