Most international models have the IOD remaining within negative thresholds until at least mid-spring.
Wind is simply the atmosphere trying to restore equilibrium when too much pressure builds up in one area and much lower pressure develops somewhere nearby.
Large areas of inland NSW have already had a decent amount of cold and wet weather this month, thanks to frequent cold fronts and relentless westerly winds.
The Bureau has formally declared an Indian Ocean Dipole negative event, good news for those who want more rain over spring.
While Australian croppers are confident of a good year elsewhere crop prospects are rapidly declining due to either excess heat or floods.
Farming on the globe's driest continent all but the wettest of winters is unlikely to dent yield projections analysts say.
The majority of models now expect the Indian Ocean Dipole to be negative for much of the coming two to three months and this will encourage the development of so-called north west cloud bands.