Australia Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies

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climate indicator

The sea surface temperature anomaly (SSTA) is the difference between the observed SST and the climatological SST. These anomalies are calculated on a weekly basis.

Positive SSTAs are usually correlated with increased regions of convection (cloudiness and rainfall) while negative SSTAs are usually correlated to reduced convection.

SSTAs can be used as an indicator of the phase of global climate fluctuations, such as the El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO).

The data displayed in this map is the weekly average, centred on the date shown.

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Australian Grand Prix weather

12:27 AEDT Engines will fire up in Melbourne on Sunday afternoon as the Australian Grand Prix gets under way but is the wild weather going to hold out? A series of low pressure troughs delivered 13mm of rain to Melbourne on Saturday and a cold front has already swept through the city on Sunday morning with another one the way.

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