Northern Territory 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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Wet week to come for NSW

12:38 EDT

Following a fine and largely dry weekend across the state, conditions will turn wet and stormy from the start of next week.

Wicked weekend waves for NSW coast

10:29 EDT

Significant wave heights of up to 4 metres have and will continue to batter the NSW coast this weekend.

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