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Seasonal climate outlook for Nov 14-Jan 15 (+ video)

Beef Central, 30/10/2014

 

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Chances of exceeding median rainfall. Click on map to view in larger format.

Most of Australia is expected to endure a drier than normal November to January period, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s latest monthly seasonal climate outlook released this morning.

The Bureau’s modelling points to lower than average rainfall for the northern and eastern Kimberley region of WA, the NT, Queensland, northeast SA, NSW, and most of Victoria.

Elsewhere, the chances of a wetter or drier season are roughly equal.

Climate influences include warmer than normal temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean, near normal tropical Indian Ocean temperatures, and normal to below normal sea surface temperatures off our northern coasts.

The Bureau rates the outlook accuracy for the season as moderate to high over western and northern parts of WA, parts of the Top End of the NT, and the eastern mainland States. Elsewhere, accuracy is low.

Hotter than temperatures are also expected to accompany the drier conditions for most areas with the exception of far western areas of WA.

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