Parts of the Red Center have recorded some very healthy rain during the past few days from a weather system which is now heading towards South East Australia. Totals so far from inland WA, SA and NT include Kintore 69mm, Yulara / Uluru 53mm, Giles 38mm, Warburton 35mm, Ernabella 30mm and Curtail Springs 20mm. An upper level cold low moving North East is about to ramp up activity through Central and South East South Australia, Victoria and South West – Southern inland NSW. Above image via Weatherzone.
At midday on Thursday a surface trough drawing in high moisture is located through Central and South East South Australia with an upper level low heading North East towards Adelaide from the Bight. The combination of these two system is already producing areas of rain across South East SA, Western Victoria and South West NSW. This rain activity is forecast to increase in intensity during Thursday afternoon and night especially through Western Victoria and South West NSW as the system moves East. The following HSC premium member rain alerts have been issued for Thursday.
SOUTH AUST THURSDAY 20/4/17 – NORTH WEST, CENTRAL & SOUTH EAST FOR POSSIBLE AREAS OF MODERATE RAINFALL 25 TO 50MM SOME STORMS POSSIBLY SEVERE.
NSW THURSDAY 20/4/17 – LOWER WESTERN DISTRICT FOR MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN OF 25 TO 50MM DEVELOPING LATE.
VICTORIA THURSDAY 20/4/17 – MALLEE, WIMMERA, AND WESTERN DISTRICTS FOR MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN OF 25 TO 50MM DEVELOPING LATE.
During Friday a surface low and strong surface trough drawing in high moisture from the North is forecast to be located through Western and Central Victoria including Melbourne while extending North West into Southern inland NSW. The upper low will be overhead providing added instability. These two systems are forecast to produce scattered showers, rain areas and isolated storms with moderate to locally heavy falls likely. The following HSC premium member rain alerts have been issued for Friday.
VICTORIA FRIDAY 21/4/17 – MELBOURNE METRO, CENTRAL, N CENTRAL, NORTHERN, MALLEE, WIMMERA, NORTH EAST, WEST & SOUTH GIPPSLAND DISTRICTS FOR MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL OF 25 TO 50MM.
NSW FRIDAY 21/4/17 LOWER WESTERN AND RIVERINA DISTRICTS FOR MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN OF 25 TO 50MM.