Climate Kelpie connects Australian farmers and their advisors to tools and information about climate to help make better decisions about farm business.
Climate Kelpie connects Australian farmers and their advisors to tools and information about climate to help make better decisions about farm business.

Climatedogs Current Forecast

Our Climatedogs simplify the greater climate forces and round-up the right information that’s important to farmers. We provide a free Climatedogs forecast each month, rounding up the information that’s important to farmers.

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LATEST FROM CLIMATE KELPIE

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Climate plan may hold keys to a better deal on farm finance
2nd June 2020
The physical risks of a warming climate − such as drought, heatwaves, flood, fire and storms − are very much front of mind for agriculture. But, in recent years, there has been a shift in the business world that means agricultural businesses…
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Future-proofing the dairy industry in uncertain times
2nd June 2020
Adaptability is essential for any successful agricultural business, but the dairy industry has been through a particularly challenging period dealing with everything from drought and changing water availability, the supermarket milk-price wars and…
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The @BOM_au outlook for July-September is wetter than average due to a warm eastern Indian Ocean & western Pacific. But June outlook gone dry due to 2-3 weeks of +ve Southern Annular Mode (SAM).
DYK: +SAM is often related to La Nina & turns wet in spring https://t.co/y6nfZJjq4G

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Regional Climate Guides

The Providing Farmers with Regional Weather and Climate Guides project is part of the Australian Government’s Drought Assistance Package, announced by Minister Littleproud 19 August 2018. The project will help farmers to improve their ability to make quantitative risk management decisions, by creating localised guides that provide farmers and regional communities with facts about the likelihood, severity and duration of key weather variables that affect the resilience of their businesses and communities.

Click on the NRM regions in the below map to view the Climate Guides.

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CLIMATE KELPIE IS A CREATION OF THE MANAGING CLIMATE VARIABILITY R&D PROGRAM.

Climate is the biggest individual driver of production variability in agriculture, and accounts for one-third to two-thirds of annual global crop yield variability. Over two decades, the Managing Climate Variability Program (MCV) has been the lead research and development program in Australia for providing climate knowledge to primary producers and natural resource managers.

Learn more about the MCV Program