Tamworth is set for a warmer and wetter-than-normal winter, according to the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM).
The winter outlook, released on Thursday, paints a promising picture for the region in relation to rainfall.
In the three months between June and August, they say we can expect more than the average rainfall of 122mm, with a 55 per cent chance of getting 150mm, and an 80 per cent chance of getting at least 100mm.
In June, falls are expected to break even with the average 49mm of rain, with a 42 per cent chance of getting 50mm.
It is also likely temperatures will reach higher than the average 18.7 degrees, and the BoM says it is very likely nights will be warmer too, hitting above the average minimum of 4.2 degrees.
The BoM's overview reads that despite the wet winter outlook for many areas, the first week of June is likely to be drier and cooler than average for much of Australia except for southwest WA.
Winter days are likely to be warmer than average across northern and eastern Australia as well as Tasmania, with parts of the southern mainland likely to see cooler days.
Winter nights are very likely to be warmer than average nationwide as well.
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The Bureau's manager of long-range forecasting, Dr Andrew Watkins said the outlook was being largely driven by warmer than average ocean temperatures off north west WA, as well as warm ocean temperatures in the western Pacific.
"Ocean temperatures in the eastern Indian Ocean are currently warmer than normal, and our models are predicting they will warm further throughout the winter months," he explained.
While the promise of more rain seems alluring, a spokesperson for the BoM said saying whether or not the drought was breaking was too complex to determine yet.