Understanding the rainfall forecast for summer 2020

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A senior climatologist explained that it will always be difficult to predict rainfall in places like Central Australia, because we are right in the middle of the continent.

The moisture for rain comes from the oceans, and by the time it has travelled over our vast, hot, dry continent it is difficult to say how much moisture will be left. Wind speed and direction, temperatures and frontal systems will all influence how and when the rain falls.

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