Victoria 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.
Although April was quite dry for large parts of Queensland, the recent rain at the start of May brought welcome relief.
Hundreds of ferry passengers in South Australia are preparing to travel on an altered schedule as services between Kangaroo Island and the mainland resume.
Hobart woke up to a chilly surprise this morning, with a light covering of snow dusting Mt Wellington and Miena.