Victoria Sea Surface Temperature

The sea surface temperature (SST) varies much more slowly than atmospheric temperatures due to the heat capacity of water. As such, the SSTs lag the atmospheric temperatures on a seasonal timescale by about 3 months. The lowest SSTs are usually observed in early Spring and the highest SSTs are observed in early Autumn.

In tropical regions, SSTs greater than 26°C are considered suitable for formation of tropical cyclones.

The data displayed in this map is the weekly average, centred on the date shown.

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Dumped gravel and rocks blocks environmental water from flowing into Murray-Darling forest

14:24 EST

An irrigation channel used to release water into a forest along the Murray River in NSW has been filled with earth and rocks, with an irrigator saying the vandalism is a sign of frustration boiling over in the area.

Farmers wanting to take care of themselves but needing Government help to make it happen

10:21 EST

"At the end of the day, we should be able to look after ourselves." Tanya Cameron is weary.

Pandanus trees suffering pest attacks see up to 80 per cent lost along Queensland coast

08:40 EST

Pandanus trees along the coast of Agnes Water, south of Gladstone, were once admired by Captain Cook and botanist Sir Joseph Banks when they came to shore in 1770.