There's good news and bad news for croppers in the BOM's announcement that there was a 70pc chance of a La Nina late this year.
It's a favourite pastime to claim that your experience is bigger and better than the next man's, and according to DustWatch, it's the same with dust storms.
The climate drivers that have led to heavy October rainfall across parts of the country are set to remain in play for a while longer.
It is time to head home from the Top End for the grey nomads and other escapees from the southern states.
This season's widespread rainfall has not only helped fill dams and boost crop yields, but it has also provided farmers with an opportunity to plan for when the next big dry hits.
Timely, and unexpectedly heavy, rainfall last week has put a spring in the step of Mallee farmers in NSW, SA and Victoria.
From rain to frosts and high fire dangers, the Bureau of Meteorology have outlined what Australia should expect this week.
Mildura will reach a warm 33 degrees in an unseasonable burst of early spring heat before a rainband cools things down tomorrow.