The Australian Meteorological Association, AMETA  Inc, is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 1969 to foster interest in, and advance the knowledge of, meteorology and related sciences.  Membership is open to anyone with an interest in meteorology or oceanography  and related disciplines. Regular meetings are held to inform members and promote community understanding of meteorological and related science and services. We welcome any ideas that members or any other interested people might have on what should be included on this site - email your suggestions to webmaster@ameta.org.au. The AMETA citizen science team is nearing the completion of a 10 year project to salvage historical Australian weather data going back to the time of settlement. Winston Churchill is quoted as saying “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see”.  By contributing data to an international initiative to model global weather, the team has made a significant southern-hemisphere contribution to the understanding of weather going back 150 years, and this historical data is setting the background for our forward perspective on climate change analysis. For more information visit our Historical Weather page - recently updated The 20th August 2019 AMetA meeting was held at Flinders University (City Campus) in conjunction with AMOS. Darren Ray first discussed some of the important drivers of our weather systems, followed by Jochen Kaempf and Beth Walton who introduced some of the current thinking on climate change. John Nairn then Chaired a panel discussion in which the above speakers responded to questions from the audience. A fuller report on this well-attended talk is included in the October Newsletter. The recent 15th October 2019 AMetA Meeting was held in the usual BOM Meeting Room, commencing with the 2019 Annual General Meeting. All committee positions were filled, although no voting was required for any positions. Mark Little was welcomed as our new President, with Beth Walton now vice- President after a decade as President. John Braendler is taking a well earned rest from his greatly appreciated stint as Treasurer and will be replaced by Liam Smart. Darren Ray will continue his role as our Secretary. Ordinary members of the new committee include Mac Benoy, John Braendler, Bruce Davis, Jon Lethbridge, Warwick Grace and David Brown. Please Note: Annual Subscriptions for 2019-20 are now due. Payment options are given on the “About Us” page Darren Ray commenced the “formal” presentations with his usual interesting assessment of the weather outlook for the next few months. He included a number of tips on how to make use of some new features available on the BOM website. Beth Walton then spoke about Meteorology & Aviation (the other advertised speaker, Martin Crowe, was unable to attend). Beth’s long career in relevant divisions of the bureau meant that she was able to talk to this subject from personal experience, while spicing it up with historical background. A fuller account of the talk will be given in the next newsletter. In recent years, the AMetA Annual Dinner has been held on the last Tuesday of November and has been enjoyed by those members (and partners) able to attend at this hectic time of the year. This year we have booked the Crystal Room in the BENJAMIN ON FRANKLIN HOTEL, 233 Franklin St, Adelaide, at 6 for 6:30pm on Tuesday 26th November. This is the same venue as for the previous two years, which has proved quite congenial and nearby parking has been found convenient. Mac has emailed an Eventbrite notice to members on our contact list, with a link that hopefully gives you an easy way to advise us of your intention to attend. Alternatively, you could click on this link to send a message to the event organiser (Rose) via the webmaster.