Issued on 7 November 2011

No Drought Statement issued for November

Recent rainfall in southwestern Australia has provided some relief to long-term rainfall deficiencies in the area. Whilst there has not been enough rainfall to totally clear long-term deficiencies as reported in the September Drought Statement, rainfall that has been received means that there are currently no short-term deficiencies.

Whilst rainfall in southeastern Australia has generally been below average since the start of winter it has not been low enough to trigger any deficiency thresholds.

Climate

Service notice

Network problems on 8 January disrupted processing of observations, affecting some climate information. Missing data are being retrieved and will be processed into our systems over coming weeks.