|WA Seasonal Temperature Outlook: probabilities for February to April 2006, issued 24th January 2006|
50:50 chances for increased seasonal temperatures
Although the odds favour a warmer than average season in parts of northern Australia, in Western Australia the chances of exceeding the median maximum temperature for the February to April period are close to 50%, the Bureau of Meteorology announced today. The outlooks are based on relationships between Pacific and Indian Ocean temperatures and Australian rainfall. 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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|More information on this outlook is available from 9.00am to 5.00pm (WST) Monday to Friday by contacting the Climate and Consultancy section in the Bureau's Perth Office: (08) 9263 2222.|
THE NEXT ISSUE OF THE SEASONAL OUTLOOK IS EXPECTED BY 21st FEBRUARY 2006