Bureau of Meteorology predicts possible cyclone, El Nino this Wet season
Long-range weather forecasters are warning Top Enders to brace themselves for another eventful Wet season with a possible cyclone and heavy rains predicted. The cyclone predictions come as clouds of uncertainty hang over when the Gunner Government plans to start putting power lines underground, six months after Cyclone Marcus left some 28,000 homes in theRead More
BOM declares a 50 per cent chance of El Nino this spring
Warm and dry — that has been the story of the season, and now there is a good chance that is set to continue for south-east Australia. The Bureau of Meteorology has just declared an El Nino ‘watch’, which means that while we are still in the neutral phase of the El Nino Southern OscillationRead More
Floods don’t occur randomly, so why do we still plan as if they do?
Most major floods in South East Queensland arrive in five-year bursts, once every 40 years or so, according to our new research. Yet flood estimation, protection and management approaches are still designed on the basis that flood risk stays the same all the time – despite clear evidence that it doesn’t. We analysed historical flooding data from tenRead More