It seems like the indicators such as the Southern Oscillation Index has drought conditions worsening in Victoria and southern NSW. This is absolutely astonishing considering the type of summer Victoria had to contend with. Dry conditions continuing can only increase the likelihood of more potent bush fire weather in these regions.
Here it also continues rather cool and dry though frosts have not been as severe as other years. And it seems that the next couple of days may see increasing temperatures – Adelaide has a forecast temperature of 23C – rather unusual for this time of the year. Will be interesting to see if there is a rapid increase in temperature across central Australia and if this is periodically advected down to the southern parts towards the latter part of winter and early spring.