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Warm and wet summer ahead

Wednesday November 21, 2012 - 07:47 EDT
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The weather bureau is predicting a warm summer ahead with the chance of slightly higher than average rainfall for the ACT and southern NSW. - ABC

The latest weather modelling indicates a warm summer with the chance of slightly higher than average rainfall for the ACT and southern New South Wales.

The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting the chances of receiving above median rainfall for Canberra at about 60 per cent, with a wetter than normal season more likely in northern parts of NSW.

Based on current figures warmer than average summer days are also likely for the ACT.

The weather bureau says the outlook is a result of warmer than normal waters in the Indian Ocean, as well as warm temperatures recorded in tropical Pacific waters.

In terms of drought, the atmospheric and ocean measurements for the El Niño-Southern Oscillation indicators remain at neutral levels.


- ABC

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