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Oct 25, 2020
More cyclones and more rain on the way says BOM

More cyclones and more rain on the way says BOM

The Bureau of Meteorology has clarified its position on the La Nina pattern expected to affect northern Australia this season and it’s not good. The tropical cyclone season runs between 1 November and 30 April and the bureau advises there’s a greater chance of cyclones and more so, rain. There’ve been fewer tropical cyclones on… ...

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Sep 29, 2020
It’s official – La Niña is here

It’s official – La Niña is here

The Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed that a La Niña has formed in the tropical Pacific, with climate models suggesting it’s likely to remain until at least the end of 2020. La Niña typically brings a wetter-than-average spring and summer to northern and eastern Australia as well as increased tropical cyclone numbers. The last La… ...

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Aug 18, 2020
La Niña alert status raises flooding, cyclone risk

La Niña alert status raises flooding, cyclone risk

Australia is likely to be facing a wet year with increased tropical cyclones as the Bureau of Meteorology raises its El Niño-Southern Oscillation Outlook to La Niña alert status. This status means the chance of a La Niña occurring this year has increased to 70 per cent, roughly three times the normal likelihood.  Bureau manager of climate operations Dr Andrew Watkins said La Niña typically resulte...

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Jun 01, 2020
Funds to help households cyclone-proof homes

Funds to help households cyclone-proof homes

Queensland homeowners will be able to cyclone-proof their homes through the Household Resilience Program after a a $21.25 million top-up of the scheme. The work it generates is hoped to provide a solid boost for local tradespeople and was among the elements of the Queensland Economic Recovery Strategy announced last month. Federal Emergency Management Minister… ...

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