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.
Mooroopna Park Primary School principal Hayden Beaton has wasted no time improved his former school's student numbers.
The Yarrawonga Chronicle and Travel and Cruise Yarrawonga are offering shoppers a chance to win an incredible cruise package this summer.
Last week Victorian Collections passed a major milestone, with the 50000th historical object record from the state’s heritage collections uploaded to the site.
Echuca branch of the Ulysses Club is carrying out its annual toy run on November 29.
Rochester Secondary College student Georgia Mundie will perform at an Equitana exhibition in Melbourne.
Fourteen parties and 37 candidates will contest the Northern Victoria Region for the Victorian upper house at the November 29 election, with the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) claiming the top billing on the ballot paper.
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Andrew Richardson and Matt Jackson have been appointed co-coaches of Finley's senior football side.
Two new Neighbourhood Safer Places for the Pyalong and Tooborac communities have been announced.
Runners from the Sri Chinmoy Peace Oneness-Home Peace Run visit local students to share message of goodwill.
Deniliquin’s Luke Harrington is hoping to start a horse riding club for people with a disability.
South African course builder Brian Lavery, now based in Melbourne, set a testing track for the Hunter Group World Cup Showjumping Qualifier on Saturday that brought some of the sport’s big names undone.
Scott Upston had a decorated career as a paralympic coach before moving to Benalla this year.
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