THE Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology, Australia has now been in existence more than a year, and issued its first Bulletin a few months ago. This is an article on the “Climate and Meteorology of Australia,” and is written by the Commonwealth meteorologist, Mr. H. A. Hunt. It contains some very interesting data with regard to the climate of the various capitals, and indicates that Adelaide is the driest and sunniest, and that Brisbane-is the hottest, capital. The hottest region is in the northern part of West Australia, near the Marble Bar and Nulla-gine goldfields, where the maximum shade temperature often exceeds 100° for days and even weeks continuously.