Bureau issues Climate Outlook for June to August 2015
The Bureau of Meteorology today issued its monthly and seasonal climate outlooks for winter 2015, which favours cooler and wetter-than-average conditions for parts of Western Australia, but warmer and drier than usual in eastern Australia.
The outlook for the next three months indicates:
- A generally drier and warmer-than-normal winter in the east, but a cooler, wetter season more likely over southern WA.
- Both the Pacific and Indian oceans are influencing this outlook. The El Niño in the Pacific (which models indicate will strengthen) is having a drying impact on eastern Australia, while continued warmth in the Indian Ocean, coupled with the El Niño in the Pacific, is tending to enhance rainfall in southern WA.
Updated each month, Climate Outlooks provide a key service for many Australian sectors that need to look at the months and season ahead for their planning, such as the resources, agriculture and rural sectors, as well as emergency services.
Climate Outlooks indicate likely temperature and rainfall trends over monthly or seasonal timescales, and are driven by large-scale shifts in the climate such as El Niño or La Niña events. By contrast, weather forecasts are currently produced out to seven days, and are used in short-term planning.
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