BOM's Wet Weather Outlook

29th April 2020

The April NSW Flood Warning Consultative Committee meeting heard that the Winter outlook is favouring wetter conditions for much of Australia.

Bureau of Meteorology Senior Meteorologist Agata Imielska advised that there is some early indication of negative Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) values developing during Winter, and some models are suggesting that La Nina thresholds may be met in late Winter. These indicators generally mean wetter conditions for much of Australia, except for the North East Tropics, Eastern seaboard and parts of Tasmania.

The take home message is if these conditions do develop there will be a significant shift from conditions over the last few years, so keep an eye out for the Winter weather.


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