La Niña Wanes and Yet It Rains

La Niña weakens, but influence likely to continue into autumn. The 2020–21 La Niña has passed its peak and is now weakening. Climate model outlooks indicate the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) will return to neutral (neither La Niña nor El Niño) during autumn. While La Niña’s influence on Australian rainfall

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La Niña Peaks But Effects Continue

The 2020–21 La Niña is likely to have peaked with respect to atmospheric and oceanic patterns in the tropical Pacific. However impacts associated with La Niña, such as above average rainfall in eastern and northern Australia, are expected to persist into early autumn, with climate outlooks indicating above average rainfall

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Yes, Still Wet

La Niña has likely reached its peak, but will affect remaining summer. The 2020–21 La Niña is likely to have peaked in terms of sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean. However, effects associated with La Niña, such as above-average rainfall, are expected to persist across eastern and northern Australia

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Warmer and Wetter ~ Not a Great Mix

La Niña continues; cooling in the tropical Pacific Ocean returns. La Niña continues in the tropical Pacific. International climate models suggest it is likely to continue to at least February 2021. Wetter than average conditions likely for much of Australia Days likely to be warmer than average near the coasts and in the southeast,

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Yes It’s Getting Hotter

State of the Climate 2020 shows continued warming and increase in extreme weather events. Continued warming of Australia’s climate, an increase in extreme fire weather and length of the fire season, declining rainfall in the southeast and southwest of the continent, and rising sea levels are some of the key

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