THE rainfall outlook for Australia for the April to June period shows no strong indication either way towards a wetter or drier than average three months ahead, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s latest forecast.
Both days and nights are likely to be warmer than average.
The main climate drivers for Australia (e.g. El Niño/La Niña and the Indian Ocean Dipole) are neutral, which is why the rainfall outlook is not showing a tendency towards a wetter or drier than average three months ahead (i.e. close to a 50 per cent chance of exceeding median).
However, the Bureau’s climate model suggests there is a chance El Niño will develop in autumn.
If El Niño does develop, it would increase the chances of drier conditions in the south and east.
Click on image above to watch a video presentation of the rainfall and water outlook for the next three months.