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Warmer nights, days on the cards for Australia

The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting warmer than normal days and nights for most of Australia through to July. Photo: Getty
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Australia’s trend of warmer-than-average temperatures is set to continue through to July, according to the latest climate outlook from the country’s weather specialists.

The Bureau of Meteorology released the May to July outlook last week, which shows a 70 per cent chance of El Nino developing throughout this period.

There’s no indication yet as to if the majority of the country will experience more or less rainfall over the next three months, but should El Nino develop, the country’s south and east will likely incur drier than average conditions.

Most of northern and eastern Australia has an 80 per cent chance of clocking up warmer-than-median days and nights.

The bureau said these conditions could be partially attributed to higher than normal pressure over the Tasman Sea.

The bureau’s modelling for above median temperatures for May. The darker the colour, the more chance of above normal temperatures. Photo: BOM

However, the bureau warned, the warmer, typically cloudless nights come with a caveat – there’s an increased change of morning frosts.

The median temperature for most of Victoria, eastern South Australia, Tasmania and southern NSW is between 12 and 21 degrees for the month of May.

Northern NSW, southern Queensland, central South Australia and southern Western Australia generally experiences between 21 and 24 degrees; and north of Brisbane across Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia typically experiences median temperatures of between 24 and 33 degrees.

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