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Fear, Flooding, Forecasting & Australia’s 2022 Official Rainfall Statistics
8 January 2023

Fear, Flooding, Forecasting & Australia’s 2022 Official Rainfall Statistics

This article first appeared on Jennifer Marohasy’s Website. In this article, Dr Jennifer Marohasy contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the Bureau of Meteorology conducted as part of the IPA’s research into Climate Change. This year the Australian Bureau of Meteorology waited until after close of business on Friday 6th January 2023 to release the official climate
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BOM Buries Record Daily Rainfall During Lismore Floods
23 August 2022

BOM Buries Record Daily Rainfall During Lismore Floods

The NSW Premier handed down the 2022 Flood Inquiry report last week and at the same time many of the 1,498 written submissions were made public. The submissions make for harrowing reading, especially the first-hand accounts from the Lismore community. There are very personal stories explaining how there had been limited flash-flooding up to 27th February. On that Sunday some thought the
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The Disaster at Lismore: Some Rainfall Statistics
16 March 2022

The Disaster at Lismore: Some Rainfall Statistics

Torrential rains along the east coast of Australia have caused terrible flooding.  I’ve previously provided some statistics and context for southeast Queensland, but the focus has since shifted to the town of Lismore in northern New South Wales. The wettest year on record at Lismore is 1893 with a total rainfall of 2,213 mms. The wettest day on record at Lismore
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Rain Bom
10 March 2022

Rain Bom

This article was originally published in The Spectator Australia. This article reflects the author’s ongoing research into the methods used by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology to collect, collate, adjust and publish temperature and rainfall data. Research into this topic have been published in the IPA Climate Change The Facts Publications, with an updated working paper shortly to be published.
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Brisbane Flooding, Again
27 February 2022

Brisbane Flooding, Again

Flooding rains have soaked south-east Queensland, again.  My heart goes out to everyone affected by flood waters. I’ve been watching the rain gauge at Lowood (Station# 040120), located just 10 kms to the south of Wivenhoe Dam upstream of the city of Brisbane. A total of 240 mms fell yesterday (Saturday 26th February) which is a record for any one day
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