Climate outlook overview
- The November to January climate outlook, issued 11 October 2018, indicates large parts of eastern Australia are likely to be drier than average.
- November shows a strong likelihood of drier conditions across most of the eastern two-thirds of the country. However, there are exceptions along parts of the east coast of Australia to the east of the Great Dividing Range, where there is no strong indication of either a wetter or drier month.
- November to January days are very likely to be warmer than average for most of Australia. Nights are also likely to be warmer than average for most of Australia, except for areas surrounding the Great Australian Bight.
- A drier and warmer than average end to the year would mean a low chance of recovery for drought-affected areas of eastern Australia.