The Seasonal Conditions Information Portal (SCIP) uses a technology that allows fast, stable transfer of data and information direct from the EDIS system to your computer.
The first piece of information on SCIP are time series of drought indices for every parish in NSW. To see how the CDI drought indices in your region have changed over time, visit SCIP and search for your location by Parish, County, or LLS region.
Other data and analysis of drought and seasonal conditions will be added to SCIP over time.
The Combined Drought Indicator uses 3 indices to determine drought category at a given time:
For a more comprehensive definition of the indices used, their data sources and understanding of the CDI process, detailed information can be found at About the NSW DPI Combined Drought Indicator.
On SCIP, you will find images containing historical EDIS drought indicator data back to January 2017 for every parish in New South Wales.
NSW DPI used these indices to develop the Combined Drought Indicator, which classifies each parish in NSW into one of five drought categories.
Visit the summary table for more information.
This data will be updated once per week so keep checking back for updates for your region.
**First time users: You will be prompted to download IBM Aspera Connect at the top of your browser window. This is a small browser plug-in that enables high-speed download of files.
++Need help finding your parish? Use the map below to find your parish. You can either drag and scroll to your location or use the search bar at the top right to enter your address/location. Click on the region once it is centered in the map for a popup with parish information.