The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has officially declared yet another climatic phenomenon likely to add to unrelenting rain on Australia’s east coast.
The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) is in a “negative” phase for the second year in a row. Persistently warm seas to the north-west of Western Australia have swung the IOD into a “negative” phase for the second year in a row.
That typically means wetter than normal weather for most of the country, particularly the south-eastern states.
BOM said there was also the chance La Niña could re-form for a third time during spring.
It never rains, it pours.