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Climate Outlooks—more local, more information
Lights, camera, action—outlooks for everyone
WIRADA annual research report now available
Weather not as it seems in the southeast
Geofabric version 2.1.1—loads more nodes
Another stream of video
Personal information

Seasonal Streamflow Forecasts

Streamflow forecasts for the August to October period suggest near median streamflows are more likely at most locations.

ENSO Wrap-Up

Read the latest ENSO Wrap-Up about the state of the El Niño–Southern Oscillation, one of Australia's key climate drivers.

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Water storage levels

 Map of Australia showing water storage icons
  Latest Previous
  % full % full
Australia 66.9% 73.7% 
ACT 74.3% 44.8%
NSW 56.0% 67.9%
NT 84.9% 68.8%
Qld 78.0% 90.3% 
SA 96.5% 96.5%
Tas 46.4% 63.9%
Vic 85.5% 87.5%
WA 90.0% 68.7%
Capital cities Latest Previous year
Adelaide 87.3% 81.6%
Brisbane 86.1% 98.0%
Canberra 85.3% 68.2%
Darwin 84.9% 68.8%
Hobart 99.8% 100.0%
Melbourne 79.7% 76.8%
Perth 28.3% 23.1%
Sydney 88.1% 94.0%

Water Restrictions

Our Water Restrictions website provides access to current water restrictions information for the whole of Australia—search by State or Territory, water agency and restriction name.

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Climate Outlooks—more local, more information


Thumbnail of banner promoting the climate outlookFinding rainfall and temperature outlooks for your location is now easier, with the release of the Bureau’s upgraded Climate Outlooks service.

Monthly climate outlooks are available for the first time and are presented in a new-look, interactive website. These outlooks accompany the standard three-month information and provide more specific climate intelligence on what to expect for timeframes within a season.

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Lights, camera, action—outlooks for everyone

  Thumbnail play button linking to the latest outlook videoThe Bureau now produces a Climate and Water Outlook video every month. The four-minute video covers potential El Niño developments and seasonal outlooks for rainfall, streamflow and temperature across Australia for the next three months.

By integrating climate and water information into a short monthly video, we provide a big picture overview of environmental conditions across Australia for the months ahead.
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WIRADA annual research report now available

  Thumbnail of WIRADA Annual Report front coverAn improved modelling system for assessing Australia's water resources was just one of the achievements of the Water Information Research
and Development Alliance
(WIRADA) in 2013–14.

The recently-released WIRADA annual report details how the new modelling system improved the structure of the landscape component and added new capabilities to manage local water management information such as irrigation and water extraction. The new features are ready to be integrated into the Bureau’s operational system during
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Weather not as it seems in the southeast

  Thumbnail map of Australia showing mean temperature decilesWith a bumper start to the snow season and recent storms in southeastern Australia it might seem like a cold and wet year, but the data tells a different story.

The year so far has been either the second or third-warmest on record for each of the four southeastern States (New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania). It got off to a hot start with major heatwaves in January and since then both maximum and minimum temperatures have been well above normal.
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Geofabric version 2.1.1—loads more nodes

  Thumbnail map of Australia showing Geofabric monitoring pointsOur knowledge of Australia’s water landscape has expanded with the release of version 2.1.1 of the Australian Hydrological Geospatial Fabric (Geofabric). 
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Another stream of video

  Thumbnail of video Seasonal Streamflow Forecasts screenshotDid you know that water managers around the country use the Bureau's seasonal streamflow forecasts to make important decisions?

Watch the Seasonal Streamflow Forecasts: a vital water management tool video to find out how our forecasts inform strategic operational decisions at ACTEW Water, for example.
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