Some parts of Australia have enjoyed excellent rainfall this year, but others have not. Drought relief is still slow and patchy.
Earth's biggest rivers are streams of warm water vapor in the atmosphere that can cause huge rain and snowfall over land. Climate change is making them longer, wetter and stronger.
Humans are not very sensitive to changes in air pressure, but they can have a big effect on the weather.
Not all droughts are the same and South Africa needs to have a targeted approach to each type.
Today's three-day weather forecast is as accurate as a 24-hour forecast in the 1990s. But floods are still particularly tricky to pin down.
Tropical cyclones Idai and Kenneth have shown how important it is to integrate local information and resources with global scale forecasts and support.
For the start of Atlantic hurricane season on June 1, scholars explain weather forecasting, evacuation orders, inland flooding risks and how social ties influence decisions to stay or flee.
What creates such dramatic storms across the US Great Plains? The key factors are topography and temperature differences.
What raises a common winter storm to the level of 'bomb cyclone'? It's all about rapid, sharp changes in atmospheric pressure – and the scientists who coined the term meant to highlight their power.
There are regions in South Africa where it hasn't been established if the rainy season is in summer or winter.
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.
Dust storms look spectacular but are a serious health hazard. As climate change dries up many areas of the world, what can we expect from these storms in future?
Despite its global importance, the rainy 'Maritime Continent' around Indonesia is hard to capture using global climate models. But fear not - new research shows how to improve our forecasts.
Research says South Africa's picture perfect weather conditions are a tourist's dream.
Don't believe the skeptics or the conspiracy theorists: Weather forecasters can't slant hurricane warnings to make political points.
How do experts know when and where the next big hurricane is going to hit? A look at the complicated science of forecasting.
Technology can only go so far in making sense of our vast and intricate atmosphere.
The "red sky" proverb has endured across cultures for centuries, and modern science can explain why this is so.
Winter is here, and many farmers are still waiting on their 'autumn break' of heavy rain. Unfortunately, it looks like it will be a dry, warm winter – although the snow season will likely be good.
Why can't meteorologists call the weather correctly every time? Blame the battle of the weather models.