A series of Regional Weather and Climate Guides have been produced through a collaboration between the Bureau of Meteorology, the CSIRO and FarmLink Research. The aim is to improve the resilience of farming businesses by providing localised facts about the likelihood, severity and duration of key weather variables in regions across the country.
In the last 30 years in the Riverina:
- Annual rainfall has been relatively stable
- But, rainfall has decreased in the autumn and spring months
- Winter rainfall has been reliable, but autumn rain has been unreliable
- Dry years have occurred 10 times, and wet years have occurred 11 times
- Spring frosts have been more common and have been occurring later, except in the high country around Tumut
- There have been more hot days, with more instances of consecutive days above 38 deg C