Farmers in drought-hit parts of Australia say they are happy to see the back of 2019.
The wine industry is one of the most exposed sectors of agriculture to pressures due to climate change.
Volatility in macro-climatic factors like the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) due to climate change makes long term forecasting harder.
In spite of farmers' willingness to adapt new technologies the hotter and drier climate post-2000 has cost the Aussie ag sector billions.
Hot air set to pass over central and eastern Australia this week means our hottest day as a nation as a whole could be on its way.
The Indian Ocean Dipole positive event that has been such a key factor in the drought is finally showing signs of breaking down.
The drought does not look set to let up this year, but a breakdown in the IOD positive event early next year means better hope next year.
The Brooks brothers Ryan and Jake refuse to bow to natural forces despite fire causing havoc at the Bungundarra farm near Yeppoon.