Weather Glossary - Q
QFE is calculated by adjusting the station level pressure for the difference between the barometer level and the aerodrome reference level, assuming International Standard Atmosphere(ISA) conditions. An Altimeter set to QFE will read zero when the aircraft is on the runway.
The pressure setting used by aircraft altimeters to give an indication above MSL. The QNH pressure calculation assumes a standard ICAO atmosphere.
A front that shows little or no horizontal movement. By convention, the term applies to a front this is moving at 5 knots or less. The slow horizontal motion combined with considerable vertical motion of the warm air, often gives rise to persistent and sometimes severe amounts of precipitation leading to local flooding.
One of Australia's wettest winters on record has primed parts of the country for above-average bushfire potential this season.
Farmers at Ouse in the Derwent Valley deserve joint state and Commonwealth disaster relief grants, the Tasmanian Flood Recovery Taskforce says.
The heaviest August rain in decades turned central Australia into an eerie place this week, causing waterfalls and thick fog.