La Nina is easing, but El Nino could bring droughts and bushfires

Nadine Morton
Updated January 5 2023 - 9:07am, first published 9:00am

The wet weather cycle that has plagued eastern Australia is easing, with a return to El Nino conditions possible as early as June.

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Nadine Morton

Nadine Morton

Senior journalist

Nadine Morton covers emergency services and breaking news for the Illawarra Mercury. She takes pride in regional journalism which she believes is crucial to informing our towns and cities. Have a story? Email her at