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Friday, 21 December 2012

Front cover of the Improving Water Information Program Progress Report 2012
Improving Water Information Program reaches the half-way mark

As we pass the half-way mark of the ten-year Improving Water Information Program, a comprehensive and reliable picture of Australia’s water resources is emerging.

Read more about Advancing Australia's Water Information.


Map of Australia showing chance of above average temperatures, indicating warmer than average days are likely over northern and most of eastern Australia.
Map of Australia showing chance of above average temperatures, indicating warmer than average days are likely over northern and most of eastern Australia.

The Bureau of Meteorology's rainfall and temperature outlooks for January to March 2013 are now available on the Bureau's website.

Read more about Rainfall and temperature outlook for January to March.


Front cover of the Exposure Draft of Australian Water Accounting Standard 2
Front cover of the Exposure Draft of Australian Water Accounting Standard 2

The Bureau is seeking feedback on the recently released Exposure Draft of Australian Water Accounting Standard 2.

The Standard guides independent practitioners who are engaged to assure general purpose water account reports.

Read more about Exposure Draft of Australian Water Accounting Standard 2.


Image of the IMOS 14-day Mosaic sea surface temperature anomaly
The start of a new generation of environmental intelligence products and services

On 14 November 2012, over 40 key stakeholders joined the Hon Tony Burke, Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities in a preview of products which will be delivered as part of the eReefs project. 

Watch the eReefs video.

Read more about eReefs products previewed.


Map of Australia showing 24 hour rainfall totals to 9am on 11 December 2012 across Australia
Map of Australia showing 24 hour rainfall totals to 9am on 11 December 2012 across Australia (dot colour indicates rainfall depth as per the scale)

The Bureau of Meteorology is the national agency responsible for forecasting floods and issuing warnings in Australia. Our flood forecasting and warning team have been collecting and publishing rainfall and river level data on the Bureau website in near real-time for over 12 years.

Read more about Checking rainfall and river conditions across Australia.


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