The BoM’s long-term outlook says the east coast is set for rainfall, dry conditions in the west

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On the other hand, conditions are expected to be drier than normal in large parts of Western Australia.
Coastal New South Walesmost of Victoria, large areas of Queensland and northern and eastern Tasmania are all expected to receive above average rainfall.
The last really big flood in the Maribyrnong area was in 1974.
The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted a wet summer for the East Coast. Pictured: Maribyrnong earlier this month. (9 news)

This “has the potential to lead to widespread flooding” across an already soggy east coast.

“Above average rainfall also increases the risk of landslides and tree falls in areas with steep terrain and very wet soil,” the BoM said.

There is a high chance of warm nights in the tropical north and in some southern areas, including Tasmania.

Hundreds of thousands of megaliths had to be released from Wyangala Dam near Forbes during the floods. (Nick Moir)

Meanwhile, cooler days are expected for New South Wales, parts of southern Queensland and into Victoria.

There is always a risk of bushfires in South Australia in the summer, and above-average rainfall could increase the risk of bushfires, the BoM said.

The Summer Bushfire Outlook is published on 29 November.

Incredible aerial images show the extent of Condobolin flooding

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