South 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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Winter delivering cold in South Australia

11:41 EST

South Australia has seen some cold temperatures over the past couple of days, with winter really living up to its expectations of freezing mornings and brisk days.

Dams are near capacity across New South Wales, with authorities monitoring flood risks and rain forecast

08:16 EST

After three years of desperately low dam levels and zero water allocations for many irrigators, many of the state's dams are close to overflowing, with more rain on the way.

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