|Northern Aust Seasonal Temperature Outlook: probabilities for February to April 2009, issued 22nd January 2009|
Warmer than normal late summer to mid-autumn favoured in northeast Australia
The northern Australian outlook for daytime temperatures averaged over late summer to mid-autumn (February to April) shows a moderate to strong shift in the odds favouring warmer than normal daytime temperatures over much of central and northern Queensland and northern NT. There is a moderate shift in the odds towards cooler temperatures over southwest NT. Overnight temperatures also show a mixed pattern, with higher than normal temperatures more likely in far north Queensland and the Top End of the NT and cooler temperatures more likely in southern Queensland, extending into the southeast of the Northern Territory.
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More information on this outlook is available by contacting the Bureau's Climate Services sections in Queensland and the Northern Territory at the following numbers:
THE NEXT ISSUE OF THE SEASONAL OUTLOOK IS EXPECTED BY 20th February 2009