The national rainfall averages for February as reported by the bureau of Meteorology were close to the 1961 -1990 average.  However, the falls recorded in Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania, and small areas of south-eastern Queensland, southern New South Wales and the Top End of the Northern Territory were below the monthly average.   February also saw the mean maximum temperatures as well as evapotranspiration levels above average for most of western and southern Australia.  Many areas also were impacted by severe heatwaves. 

For more localised information including regional level overviews, users are encouraged to explore the Cibo Labs Regional Comparison. This tool provides regional data that may show the impact of localised weather or fire events. A further level of detail for individual properties is available for users who have created an Australian Feedbase Monitor account, which can be accessed both through the MyMLA portal or through the Cibo Labs website.

The Cibo Labs National Comparison can be used to freely access these layers ( to view the most recent images from a national, state or catchment level. Users can also access past images to compare national changes in Pasture Biomass or Ground Cover.  This tool can complement the Australian Feedbase Monitor which can also be created within the Cibo Labs Web Site