The link between global warming and increased rainfall events is well known, but scientists say our infrastructure may not cope at this rate.
The real impact of a cyclone depends on more than just its category, with important factors including its size, tides and the region it hits. Here are some of the most destructive cyclones in Australia’s history.
The Bureau of Meteorology has released its 2017 weather calendar, full of breath-taking images of Australian skies.
Australia is facing an above-average cyclone season, with at least 11 cyclones likely in the region.
At its peak, Typhoon Meranti reached wind gusts of 370km per hour, causing extensive damage and taking at least two lives.
Australia’s coastal towns are already facing storms and erosion – problems that are set to get worse with rising seas.