Review of the Australia Bureau of Meteorology's extreme weather and seasonal forecasting capacity

Review of the Australia Bureau of Meteorology's extreme weather and seasonal forecasting capacity

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20 August 2013
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Supporting the Bureau of Meteorology's capacity to respond to future extreme weather and natural disaster events and to provide seasonal forecasting services.

The Australian Government has announced measures to improve the Bureau's capacity to respond to future extreme weather and natural disaster events such as floods, fires, storms and tropical cyclones, particularly when these events occur simultaneously and in multiple locations.

In July 2011 the Government commissioned an independent review of the capacity of the Bureau of Meteorology to respond to future extreme weather and natural disaster events and to provide accurate and timely seasonal forecasting services. Undertaken by Ms Chloe Munro, the Review of the Bureau of Meteorology's capacity to respond to future extreme weather and natural disaster events and to provide seasonal forecasting services (the Review) proposed a suite of priority actions to address risks requiring attention, and additional options for further consideration by the Bureau and by the Government. The Australian Government's response establishes a new National Centre for Extreme Weather, increases frontline forecasters, builds new forecasting systems and delivers infrastructure upgrades in response to the highest priority actions from the Review.

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