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Climate right for talk on weather

Television weather presenter and meteorologist Jane Bunn will provide west Wimmera people with a clear understanding of weather forecasting and Victorian climate drivers at a forum at Kaniva on September 16.
Ms Bunn will join Department of Primary Industries Climate Knowledge project leader Chris Gerbing in leading the free event from 8am to noon at Kaniva Shire Hall supper room.
The forum is part of the DPI AgFutures project involving 12 farming communities throughout Victoria this year. Kaniva Landcare Group is also supporting the event.
AgFutures Project officer Lucy Stott said variable climate conditions, including extreme weather events, were providing a challenge for farmers.
“This event will provide practical weather information and a comprehensive summary of websites, including synoptic charts, satellites and radars, that people can take away and use themselves,” Mrs Stott said.
“WIN News meteorologist and weather presenter Jane Bunn will give a presentation on weather basics, accuracy of weather forecasting and interpreting weather forecasts, including words to look out for and how they apply to farmers.”
She said Mr Gerbing’s presentation would focus on understanding atmospheric and ocean processes that influence Victorian weather.
“Mr Gerbing will explain these processes using DPI’s award-winning Climatedogs animation series which represent the El Nino southern oscillation, the southern annular mode, the Indian Ocean dipole and the sub-tropical ridge.
“Armed with increased understanding of climate predictors, climate drivers and weather forecasting, farmers can be better prepared to make decisions on farm activities.”
People keen to attend can book with Harvey Champness on 5392 2910 or Lucy Stott, 0428 303 291. Registrations close at 5pm, September 14.

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