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.
Our third-party provider, the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) has scheduled maintenance for the period detailed below. This means downloads from the following tools may fail during the specified period:
Other CCIA pages and functionality will be unaffected.
Start: Thursday 1 July 2021 08:00 AEST (8am)
End: Thursday 1 July 2021 18:00 AEST (6pm)
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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!
If you're looking for examples of climate change impacts assessments, you may find these case studies useful:
We're pleased to announce that we've upgraded the Thresholds Calculator.
Version 2.0 brings you:
Page last updated 13th July 2021