• Hairy panic / Hairy weed invasion in Australia: Previous weekend brought a tumbleweed windstorm

    Residents in Hillside, around 24 kilometers northwest from Melbourne, thanks to gale force winds during previous weekend, 5.-6. December 2020 covered streets and gardens with the dry grass, a pheonmenon known as a "hairy panic" or a "hairy weed invasion". Tumbleweed was delivered to the populated area from horse paddock, ...
  • Powerful cyclone season in Australia is expected, 9 - 15 cyclones is forecasted

    Bureau of Meteorology, Accuweather teams and other forecasters based on long-term meteorological models published a forecasts for cyclone season 2020/2021 in Australia. Main drivers of the seasonal forecasts were a behaviour of ENSO (ongoing La-nina phase) and IOD (Indian Ocean Dipole pattern). Thanks to La-niňa, wet conditions will be present ...