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Weather on show

By Country News

From Antarctica to the Top End and lightning to icicles, climate extremes and everything in between are on display in the Australian Weather Calendar for 2019.

The Bureau of Meteorology’s chief executive officer and director of meteorology Dr Andrew Johnson said hundreds of photographs were submitted each year, so it was a tough task narrowing them down to just 13.

‘‘The calendar’s arrival is always eagerly awaited by weather watchers, while for those behind the camera, having one of your shots included is a real feather in your photographic cap,’’ Dr Johnson said.

‘‘Since 1983 the Australian Weather Calendar has provided an annual glimpse of the best in Australian photography and a showcase of how nature can be captured and shared.

‘‘The 2019 edition features images from every state and the Northern Territory, plus one from Davis Station in the frozen Antarctic, so it’s geographically as well as visually diverse.’’

More than 1.4million copies of the Australian Weather Calendar have been sold since its inception and this year another 65000 are set to be added to that total, with orders expected from up to 80 countries.

■To order the calendar, visit: shop.bom.gov.au or phone 1300 798 789.

Calendar prices start at $15 for the small version and $17 for the traditional A2 size.

The calendar is published jointly by the Bureau of Meteorology and the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society.