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Northern Territory Sea Surface Temperature

The sea surface temperature (SST) varies much more slowly than atmospheric temperatures due to the heat capacity of water. As such, the SSTs lag the atmospheric temperatures on a seasonal timescale by about 3 months. The lowest SSTs are usually observed in early Spring and the highest SSTs are observed in early Autumn.

In tropical regions, SSTs greater than 26°C are considered suitable for formation of tropical cyclones.

The data displayed in this map is the weekly average, centred on the date shown.

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14:15 EST

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Mallee students use songs to build community resilience through drought

11:15 EST

A program involving writing and recording songs is helping students deal with the effects of drought on rural communities.

Disaster funding sought for NSW village flooded three times in six years

10:35 EST

Cash grants and loans are being sought for residents in a small central New South Wales village, hit by their third flood in six years.