Australia 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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Weather News

Great looking week ahead for snow resorts

14:12 EST

A mix of sunny and warmer than average days and cold, snowy days will greet skiers and snowboarders at the resorts this week.

QLD forecast summary

12:22 EST

A weak low pressure trough will clip the southeast of Queensland tomorrow, although unlikely to generate any significant rain, with only a few isolated showers expected and mainly coastal.

Menindee jujube and grape growers halt season, while citrus hangs on amid drought and poor water conditions

08:19 EST

Tony Lombardo and his brother Charlie have been growing fruit and vegetables on their land in Menindee for decades.