Where has our summer gone and will it come back?
In summer, more rain falls in thunderstorms but they aren’t strongly related to El Nino and can be very hard to predict, say University of Melbourne experts
COP28 is a global stocktake of climate change
This year’s UN climate change conference (COP28) could disappoint or deliver meaningful actions, say University of Melbourne experts.
Rainfall is on the rise in northwest Australia
University of Melbourne research finds warming oceans have altered a common weather pattern that brings monsoon rains across northern Australia
What we now know about climate change after 2021
2021 made us focus on climate change as well as COVID-19; University of Melbourne experts discuss what we now know about climate change at the end of 2021
To limit future flooding in Sydney, COP26 pledges need action
Weather that led to Sydney's 2021 floods will likely increase by 80 per cent by the end of this Century, predicts new University of Melbourne-led research
The dual risks of natural disasters and COVID-19
University of Melbourne research explores how countries can cope if a major earthquake or cyclone occurs while the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
When will Australia’s drought break?
For drought-busting rains, we might just have to wait for the tropical oceans to serve up some moisture, finds new research including University of Melbourne.
How fast the planet warms will be crucial for liveability
A rapid rise in temperatures under global warming would lead to more extremes compared to keeping warming more gradual say University of Melbourne researchers
Why more clouds can mean less rain in Australia
Giant clouds that dump rain from Broome to Hobart have increased in frequency, but University of Melbourne research says that doesn't mean more rain.
Is Australia set to follow Europe and North America with an extreme summer?
Parts of Australia should brace themselves for a very hot summer, similar to the northern hemisphere summer, predicts University of Melbourne expert Andrew King