References and acknowledgements

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.

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.

Photograph acknowledgements

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