A late May deluge brought the month’s rainfall figures close to par in many northern Victorian districts.June 3, 2014 3:00am
Photographer Rene Martens captured this image of threatening weather at Chesney Vale near Benalla last week.
At Shepparton a total of 53
The outcome was similar for many other towns.
At Echuca 52
For other centres: Benalla 28
The Bureau of Meteorology says the El Niño-Southern Oscillation is currently neutral, with patterns in the tropical Pacific Ocean and atmosphere consistent with the early stages of a developing El Niño.
Despite two climate models (BoM and MeteoFrance) easing their prediction slightly during the past month, all but one of the eight surveyed models indicate an El Niño is likely to develop by the Southern Hemisphere spring.
The bureau says El Niño is often, but not always, associated with below-average rainfall during the second half of the year across large parts of southern and inland eastern Australia.
Daytime temperatures also tend to be above average over southern Australia.
The Indian Ocean Dipole is also neutral. Current model outlooks suggest the IOD will remain neutral throughout winter, but are showing a weak trend towards a positive IOD in spring.
A positive IOD event increases the chance of below-average rainfall across much of central and southern Australia, and can therefore exacerbate rainfall impacts should it coincide with an El Niño event.
After months of speculation, Yarrawonga’s Alan Williams has been endorsed as the Labor candidate for Murray contesting the July 2 Federal Election.
Three Yarrawonga footballers have excelled at interleague level, representing the Ovens and Murray against Hampden in Warrnambool on Saturday.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
Fletcher and Beau Harris might have only taken up go kart racing two years ago but they’re already showing the potential for future success.
CONSTRUCTION of Rochester’s gym is well into the swing of things, with concrete walls erected early last week.
Kyabram Football Club will host a family day next weekend.
Where there’s a Will, there’s a way
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
RENEWAL works have resumed on the Coliban Main Channel this month.
For most 10-year-olds, mischievous isn’t a word often found in their vocabulary, let alone having the ability to spell it correctly. But for Cobram Anglican Grammar Year 5 student Cadence Pang, it’s all in a day’s work.
Plans for the release of a carp herpes virus has captured the attention of international press.
Farmers from northern Victoria will join a protest rally over milk prices in Melbourne tomorrow, Wednesday.
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