The current El Niño is likely to rival those from 1997-1998, 1982-83 and 1972-73 and the NOAA, on a blog, has labelled it the “Bruce Lee” of El Ninos.
This current pattern is now being blamed for drought conditions in parts of the Philippines, Indonesia and Australia, just like in 1997-98.
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So, how did the 97% climate scientists go?
“We’ve only had a couple of days in the high 30s; normally we’re over 40 every day,” Mr Klein said.
The weather has had a stunning impact on the Central Australian landscape.
“It’s absolutely fantastic to see how the country responds, the grass is just leaping out of the ground and we’ve still got a couple more rainy months to go yet,” Mr Klein said.
“It’s the first time that I can remember that we’ve got low interest, low fuel prices, really good cattle prices and now a good season to go with it,” he said.
“It’s very rare that you get everything to happen for you at once.”
Mr Klein said he could not believe all his “ducks [were] lining up in a row”.
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The only ducks being lined up now is the CSIRO/BoM’s failure to predict climate, or weather, now, in six months, or 60 years.
Quite so, it was the Return of the Great Pumpkin.