BoM: Wet lead up to Spring

by | Jun 30, 2021 | Australia, Weather

July to September will be wetter than average in most part of the country according to the latest outlook from the Bureau of Meteorology. Western Tasmania, the south-east coastal fringe, and far northern Queensland are tending towards a more neutral rainfall outlook. Historical accuracy for July to September rainfall is high to very high for most of Australia, with moderate accuracy for parts of western WA and south-east Australia.

A negative Indian Ocean Dipole is expected to bring above average winter and spring rainfall to parts of southern Australia, while warmer ocean temperatures to the north and northwest of Australia is likely to increase moisture available to be drawn into rain systems crossing the country. Streamflows are expected to be near median or high across the country, while days are likely warmer than average in the north and parts of the south, night temperatures are expected to be warmer across the country.