* The January to March rainfall outlook, issued 21 December 2017, shows parts of eastern and Western Australia are likely to have a wetter than average three months.
* January is likely to be wetter than average for WA, eastern NSW and southeast Queensland.
* January to March daytime and night-time temperatures are likely to be cooler than average for parts of eastern and western Australia, but warmer than average for the far southwest and southeast.
* La Niña conditions are present in the tropical Pacific Ocean. This event is forecast to be short lived and weaker than the previous La Niña in 2010-12. See the Climate Influences section for more information.http://www.bom.gov.au/?ref=hdr