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.
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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