Bureau of Meteorology seasonal outlook
On 24 September 2012, the Cabinet was briefed by the Bureau of Meteorology on what to expect for the coming wet season.
The Bureau of Meteorology has advised it is expecting warmer than normal weather throughout spring and summer and the fire risk remains higher than normal, particularly in the southern inland.
While floods are part of the wet season and Queenslanders can expect typical periodic flood activity, the Bureau’s outlook suggests widespread floods are less likely.
The Bureau has warned there is a possibility of cyclones forming, but not all will cross the coast. Queenslanders should prepare for a typical cyclone season as it only takes one crossing the coast to cause danger.
The Bureau is expecting a hot summer and warned of severe thunderstorms, with the season reaching a peak in November and December.
The briefing was an early indicative seasonal outlook, with forecasts’ accuracy improving as the wet season draws closer.
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