Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Improvement to seasonal weather outlook

Tony Briscoe, Thursday May 23, 2013 - 16:06 EST
ABC image
No rain in sight just clear blue skies - ABC

The weather bureau has implemented a new system of forecasting the seasonal outlook called Predictive Ocean Atmosphere Model for Australia, or POAMA.

Climatologist Ian Barnes Keoghan says the new system will help predict the three month outlook closer to what we can expect the weather to do.

He says the latest seasonal outlook for Tasmania for the three months of winter was done under POAMA.

But Ian Barnes Keoghan says there is little joy for farmers if they are expecting above average rainfall.

He says the predictions for the winter months are neutral.

The only upside of the seasonal outlook is a prediction for a "warm winter".


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Fire fuel loads increase after recent heat in NSW

16:34 EDT

Prolonged heatwave conditions are helping elevate the bushfire threat in parts of New South Wales this week, after a slow start to the season.

Queensland weather: Heatwave conditions to return on Wednesday

16:09 EDT

A four-day heatwave that begins on Wednesday will bring the same kind of conditions that saw more than 200 Queenslanders treated for heat stroke and dehydration last week.

Federal MP calls on banks to develop offsetting options to help farmers save in the good times

16:05 EDT

A Queensland MP is calling on the major banks to develop offsetting options for farm management deposits to help landholders save in the good times.