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Tasmania Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies

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climate indicator

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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Cyclone Debbie downgraded to tropical low system after Collinsville hit by first-ever category two storm

05:39 EDT

The full devastation brought on by Tropical Cyclone Debbie will not be known until first light, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has warned.

Cyclone Debbie downgraded to tropical low; heavy rains and strong gales continue: live blog

04:49 EDT

Cyclone Debbie may be losing force, but the full extent of the damage of the super storm that crossed the coast as a category four system yesterday is yet to be known.

Cyclone Debbie downgraded to tropical low, but still delivering damaging winds and heavy rain

04:09 EDT

Cyclone Debbie has been downgraded to a tropical low system after crossing the north Queensland coast yesterday.