Western Australia North 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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Monsoon late to the date but now ready to dump on Darwin

19:15 EDT

Risks of a cyclone brewing over northern Australia are intensifying as the long-awaited monsoon finally descends on Darwin.

Tropical Cyclone potential increasing this week

17:32 EDT

The likelihood of tropical cyclone development will increase later this week as the monsoon trough descends over northern Australia.

Supermarket Coles begins hand-out of drought money levied on cheap milk

15:53 EDT

Supermarket giant Coles is going to start handing out the money it collected from a levy on milk it sold to customers.