Weather and climate tools for farmers

There are a number of useful tools available to help better understand and forecast weather and climate in your region. A number of relevant sites/tools for dairy farmers have been provided below.

Climatedogs are short animations used to explain key climate features that can effect rainfall in Victoria. There are currently 5 ClimateDogs - Enso (outlines the tropical moist air in Equatorial Pacific Ocean - El Nino Southern Oscillation), Indy (outlines the moisture from Indian Ocean), Sam (influences the intensity and frequency of cold fronts), Ridgy (influences high pressure systems that can block rainfall), Eastie (influences deep low pressure systems dominating annual rainfall in Gippsland).

WATCH ENSO

  WATCH INDY

 WATCH SAM

WATCH RIDGY

WATCH EASTIE

NSW has also developed some Climatedogs animations

Climate Kelpie is for Australian farmers and their advisors. It connects you to tools and information about climate to help you make decisions about your farm business. 

Water and the Land provides links to agricultural services and forecasts for rainfall, temperature, wind and warnings.

Monthly and seasonal forecasts from Bureau of Meteorology provides up to date monthly and seasonal climate outlooks across Australia.


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