MARCH rainfall is likely to be above average across large parts of Australia, while March to May rainfall is likely to be wetter than average for most of Australia, according to the latest climate outlook from the Bureau of Meteorology.
The Bureau says the highest chance of a wetter than average autumn is across northern Australia.
La Niña is underway in the tropical Pacific. While the Bureau says the event is likely past its peak strength, it is still expected to influence Australia’s rainfall during this outlook period.
La Niña typically increases the likelihood of above average rainfall across eastern and northern Australia during summer and early autumn.
Maximum temperatures for March to May are likely to be above average for the far west and east coasts, and Tasmania.
They and likely to below average for much of northern to south-east Western Australia, the Top End and western South Australia.
Minimum temperatures for March to May are likely to be above average across all of Australia.