Victoria 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

Cold front dumps snow and rain across the southeast

14:38 EST

A vigorous cold front has swept across the nations southeast in recent days bringing rain, snow and gusty winds across multiple states and territories.

Record winds for South Australia

13:01 EST

Those in southern parts of South Australia will be able to testify to just how windy it has been recently, with vigorous fronts crossing the state bringing some gale force winds.

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