Dry start to wet sea­son: BOM

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The Bureau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy has pre­dicted the western Pil­bara will ex­pe­ri­ence be­low-av­er­age rain­fall and above-av­er­age tem­per­a­tures be­tween Novem­ber and Jan­uary this year.

The North West is ex­pected to have a drier than usual start to the wet sea­son, es­pe­cially Onslow over the month of Novem­ber.

Av­er­age rain­fall across the three­month pe­riod is un­likely to ex­ceed 10mm.

Novem­ber is likely to bring hot­ter than av­er­age tem­per­a­tures across the Pil­bara while De­cem­ber is fore­cast to be cooler, so res­i­dents may be in for an un­usu­ally cool Christ­mas.

The bureau’s out­look is be­cause of the com­bi­na­tion of a strong El Niño in the Pa­cific Ocean, a de­cay­ing pos­i­tive In­dian Ocean Dipole, and warm tem­per­a­tures in the In­dian Ocean.

Pic­ture: James Curry - Coun­try Cap­tures

BOM pre­dicts be­low-av­er­age rain­fall.

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