Weather Glossary - X
The portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that has a very short wave length. It has a wavelength longer than gamma rays, yet shorter than visible light. X-rays can penetrate various thicknesses of all solids, and when absorbed by a gas, can result in ionization.
An inert gas that occurs at extremely low concentration in the atmosphere.
Severe weather will spread over parts of eastern Australia today after a wild night in the nation's south.
Pineapple farmers on the Sunshine Coast are concerned their fruit will burn and become unsaleable as a heatwave in south east Queensland reaches its peak today.
About 33,000 properties are without power in South Australia, with Adelaide being the hardest hit, after a storm front crossed the state last night.