Indigenous Weather Knowledge

There is a wealth of knowledge about climate held by indigenous people, whose narratives and folk memories predate instrumental measurement of the weather. They applied their own names to particular patterns and trends they noticed in the weather, or to anomalous periods.

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology's site, alongside the latest data sets and forecasts using satellites and other information, also includes some details of the indigenous weather knowledge (IWK) held by different Aboriginal communities.
It's worth checking this out to see how the seasonal patterns of weather and climate are described by the different communities, and a reminder that Australia is vast and certainly does not all have the same climate.