The Bureau of Meteorology's latest climate update issued today (25 May), has announced the final curtain call for the climate phenomenon known as La Niña.
Dr Andrew Watkins, Manager of the Bureau's Climate Prediction Services said La Niña has played a spectacular and at times devastating role in shaping Australia's climate since mid-last year. However rapid changes in Pacific climate patterns over the past few weeks have finally brought the event to a close.
"This most recent La Niña [2010-2011] will go down in the record books as one of the strongest in living memory. It's been nearly 40 years [1975-76] since Australians have witnessed a La Niña event of this intensity," said Dr Watkins.>> More