Bureau of Meteorology says 2021 the coolest and wettest year in nearly a decade

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
Updated January 7 2022 - 3:54am, first published 3:51am
A La Nina and Indian Ocean Dipole negative event both helped combine to keep temperatures down and rainfall up across most of Australia last year.

The impact of both La Nina and an Indian Ocean Dipole negative weather events have combined to see Australia record its coolest year in nearly a decade in 2021, according to the Bureau of Meteorology's Annual Climate Statement.

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Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is Fairfax Ag Media's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his ten years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector. Away from work, he is a keen traveller, having spent his long service leave last year in Spain learning the language.