|National Seasonal Temperature Outlook: probabilities for May to July 2006, issued 21st April 2006|
Increased warmth favoured in parts of north, west and southeast
There is a moderate shift in the odds towards above average seasonal maximum temperatures for the late autumn to mid-winter period (May-July) in parts of the northern tropics, western WA, southeast SA and western Victoria. However, over most of Australia the chances of exceeding the median maximum temperature for the coming three months are close to 50%, the Bureau of Meteorology announced today.
The outlooks are based on relationships between Pacific and Indian Ocean temperatures and Australian temperatures.
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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, David Jones on (03) 9669 4085, Blair Trewin on (03) 9669 4603.|
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 25th MAY 2006