October 2015 was the hottest on record for that month, and Tasmania had its driest ever spring.
The final weeks of 2016 would need to be the coldest of the 21st century to avoid it becoming the hottest year.
Global temperatures like 2015 will by normal by 2030, and Australia's record-breaking 2013 summer will likely be an average summer by 2035.
New projections suggest the world could warm 3-7 degrees over coming centuries.
Atmospheric, marine, environmental, biological and medical scientists join in calling for more focus on the damage being wrought by climate change.
2015 was the world's hottest year on record. The US State of the Climate report has rounded up the litany of temperature and other records that were broken all over the globe.
Australasia's warming in recent decades is unprecedented in the past millennium. But a mistake in the paper reporting this finding took four years to fix, and was viciously attacked by bloggers.
Autumn 2016 was Australia's hottest, beating the previous record set in 2005.
Another month, another broken temperature record. Scientists are already confident 2016 will be the hottest year ever, a record only set in 2015.
The summer of 2015-2016 was the hottest on record for Australia's oceans.
February 2016 was the hottest month by the biggest margin ever. Does that mean global warming has gone into hyperdrive?
Record-breaking years have been almost impossible without human-caused climate change.
Sydney is in the process of smashing the record for the longest run of days above 26℃. Weather, El Nino and climate change are all playing their part.
Former PM's business advisor Maurice Newman recently claimed that satellite temperature data tell a different story to data collected on the ground. He's right - but that's how it's meant to be.
2015 was the world's hottest year ever by a long shot. But what drove the record temperatures, and what role did climate change play?
2015 will likely be the hottest year on record, according to a preliminary analysis released by the World Meteorological Organization.
This has been Australia's hottest October on record. And the record-breaking temperatures are at least six times more likely thanks to human-induced global warming.
An analysis of the world's longest-running temperature record suggests that England is many times more likely to experience more record-breaking hot years like 2014 than it was a century ago.