Dr Clem Davis

BSc (Hons)
Honorary Lecturer

Clem Davis is a retired meteorologist who worked as an operational forecaster for the Bureau of Meteorology for 33 years. After completion of the BoM meteorologist course in 1972, he has worked in Perth, Darwin and Canberra in the areas of day to day forecasting for public weather, aviation, marine and severe weather and climate services.

For the last 9 years before he retired in 2005 he was OIC of the Canberra Meteorological Office and was on duty of the Canberra bushfires on 17th January 2003.

From 2006 to 2016 he was a Visiting Fellow with the Fenner School of Environment and Society, and is now an honorary Lecturer at FSES, where he has been researching climate and climate change in local and regional patrts of Australia.

Research interests

As an honorary lecturer at the Fenner School, I am carrying out research in conjunction with Associate Professor Janette Lindesay into the climate trends of the local region and with Dr Liz Hanna on the impacts of climate change in Northern Australia. I also provide assistance to research students and staff on issues related to weather and climate as well as presenting occasional guest lectures and will be helping the Fenner School and the ANU with external programs such as Science Week.

I also provide a bi weekly 7 day forecast for Canberra on Mondays and Thrusdays that is available on the internal website.

  • Davis, C & Hanna, E 2017, 'Temperature and rainfall trends in northern Australia 1911−2013: implications for human activity and regional development', Climate Research, vol. 71, no. 1, pp. 16pp.
  • Davis, C 2013, 'Towards the development of long-term winter records for the Snowy Mountains', Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal, vol. 63, no. 2, pp. 303-313.