Thursday, 15 December 2011

Seasonal Streamflow Forecasts

Streamflow forecasts for this summer are favouring near median flows for most forecast sites in Victoria and high flows for the majority of forecast sites in New South Wales. Observed flows at the forecast sites in November 2011 were generally near median or high, with record high flows occurring at Bingara in the Gwydir basin in New South Wales.

Access the Seasonal Streamflow Forecasts

Friday, 25 November 2011

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

The Bureau's seasonal rainfall outlook for December 2011–February 2012 favours a wetter than usual summer over Western Australia, also in southeast Queensland and eastern New South Wales.

Read more about Wet summer for Western Australia.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Screen shot of the Water Storage website for West Gellibrand
Water storage information for West Gellibrand Reservoir

Barwon Water is the newest data provider behind the Bureau of Meteorology’s Water Storage and iPhone app. Giving Australians access to information about water storages across the country, the website now includes eight new storages in the Barwon region, west of Melbourne.

Read more about Water Storage welcomes new arrival.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

A river surrounded by trees with the heading National Water Account 2010 and a list of regions in the report
National Water Account 2010 published

The National Water Account 2010 will be launched on 3 November 2011. This is Australia's first National Water Account and is a new style of water reporting.

Eight regions are included in the National Water Account 2010: Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne, Murray–Darling Basin, Ord, Perth, South East Queensland and Sydney.

Read more about Australia's first National Water Account published.

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

A late forming La Niña event is brewing in the Pacific but is not expected to be nearly as strong as in 2010 and early 2011. While above average rainfall is likely across broad areas of eastern and northern Australia, impacts are unlikely to be as significant as last year.

Read more about Another La Niña forming: a tale of two years.

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