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East Coast Low-Pressure (ECLs)

The East Coast Low-Pressure systems (ECLs) are intense low-pressure systems that occur off the east coast of Australia, particularly during the autumn and winter months. They bring moistureladen winds and heavy rainfall to the region, which can cause flooding and waterlogging. While ECLs can benefit agriculture, providing much-needed moisture for crops and pasture, they can also be destructive, causing damage to infrastructure, property and crops. 

The following videos explain the impact of ECLs and how they behave. 

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