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Increased potential for warmer and drier than average conditions as Bureau raises ENSO Outlook to "El Nino Alert"

09/10/2018 - National

The Bureau of Meteorology has today revised its ENSO Outlook to "El Niño Alert" meaning the chances of an El Niño forming during Spring is now 70% or roughly three times the normal risk.

Recent patterns in the tropical Pacific Ocean and in the overlying atmosphere indicate the early stages of an El Niño event could be underway.

An El Niño in Spring typically means below average rainfall across eastern and northern Australia and... read more...

Territorians urged to prepare for all weather hazards this wet season

08/10/2018 - NT

The Bureau of Meteorology released its tropical cyclone outlook today, reminding Territorians to start preparations for the severe weather season.

The outlook predicts slightly fewer tropical cyclones than average this year, which means we are likely to see two or three cyclones, of any intensity and size, form anywhere off the NT coast between November and April.

The Bureau's NT Manager, Todd Smith said that last year was an average tropical cyclone year,... read more...

Community preparation vital as the Bureau of Meteorology releases its 2018-19 Tropical Cyclone Outlook

08/10/2018 - National

The Bureau of Meteorology is advising residents in Australia's northern coastal regions to prepare for the potential impacts of tropical cyclones. The advice comes with today's release of the 2018-19 Tropical Cyclone Outlook.

The outlook shows fewer tropical cyclones than usual are likely in the Australian region this season. However, Bureau of Meteorology senior climatologist Greg Browning stresses that all coastal communities in northern... read more...

Wet Season fast approaching: time to prepare

08/10/2018 - WA

The Bureau of Meteorology has today issued its Tropical Cyclone Outlook for the 2018-19 season, which runs from 1 November to 30 April.

The Bureau of Meteorology's State Manager for Western Australia Mr Mike Bergin said that now is the time for residents across northern WA to begin their preparations and to remain vigilant throughout the season, with the Bureau's computer models suggesting an average to below average number of tropical cyclones this... read more...