Next 48 hours in Hobart
Strengthening El Nino to reduce rainfall in northern and south-east Australia but wetter conditions for Western Australia
The Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed the El Nino pattern is strengthening in the Pacific and is likely to persist into next year.
A low pressure system which has drenched Perth, the South West and parts of the Wheatbelt has farmers rejoicing.
Powerful thunderstorms have been drenching southwestern Australia, with some locations recording their wettest day in over a decade.