Climate & weather

Enabling farm businesses to better manage the increasing seasonal variability is critical for the success of the Western Australian agrifood sector. The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is enabling farm businesses to make more informed planning and financial decisions on weather and climate risks. These decisions range from short-term tactical decisions, through to managing strategic planning for climatic futures. The development of improved weather data and seasonal forecasting tools are designed to assist you to better manage and take full advantage of the opportunities related to seasonal variability and climate change.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services has launched a new website; This website will replace the existing alerts and warnings websites from DFES and Parks and Wildlife, enabling people to get critical public information during fire, flood, storm, earthquake, tsunami and emergencies involving hazardous materials.


  • The Season 2024 webpage contains seasonally relevant information and management options in the broadacre and south-west agricultural areas along with the Southern Rangelands of Western Australia.

  • The WA Government is investing $15 million into an Agriculture Climate Resilience Fund to help WA farmers and industry to respond to the challenges of climate change.

  • Running a flock of sheep and raising lambs has both direct (enteric fermentation) and indirect (lime, fertiliser, fuel, production of feed) greenhouse gas emissions.

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's (DPIRD) network of automatic weather stations and radars throughout the state provide timely, relevant and local weather data to assi

  • Across Australia, $100 million will be invested annually in projects to strengthen drought resilience. These projects will:

  • The Western Australian Government, through the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD), is working with the Australian Government's Future Drought Fund (FDF) to support re

  • Historical rainfall decile maps for the South West Land Division (SWLD) are provided using the baseline period 1975 to 2023.

  • Wind and water erosion risk is increased where fire removes groundcover and some seed reserves.

  • In a dry season where feed, water and finances are limited, removing less productive animals as soon as possible is a good option.

  • Climate change is a pressing global issue that creates both challenges and opportunities for Western Australia.


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