Likelihood of El Niño in 2019 increasing: BOM

The Bureau of Meteorology has moved its ENSO Outlook from ‘WATCH’ to ‘El Niño ALERT’, saying the chance of El Niño developing in 2019 had increased to approximately 70 percent, around triple the normal likelihood…Read More

Grain Central, March 20, 2019

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 20 Mar 2019

A coastal trough and associated low produced showers and thunderstorms, with moderate to heavy falls along the east coast of Australia, while a monsoon trough and embedded tropical systems generated moderate falls across northern Australia…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, March 20, 2019

Rain helps late-planted sorghum, boosts winter-crop hopes

Rain has brought some relief to the parched summer-cropping areas of New South Wales and Queensland. It will help yields in later-planted sorghum, and has opened the subsoil moisture account for paddocks in the lead-up to winter-crop planting…Read More

Liz Wells, March 18, 2019

High temperatures and limited rain: NSW drought continues

Patchy rains that fell in New South Wales in January and February had little impact on the widespread drought conditions across the state due to high temperatures and evaporation…Read More

Grain Central, March 8, 2019

Farmers/plant breeders move to adapt to climate change

Climate change will pose a significant challenge for Australian agriculture, forcing farmers, advisers and plant breeders to adapt and extend the actions they currently employ to manage climate variability…Read More

Neil Lyon, March 7, 2019

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 13 Mar 2019

A series of cold fronts and troughs brought light to moderate falls to southwest and southeast Australia, while a surface and upper-level trough produced moderate falls in northern and eastern Queensland…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, March 13, 2019

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 6 Mar 2019

Thunderstorms and showers developed along broad areas of low pressure across northern Australia, while an onshore flow and associated showers generated moderate falls along the Queensland and New South Wales east coast…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, March 6, 2019

Australia’s hottest summer on record set to be followed by warm autumn

Australian summers are getting hotter with the one just past the warmest on record, and autumn likely to produce warmer temperatures overall and below average rainfall – especially in eastern parts of the country.

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David Jones, Lynette Bettio and Skie Tobin, Australian Bureau of Meteorology, March 1, 2019

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