|National Seasonal Temperature Outlook: probabilities for January to March 2005, issued 16th December 2004|
Higher temperatures likely in north and east
There is a moderate to strong shift in the odds towards above average maximum temperatures for the March quarter (Jan-Mar) in parts of northern and eastern Australia, the Bureau of Meteorology announced today. In contrast, small parts of southeastern Australia are more likely to be cooler than average the during the first three months of 2005. 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, Felicity Gamble on (03) 9669 4256, David Jones on (03) 9669 4085|
|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 18th JANUARY 2005