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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Bureau of Meteorology says Perth residents can look forward to a warmer and drier winter than usual this year

It is predicting Perth has an 80 per cent chance of recording above average temperatures from June to August.

The bureau's Andrew Watkins says the change is due to warmer water temperatures in the Indian ocean.

He says the state's average winter rainfall is also likely to drop.

"These warmer ocean temperatures off WA tend to reduce the rainfall particularly in South-West Western Australia," he said.

"We're looking at odds of around 60 to 70 per cent that we'll get below normal rainfall over the coming winter months." Source