Hey there, Aussie farmers! This article will give you a clear understanding of how El Niño and La Niña (ENSO) influence our climate as well as how they affect our Australian Farmers.
Ever wondered what’s behind some of our harshest droughts and most intense floods? Let’s talk about one of Australia’s most influential climate drivers: the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and why it’s crucial for your farming strategies.
At its core, ENSO is a natural cycle in the Pacific Ocean, dictating temperatures, winds, and cloud patterns. It significantly shapes climates globally and is often the force behind our extreme weather events.
ENSO has its moods – La Nina, neutral, and El Nino. These phases often start in the year’s first half and might last till the next autumn. Sometimes, they stick around for consecutive years. The full swing from El Nino to La Nina and back averages about four years.
Although we categorize them as El Nino and La Nina, each occurrence has its unique characteristics. Some impacts can show up early, even if the full phase doesn’t set in.
The Bureau is on top of ENSO movements. Whenever there’s a potential shift on the horizon, updates are available, allowing you to be prepared and adapt accordingly.
If the Enso forecast are predicting wetter or dryer than usual conditions, you can combat the financial burden of these risks with our Dry Season or Wet Harvest Weather Certificates. Just give us a call or watch our tutorials and we can show you how to become financially independent from these events.
Understanding ENSO is essential for predicting Australia’s climate trends. Make it a point to stay updated with the Bureau’s fortnightly ENSO wrap-ups and their informative climate outlook videos here: http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/enso/
Happy farming, and here’s to being one step ahead of Mother Nature! For more insights, do check out the Bureau’s resources.