16 historical weather images from the Adelaide region

What was Australia’s climate like before official weather records began in the early 1900s? How did the climate impact the lives of people living in the 1800s? You too can discover more about the history of South Australia’s climate with these 16 images relating to the climate history of the Adelaide region...

A snow event in the Lofty Ranges, 1905. Source: State Library of South Australia

We dug up Australian weather records back to 1838 and found snow is falling less often

We pieced together weather records back to 1838 to create Australia’s longest analysis of daily temperature extremes and their impacts on society. We found snow was once a regular feature of the southern Australian climate. But as Australia continues to warm under climate change, cold extremes are becoming less frequent and heatwaves more common. ...