The Bureau regularly issues up-to-date statements and information about the past, current and forecast state of the climate.
The United Nations World Meteorological Organization also issues a regular El Niño and La Niña Update.
Learn more about the science
The Bureau's website and other meteorological organisations provide extensive information about climate drivers and influences.
- 2010–11 La Niña feature page
- Australian Climate Influences
- About the Indian Ocean Dipole
- Effects of ENSO in the Pacific National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- La Niña National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- From Arctic Oscillation to Pineapple Express: A Weather-Maker Patterns Glossary
- Patterns of Atmospheric Circulation Variability – ENSO and Tropical/Extratropical Interactions IPCC Fourth Assessment Report
The Victorian Department of Primary Industries has produced a series of short Climate Dogs videos, which depict some of Australia's climate influences in a fun and engaging way.
In collaboration, the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries have also created short videos about how these Climate Dogs influence New South Wales.
Cover photograph: Steve Davis (Scaled image above contents list in website)
Tropical cyclone activity: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team
A timeline of events photographs: North Central Catchment Management Authority; John Ferrier; Bureau of Meteorology; Northern Territory Police and Fire Emergency Services