• Weather analyses from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) showed that the coming winter and spring months could be plagued by above-average precipitation.

The collapse of the La Niña weather pattern in the Pacific has come to a standstill, as a key climate factor in the Indian Ocean is entering its wetter phase, putting Eastern Australia at greater risk of seeing larger rainstorm and flooding.

The BoM says a trend of high depth, short-lived events has hit the region in recent decades, especially in northern Australia.

The expected resolution of the pattern hasn’t advanced in the last two weeks, and two of the seven models used by the office expect La Niña to outstand winter.

Heavy rainfalls in May led to a sixth major flooding event in Queensland since December, resulting in a total of 28 deaths.

Davos was one of many big platforms to discuss local weather shifts in the run-up to the UN weather summit in Egypt on Nov.

BoM data showed it had not seen flood peaks in west-east Queensland since 1893.

Queensland

Queensland is a state situated in northeastern Australia, and is the second-largest and third-most populous Australian state. It is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia, (wikipedia)

Drought in Australia

Drought in Australia is defined by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology as rainfall over a three-month period being in the lowest decile of what has been recorded for that region in the past. (wikipedia)

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