What to expect from the wet season

What to expect from the wet season

It won’t be long till rain begins to fall across the Gulf Savannah region. The wet season brings renewal, refreshes country, and ends the long, hot build-up period. The wet also brings challenges, especially for graziers and agriculture.

Be prepared

We tend to think of weather as dynamic, fast-changing. But it’s driven by systems and patterns that build over time, and it is possible to make reliable predictions weeks and months in advance.

You can prepare for the wet season, and make informed decisions, by using all available weather forecasting tools and resources. Our Rangelands project officer, John McLaughlin, can help you with that. John studies the forecast models and weather trends, putting the latest information in to an easy-to-read monthly climate outlook.

Subscribe to John’s seasonal climate outlook. It’s free. Email john.mclaughlin@gulfsavannahnrm.org

In the latest update, John tells us there’s a 70 per cent chance of a La Nina forming, which usually means increased rainfall. We’re expecting an early rainfall onset in north Queensland, with above average rain likely between November and March.

Gulf Savannah NRM is proud to be part of the Northern Australia Climate Program, helping graziers better manage drought and climate risks.


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