El Nino was in effect so why wasn't it dry?

Gregor Heard
February 7 2024 - 6:00am
Rather than the drier than average conditions anticipated there were floods in many parts of eastern Australia this summer. Photo by Gregor Heard.
Rather than the drier than average conditions anticipated there were floods in many parts of eastern Australia this summer. Photo by Gregor Heard.

In light of a wet summer through southern and eastern Australia that defied the El Nino phenomenon present in the Pacific Ocean, which normally leads to drier than average conditions, a climate specialist has emphasised to growers that El Nino is only one part of a complex set of factors that determine weather.

Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is ACM's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his 15 years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector.

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