Tasmania 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.
Cyclone Debbie downgraded to tropical low system after Collinsville hit by first-ever category two storm
The full devastation brought on by Tropical Cyclone Debbie will not be known until first light, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has warned.
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 has been downgraded to a tropical low system after crossing the north Queensland coast yesterday.