In summary, the Bureau is predicting:
- A wetter-than-average spring is more likely in western and central Australia, while in the east and north there is an equal chance of above or below average rainfall. Warmer nights are likely for most of Australia, with warmer days likely along the east coast and far southwest WA.
- The current outlook reflects the record warm sea surface temperatures in the Indian Ocean, and the El Nino in the Pacific.
More information can be obtained from the Bureau’s video presentation, which includes a summary of recent rainfall, streamflow and temperature conditions across the nation, as well as presenting the outlook for the next three months.
Further information on the Bureau’s seasonal outlooks is available at: www.bom.gov.au/climate/ahead