Bureau of Meteorology Predicts Wet Spring for Bendigo Region | Bendigo Advertiser

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CENTRAL Victoria can expect a wetter than average spring, with the Bureau of Meteorology also predicting cooler days and warmer nights in the coming months. According to the latest seasonal forecast released by the bureau, this spring is expected to bring above-average precipitation for people living in the eastern part of the country, along with cooler days and warmer nights. Bendigo received 173mm of precipitation in the winter, compared to an average of 156mm. Our wettest winter day was June 3, when 13.2mm of rain was recorded on the weather gauge at Bendigo Airport. More News: Bendigo couple fight to reunite the children as daughter spends her life in hospital Office records show Bendigo can expect to receive around 135mm in an average spring, the already wet watersheds likely to produce greater volumes of runoff in the region’s water reservoirs. Coliban Water’s three main reservoirs above Malmsbury are well positioned, Upper Coliban containing 37,840 megaliters, Lauriston 19,430 megalitres and Malmsbury 12,328 megaliters. More news: “Modest” easing of restrictions in Victoria expected to be announced tomorrow Lake Eppalock is at over 51.6% of capacity, with around 157,300 megaliters of water on its shores. The region is expecting a warm start to spring over the next few days, with showers developing on Friday and throughout the weekend. Bureau climatologist Dr Andrew Watkins said the forecast for a wetter and warmer spring comes after a particularly wet and warm winter. “Nationally, we have had the wettest winter since 2016,” he said. More news: Central Goldfields Shire Council drafts action plan for people with disabilities “Australia’s average winter temperature is also expected to be one of the ten warmest on record, especially in the tropical north. Dr Watkins said the main reason behind the Bureau’s prediction for a wetter-than-average spring was a climatic factor called the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD). “We currently have negative IOD – a phenomenon that generally increases the chance of precipitation in southern and eastern Australia,” he said. “This negative IOD is expected to persist throughout the spring, but is currently lower than the last negative IOD event we saw in 2016, which saw Australia’s wettest May to October period on record.” Another relevant climatic factor, known as El Nino-Southern Oscillation or ENSO, is expected to remain neutral with no La Nina event reporting expected in the coming months. Our reporters work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:

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