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A clear picture of Australia's long-term climate
National Water Account 2013
Our climate in 2013
Setting a new standard for water accounting
Your weather observations on the web
Seven water storages added

Seasonal streamflow forecasts

Streamflow forecasts for February to April suggest that low flows are more likely at 29 out of 74 locations.

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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 year
  % full % full
Australia 65.7% 73.2% 
ACT 52.3% 39.8%
NSW 46.4% 61.5%
NT 100.0% 76.5%
Qld 79.3% 93.8% 
SA 90.1% 88.2%
Tas 55.0% 66.9%
Vic 75.3% 76.2%
WA 94.9% 82.2%
Capital cities Latest Previous year
Adelaide 64.1% 49.0%
Brisbane 87.9% 99.0%
Canberra 72.3% 65.7%
Darwin 100.0% 76.5%
Hobart 100.0% 89.1%
Melbourne 76.2% 75.8%
Perth 23.9% 20.1%
Sydney 83.6% 94.1%

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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A clear picture of Australia's long-term climate

  Cover image of State of the Climate 2014The Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO have released their third State of the Climate—a comprehensive report on long-term trends in Australia’s climate observations.

As with earlier reports, State of the Climate 2014 paints a clear picture of scientifically-observed change already affecting long-term climate trends in Australia.
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National Water Account 2013

  Map showing Ord and Daly regionsThe Bureau has released reports for the first four regions of the National Water Account 2013.

Reports for the Canberra, Daly, Ord and Perth regions are now available online.
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Our climate in 2013

  Cover image of Annual Climate Report 2013Did you find yourself affected by the climate last year? Perhaps your industry was affected by the heat or lack of rain? Or maybe there was too much rain in your local area and heat wasn't an issue.

Find out more about the temperature, rainfall and significant events of the past year in the Bureau of Meteorology’s Annual Climate Report 2013.
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Setting a new standard for water accounting

  Cover of Australian Water Accounting Standard 2Water accounting has taken another step forward with the release of a standard for the assurance of general purpose water accounting reports.

Australian Water Accounting Standard 2 was released in February 2014, following the release of Australian Water Accounting Standard 1—the world’s first water accounting standard—in October 2012.
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Your weather observations on the web

  Thumbnail image of WOW website brandAustralians can now access Weather Observations Website (WOW)—a free community portal to upload and share weather information and photos. 
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Seven water storages added

  Thumbnail image of Pykes Creek Reservoir storage-level graphSeven Victorian water storages managed by Southern Rural Water have been added to the Bureau’s Water Storage website.

These additions bring the total number of water storages on the site to 310.
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