Warmer and drier con­di­tions per­sist

Warwick Daily News - South West Queensland Rural Weekly - - News -

WARMER, drier-than-av­er­age con­di­tions are likely to per­sist into Septem­ber across north­ern Aus­tralia and the south­east main­land, ac­cord­ing to the cur­rent Bureau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy out­look.

Day­time tem­per­a­tures to Septem­ber are likely to be warmer than av­er­age for north­ern and east­ern Aus­tralia and nights are likely to be warmer than av­er­age for most parts, ex­cept the far north.

July is likely to be drier across the east­ern half of main­land Aus­tralia, with parts of the south­east hav­ing a greater than 80 per cent chance of a drier-than-av­er­age month.

The El Nino–South­ern Os­cil­la­tion and the In­dian Ocean Dipole are fore­cast to re­main neu­tral dur­ing win­ter and thus have less in­flu­ence on Aus­tralia’s cli­mate.

When broad-scale driv­ers are neu­tral, the cli­mate is of­ten in­flu­enced by sec­ondary cli­mate driv­ers or more lo­cal ef­fects. Higher-than-av­er­age pres­sures to the south of Aus­tralia per­sist through the sea­son, re­sult­ing in weaker west­er­lies and fewer cold fronts from the South­ern Ocean.

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