Higher chance of spring rain for parts of WA and Qld

Beef Central, 25/08/2011

The Bureau of Meterology's rainfall outlook for Spring, Click on map below article to view in larger format.South western areas of Western Australia and Queensland are the regions most likely to receive above average rainfall between now and the end of November, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s lastest three-month outlook released today. 

The Bureau’s national outlook for September to November indicates that south western WA and south western Queensland have a 60pc-70pc chance of a wetter than normal season during spring.

Conversely, the chances of receiving above normal rainfall  for central and south eastern SA and a small region on the border with Victoria and NSW have been given a 35pc and 40pc chance of above average rainfall.

Over the rest of the country, the chances of a drier or wetter spring are roughly equal.

The Bureau is also forecasting a shift towards slightly higher than average temperatures over spring for tropical Australia, while warm night-time temperatures are favoured over southern and Western Australia. 


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