/ 01 June 2023

Warming up for winter

Image source: AAP
Image source: AAP

It’s the first day of winter, and for those worried about the mercury dropping even further after shivering through May, the Bureau of Meteorology has some good news for you… After all Aussie states broke their coldest May minimum temperature records, they’re forecasting a warmer-than-average winter in its latest outlook, with less rain and higher temperatures during the day but cooler nights. Soz, but you can’t have it all… The BOM says that’s because 2 climate drivers that typically bring warmer/drier weather could potentially be operating in Oz: a positive Indian Ocean dipole and a potential El Niño event. Meteorologist Ben Domensino says if they both develop simultaneously, “they’ll be reinforcing each other”, with inland areas set to bear the brunt. He says areas like the Murray-Darling Basin and inland central and western Australia will face the chilliest overnight temperatures. Might be time to invest in an Oodie

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