THE most beautiful weather images of the year have been compiled by the Bureau of Meteorology for its annual calendar.
It features 13 stunning images, including a unique take on a festive snowflake.
The beautiful December image captures the moment soft white ice crystals form on a spider's web in St Marys, Tasmania.
This quintessentially Australian snapshot was selected from hundreds of entries to feature in the calendar.
Other spectacular images include the cloud-capped mountains of Lord Howe Island, Antarctic skies shimmering with the aurora australis and a lightning strike near Longreach, Queensland.
Last year, the calendar was delivered to more than 80 countries, making it the perfect gift for those hard-to-buy-for friends and relatives.
Orders placed before 15 December should make it to most destinations in time for Christmas. For more information, head to the BOM shop.