Bureau of Meteorology reports a good chance of a wet fall | News from the region


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The Bureau of Meteorology predicts a wetter and warmer than average autumn for much of Australia. Despite the gradual waning of the La Nina event which has been in place since spring last year, the BOM said above-average autumn rainfall is likely for most parts of Australia, except southwest and extreme northeast. Autumn is likely to be wetter than normal for much of Queensland and scattered parts of southeastern Australia. Autumn days are likely to be warmer than normal for much of the northern half of Australia, Australia’s west coast and parts of southeastern Australia, while a small area of ​​eastern New South Wales will likely be cooler than normal. With the inclement season still in place until April, there is always a risk of storms, fires, floods and tropical cyclones. IN OTHER NEWS: Dry conditions in Western Australia mean bushfire risk will remain high through the autumn, while parts of eastern Australia that have been wet in recent months will be at risk of Below average fire but higher risk of flooding. The BOM said there have been five tropical cyclones in the Australian region since the start of the tropical cyclone season in November, four of them over the summer. February to March is usually the peak of tropical cyclone season. With warm waters around northern Australia, further tropical cyclone development remains likely for the fall.



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