As Australia heads into summer with an El Niño, it’s important to understand and prepare for the health risks associated with extreme weather.
Understanding how hailstorm frequency has changed over time can help us build resilience against future hail events.
A UNSW Sydney scientist explains exactly how an El Niño event manifests and why it can be difficult to predict.
The likely El Niño is bad timing for the electricity sector, and means Australians may face supply disruptions and volatile prices.
The record-breaking Cyclone Freddy was a wake-up call to prepare for the storms of the future.
The growing threat of flash flooding as a result of more intense rapid rain bursts means the city needs to update its flood defences.
Australia needs more investment in hydrological modelling and new infrastructure to reduce the impact of major flood events, UNSW expert says.
With La Niña prolonging the wet season, there is an increased risk of flooding along the north, east and southeast regions.
Academic research can shed light on crucial questions about what life on Earth will be like under the most plausible emissions scenarios. And a warning: the answers are confronting.
As the planet continues to warm, extreme weather events such as heatwaves and heavy rainfall are becoming more frequent, intense and longer, according to global weather data.