Interesting evolution during this season and it is plain to see why it was so bad. April May June July August September I think it is interesting that the high SLP anomaly seems to propagate eastwards slowly through the season. So if the April and May pattern hit around July or August it would have been a bumper season. As unlikely as it sounds, I wonder whether this high SLP anomaly will move all the way around the southern hemisphere in one form or another and return again? If so I wonder what the timing would be and what effect it would have on next season? A quick calculation suggests this High SLP anomaly has moved roughly 80 deg longitude in 6 months. This means it takes roughly 2.25 years to circumnavigate the globe with a return period of exactly the same position of roughly 9 years. Oh if it were only that simple!!!!!