Climate Change in Australia

Climate information, projections, tools and data

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News & Updates

Downtime & Bugs

Please note: Climate Change in Australia (CCiA) uses the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) to host many of the data download functions accessed by the webtools on CCiA.  In addition to viewing the downtime notifications here, you can check NCI's Live Status page for additional detail.

Current Downtime Notices (0) or Bugs (4)

Scheduled downtime:

None

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Unscheduled Outages:

None known

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Bugs:

  1. Broken bookmarks?:  With the launch of the refreshed website on 17th March, many pages now have a new URL.  If this affects you, please use the navigation or search functions to find the content you're looking for.
  2. Thresholds Calculator downloads: Downloads from the Thresholds Calculator are currently failing. A fix is in progress but may take some time. Please contact us to obtain thresholds datasets.
  3. Climate Futures Detailed Projections: A small number of models are failing to display results for evapotranspiration and/or windspeed for certain settings. We are working to resolve the issue.
  4. Map Explorer: Related to the above problem, displaying evapotranspiration or windspeed data from some models (certain settings only) fails to generate the Contextualiser. We are working to resolve the issue.

Features, datasets, events and links

18/08/2021: New data download functionality

The Gridded Data  and Location Data Download tools have been replaced by a single data download page. The full range of 'NRM' projections datasets will ultimately be made available. At this stage, you can access:

  1. Location-based future climatological averages (.csv)
  2. Location-based future fire danger (FFDI) data (Excel)
  3. Gridded projected changes for all available CMIP5 GCMs at native model grid
  4. Gridded application-ready data for the NRM eight-model subset at 5 km grid
  5. Gridded future temperature threshold exceedance data for the NRM eight-model subset at 5 km grid

This change was necessitated by the unplanned decommissioning of critical back-end infrastructure by one of our third-party providers.

Visit the Download 'NRM' Datasets page.

7/07/2021: Electricity Sector Climate Information

Weather will have an increasing impact on our energy system as the climate changes. It is important that the National Electricity Market is resilient to these risks. In response, the Australian Government provided $6.1 million over three years for the Electricity Sector Climate Information (ESCI) project.

The project has delivered improved climate and weather information to support electricity sector resilience to climate change and extreme weather events. As a result of the ESCI project, climate risk - including risk related to future weather - can now be integrated more confidently into sector planning and risk modelling using a standard process.

The ESCI project is a collaboration between CSIRO, the Bureau of Meteorology and the Australian Energy Market Operator. The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources provided funding for the project.

Find out more

17/03/2021: Launch of the refreshed CCiA (v1.1)

Navigating climate change projections just got a whole lot easier:

A look inside the refreshed Climate Change in Australia website

We've made it easier to find and use the climate change projections information, data and tools you need on the Climate Change in Australia website, home to Australia’s national climate change projections since 2016.

The refresh, supported by the Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub, has been informed by insights into the needs of users gathered from surveys, user experience analysis and interviews with key stakeholders.

As well as an improvement to the navigation functions of the website, new content added to the website includes Australian climate change projections framed around global warming levels since the pre-industrial era, including 1.5, 2 and 3 degrees Celsius. High-level climate statements on past and future changes for all states and territories, and at a national level, have also be added to the website.

Dive in to the website to access climate change projections information, data and tools to help better understand your current and future climate risks.

13/11/2020: State of the Climate 2020

State of the Climate 2020 shows continued warming and increase in extreme weather events

Continued warming of Australia’s climate, an increase in extreme fire weather and length of the fire season, declining rainfall in the southeast and southwest of the continent, and rising sea levels are some of the key trends detailed in the latest State of the Climate report, released today by the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO.

Drawing on the latest climate observations, analyses and projections, the biennial report provides a comprehensive and scientifically rigorous analysis of Australia's changing climate, today and into the future.

We've summarised key messages here .

19/02/2020: Victorian Climate Change Projections 2019 Reports Errata

A small number of typographical errors were found in the VCP19 Technical Report and Regional Reports after they were published. These are described in the Technical Report Erratum and Regional Reports Erratum that can be downloaded from the VCP19 Publications page. The downloadable PDF versions of the Technical Report (whole report and individual chapters) and Regional Reports are the corrected versions.

31/01/2020: Thresholds Calculator bug fixed

A bug was picked up by a user in the Thresholds Calculator tool. The bug meant it was possible for the results table to show previously generated results if the user clicked on a new location (unless the "Redraw Map" button had been clicked).

This is now fixed and the table refreshes whenever a new location is clicked on the map.

9/10/2019: Victorian Climate Projections 2019

We're very pleased to announce the release of a new set of climate change projections for Victoria: Victorian Climate Projections 2019 (VCP19).

The Victorian Government partnered with CSIRO’s Climate Science Centre to do new high-resolution climate modelling and incorporate these into an updated set of climate projections for Victoria.

The project developed a comprehensive set of 5 km datasets for use in impact/risk assessment. The datasets are accompanied by a set of products designed to build the capacity of state and local government, business and the community to understand and apply climate change data and information.

Find out more here!

7/09/2019: Looking for a climate impacts case study?

If you're looking for examples of climate change impacts assessments, you may find these case studies useful:

  1. Hydrology case study
  2. Biodiversity case study
  3. Human health case study
In addition, a range of impacts studies have been completed in the natural resource management (NRM) sector. A selection of these can be found on the pages in the Impacts and Adaptation section of this website.

19/2/2019: Thresholds Calculator v2.0

We're pleased to announce that we've upgraded the Thresholds Calculator.

Version 2.0 brings you:

  1. More temperature threshold choices
  2. Data on extreme rainfall
  3. Data on dry years
  4. Localised results on first load
Check it out here