WIDESPREAD rainfall is forecast across southern Australia in the week to August 4.
The Bureau of Meteorology forecasts falls up to 15 millimetres in southwest Western Australia and South Australia’s growing regions.
Most of Victoria is forecast to receive between 10mm and 25mm and NSW is in for falls up to 50mm. Southeast Queensland is expected to receive up to 10mm.
Unfortunately, BoM expects August to October overall will likely bring below average rainfall to most of southern Australia.
August rainfall is very likely to be below average, but Tasmania is likely to be wetter than average.
Temperatures are likely to be above average for most of Australia.
August is very likely to see warmer days nationwide, with most of the country having a greater than 80% chance of higher than average maximum temperatures, BoM said.
Both of Australia's major climate drivers at this time of year, the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), remain neutral.