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 HINT: You may need to click twice to change tabs if you are using an iPad. Some recent AMETA Newsletters (in PDF format) may be viewed via the following links: At a recent public forum, which was jointly sponsored by BOM, AMOS and Flinders University, an expert panel discussed a number of aspects of “Thunderstorm Asthma”. In November 2016, a large outbreak of asthma attacks in Melbourne coincided with intense thunderstorm activity. The emergency services were overwhelmed and about 9 fatalities ensued. The panel looked at this event from various angles, with particular attention to the question of whether such an event could be repeated in South Australia. The February 2019 AMetA Newsletter gives a fuller summary of the discussions (”borrowed”, with thanks, from Murray Hamilton’s writeup in the December 2018 issue of BAMOS).