Hailstorm risk assessment in rural New South Wales

H. McMaster*

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    The risk of hail damage at a particular location depends on the frequency and severity (intensity) of hailfall. Three data sets were used to determine the relative risk of hail damage in the various weather forecasting districts of the state of New South Wales, Australia. Two of the data sets were observational data and the third was a set of crop insurance data. The crop insurance data was the least spatially-biased data available for rural areas. Combined data revealed that hailstorms were most frequent in the tablelands and most severe in the north of the state where there is summer-dominant rainfall.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)187-196
    Number of pages10
    JournalNatural Hazards
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2001


    • Crop insurance
    • Databases
    • Hailstorm severity
    • Hailstorms
    • New South Wales
    • Risk assessment


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