Australia experienced its driest October in over 20 years in 2023, primarily due to the El Niño weather phenomenon. This resulted in reduced rainfall levels across the country and negatively impacted crop yields, particularly wheat, which is expected to decline by around 35% for the year. The lack of rainfall also led to an increase in extreme fire danger, with grassfires and bushfires causing a threat to communities and ecosystems. In addition to the dryness, temperatures were also higher than average. The Bureau of Meteorology predicts that below-average rainfall will persist through January, raising concerns about further crop losses, water resources, and bushfire risk. Proactive measures are needed to address drought conditions and mitigate their impacts.