El-nino

There is this thing called “El-nino” that affects our weather. Something to do with warm currents across the pacific… poor ol' El is blamed for the drought we are going through, although currently (no pun intended) we hear El-nino is not supposed to be affecting our weather.
It's all a bit too meteorological for some of us …. but I'm pleased to report, I've worked out a simple method of determining whether El-nino is in control of our weather or not.
El-nino is affecting our weather when the Bureau of Meteorology forecast says “scattered showers” and we get blue skies and no rain.
El-nino is NOT affecting our weather when the Bureau of Meteorology forecast says “scattered showers” and we get cloudy skies and still no rain.