At a very simple level, "weather" refers to day-to-day conditions. "Climate" describes the average over many years.
2018 was Australia’s third warmest year on record, as the NSW drought dragged into another year.
Twice every day the Bureau of Meteorology sends out the official weather forecasts for towns and cities across Australia. Here's how we work out what to say in them.
Bushfires across Queensland are fanned by high winds pushed north by a strong low in NSW.
The forecast arrival of El Niño may mean the east coast of Australia will experience an exceptionally hot and dry summer, but does this mean there will be fewer mosquitoes buzzing about?
Doctors have long acknowledged heart attacks are more likely to occur in cold weather. But now a major study has confirmed it.
Cyclone season approacheth, but this year there’s a twist.
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Australia must come to terms with some fundamental shifts in our weather patterns. This month, Andrew Watkins from the BOM and climate scientist Joelle Gergis explore what's in store.
A new tool called EcoCast helps fishermen in the West Coast figure out where it's best to fish that day.
Donald Trump claims his administration has carried out an "all-out effort" in preparing for the effects of climate change. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The future climate that scientists predict for the middle of the United States is one that will foster more hail events with bigger hailstones.
Clouds formed by rising warm air currents are called 'convection clouds'. Because of all the rising air coming up, these clouds can be bumpy on top, sometimes looking like cotton wool or cauliflower.
How do experts know when and where the next big hurricane is going to hit? A look at the complicated science of forecasting.
Ants have many tricks to deal with rain – like holding their breath, blocking nest entrances or drinking excess water and releasing it elsewhere by 'communal peeing.' But can they see rain coming?
A new outlook from the Bureau of Meteorology forecasts a dry, warm spring – and not the sustained rain we need.
A weather expert explains where petrichor – that pleasant, earthy scent that accompanies a storm's first raindrops – comes from.
Technology can only go so far in making sense of our vast and intricate atmosphere.
Machine learning is changing the world in ways that we are just beginning to appreciate. But could it change the way we do science and the reasons why we do science?
A climate scientist explains what is going on with this heatwave.
The "red sky" proverb has endured across cultures for centuries, and modern science can explain why this is so.
Why you should never leave your dog in the car on a hot day.