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Weather events from Indian Ocean to cause major flooding

Sky News Australia

Sky News Chief Meteorologist Tom Saunders says a rare combination of weather drivers could bring extensive flooding to Australia throughout the remainder of 2022.

Mr Saunders said the ongoing La Niña phase of the Pacific Ocean had already recorded Sydney’s wettest autumn – and pointed to another incoming climate driver, a negative Indian Ocean Dipole.

“The last negative Indian Ocean Dipole was 2016, and that was an exceptionally wet winter and spring,” he told Sky News Australia.