A far cry from nude ladies or sweaty firemen, Australia’s national weathercasters have compiled a calendar we can get behind one overflowing with serious storm porn.
The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has released a series of publicly-submitted, jaw-dropping images of weather patterns from across the vast island continent.
They’ve taken the shots, along with photographer’s accompanying personal stories, and turned them into a 2017 calendar we can all enjoy. Even without even buying it.
January’s photographer Chris Tangey captured a freak hail storm in Australia’s red centre, after hearing about the incoming storm on Facebook.
David Jaensch was heading back from a camping trip on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula when he spotted this classic example of a cumulonimbus (thunderstorm) cloud over Port Lincoln.
Working with the Australian Antarctic Division at Mawson Station, Dobromilsky managed to capture this image of the southern lights or Aurora Australis.
Pamela Pauline of Mona Vale, captured this eerie front during a period of intense storms.
Mario Mirabile happened upon some delicate ice sheets resting on top of native grasses and couldn’t let the moment escape undocumented
John Baxter said that in all his years at sea he’d never before seen anything like these mountainous clouds that seemed to float off the west coast of Australia.
Rob Embury shot these lenticular clouds over Mount Lidgbird and Mount Gower, Lord Howe Island, saying “there wasnt any low-level cloud around but those two peaks create their own weather.”
Amateur photographer Flavia Jager Williams spotted this vivid rainbow near Binda, a small village in the New South Wales Southern Tablelands.
Kylie Gee of Bencubbin said “It took a couple of goes to get the composition lined up with the moon… The image is lit purely by moonlight.”
Seenivasan Kumaravel’s photograph shows the Australian Capital Territory, blanketed in a thick morning fog.
Helen Day said of her shot “I sat in the dark for two hours on a very hot night waiting for this bolt. I could hear kangaroos hopping past in the dark.”
Photographer Leanne Osmond sat outside at sunrise on a crisp winter’s morning to snap the frost clinging to a spider web on a nearby fence.
The calendar’s available via the Bureau of Meteorology’s online store.