Australia Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies
The sea surface temperature anomaly (SSTA) is the difference between the observed SST and the climatological SST. These anomalies are calculated on a weekly basis.
Positive SSTAs are usually correlated with increased regions of convection (cloudiness and rainfall) while negative SSTAs are usually correlated to reduced convection.
SSTAs can be used as an indicator of the phase of global climate fluctuations, such as the El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO).
The data displayed in this map is the weekly average, centred on the date shown.
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West Australian mango production down by 50 per cent this season, following cyclone and split flowering
Mango growers in Western Australia's north are experiencing one of their hardest seasons on record, with fruit production down by 50 per cent.
A gusty cold front has brought entirely new weather to New South Wales in the last day, and even some late snow! Many a New South Welshman experienced a sweaty night's sleep last night after a hot day.