Using climate and weather data objectively
Published: 1 Mar 2016
Climate and weather forecasting continue to improve as the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) develops and refines new technology and modelling. Growers and advisers can consult a range of information to interpret emerging trends that can help with seasonal planning and decision-making.
- In southern Australia, seasonal outlooks are most accurate when made in winter and spring. They are least accurate when produced during autumn.
- Look for consistency between different outlooks and forecast models. If the majority point to a similar outcome, then it is more likely to occur.
- Seasonal forecasts alone should not be used to make firm decisions.
Use www.grdc.com.au/FS-ClimateModelling to keep up-to-date.
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