The hot temperatures took a long time to build and will take a long time to disperse. So is it climate change? Or El Nino? And was Sydney’s scorcher a heatwave? Channel Ten weather presenter Magdalena Roze clarifies.READ MORE
China’s air force has conducted the largest ever “weather modification” project in time for the Republic’s 60th anniversary. 18 planes sprayed “environmentally-friendly” chemicals at clouds to force them to rain. Ouch.READ MORE
Dust storms, like the one affecting Sydney this morning, can contain everything from plant pollens to dried animal faeces and chemicals, says Ben Harris-Roxas, a health impact assessment expert. Should people stay inside?
The potential health impacts of dust itself are important – usually by exacerbating existing asthma.READ MORE
Tim Vasquez tries to isolate the aircraft’s location against high-resolution satellite images from GOES-10 to identify any association with thunderstorm activity.READ MORE