You see those green, billowing storm clouds over there? Those are bad. Not because you'll get whisked away to some annoying musical world - no, because those clouds mean that storm is particularly nasty and dangerous. It might even mean a tornado is approaching.
Tagged With weather
Record cold temperatures are hitting much of the US this week. In some places, it’s possible you’ll experience weather that’s colder than you’ve seen in your lifetime. While it's not something we will have to deal with in Australia, knowing these safety tips could be important on your next trip.
Here’s what to know when the chill hits.
Temperatures across the United States plummeted today, with parts of the Midwest experiencing wind chills of 40 degrees below zero — and that’s in Celsius. As if frozen pipes and frostbite weren’t dangerous enough, some folks are learning about one of the rarer, scarier side effects of super-cold weather: cryoseisms, or “frost quakes.”
While we won't be facing weather like this anytime soon, it is still important to understand what the extremes of weather can mean.
iOS: There are plenty of apps you can use to check the weather in the morning, including whatever tools are already baked into your smartphone by default. If you’re on an iPhone, I recommend looking at A Weather Way, a cute little app that lets you see the effects of the weather on your typical daily routines.
Hello from beautiful, sunny Sydney, where the morning's rainfall managed to drop the equivalent of November's average monthly rainfall in just two hours. The torrential rain has managed to flood roads, bridges and houses, and has shut down much of Sydney's public transport network. Here's what the rain has done to Sydney and its surrounds.
A low pressure system is building in Australia and is set to dump two months' worth of rain on Sydney and surrounds in less than a day. As if this wasn't enough, the area is set to be buffeted by intense and dangerous winds for the second time in as many weeks, and flash flooding is expected in some areas. Here's what you need to know if you live in NSW.
Hurricane Florence is hitting the US East Coast, whipping through Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, and you can watch it from several webcams. Above (WARNING: Very loud wind) is the view from Frying Pan Tower, 55km off the coast of Cape Fear, NC, where the wind is shredding the flag. More live cams below.
Carrot Weather, the famously mouthy weather app for iOS and Mac, is now in beta on Android. The app reports the weather with sarcastic patter, doing a mediocre impression of the abusive AI from Portal. Thankfully, you can switch to "professional" mode and enjoy a sophisticated, customisable weather app without distractions.
A geomagnetic storm has been forecast to hit Earth this week, due to high speed solar wind streams resulting from a coronal hole. This all sounds very scary, and media coverage of the event has ranged from apocalyptic to promising a planet bathed in beautiful auroras, but the truth is a little less spectacular than that.
Most of us won't actually notice the solar storm's activity at all - but if you're lucky you may get a glimpse of an aurora.
The good news is that Australia is one of the best locations in the world to watch tonight's total lunar eclipse. The bad news is that clouds and rain are threatening to spoil the show.
Here is tonight's weather forecast and estimated cloud cover for each capital city. Sydneysiders may want to bring an umbrella.
Hoo boy, the weather on Christmas Day is a bit of a mixed bag across the country this year. Some of us will be heating up the barbie and jumping in the pool whereas others are likely to be neck deep in Christmas sweaters with a glass of egg nog and an open fire. (I know what I'd prefer.)
Here's the Christmas Day weather forecast across Australia.
Though weather forecasting is a notoriously inexact science, thanks to voice assistants, pop-up notifications and buzzing smartwatches, it's easier than ever to keep tabs on the day's weather (and dress accordingly). Of course, checking the truncated weather forecast on your phone might be convenient, but it could also mean you're losing out on valuable information that could help you deal with the heat, rain, or general mugginess outside. That's where desktop weather apps come in.