Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Weather outlook offers heatwave reprieve

Wednesday January 23, 2013 - 10:22 EDT

The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting cooler than normal temperatures for south-east Australia over the coming months.

The outlook for February to April says warmer than usual temperatures in the Indian and Pacific Oceans will produce cooler days and nights.

The same ocean influences should produce a drier than normal season for the central agricultural regions of north-east New South Wales and South Australia.

There is only a 35 to 40 per cent chance of above-average rainfall for the farming areas.

Normal rainfall patterns are expected across the remainder of south-east Australia.


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Dry end to the wet season for the Top End

15:19 EST

A generally healthy wet season across the Northern Territory's Top End is having a very dry April to finish it off.

Outback weather watchers use local knowledge to record private history of rain events

08:38 EST

When your livelihood depends on the weather, predictions, patterns and planning are paramount, which is especially true for farmers and graziers in western Queensland where families have been keeping an eye on the skies for decades.

East coast rain and storm update

16:45 EST

Heavy rain, thunderstorms and damaging winds are all possible in parts of eastern Australia next week.