The Bureau of Meteorology announces the return of climate pilot La Nina

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Almost all of New South Wales will experience significant rain showers this week with heavier rains in some areas as the Bureau of Meteorology announces the return of the the girl climate pilot in Australia.

This week Broken Hill should see up to 55mm of rain, Merimbula 70 mm and Orange should get a huge 80mm of rain. All thanks to the humidity of a tropical cyclone merging with the humidity in the east.

This week’s rain is the latest in a long string of wet weather, seen as a feature of the La Niña weather factor officially confirmed on Tuesday for its return to Australia for the summer.

The announcement essentially ensures that we are in a wetter summer, especially on the east coast, accompanied by lower temperatures. This means that the current trend of storms seen in recent weeks could last all summer.

“The wet landscape and the La Nina event mean very severe flooding is a real chance this summer.”

– Rob Sharpe, Sky News weather meteorologist

While La Ninas may see heat waves and phases of dry conditions, all signs point to more rain, more risk of flooding, and cooler temperatures over the coming summer months.

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