The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting a wetter and warmer than normal mid-spring to early summer season for most of Western Australia.
The bureau says the weather pattern will be influenced by warmer water in the Indian Ocean.
It says the chances of receiving above average rainfall during October to December are 60 to 70 per cent over most of the western part of the state.
The bureau says there is a 70 to 80 per cent chance of the next three months being hotter than normal.
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