THE CLIMATE KELPIE BLOG

Tweed sugarcane grower Robert Quirk is a regular user of the BoM website and by regular we mean he checks the site as often as millennials check their Instagram account. Robert who owns and works an average-sized sugarcane farm (100ha) with his wife Margaret, needs to know rainfall, wind speed and direction by the hour. […]
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Some years are frostier than others and there seem to be frostier and less frosty decades. Why is historical minimum temperature data important? In the last decade there has been an explosion of NRM and on-farm weather stations and many of these are now networked. The lower cost and availability of temperature loggers such as […]
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Exciting times lie ahead for farmers using seasonal forecast information to make on-farm decisions with the advent of new forecast products which will become available on the Bureau of Meteorology website from later this year. This has been made possible through a five year (2017-2022) nationwide project, ForeWarned is ForeArmed (FWFA), funded by the Australian […]
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Many of Australia’s main agricultural producing regions this year have experienced an excellent start to the season with above average rainfall. The main driving force behind this has been activity in the Indian Ocean region. So what’s been happening? …. The Indian Ocean Dipole explained: Indian Ocean sea surface temperatures impact rainfall and temperature patterns […]
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The team that brought you the Fast Break newsletter and Very Fast Break YouTube video, now brings you ‘My Rain Gauge is Busted’ – the podcast. You can listen to ‘My Rain Gauge is Busted’ wherever you usually get your podcast or listen in 🎧 here. In this podcast we talk about all things climate […]
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