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Hello from the Bureau, I am climatologist Robyn Duell. And I’m hydrologist Robert Pipunik, we’re here to discuss the Climate and Water Outlook for January to March. So Robyn we’ve talked a lot about the Indian Ocean dipole over recent months, obviously it plays a big part in our temperature and rainfall conditions looking ahead

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Over the last couple of weeks we’ve seen more extreme weather conditions across the country, with record-breaking heat in the north and west, persistent smoke haze causing hazardous conditions in the east and elevated fire weather conditions through many parts. Today I’m joined by climatologist Lynette Bettio and Lyn, we know that we’ve had a

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The Madden–Julian Oscillation, or MJO, is an important climate driver of tropical weather around the globe. While the El Niño – Southern Oscillation [ENSO] and the Indian Ocean Dipole drive changes in Australia’s climate on seasonal to annual timescales, the MJO can change the odds of having a wetter or drier period on weekly to

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Clare Mullen: Good afternoon, everyone. Welcome to our wet season outlook webinar for the November 2019 to April 2020 wet season period. Today we’ll be discussing the monsoon onset, the tropical cyclone outlook, and tropical rainfall climate drivers. A big welcome to our first-time webinar attendees, and welcome back to our regular attendees. We appreciate

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It’s only November and we’ve already seen several months of devastating fires across Australia and exceptionally hot conditions through central and Western Australia. And while our thoughts are very much with all the people that have been directly affected by the current and recent bushfire activity, many people have asked us what’s driving this weather

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Hello from the Bureau. I’m climatologist Lynette Bettio. And I’m hydrologist Robert Pipunic. We’re here to discuss the Climate and Water outlook for November to February. So Lynette it’s been a pretty dry year so far, what are the current drivers that are affecting our climate as we go towards summer? Well we’re still seeing

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East Coast Lows are intense low pressure systems that often produce severe weather, and as the name suggests they form off the east coast of Australia, in fact in all of the New South Wales coast, southeast Queensland coastline and far eastern Victoria, and sometimes Tasmania. Australia’s regularly impacted by normal lows and cold fronts,

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Well hello and good morning everyone. Welcome to the third webinar from the Bureau of Meteorology’s brand new webinar series. For those joining us for the first time, welcome. And for anyone who joined us last week as we delivered the webinar on water forecasting, welcome back. Today we’ll be discussing how to get near

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Hello from the Bureau, I’m climatologist Lynette Bettio. And I’m hydrologist Paul Feikema and we’re here to discuss the Climate and Water outlook for November to February. So, Lyn it’s been a very dry year so far, what’s driving our climate at the moment? So we’re seeing some of the strongest values of a positive

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The word ‘monsoon’ comes from an Arabic word meaning ‘season’ and when we talk about monsoons we’re generally referring to a seasonal wind that generates widespread, persistent rainfall across a broad region. There are monsoonal regions across most of the world’s tropical areas, including northern Australia. In northern Australia we have two distinct seasons: A

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