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Hi, this is Michelle Mead with the National Weather Service in Sacramento. El Nino has arrived for the summer of 2015 and chances are it will continue into this winter. Let’s take a closer look at El Nino in this edition of Northern California Weather in a Flash. The first thing we need to do

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Hello there, and welcome to the Bureau’s outlook for January to March 2019. Our ENSO Outlook remains at El Niño ALERT, as the tropical Pacific Ocean has warmed to El Niño levels but the atmosphere has yet to respond. Models suggest Pacific Ocean temperatures will remain warmer than average through the coming months, raising the

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Welcome to the Climate and Water Outlook for summer 2019–20. December is likely be hotter and drier than average with a good chance the monsoon will be delayed for tropical Australia. However, the drier-than-usual pattern is likely to ease as summer progresses. But, first let’s look at recent conditions. It’s been exceptionally dry across most

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Welcome to the Climate and Water Outlook for February–April 2019. Widespread and extended periods of extreme heat have dominated Australia’s climate so far this summer. El Niño is on hold for now, but warmer-than-average temperatures are set to continue right across the country. First, let’s look at recent conditions. Following Australia’s warmest December on record,

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NARRATOR: The notion that a drought in Indonesia or the Philippines could be caused by the same conditions that produced torrential rains in the United States, Peru and Chile might appear to the casual observer to defy logic. But in fact that’s exactly what can happen during the extraordinary chain events known as El Niño.

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Welcome to the Climate and Water Outlook for July–September 2019. Drier- and warmer-than-average conditions are likely to continue for July through to September for much of southern Australia, with an increased risk of frost. But first, let’s look at recent conditions. Very dry conditions have persisted through large parts of southern Australia, prolonging the drought

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[MUSIC] El Niño is everywhere in the news right now, but the way people talk about it, you’d think it’s something Michael Bay cooked up: The Season of Death and Destruction! El Niño May Eat The Blob! The Bruce Lee of El Niños! No, The Godzilla of El Niños! Wow, that escalated quickly. Okay, let’s

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Australia’s highly variable climate is influenced by the broad patterns in the oceans around it, and the atmosphere above it. Some of these patterns are not only more obvious than others, but also predictable. We call these our ‘climate drivers’. One of our strongest climate drivers is the El Niño–Southern Oscillation, or “ENSO”. ENSO is

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