Seasonal Climate Outlook

The Seasonal Climate Outlook (SCO) is a monthly newsletter that summarises climate outlooks for the next three months produced by DPIRD's Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) system specifically for the Western Australian grainbelt, and by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. It provides a review of recent climate indicators, including ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation), the Indian Ocean Dipole, the Southern Annular Mode, as well as local sea surface temperature and pressures systems. At appropriate times of year it also includes an overview of the rainfall outlook for the growing season produced by the SSF.

Seasonal Climate Outlook July 2020

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for July to September is neutral (40-60%) chance of exceeding median rainfall, with higher (70-80%) odds in the south and parts of the north and eastern grainbelt. The July to...

Seasonal Climate Outlook June 2020

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for winter, June to August and June to October 2020 is indicating less than a 40% probability of above median rainfall for the Central West, Central Wheatbelt, South East Coastal...

Seasonal Climate Outlook May 2020

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for May to July 2020 is indicating less than 40% probability of above median rainfall for the South West Land Division (SWLD). For May to October, the SSF is indicating less than...

Seasonal Climate Outlook April 2020

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) system for April to May 2020 is indicating less than 40% chance of exceeding median rainfall for the South West Land Division (SWLD).

Seasonal Climate Outlook March 2020

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for autumn, March to May 2020 is indicating less than 40% probability of above median rainfall in the north and greater than 60% chance in the south of the South West Land Division...

Seasonal Climate Outlook February 2020

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for February to April 2020 is indicating a mixed outlook for the South West Land Division (SWLD).

Seasonal Climate Outlook December 2019

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for summer, December 2019 to February 2020 is indicating greater than 60% chance of exceeding median rainfall for the majority of the South West Land Division (SWLD).

Seasonal Climate Outlook November 2019

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for November 2019 to January 2020 is indicating less than 40% chance of exceeding median rainfall for the majority of the South West Land Division (SWLD).

Seasonal Climate Outlook October 2019

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for October to December, 2019 is indicating 20-60% chance of exceeding median rainfall for the South West land Division (SWLD).

Seasonal Climate Outlook September 2019

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for spring, September to November 2019 is indicating less than a 40% chance of exceeding median rainfall for the majority of the South West land Division (SWLD).

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