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.
With the annual SpringNats festival coming to Shepparton Showgrounds this weekend, police have issued a timely warning for drivers.
The Yarrawonga Mulwala Cricket Club has hosted the first ever ACA Masters contest at the Stan Hargreaves Oval in Yarrawonga.
There was a good turnout for Wednesday’s Remembrance Day service in Tatura, which saw a number of wreaths laid at the War Memorial, and the presentation to Brad Corken, of the Tatura RSL Spirit Award 2015, by president Robert Mathieson.
PORT Adelaide head recruiter Geoff Parker was stoked Echuca’s Aidyn Johnson was still available at pick 45 in this year’s AFL draft, quickly calling out the midfielder’s name.
A GROUP of Rochester Secondary College students visited Bendigo last week to donate blood for the first time.
Bowls Club hosts 49th Victorian Country Masters Pairs
The Oriential Weatherloach has infested the Goulburn River.
The largest ever Strawberry Fields crowd turned out to enjoy the event on the Murray River at Tocumwal at the weekend.
AFTER the hottest October in Victoria since records began in the 1850s, it will come as little surprise that rainfall across the district was unusually low.
No, it won’t be Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer creating the Christmas lighting in Cobram this year, it will be Cobram couple, Ron and Kath Renfrew,
‘Peppinella’ development bigger than first planned
Watch and Act issued for Corowa and Wahgunyah near Rutherglen, urging people to leave now as conditions may worsen.
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