Australia on El Niño alert

THE Bureau of Meteorology has officially upgraded its El Niño watch to an alert, with around a 70 per cent chance of an El Niño developing this year, but below average rainfall forecast remain unchanged.

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El Niño ALERT issued, but below average rainfall forecast remains unchanged. Photo Mark Saunders.

BOM Senior Climatologist, Catherine Ganter, said the long-range forecast for winter already shows an increased chance of below average rainfall for almost all of Australia and the move to an El

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