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Improving Water Information Programme Progress Report 2013
 
Guide to environmental accounting in Australia
 
Drought conditions return to Australia's eastern states
 
What’s the state of the climate?
 
Welcome to the Cloud Nasara
 
Monitoring Great Barrier Reef ocean temperatures
 
Geofabric web services
 
Season's greetings from the Bureau of Meteorology
 
 

Seasonal Streamflow Forecasts

Streamflow forecasts for the December to February period suggest that low flows are more likely at 23 out of 70 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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National Climate and Water Briefing

November 2013 National Climate and Water Briefing presentations now available. The briefing presents a summary of recent climate and water conditions along with the outlook for coming months.
 

Water storage levels

Map of Australia showing water storage icons
  Latest Previous year
  % full % full
Australia 69.4% 80.6% 
ACT 60.6% 90.5%
NSW 62.3% 78.1%
NT 62.3% 75.8%
Qld 80.1% 88.9% 
SA 95.3% 96.0%
Tas 63.9% 75.7%
Vic 85.0% 88.4%
WA 61.5% 75.9%
     
Capital cities Latest Previous year
Adelaide 79.9% 56.5%
Brisbane 93.1% 94.0%
Canberra 77.5% 95.7%
Darwin 62.3% 75.8%
Hobart 100.0% 96.5%
Melbourne 80.9% 81.2%
Perth 29.9% 24.7%
Sydney 89.8% 90.3%
 

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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Improving Water Information Programme Progress Report 2013

 
  Front cover of Improving Water Information Programme Progress Report 2013The Bureau’s expanding suite of national water information products and services is enabling more informed decision-making for water resource management in Australia.

The 2013 Progress Report describes the Bureau’s progress in implementing the ten-year Improving Water Information Programme, which began in 2007.
 
 
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Guide to environmental accounting in Australia

 
  Front cover of the Guide to environmental accounting in AustraliaThe new Guide to environmental accounting in Australia aims to improve environmental outcomes and contribute to the country’s long-term sustainability.

The Guide will help policy makers, scientists and accounting practitioners decide whether environmental accounts will be beneficial, and, if so, show them how to create them.
 
 
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Drought conditions return to Australia's eastern states

 
  Thumbnail of map showing rainfall deficiencies across parts of AustraliaDrought has returned to areas of inland eastern Australia despite average to above average rainfall across much of the continent during 2013. 
 
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What’s the state of the climate?

 
  Thumbnail of climate publicationsDo you want to know how Australia’s climate has been tracking in recent years? Are you interested in significant or record-breaking weather events and how recent conditions compare to longer-term trends? 
 
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Welcome to the Cloud Nasara

 
  Screenshot of Welcome to the Cloud Nasara videoWelcome to the Cloud Nasara is a new animated short film that raises awareness of the science and impacts of El Niño and La Niña in Vanuatu. 
 
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Monitoring Great Barrier Reef ocean temperatures

 
  Sea surface temperatures on the Great Barrier Reef for 27 November 2013, as shown in ReefTemp Next GenerationReefTemp Next Generation is a new high resolution mapping tool that gives a daily snapshot of water temperature across the entire Great Barrier Reef. It will be used by climate scientists, from organisations such as the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, to monitor the Reef over the coming summer.  
 
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Geofabric web services

 
  Front cover of the Geofabric web services user guideGeofabric users can now utilise a range of proprietary and non-proprietary GIS software, including Google Earth, or their preferred programming language to access Geofabric data via a web application programming interface.

The Geofabric registers spatial relationships between important hydrological features such as rivers, water bodies, aquifers and monitoring points.
 
 
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Season's greetings from the Bureau of Meteorology

 
  Season's greetings from the Bureau - Best wishes for a safe and happy festive season and new year  
     
 
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