Hot Then Wet?

That wetter spell looks like it is still creeping up on us…but before that we’ve got some heat. Today kicks off the heat with hotter air being drawn across our region from inland. 1pm temps today look like this:

Getting hotter again tomorrow with temps in the mid 30s likely across our region:

But then we start to see what could be quite a significant change as a change moves up and winds turn from westerly to easterly. Storms will kick off over the hills through Saturday, though likely missing the coast:

As winds continue to turn onshore it is looking increasingly wet as we head into Sunday:

It then looks like it could remain wet at times through next week with onshore winds pumping showers and potentially some longer spells of rain onto the coast of NE NSW and SE QLD. Overall totals are up the air and are likely to change considerably depending on subtle features moving in from the ocean, but the BoM WATL map offers some ideas – you can see the real focus over NE NSW with totals over 100mm possible:

Flooding? We’ve  been sitting with lower rainfall totals right through the summer but as we head into a wetter spell it’s worth keeping an eye on the forecasts and posts – we live in one of the most flood-prone regions of NSW and there is the potential for some river rises.

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