Currently in Melbourne — September 14th, 2022

Currently in Melbourne — September 14th, 2022
A sunny start with a rainy end

The weather, currently.

Glorious sunshine

The overnight low of 4°C was a bit of a shock, wasn’t it? Brought about by the cloudless evening skies, which will continue throughout Wednesday morning, bringing some glorious sunshine and a top of 19°C by mid-afternoon. Don’t forget your hats and sunscreen when you’re out in it though as the UV index will be at a rating of 4 (which means ‘moderate’). The late afternoon is likely to bring showers with it, which will continue into the evening. Light winds of 15 to 25 km/h will tend north to northeasterly in the morning before increasing to 25 to 35 km/h at lunchtime. Something for everybody today. Showers are likely to continue into the rest of the week, so enjoy the clear skies while we have them. Speaking of showers, after weeks of speculation, the Bureau of Meteorology today officially declared a third La Niña event is under way in the Pacific, increasing the likelihood of above-average rainfall and flooding events for northern and eastern Australia during spring and into the summer.

— Megan Herbert

What you need to know, currently.

Global warming could likely still trigger multiple climate ”tipping points,” even if countries meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, according to a new study in Science published Thursday.

The study revealed that even if we meet the Paris Agreement’s goal of keeping global warming at 1.5°C is not enough to avoid the danger of climate change. According to the study, tipping points, if crossed, will lead to irreversible, self-perpetuating changes.

Tipping points include the die-off of low-latitude coral reefs, greenhouse gas emissions thawing permafrost, the melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and the shutdown of the ocean current which includes the Gulf Stream, to name a few.

—Aarohi Sheth

What you can do, currently.

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