With not much happening weather wise (other than increasing temperatures over the next week) a post of gratitude. Thanks to Kombu Wholefoods for giving me the time to put the posts together as well as the infrastructure to host and update the website and floodcam. Thanks to the awesome crew at Bellingen Ambulance station for happily hosting the weather station. Thanks to Bellingen Council for working hard whenever I ask to keep the view from the floodcam to the bridge as clear as can be. Thanks to this amazing weather community for all the comments, suggestions, emails and thanks over the years.
The big story across Eastern Australia over the next couple of weeks is the heat. We’re really going to notice it after the recent cooler spell. Check out the animation. It shows heat anomalies every 6 hours over the next 10 days. You can see how it goes from cooler than normal across Eastern Aus through to quickly a lot warmer / hotter than normal:
Not much rain likely over the next 10 days either – lucky we saw as much as we did over recent days, as many areas to our south missed out. You can see where drought is kicking in with the current Drought Index map from the BoM:
Looking further ahead the models are showing the increasing potential for some rain across our region – the image below shows the week three rainfall anomaly map:
Fingers crossed – I’ll keep posting as we get closer…forecast charts have been showing increased rainfall for some time but then loosing interest as we get closer in.
With Facebook changing the way it works it will likely get harder to get to see all our posts…so starting now we are going to be posting them onto our news page (at www.bellingenweather.org/news). The posts will be automatically posted to this Facebook page and also to our new Twitter account (twitter.com/BelloWeather) so feel free to grab the news and make comments wherever you want! Images will be posted in full and in context on our news page…not sure how they will come out on Facebook and Twitter but will work to make sure they work as best they can for everyone, regardless of whether you use the news page, Facebook page or Twitter.