Storms, fog and curious clouds: Beauty of weather celebrated in BOM's 2020 calendar
The annual BOM Australian Weather Calendar for 2019 has been launched.
Now in its 36th year, the Australian Weather Calendar is published jointly by the Bureau and the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS).
The cover image of the 2020 calendar was shot by Wollongong photographer Warren Keelan. He says at the moment he captured the vivid rainbow, the sky had turned very dark and it had just started raining.
"As the waves were rolling in front of me I tried to compose a shot where the rainbow was coming down and almost touhing the top of the water' he says.
Bureau chief executive officer Dr Andrew Johnson said hundreds of amateur and professional photographers submitted images to the competition this year, with a final 13 pictures going into print.
"I am proud to say that our 2020 calendar includes images from every State and Territory, as well as Antarctica, so we're covering Australia and beyond, from the tropics to the frozen continent," Dr Johnson said.
The theme for 2020 is 'Weather safety for all Australians', and a feature of this year's calendar is the range of clouds, from pileus and shelf to mammatus and lenticular formations. Each image is accompanied by a description of how nature made it happen.
The weather calendar can be ordered from the Bureau's online shop at shop.bom.gov.au or purchased at selected Bureau offices.
You can see all 12 images in the calendar below.
We have a copy of the 2020 BOM Calendar to giveaway. To enter, check out the post on our Facebook page.