|National Seasonal Temperature Outlook: probabilities for Summer 2005/2006, issued 16th November 2005|
50:50 chances for a hotter than average summer
The chances of exceeding the summer (Dec-Feb) average maximum temperature are close to 50% across the entire country, the Bureau of Meteorology announced today. The outlooks are based on relationships between Pacific and Indian Ocean temperatures and Australian temperature patterns. Recent ocean temperatures have not been sufficiently warmer or cooler than average to produce a strong bias in temperature outlook odds.
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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, Andrew Watkins on (03) 9669 4360.|
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 19th DECEMBER 2005