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Australian Severe Weather
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Severe weather phenomena are weather conditions that are hazardous
A drought is an extended period where water availability falls below the statistical requirements for a region
Freezing rain begins as snow falling from a cloud towards earth. It melts completely on its way down in a layer of warm (above freezing) air and then supercools
In meteorology, a cyclone is the rotation of a volume of air about an area of low atmospheric pressure
A flood is an overflow of water
A wildfire, also known as a forest fire, vegetation fire, grass fire, or bushfire
A Derecho is a widespread and long-lived windstorm that is associated with a fast-moving band of severe thunderstorms
A heat wave is a prolonged period of excessively hot weather, which may be accompanied by excessive humidity
Arctic cyclones are vast areas of low pressure. They should not be confused with what are commonly referred to as polar lows that behave similarly to hurricanes
Winter Storms - Blizzards
Blizzards are characterized by low temperatures (usually below 20°F) and accompanied by winds that are at least 35 mph or greater
A blizzard is a severe weather condition characterized by low temperatures and strong winds