|National Seasonal Temperature Outlook: probabilities for January to March 2004, issued 16th December 2003|
Higher temperatures likely in north and east
The Bureau's seasonal temperature outlook for the March quarter, shows increased chances of above average daytime temperatures in parts of northern and eastern Australia. In contrast, in parts of southeastern Australia the first three months of 2004 are more likely to be cooler than average. This outlook pattern is mainly the result of above average temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean, particularly the west.
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|The following climate meteorologists in the National Climate Centre can be contacted about this outlook: Grant Beard on (03) 9669 4527, Janita Pahalad on (03) 9669 4859, David Jones on (03) 9669 4085, Felicity Gamble on (03) 9669 4256.|
|Regional versions of this media release are available: | Qld
Regional commentary is available from the Climate and Consultancy Sections in the Bureau's Regional Offices:
THE NEXT ISSUE OF THE SEASONAL OUTLOOK IS EXPECTED BY 15th JANUARY 2004.