Climate outlook and weather forecasts

The outlook for autumn will be factored into farmers’ decision-making regarding pasture and cropping options.

Recent observations and climate model outlooks suggest the immediate risk of El Niño has passed and the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has downgraded it’s outlook to WATCH, but there is an increased likelihood that El Niño will develop later in 2019.

The ENSO Wrap-up reports on the current El Niño situation and forecasts the likely effects in our region. This report allows farmers to consider the projected effects of El Niño and prepare for increased climate variability. 

BOM's Seasonal Outlook is a four minute video that looks at current climate conditions and predicts weather conditions for the next three months.

 Watch this quarter's Seasonal Outlook