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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Unseasonably chilly winds to bring showers, even highland snow to Australia's southeast

13:55 EST

Much of the coming week or so looks like staying cooler than average in Australia's southeast due to the passing of frequent fronts which also bring the chance of snowfalls to the peaks.

Rain returns to northeastern NSW

12:19 EST

Following a bone-dry week across the northeastern quadrant of New South Wales, rain developed over the region on Friday evening courtesy of a trough.

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