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. 

AFAC17 logo

AFAC17 logo

All the resources from our 2017 conference

National research priorities for natural hazards

National research priorities for natural hazards

National priorities for research

The Sir Ivan fire. Photo: Nick Moir, Fairfax Media

The Sir Ivan fire. Photo: Nick Moir, Fairfax Media

Research findings from 2017 NSW fires

Four years of highlights

Bushfire planning with kids ebook

Research clusters