Seasonal Rainfall Outlook Archive


Date Posted   Description of Item
2014  
  April 24 Wetter season more likely for much of WA
  March 26 Drier season more likely for parts of the north and east; wetter in the southwest
  February 24 Drier autumn more likely for parts of Queensland, while wetter favoured in the west
  January 22 No strong shift in the odds for Australia
2013  
  December 18 Mixed seasonal outlook for Australia; drier for the east, wetter for the west
  November 27 Drier summer more likely for parts of northeast Australia
  October 23 Drier season more likely for northeast Australia
  September 25 Drier conditions likely for much of eastern Australia
  August 28 Wetter spring more likely for southeast Australia and the Top End
  July 24 Wetter conditions likely for most of mainland Australia
  June 19 Wetter conditions more likely for most of Australia
  May 22 Wetter season likely for most of Australia
  April 23 Wetter season likely for much of the east and north; drier across parts of the southeast
  March 20 Wetter season likely for much of the east; drier for parts of the southeast
  February 20 Mixed autumn odds for Australia
  January 23 Wetter season likely for parts of the west and east of Australia
2012  
  December 19 A drier season favoured for parts of eastern Australia
  November 21 A wetter summer favoured for parts of western and eastern Australia
  October 24 A wetter season more likely for much of northern and central Australia
  September 19 Drier conditions likely in the southeast
  August 22 Mixed spring rainfall outlook for Australia
  July 18 Drier conditions likely for large parts of Australia
  June 20 Mixed rainfall odds for mid-winter to early spring
  May 23 Mixed rainfall odds for winter
  April 24 Mixed rainfall odds for late autumn to mid-winter
  March 21 Wetter season favoured for much of eastern Australia
  February 22 Wetter autumn favoured for much of northern and eastern Australia
  January 19 Wetter season likely for northern and western Australia
2011  
  December 20 Wetter season likely for parts of the west and east of Australia
  November 22 Wetter summer favoured for parts of western and eastern Australia
  October 25 Wet season favoured for most of Australia
  September 19 Wetter season favoured over northern Australia
  August 25 Mixed rainfall odds for spring
  July 21 Drier conditions favoured for parts of the south and west
  June 23 Drier conditions favoured for parts of southern Australia
  May 24 Mixed rainfall odds for Australia
  April 19 Wetter conditions favoured for eastern Australia
  March 22 Increased rainfall odds for eastern Australia
  February 24 A wetter autumn favoured for parts of eastern Australia
  January 20 A wetter season favoured for northern and western Australia
2010  
  December 17 Wetter conditions favoured for eastern and western Australia
  November 23 Wetter summer favoured for parts of eastern and western Australia
  October 26 Increased rainfall odds for most of Australia
  September 23 Wet conditions favoured for most of Australia
  August 24 Wetter than normal spring favoured for southwest WA
  July 22 Neutral rainfall outlook over most of Australia
  June 23 Wetter conditions favoured in the northeast
  May 25 Drier conditions favoured for parts of Australia
  April 22 Increased rainfall odds for eastern Australia
  March 23 Contrasting rainfall odds for the June quarter
  February 24 Autumn rainfall odds neutral, except in WA
  January 19 Contrasting seasonal rainfall odds for late summer to mid-autumn
2009  
  December 21 Mixed seasonal rainfall odds for the March quarter
  November 24 Drier summer favoured in parts of north Queensland
  October 23 Mixed rainfall odds for Australia
  September 22 Mixed rainfall outlook for the December quarter
  August 26 A mixed spring rainfall outlook
  July 24 A drier outlook for E Aus, but wetter conditions favoured in SW WA
  June 23 A drier season favoured in some areas
  May 26 No strong shifts in winter rainfall odds
  April 24 Higher seasonal rainfall favoured in parts of north & east Australia
  March 24 Mixed June quarter rainfall odds in the east and south
  February 20 Wetter autumn favoured for northern Queensland
  January 22 Mixed rainfall odds for late summer to mid-autumn
2008  
  December 17 Mixed rainfall odds for the March quarter
  November 26 Wetter summer favoured in the west and far east
  October 28 Wetter than normal conditions favoured in the north and west
  September 25 Mixed December quarter rainfall outlook
  August 26 Mixed spring rainfall odds
  July 25 Mixed rainfall odds for late winter to mid spring
  June 26 Drier conditions indicated from northwest WA to southeast Australia
  May 27 Mixed rainfall odds for winter
  April 23 Higher seasonal rainfall favoured in parts of north & east Australia
  March 28 Higher June quarter rainfall favoured in eastern Australia
  February 26 Mixed autumn rainfall outlook
  January 24 Wetter conditions favoured in southwest Australia
2007  
  December 17 Mixed March quarter rainfall outlook
  November 22 Increased summer rainfall for eastern & western Australia
  October 25 Increased falls for parts of northern & eastern Australia
  September 25 Mixed rainfall odds for the December quarter
  August 23 Mixed odds for spring rainfall
  July 24 Odds mainly near 50:50 for above normal rain, but drier season indicated in much of Qld
  June 26 50:50 chances for above average September-quarter rainfall
  May 22 50:50 chances for above average winter rainfall
  April 23 Above-normal seasonal rainfall favoured in SE Qld & northeast NSW
  March 26 Above-normal June quarter falls favoured in SE Qld & northeast NSW
  February 22 Mostly neutral autumn rainfall odds, except in WA
  January 23 Mixed rainfall odds for late summer to mid-autumn
2006  
  December 20 Decreased rainfall in March quarter for Queensland and northern NSW
  November 23 Decreased summer rainfall in parts of north Queensland
  October 26 Mixed rainfall outlook for late spring to mid-summer
  September 26 Drier conditions more likely in SE & NE Australia
  August 23 Mixed spring rainfall outlook
  July 25 Decreased seasonal falls more likely in northeastern Australia
  June 27 Risk of further below average rainfall in southwest WA
  May 25 Reduced winter rainfall favoured in parts of eastern Australia
  April 21 50:50 chances for above average seasonal rainfall
  March 23 50:50 chances for above average June quarter rainfall
  February 21 50:50 chances for a wetter than average autumn
  January 24 Reduced seasonal falls in north Queensland
2005  
  December 19 Mixed rainfall outlook for early 2006
  November 16 50:50 chances for a wetter than average summer
  October 18 Above average seasonal falls a 50:50 prospect
  September 15 Mixed rainfall outlook for the December quarter
  August 16 Drier spring for parts of southern Australia
  July 14 Decreased seasonal falls more likely in northeastern Australia
  June 17 Neutral odds for exceeding average September quarter rainfall
  May 17 Reduced winter rainfall more likely in parts of southern Australia
  April 15 Wetter season favoured in SE Queensland and northern NSW
  March 18 Wetter season favoured in SE Queensland and northern NSW
  February 17 Little signal in autumn rainfall odds
  January 18 Drier season more likely in north Queensland
2004  
  December 16 Neutral odds for March quarter rainfall
  November 19 Generally neutral outlook for summer rainfall
  October 19 Below average seasonal falls more likely in parts of eastern Australia
  September 16 Increased risk of dry conditions in far southeastern Australia
  August 17 Dry Spring more likely in parts of SA, Victoria and NSW
  July 13 Seasonal rainfall odds close to 50:50
  June 17 Increased falls more likely in parts of Qld and WA for September quarter
  May 18 Winter rainfall odds mostly neutral
  April 19 Generally neutral seasonal rainfall odds
  March 17 Mixed June quarter rainfall odds in the east and south
  February 17 Mostly neutral Autumn rainfall odds, except in WA
  January 15 Neutral seasonal rainfall odds
2003  
  December 16 Neutral odds for March quarter rainfall
  November 14 Neutral odds for summer rainfall
  October 16 Above average seasonal falls likely in tropical Australia
  September 16 Wetter in west and northeast of Australia, drier in far southeast
  August 19 Increased spring rainfall favoured in southwest Australia
  July 16 Rainfall odds mostly neutral for late winter/mid-spring
  June 17 Even money odds for Australian seasonal rainfall
  May 15 El Niņo over: prospects for increased rain
  April 15 Wetter for parts of Qld/NSW, drier in parts of SA/Vic.
  March 18 Wetter in parts of Qld/NSW, drier in parts of SA/Vic
  February 18 Mixed Autumn rainfall outlook
  January 15 Below average seasonal falls more likely in north Queensland
2002  
  December 17 Rainfall odds mostly neutral for the March quarter
  November 15 Summer rainfall odds near 50:50
  October 16 Mixed seasonal rainfall prospects
  September 17 Continued dry weather risks for parts of eastern Australia
  August 15 Drier than average spring for parts of eastern Australia
  July 16 Below average seasonal rainfall for eastern Australia
  June 21 No clear signals for late winter/early spring rains
  June 18 El Niņo Odds Shorten
  May 15 Reduced winter rain in eastern Australia
  April 16 Mixed rainfall prospects for the May to July period
  March 19 April-June rainfall odds mainly near 50%
  February 18 Autumn rainfall odds mainly near 50%
  January 16 Seasonal rainfall chances near fifty percent
2001  
  December 18 Increased seasonal rains for SE Queensland, NSW and southwest WA
  November 14 Increased summer rains for SE Queensland, NSW and W.A.
  October 17 Good seasonal rainfall indicated for Tropical Australia
  September 13 Rainfall outlook shows contrasting patterns for Oct-Dec
  August 15 Potential spring relief for southwest W.A.
  July 17 Rainfall outlook signals drier conditions for north Queensland
  June 14 Seasonal outlook favours more rain in northern Queensland
  May 16 Drier winter more likely in parts of Qld/NSW: Outlook
  April 19 Outlook favors below average rainfall in south-east Australia
  March 15 Above-average falls favored in SA, N-W Victoria
  February 14 Autumn rainfall outlook neutral
  January 17 Chance of above-average rains near 50:50
2000  
  December 14 50:50 chance of wet start to 2001
  November 15 Summer potentially wetter in west and far east of Australia
  October 12 Potentially wetter in north and southwest
  September 14 Wetter in the north, drier in the southeast
  August 15 Little shift in seasonal rainfall odds
  July 13 Seasonal rainfall odds steady
  June 14 Below average rains most likely in parts of WA and SA
  May 16 Winter rainfall prospects, mixed across Australia
  April 13 Generally increased chance of above average rainfall
  February 16 Mixed outlook for autumn rainfall
  January 11 Pacific La Niņa pattern persists
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