Category Archives: disturbance

Extreme spring weather event again

What’s happening with our spring weather??? Hailstorms are normally seen in the tropical and sub-tropical zones of Australia, not in Adelaide in the temperate south. Is this a taste of the predictions for more frequent extreme weather events as a result … Continue reading

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New life in the Sampson Flat ashes

The devastating Sampson Flat fires in January 2015 left a swathe of blackened landscapes and fallen trees across the Adelaide Hills. The last of the flames were extinguished by heavy rainfall brought by a series of low pressure troughs linked … Continue reading

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Shades of Green and Gold

Driving through the mid-north of South Australia in late Spring, the landscapes match the national colours of green and gold – the vibrant green of healthy grain crops and the glorious gold of canola blooms. The outlook is promising for … Continue reading

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Are we already seeing more frequent, more intense weather events?

It is often said that Australia is’ a land of droughts and flooding rains’. Yes it is, but climate change is predicted to bring more frequent, intense flood and drought events with more severe impacts, as well as reduced water … Continue reading

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