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Thursday, 23 February 2012

Cover of the Annual Climate Summary 2011
Annual Climate Summary 2011

The climate of 2011 was dominated by two La Niña events: a strong event peaking over the summer of 2010–11 and a second La Niña which developed in late 2011. This contributed to record rainfall for Australia over a two-year period and cooler than average temperatures over most of Australia last year, particularly in the northern parts.

Read more about 2011: two La Niñas make it cooler and wetter.


Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Bar graph showing percentage of national water storage
The Water Storage website shows live storage capacity on a bar graph

The Bureau's national Water Storage website has expanded its reach and now includes data from 19 providers. This brings the total number of publicly-owned water storages reported on the website to 276, with further additions planned this year.

Read more about Water storage welcomes new arrivals.


Thursday, 19 January 2012

National map of probability of exceeding median rainfall
National map of probability of exceeding median rainfall

The Bureau's rainfall outlook indicates there is a strong chance that most of Western Australia and the tropical north will have more rainfall than usual in the coming months.

Read more about Wetter in the west and tropical north.


Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Screen shot of the Water Storage website
Water Storage website

North East Water is the newest data provider behind the Bureau of Meteorology's Water Storage web pages and iPhone app. Giving Australians access to national water information, the website now includes four new storages in Victoria's northeast. This takes the total of reported storages to 273 from 18 data providers.

Read more about Water Storage expands its reach.


Tuesday, 20 December 2011

National map of probability of exceeding median rainfall
National map of probability of exceeding median rainfall

The Bureau's seasonal rainfall outlook for January–March 2012 favours a wetter than usual start to 2012 in western Australia and parts of eastern Australia. However, parts of central and southern Australia are more likely to have a drier start to the year.

Read more about 2012 to start wetter for some, drier for others.


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