WEATHER

Welcome to our weather page, with information kindly provided by the Bureau of Meteorology.

The weather page was updated on 15 November, however for up-to-the-minute weather reporting and forecasting, please go to www.bom.gov.au  or download the BOM weather app.

Wet December likely for parts of the north & east

The summer (December to February) rainfall outlook for Victoria, released 15 November, is neutral, with no push towards a wetter or drier than average three-months. However, the one-month rainfall outlook for December shows parts of the north and east are likely to be wetter than average. Both days and nights are likely to be warmer than average this summer.





The increased chance of a wetter than average December in southeast Australia is largely due to a positive SAM (Southern Annular Mode), meaning a southward shift of the mid-latitude westerlies around the southern hemisphere. Positive SAM in summer typically means higher pressures in the southern Tasman Sea, directing increased moist onshore flow over southeast Australia.

Australia's climate is also influenced by the long-term trend in increasing global atmospheric and ocean temperatures.

See all the details in our Climate Outlooks and ENSO Wrap-Up, and make sure to check out the outlook video.


Bureau of Meteorology Webinars

The Bureau invites you to join us for two upcoming webinars.

Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems
Tuesday, 20 November 2018,
11.00 am – 12.00 pm AEDST

In this webinar, we will showcase the Groundwater Dependant Ecosystems (GDE) Atlas and how you can use it to consider these ecosystems in your decision making. The GDE Atlas is Australia's only national dataset of groundwater dependent ecosystems. This data is essential to consider the potential impacts of development, for example mining and pumping, on GDEs in water management plans and environmental impact assessments.


Summer 2018-19 climate and water update
Thursday, December 6, 2018
11.00 am – 12.00 pm AEDST

Join us for an update on Australia's recent conditions, the status of our climate drivers, and guidance on rainfall, temperature and streamflow for the coming months.