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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SAM goes up, SAM goes down— southern Australia’s climate gets turned all around
12th February 2020
While the climate drivers El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Indian Ocean Dipole are fast becoming household names, the Southern Annular Mode (SAM) is lesser-known, but can still have a substantial, short-term impacts on southern…
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Visualising the impact of climate drivers in your backyard
12th February 2020
When farmers get together, you can guarantee the conversation will turn to rainfall at some stage. Rain is probably the most important factor in agricultural production, so understanding how particular climate drivers, such as El Niño or the…
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TWITTER

Experienced a change in summer rainfall patterns? Well you’re not the only one. After several dry monsoon seasons @CottonResearch and @CSIRO research is providing a better understanding of what has changed and the reasons why. Read more: https://t.co/hJWZRdd5Nz

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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