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Ahoy there me hearties! Ever hear about the legend of the airborne ghost-ship, the Flying Dutchman?

Haunting sailors since the 17th century with the sight of a ship floating above the horizon, we explore the science behind the Flying Dutchman, which is caused by Fata Morgana—when two layers of air of distinctly different temperatures come together, forming a strong ‘temperature inversion’ between them.

More on our blog: http://bom.ws/yGads
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I too have seen this phenomenon over Gulf St Vincent. South Australia. 
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Keen to hit the slopes? Snow’s on its way with this season's first big fall expected early next week!

It’s easy to check the weather on the slopes with MetEye and our mobile website: http://bom.ws/yf4hP Australian Alps forecasts: http://bom.ws/yf43T

Image: Mt Buller / Andrew Railton
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+Bureau of Meteorology Will it get cold enough to snow on Mount Lofty near Adelaide South Australia? Perhaps not. But relatively cold and wet? Most likely! From 35°S, 138.64°E


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Perth now has Doppler radar!

Western Australians can now access high resolution Doppler wind images for the Perth region. The upgrade also allows forecasters to track and monitor wind changes, and help improve warnings during severe weather events. Have a look: http://bom.ws/xRzfW

Image: Before and after Doppler.
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Sweet
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Weather info on the go!

We're developing our mobile weather website—be among the first to preview the site and let us know what you think via http://m.bom.gov.au/
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About time someone had the determination to develope a better weather forecasting system. Well done. Looking forward to down loading the app.
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Did you know that the State of the Climate 2014 draws on an extensive record of observations and analysis?

Get the full report here: http://bom.is/soc2014
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Just in time for the school holidays, eastern Australia recently experienced record breaking snowfall!

112 cm of snow was recorded at Falls Creek in northeastern Victoria over the past week, making the largest June snowfall since 1991.

Image: Falls Creek this morning captured by Chris Hocking
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Warning!
climate change + sarcasm + internet = tears
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It's official! A new supercomputer is scheduled to boost our forecasting capabilities in mid-2016!

From daily forecasts to severe weather warnings, Australians will benefit from more accurate and localised weather info with this increase in computing capability as announced in the Federal Budget.

More info: http://bom.ws/xU0RA
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Photo of the day: Mount Roland, TAS, captured by Jay Gargan on Saturday!
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Queenslanders! You can now access a detailed picture of the week ahead's weather anywhere in the Sunshine State with MetEye: http://bom.is/meteye

Image: Palm beach, Gold Coast, QLD. Copyright: Jon Gray
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Magnificent
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We've teamed up with CSIRO to release the State of the Climate 2014 report on observed long-term trends in Australia’s climate. Check it out: http://bom.is/soc2014
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The unnerving nature of such scientific reports is in direct contrast with the lack of action - or negative actions - of many of our politicians... 
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I wonder if you guys could also join forces with pressureNET? http://pressurenet.io/
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