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Forecasters surprised by El Nino turnaround – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Forecasters surprised by El Nino turnaround – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The weather bureau is predicting a big change in Australia’s forecast this summer, with an El Nino no longer expected.Average rainfall is predicted in the coming months in the absence of El Nino – Australia’s major weather pattern in the 21st century which brings drought-like conditions.

The chief climate forecaster says it is the biggest turnaround in weather patterns since records began. “Come September, all of a sudden, the temperature started to cool down, the trade winds started to become a little bit enhanced, and the cloud patterns and other indicators like that headed away from El Nino,” the bureau’s manager of climate prediction services, Dr Andrew Watkins, said.“So this is what we’re looking at as climatologists, giving us the heads…

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Former President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union (2009-2018) and a professional firefighter with more than 30 years experience. I live and work on the NSW South Coast, Australia. I am a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around me. I am a former Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and work with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist I have long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. I am a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and have 30 years experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. I am passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. I am also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.
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