A supercell storm over Brisbane in 2008. Photo by Flickr user Garry61

Severe and High Impact Weather

Lead End User Representatives

The ability to understand, predict, forecast and monitor severe and high impact weather is fundamental to understanding the threat posed to communities, and in turn, our ability to provide appropriate warnings in the lead up to such weather.

This cluster of projects led by the Bureau of Meteorology focuses on:

  • Improving the scientific understanding of severe weather in Australia, such as cyclones, severe wind, thunderstorms and fire weather;
  • Improving the knowledge of how to best predict this severe weather, including model configuration and interpretation;
  • Contributing to the post-event analysis and lessons learned from selected severe events that occur during the course of the project;
  • Informing the development of numerical weather prediction systems specifically for severe weather.

Monitoring and prediction - cluster overview

Browse Projects

CRC funded projects’ details research conducted by the core, CRC funded, program.

Projects in ‘commissioned research’ detail research the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC has, or is, conducting directly for a partner organisation, outside of the core, CRC funded, program. These projects are included on this page as their topic relates to this cluster, and the findings may be of interest. 

All the resources from our 2016 conference

Research program in detail

Where, why and how are Australians dying in floods?

2015-2016 year in review

Bushfire planning with kids ebook

Research clusters