ABC.net.au‘s Will Ockenden has a superlative piece on the guessing game that is The Australian Weather.
Australia looks set to experience the same weather conditions this year that were responsible for the nation’s last devastating drought in the summer of 2009.
The weather bureau say all of its models are pointing to an El Nino weather system forming in October.
Typically, El Nino weather events mean drier conditions across Australia, and despite the plentiful rain along the east coast over the past week, there are still large areas of the country that still have below-average rainfall.
Earlier this year, Australia had been experiencing the La Nina climate pattern, leading to wetter weather.
El Nino occurs when the central and eastern Pacific warms up, causing major shifts in weather patterns :: Read Ockenden’s full article at abc.net.au »»»»