Weather news – learn more

Lynchpin has a particular interest in the Ocean, atmosphere, land balance –  two programs this week explain more.

Drive, ABC RN:  World swelters through hottest June on record

Wednesday 20 July 2016 6:25PM (view full episode)

New figures released by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show the global temperatures have exceeded highs for 14 consecutive months.

Some residents of England are sweltering through temperatures reaching up to the mid thirties, posting pictures under the hashtag #HottestDayoftheYear.

Climatologist Andrew King says these results are partly because of El Nino, but also due to our changing climate.


Catalyst: ABC TV: watch Stormageddon

In the first week of June, four states were battered by a ferocious east coast low unusual in its size, damaging storm surge and intense rainfalls. Tasmania was under a deluge as an unprecedented seven rivers broke their banks in torrential downpours. Huge seas and an unusual wave direction carved out huge sections of waterfront properties and flooded low lying areas. Did warmer temperatures play a role? How are storm patterns changing across Australia and will we see more like this?