The outlook for spring weather is set to be “very different” from last year, the Bureau of Meteorology has warned in its seasonal forecast. With the continent stuck between two rain-suppressing climate drivers, September to December is forecast to see below average rainfall and “unusually” dry conditions across essentially theContinue Reading

In a grim sign for the world’s climate, the temperature of the oceans has hit a new record. European Union scientists revealed that global average daily sea surface temperatures hit 20.96C last week. That record occurred on July 30, according to the EU’s Copernicus earth monitoring program. Climate watchers haveContinue Reading

Australians can expect “abnormal” conditions throughout the winter season as two systems work together to bring unseasonably dry weather. While it was too soon to say for sure if an El Niño – bringing reduced rainfall and warmer temperatures – would occur during the winter, international climate models have indicatedContinue Reading