Young predicted to have an even drier end to the year

With the end of the year only around the corner the Bureau of Meteorology have predicted that Young will have a dry end to the year.

NO RESPITE ON THE HORIZON: According to the Bureau of Meteorology it will be a dry end to the year for Young. Photo: Rebecca Hewson.

NO RESPITE ON THE HORIZON: According to the Bureau of Meteorology it will be a dry end to the year for Young. Photo: Rebecca Hewson.

The news is not good for local farmers who are looking for rain to supplement feed and help summer crops.

According to a Bureau of Meteorology climatologist there is only a 75 percent chance of Young receiving between 50 to 100 millimeters of rain in the three months of October, November and December and only a 40 to 45 percent chance of Young exceeding its average rainfall in the same period. 

“October to December is likely to be drier than average for parts of eastern and southern Australia. Specifically, scattered parts of Queensland, eastern SA, Tasmania, Victoria, southern and western NSW,” a Bureau meteorologist said.

With a lack of rain predicted the Bureau of Meteorology has said that things aren’t looking to improve for drought affected areas.

“The October to December outlook indicates current drought areas are unlikely to see significant respite in the coming three months,” the meteorologist said.

The news isn’t much better as far as temperatures are concerned with climatologists and meteorologists both predicting that the warmer temperatures experienced in Young and the state throughout the year will continue into the summer months.

“The above average daytime temperatures observed across Australia so far in 2018 are likely to continue for the remainder of the year,” the meteorologist said.

According to climatologists there is an over 80 percent chance of Young having both higher low temperatures and higher maximum temperatures over the three months to December.

The current median temperatures for Young average between 27 to 30 degrees Celsius for the months of October, November and December.

“October to December days are very likely to be warmer than average for most of Australia. Chances of a warmer three months are greater than 80 percent over most of the country.”

Though rain was predicted across Young for Tuesday and Wednesday there was very little precipitation received.