Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology has revealed its computer systems have been breached by China, potentially compromising thousands of mundane weather predictions.
When asked what China may wish to do with an up-to-date dossier of fairly accurate weather statistics, the bureau appeared concerned.
“We’re not entirely sure what information was stolen at this stage because honestly it’s so boring we never look at any of it,” claimed spokesperson Bryan Bury.
“However if China ever wanted to know how a low pressure trough in the Tasman would react to warming winds coming up from the Adelaide hills, we surmise they could certainly create an accurate seven day forecast for Sydney if they wanted to.”
China have remained silent on the issue so far, however, astute observers have already noted changes in Chinese stock market behaviour.
“Chinese stock trading has maintained a respectable 66 per cent success rate in exchanges in the last week, this reeks of Australian weather prediction accuracy rates to me,” one unnamed source told us.