With record rainfall, drought, and high and low temperatures being experienced right across the country recently, who knows what to expect as Australians move into the colder part of the year? There have certainly been some extremes felt by many Australians, not to mention the biggest natural disasters in our history. Now that Winter is here and the weather begins to shift, how can you know what to expect in Australia for the next six months? The answer is in weather patterns.
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) and the Victorian Department of Primary Industries have produced some excellent videos about weather patterns, specifically El Nino and La Nina (which you’ve probably heard of), the Indian Ocean Dipole, Southern Annular Mode, and Sub-Tropical Ridge (which you probably haven’t).
The series of videos is called ClimateDogs and are worth checking out:
- El Nino (Enso),
- Indian Ocean Dipole (Indy),
- Southern Annular Mode (Sam),
- Sub-Tropical Ridge (Ridgy)
So now that you know what La Nina and El Nino are, you can drop some dimes of knowledge to your friends about Indy, Sam, and Ridgy. For the scoop on what is predicted over the coming months, subscribe to the DPI’s newsletter, “The Break“