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Local Climate Tool

How the key climate drivers (ENSO and IOD) affect our seasons. 

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Local Climate Tool


Below is a short introduction video to show you how to use the Local Climate Tool

Click the below link to take you direct to the new website. This website is best used on a pc, as the screen on a mobile phone is a tad too small.


This rainfall analysis tool was developed as part of the GRDC South "Using Seasonal Forecasts" extension project (April 2018 - Feb 2020). See more about the project here:


This tool aims to show longer term rainfall records for selected locations where longer term record exist. It also seeks to show how the climate drivers such as El Niño-Southern Oscillation and Indian Ocean Dipole have influenced seasonal rainfall in the past.


The rainfall data dating back to 1900 are interpolated values from the Queensland Government's Department of Environment and Science SILO database. For more information please see SILO climate data.


The classification of ENSO and IOD years comes from: 


Graph design concepts were provided by Peter Hayman, Dale Grey, Darren Ray, Graeme Anderson & CeRDI.


For up to date forecast information on ENSO and Indian Ocean Dipole


For any specific queries or questions relating to this tool please contact:



The 'Using Seasonal Forecasts' project is brought to you by GRDC and partners.


Agriculture Victoria

Federation University

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