Getting Wetter?

Finally looking like we could be seeing some wetter weather coming up – and that is certainly the case across far NE NSW over the next 3 days with flood watches in place for some locations. Here’s the 3 day rainfall outlook until late Saturday:

You can see big falls likely up around the border, but much lower totals likely for us. However there is another change moving up the coast through Sunday. That change will hook into the much wetter and more humid air across NSW and increase rain for us all. By the end of Sunday it’s looking like this:

Not much increase in the totals across the far NE of the state, but look how much our totals have increased – some more good falls looking likely for us as we move through the latter half of the weekend. Great follow up rains!

That’s likely not the end of the story though…that change moving up through Sunday will clear the rain out for a few days…but then it looks like the wetter pattern could return. Latest modelling shows these totals over the next couple of weeks. It’s worth bearing in mind that modelling at that time frame is challenging for all models, and that totals shown below include the rain detailed in the images above…but still looks like we could see some decent totals over the next fortnight:

No big temperatures likely over the next couple of weeks, but definitely humid at times. Still a lot warmer than over in Western Europe. Here’s the forecast snow accumulations over the next 10 days for England:

Could see some big snow over there over the next week or so. The culprit is a Stratospheric Sudden Warming Event that has raised temperatures over the North Pole massively, and sent all the cold down across Europe. Some very low temperatures likely there with significant snow likely. At the same time the warm temps across the Pole will likely add to the record low sea ice in the region.

I’ll post more about the upcoming rain over the coming days. In the meantime it’s already falling heavily across SE Qld – look forward to seeing more down here soon!

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