More rain in outlook

by | Jan 27, 2021 | Australia, Weather

The Bureau of Meteorology’s latest climate outlook if for near to above average rainfall for much of Australia from February through to April. There is a greater than 70% chance of wetter than average conditions in Queensland and WA, and a greater than 60% chance for the remainder of the mainland. February is likely to be wetter than average in northwest WA and eastern Queensland (greater than 65% chance). Elsewhere there is no significant shift towards a wetter or drier than average month.

While the outlook indicates near-average conditions in southern Australia, the prevailing drier season means that even if rainfall is above average it is unlikely to be sufficient to alleviate long-term rainfall deficits.