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4 12, 2020

Another Round of Strong Heat for Southern & South East QLD!

2020-12-04T10:09:01+10:00

Another round of hot to very hot conditions is expected to sweep across Southern Inland and South Eastern QLD during the weekend and into early next week with numerous locations pushing into the low to mid 40s including areas East of the Ranges! Above image: Maximums for South East QLD on Sunday showing temperatures well into the 40s over Inland areas – image via WeatherWatch.

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North to North Westerly winds are forecast to dominate the Southern and South Eastern districts of Queensland during the weekend and into early next week ahead of a cool change moving up from New South Wales into Queensland. These winds will interact with warm / hot and dry air aloft which will mix down and allow surface temperatures to push the 10-12ºc above average (thats 10-12ºc above normal for December) range for some locations and the 5-8ºc above average range for a very broad region which will include Coastal areas that are subject to lower temperatures but higher humidity. These conditions will help areas such as the Scenic Rim, Ipswich Council Region, Lockyer Valley, Brisbane Valley and Burnett areas push into the low to possibly even locally mid 40s during Sunday and the 40s once again on Monday. While areas West of the Ranges are expected to see maximums on a more widespread and broader scale in the low to mid 40s between Saturday and Monday – even the high 40s again across South West and Western QLD. While conditions will be very hot, thats undeniable, its not expected that many records will be challenged this time (maybe only a couple will come close to falling) around due to previous December’s have similar strength heatwaves over recent years.

Maximums during Saturday (December 5th) across the Southern half of QLD via WeatherWatch

A trough moving through South West and Southern QLD on Sunday will provide some relief for ‘some’ areas, but very hot conditions will still occur ahead of this trough. The change coming through will also be beneficial for producing showers and storms across Southern and South East QLD before this shower and storm activity spreads into Central areas next week. Forecasts for these will be provided for our members HERE. 

Maximums during Sunday (December 6th) across the Southern half of QLD via WeatherWatch

 

Another Round of Strong Heat for Southern & South East QLD!2020-12-04T10:09:01+10:00
30 11, 2020

EXTREME Heat Forecast for NSW on Tuesday!

2020-11-30T15:41:19+10:00

A significant second burst of heat is forecast to sweep New South Wales, Southern and South West QLD on Tuesday, challenging more records and leading to dangerous conditions across these areas in terms of heat and fire. Above image via OCF / WeatherWatch showing Maximums for Tuesday.

 

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A new low pressure trough is forecast to move into NSW during Tuesday with very strong to even locally damaging North Westerly winds impacting areas North of this trough during the day. These winds are expected to direct searing, extreme heat through large portions of Inland NSW where numerous locations are forecast to climb into the high 40s as well as most of Inland NSW climbing above 40ºc (very hot). Coastal areas will see some reprieve compared to the weekend, but even then – humidity levels will likely be higher than Inland areas, and some locations are still tipped to climb above 40ºc. Some of these temperatures across Inland areas are expected to challenge or even break records, including the NSW State Record which currently sits at 48.9ºc.

 

The combination of extreme heat, strong winds and low humidity across Inland NSW will be conducive for widespread elevated fire dangers across these areas, along with elevated fire dangers along the change through Central Coastal areas of NSW and the Hunter where winds will likely nudge damaging thresholds of 80-90km/h. SEVERE fire dangers are forecast across Northern Inland, Central Inland and Southern Inland NSW with these areas also subject to total fire bans. The strong to damaging winds across these areas will also be conducive for producing areas of raised dust – while some thunderstorms are forecast to develop in the extreme heat over Southern and Central Inland areas and these storms may be of the drier variety which decreases rainfall and increases wind and dry lightning potential. 

 

EXTREME Heat Forecast for NSW on Tuesday!2020-11-30T15:41:19+10:00
28 11, 2020

EXTREME heat forecast to impact multiple States with 50ºc threshold pushed!

2020-11-28T03:04:59+10:00

Temperatures are expected to push 50ºc in parts of South Australia on Saturday as EXTREME heat spreads across Northern and Eastern parts of the State whilst also filtering into the Eastern States further. This heat is expected to challenge both the Victoria and South Australia State November Records and the National November Record!

 

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Hot and gusty North to North West winds are expected to impact large parts of Inland QLD, Inland NSW and Northern / Eastern SA during Saturday, as well as into North West and Northern VIC momentarily on Saturday ahead of a change. These winds are expected to amplify heating significantly across these aforementioned areas leading to a very large portion of South West QLD, Northern and Eastern SA, Inland NSW and North West VIC expected to push into the mid to high 40s during the day, as well as there being potentially some temperatures pushing 50ºc over Northern SA! Unlike Friday for South East WA which had the potential for 50ºc over an area which isn’t actively recorded – there is the chance that a number of stations including Moomba and Oodnadatta may experience this 50ºc rarity and if this was to occur (which is still a low chance overall as its a far higher chance of occurring in between these station in an unmanned area) then the National November record would not only be broken – but it would be the first time Australia has seen 50ºc recorded outside of the 3 Summer months.

 

OCF Forecast Maximums for South Australia and surrounds on Saturday via OCF / WeatherWatch

 

OCF Forecast Maximums for NSW, VIC, ACT for Saturday via OCF / WeatherWatch


Regardless of the statistical relevance of Saturday… there is also likely going to be elevated fire dangers across large parts of South Australia, Southern QLD, NSW and Northern VIC as very gusty winds (possibly exceeding 70km/h at times over some areas) mix with maximums into the mid to high 40s and single digit humidity percentages to create a very favourable environment for fires to not only develop but spread. The highest threat areas will be largely over desert terrain and in very low population areas. However there are still fires already occurring in South Australia that may be impacted by changing winds, as well as strong heating occurring over the Mount Lofty Ranges and very gusty winds over the North East VIC Alps. 

Strong winds forecast to increase heat and fire dangers across SA, QLD, NSW, VIC during Saturday. Image via Windy

EXTREME heat forecast to impact multiple States with 50ºc threshold pushed!2020-11-28T03:04:59+10:00
26 11, 2020

Friday & Saturday: RECORD-Challenging Heat to Impact WA, SA, NSW, VIC!

2020-11-26T17:14:01+10:00

SIGNIFICANT record-challenging heat on both an individual location and State-level is expected to impact South East WA and large parts of South Australia during Friday. Temperatures are expected to climb to around 50ºc in South East WA which could challenge the WA State-Record for November which currently stands at 48ºc, as well as the National Record for November IF it were to occur over an automated weather station, which currently stands at 48.7ºc. Maximums are expected to climb well into the mid 40s across North East SA, Central and Western SA areas with localised temperatures into the high 40’s across Western SA. These temperatures are also expected to challenge localised records for November and while the State record may not be challenged on Friday, it most definitely will be challenged on Saturday. Above image (cover image) – peak heating along the Bight Coast via Windy. 

OCF Forecast Maximums for SA and South East WA for Friday via WeatherWatch

During Saturday, the heat is expected to shift out of Western SA and Eastern WA and move into Northern and Eastern SA as well as large parts of Inland NSW and North West VIC. Peak temperatures are expected to reach the high 40s across a large portion of Northern SA with localised maximums into the high 40s across Eastern SA. This will most certainly challenge November records across numerous locations as well as the State record of 47.9ºc likely being challenged as well (and a fair chance of being broken, not just by 1 but potentially multiple locations). Widespread maximums into North West VIC and Western NSW are expected to reach the mid to locally high 40s with the Victorian State Record of 45.8ºc being challenged as well as numerous locations across South West NSW and North West VIC seeing individual station records being challenged or in some cases, likely broken.

This kind of heat is very dangerous to wildlife as well as producing a significant increase to heat stroke, heat stress and heat related illnesses for humans, especially pregnant woman, young children and the elderly. Please leave water out for animals that may seek refuge in and around your home, please encourage animals to seek refuge around your property if they are not a danger to you or your family. Please also check on those who are most susceptible to the heat as well as neighbours and family members.

This heat will continue to shift Eastwards across large parts of NSW and the Southern half of Queensland during the weekend and well into next week as a second wave of extreme heat coincides with the first wave – leading to no reprieve occurring. Numerous records are expected to be broken across these areas as well. 

OCF Forecast Maximums for SA, Western VIC, Western NSW for Saturday via WeatherWatch

Friday & Saturday: RECORD-Challenging Heat to Impact WA, SA, NSW, VIC!2020-11-26T17:14:01+10:00
25 11, 2020

Record-Challenging Heatwave to Hit Australia!

2020-11-25T11:41:01+10:00

A vile and prolonged extreme heatwave is forecast to sweep across Southern Australia during the next few days before becoming camped over South East AUS during the weekend and then Northern NSW and Southern QLD deep into next week. While all major cities apart from Adelaide and Sydney are expected to largely miss the high-end heat – some rural areas are expected to challenge numerous records as peak temperatures push the high 40s!

 

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The heat begins across Southern and South East Western Australia during Thursday and more so into Friday as the notorious South East corner has heat funnelled into it. Global model data is suggesting maximum temperatures into the high 40’s and possibly the low 50’s across South East WA which will include places like Forrest, Cook (in SA) and areas to the North of these locations. There is NO automated weather station in these areas, so there is a strong chance that a 50ºc temperature won’t actually be recorded. The WA State-Record for November is 48ºc, while Forrest’s record is 45.5ºc for November. 

 

South East WA and South Australia Maximums for Friday via OCF / WeatherWatch

 

During Saturday and Sunday, the heat is expected to shift Eastwards and cover a large portion of Northern and Eastern SA which will include Adelaide seeing 40ºc on both Friday and Saturday before a cool change drops the temperature back into the high 20s on Sunday. North East SA is expected to see a large area of 45-50ºc on Saturday and this will likely mean the 47.9ºc record for the State will be at jeopardy, not just from 1 but multiple locations – including several locations likely challenging individual November records as well. The heat during the weekend will also push into the North West quadrant of Victoria where the 45.8ºc State-record for November will be at jeopardy as well along with numerous locations in the North West challenging individual November records. A cool change should push through VIC on Sunday to cool things down, but Inland NSW and North East SA will still bake. 

 

South Australia and Western NSW / North West VIC Maximums for Saturday via OCF / WeatherWatch

 

The heat won’t escape Queensland either. Birdsville is expected to see 5 straight days of 45-46ºc or higher from Friday through to Tuesday, but this isn’t the major concern. The major concern comes out of Northern and Eastern NSW, and Southern / South East QLD where a period of 5-6 consecutive days is expected to push people’s thresholds of tolerance with the heat. Parts of Southern Inland QLD and Northern Inland NSW are going for 44ºc+ from Saturday through to Wednesday which will also include maximums into the low 40s for 6 consecutive days across Inland parts of South East QLD maximums into the low 40s across Inland parts of the Hunter and NSW Central Coast (Western Sydney) 3 out of 4 days from Saturday through to Tuesday. Extreme heat through these areas is far less common than areas further Inland (even for Southern Inland QLD and Northern Inland NSW, this level of heat for this period of time is more often reserved for areas further West). 

 

Southern QLD & Northern NSW Maximums for Monday via OCF / WeatherWatch

 

This will place a significant health risk for animals, as well as a significantly elevated risk of heat stress, heat stroke and heat related illness for the elderly, young children, those who are more susceptible to the heat and pregnant women. Its strongly advised to leave water out for animals, wear light clothing and sunscreen IF outdoor activities are unavoidable and to hydrate OFTEN. Yes it gets hot in Australia at this time of year, but that still doesn’t shy away from the fact that these kinds of temperatures over this period of time still pose a health risk to many people and wildlife!

 

Southern Inland QLD & Northern Inland NSW maximums for Tuesday via OCF / WeatherWatch

 

Record-Challenging Heatwave to Hit Australia!2020-11-25T11:41:01+10:00
31 08, 2020

Say Goodbye to Winter Queensland.

2020-08-31T11:48:59+10:00

Winter is now done and dusted for QLD and any hope of anymore ‘cold’ conditions is long gone as we see temperatures ramp up across the entire week through the majority of the State. Above image via PivotalWeather showing areas in red as above average mid week – which covers most of the State.

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A large and warm air mass is expected to cover most of the State during Monday and Tuesday before an even warmer air mass on Wednesday will enter Western QLD which will be enhanced by North Westerly winds and a trough coming out of the very hot North West NT and Northern WA Kimberley. This warmer air mass will become very slow moving and shift Eastwards during Thursday, Friday and Saturday before exiting off the QLD Coast on Sunday. During Monday and Tuesday, widespread maximums into the 30’s are expected over Inland QLD before temperatures increase into the mid 30’s over Western areas on Wednesday. Across Southern and Central Inland areas, the peak heating will be split across both Thursday and Friday depending on the exact location – with peak temperatures into the 30’s and possibly even nudging the mid 30’s for some areas. For South Eastern QLD the peak heat will be on Saturday although noticeably warmer conditions will be around on Thursday too – this will include some areas of Western Brisbane and Inland parts of the South East Coast pushing into the 30’s. 

OCF maximums for Wednesday via WeatherWatch

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While nothing too exceptional is forecast for the Tropics thanks to an onshore breeze containing the heat to some degree, very warm conditions are likely for Northern Inland and the Gulf which is near normal for this time of year as the heat is exceptionally dry through this part of the State. Its unlikely that any records will be broken across the State with this burst of heat – however the main thing to take away is saying goodbye to Winter and welcoming the start of Summer. 

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OCF maximums for Friday via WeatherWatch

Say Goodbye to Winter Queensland.2020-08-31T11:48:59+10:00
28 06, 2020

Big Sunrises and Sunsets Could Return to QLD!

2020-06-28T11:54:55+10:00

It looks like there is a ‘chance’ of some big sunsets returning to QLD over the coming week – more so towards the end of the week as some favourable atmospheric conditions come together to produce the right setup on multiple days. Above image via HSC Admin Michelle.

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Sunsets are one of those things that when they go off, they’re amazing – but from a forecasting perspective, the best of them either usually occur when conditions are on a knifes edge for being ‘epic’ or extremely underwhelming and this is because it often comes down purely to live conditions as the smallest hindering factor could change the outcome entirely. What we often look for is high level cloud (cirrus, cirrocumulus etc) that fills the sky but isn’t hindered by anything on the horizon. This will allow the bottom or underside of the cloud to be ignited when the sun is setting and the light has a free run between the horizon and the clouds. Any low level clouds can completely hinder this, and they don’t even need to be nearby – they can be 100s of km away. 

High cloud over Southern Inland QLD on Thursday morning. Image via Windy

 

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This upcoming week though is showing good signs of producing the right conditions and it will just come down to the live conditions on the day as to whether or not one places sees a sea of red, orange, pink or yellow… and another place sees nothing. Models are indicating the arrival of a weak upper trough over Southern QLD on Wednesday night / Thursday morning which will help produce some localised high cloud over Southern Inland QLD (could be good for a Thursday morning sunrise). 

Upper cloud then spreads in bands across Inland QLD and Southern / Central QLD during Friday which may help produce a short lived, but intense sunset for Coastal areas and a more prolonged but possibly not quite as intense sunset over Inland areas. Saturday has some similar potential to Friday as well.

High cloud over various parts of QLD on Friday evening. Image via Windy.

 

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The big one which we will monitor closely will be on Sunday evening and Monday morning when an upper trough across Southern and Western QLD and the Northern Territory produces a massive band of high cloud over the majority of the State. We have compiled a side by side view of the high cloud and low cloud which shows its virtually 100% high cloud and 0% low cloud and this may lead to numerous places seeing an amazing sunset on either Sunday night and/or on Monday morning (Jul 6).

Of course none of this is a guarantee, but it could be something to keep in the back of your mind from Wednesday through to the following Monday and hopefully one or two of the days can come off and offer some great photographic opportunities or a relaxing way to finish the work day or weekend!

High cloud (left), low cloud (right) across QLD on Sunday evening and Monday morning. Image via Windy.

Big Sunrises and Sunsets Could Return to QLD!2020-06-28T11:54:55+10:00
20 05, 2020

Very Cold Temperatures Forecast for NSW Ranges

2020-05-20T16:25:19+10:00

Issued Wednesday, May 20th 2020. Freezing conditions are expected to impact large parts of NSW and Victoria but more specifically the NSW Ranges including the Northern Tablelands, Central Tablelands and Snowy Mountains over the next several days.

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A combination of strong to locally damaging South to South West winds, widespread cloud coverage, rain (and for some places snow) is expected to impact Eastern & North Eastern VIC as well as the Eastern half of NSW. These conditions will all combine to bring well below average temperatures to large parts of NSW, with the Ranges and elevated terrain being particularly vulnerable. While its normal for these kinds of systems to have an impact on the Snowy Mountains with maximum temperatures near or below 0 degrees leading to snow, with damaging winds dropping the feels like temperature to below -10 degrees, maybe even -15 or 20 degrees in the more extreme vigorous circumstances… the Central Tablelands and Northern Tablelands of NSW will be having their fair share with this system too.

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Across Friday, Saturday, Sunday and possibly into Monday… temperatures are going to struggle to around 8-9 degrees across the Central Tablelands with locations like Orange, Oberon, Lithgow and the Jenolan Caves going for maximums on Friday and/or Saturday of 7 or 8 degrees and during this time, especially with snow around, the temperature will realistically be closer to 2, 3 or 4 degrees. 

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Across the Northern Tablelands, between Friday and Monday.. Guyra is forecast to not exceed 10 degrees, with the coldest maximum being 8 degrees on Friday. Armidale is going for just 10 degrees on Friday with other areas struggling to reach double digits as well. Wind chill across these areas will likely make it feel between 4 and 8 degrees colder. Minimums across these areas as well will drop to below freezing on numerous mornings which will likely result in a very slow build up in temperatures. 

Maximum temperatures for Saturday across Eastern NSW. Image via www.weatherwatch.net.au

 

Very Cold Temperatures Forecast for NSW Ranges2020-05-20T16:25:19+10:00
19 05, 2020

COLD Temperatures Forecast Across MOST of QLD!

2020-05-19T15:26:15+10:00

Issued Tuesday, May 19th 2020. Queensland is about to experience a significant burst of COLD weather over the period of Thursday until possibly next Monday or Tuesday with maximum temperatures up to 12-16ºc BELOW the May average! This cold weather will be felt as far North as Cairns and the Gulf of Carpentaria! Above image: Temperature anomaly on Saturday afternoon, showing temperatures of up to 16ºc colder than normal – via Tropicaltidbits. 

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This abnormally cold period coming up is expected to be brought on by a unique combination of very cold conations down in Victoria and New South Wales which will be consistently driven into Queensland by relentless Southerly winds. These winds will combine with a series of upper level troughs which will provide the atmosphere with very cold air aloft, as well as several days of widespread showers and rain periods along with very thick cloud coverage which will limit any warmth from penetrating through to the surface. While the peak of the rainfall and thick cloud coverage will be confined to mostly Friday & Saturday – the lingering effects will still be felt beyond Saturday with temperatures taking a while to return back to even remotely near normal. 

Maximum temperatures across Queensland for Friday via www.weatherwatch.net.au – You can see widespread cold conditions amplified across Southern QLD with cool to cold conations extending into the Tropics.

 

Saturday overall is forecast to be the coldest day State-wide, but individual locations may experience slightly colder conditions on Friday or Sunday. There is a high chance that some temperatures may break cold records (for May) during this time. The kinds of temperatures we are looking at include:

South Eastern & Southern QLD:
• Stanthorpe: Maximums of 13ºc Friday & Sunday, 14ºc Saturday & Monday. 
• Toowoomba: Maximums of 14ºc Friday to Sunday.
• Charleville: Maximum of 14ºc on Friday, 16ºc on Saturday & Sunday.
Kingaroy: Maximum of 15ºc Saturday, 16ºc Friday & Sunday. 
• Roma & St George: Maximum of 15ºc on Friday, 17ºc on both Saturday & Sunday. 
• Warwick: Maximums of 16ºc Friday to Sunday. 
• Rockhampton: Maximum of 16ºc Saturday.
• Gladstone: Maximum of 18ºc Saturday. 
• Bundaberg: Maximum of 18ºc Saturday. 20-21ºc Friday & Sunday.
• Brisbane & Ipswich: Maximum of 19ºc on Saturday, 20ºc on Friday & Sunday. 

Central QLD:
• Emerald: Maximum of 15ºc on Saturday. 18ºc on Friday. 
• Moranbah: Maximum of 15ºc on Saturday.
Yeppoon: Maximum of 16ºc Saturday, 20ºc Friday, Sunday & Monday. 
• Charters Towers: Maximum of 17ºc on Saturday. 
• Mackay: Maximum of 19ºc on Saturday, 21ºc on Sunday & Monday.
• Longreach: Maximum of 18ºc Friday, 19ºc Saturday & Sunday. 
• Winton: Maximum of 19ºc Friday & Saturday.

Western QLD:
• Windorah: Maximum of 16ºc Friday. 18ºc Saturday & Sunday. 
• Birdsville: Maximum of 18ºc Friday & Saturday, 20ºc Sunday & Monday.
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Mount Isa: Maximum of 20ºc or less from Thursday to Sunday.

Northern QLD:
• Townsville Range: Maximum of 18ºc on Saturday, 19ºc Sunday, 20ºc Friday & Monday.
• Cloncurry: Maximum of 19ºc on Friday, 20ºc on Saturday & Sunday. 
• Burketown: Maximum of 20ºc on Saturday. 
• Normanton: Maximum of 20ºc on Saturday.
• Townsville City: Maximum of 21ºc Saturday. 
• Kowanyama: Maximum of 22ºc on Saturday. 
• Mornington Island: Maximum of 22ºc on Saturday & Sunday. 
• Cairns: Maximum of 24ºc on Saturday & Monday. 

Maximum temperatures across Queensland for Saturday via www.weatherwatch.net.au – You can see the very cold air surging up into Central and parts of Northern QLD!

 

Following these cold maximums… minimum temperatures are also expected to plummet next week across large parts of the State as cold air lingers with drier air and clearer skies returning. This will allow for maximum heat to escape and is part of the reason why temperatures will gradually warm up during the day (less cloud). Some areas like the Granite Belt and Southern Darling Downs may see temperatures push freezing at night during the weekend as well, regardless of the increased cloud and some precipitation around. Snow is NOT forecast. 

Minimum temperatures across Queensland for Sunday morning via www.weatherwatch.net.au – The blue shading indicates temperatures cold enough for frost until ideal conditions.

COLD Temperatures Forecast Across MOST of QLD!2020-05-19T15:26:15+10:00
19 05, 2020

Low to Bring Severe Weather to NSW & Eastern VIC

2020-05-19T12:11:38+10:00

Weather forecast models are coming into agreement about a complex severe weather system impacting NSW and Eastern VIC from late Wednesday into the weekend. This system is expected to feature heavy rain, snow, damaging winds, possible storms with waterspouts and dangerous surf conditions for a number of days. Above image 5-day rainfall accumulation via Windy

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During late Wednesday and into early Thursday, a low pressure system is expected to develop off the NSW South Coast. Over the course of Thursday into Friday, this system is expected to intensify further into a POSSIBLE East Coast Low off the NSW Central Coast and its during this period of Wednesday to Friday that we will likely see the majority of the severe weather take place. The low itself is forecast to be quite complex, as its likely going to be a multi-centred low, which is a broad low pressure region with multiple centres of equal low pressure spread out within the broad area. The system will also see the majority of severe weather occur over the Westerns side, rather than circulating evenly around the entire system – even when it moves away from the Coast. 

Synoptic and Wind Gust Map for Friday across SE AUS showing the complex Low pressure region (blue circle) with embedded Eddies (pink circles), a cold front to the East (green line) and the North East to South East moisture draw (red lines) combined with the colder South West winds (blue lines). Image via Windy.

 

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The most notable feature out of this system will be heavy rainfall along the NSW Central, Illawarra and South Coast areas initially with high levels of moisture being dragged across these areas resulting in continued rain areas. Models are indicating falls of 100mm+ are expected across areas over mostly the Illawarra which is a notorious hotspot for high rainfall totals with these kinds of setups. Moderate to locally heavy falls are possible as well over the Central Coast including Sydney, and the South Coast but rainfall across these areas should be less constant. This kind of rainfall will likely lead to some flash flooding along with some possible minor or moderate river & creek flooding depending exactly where the heaviest falls occur. Locally higher falls than those being forecast are also possible due to orographic lift. Storms will also be possible specifically on Thursday with increased wind shear created by the low leading to some storms either becoming stationary or slow moving with heavy rain and damaging winds, as well as waterspouts being possible offshore. During the weekend, rainfall is expected to increase with a Southerly wind flow over Eastern VIC leading to some moderate to locally heavy falls over the East Gippsland in excess of 50mm, and possibly up to 100mm. 

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During Wednesday evening into Thursday, snow is expected to fall over the North East VIC Alps, the NSW Snowy Mountains & ACT Brindabella Ranges and Southern Wilderness areas. This snow should continue throughout Thursday and possibly linger into Friday with a new wave of cold air aloft moving across the region. Snow is also expected to fall over Thursday evening and Friday morning across the Central Tablelands with enough snow forecast to cover the ground. 

Strong winds are likely across the majority of VIC, ACT & NSW during this system’s existence. However across the Alpine regions, Central NSW Tablelands and NSW Central & Southern Coast areas, damaging winds are likely as well. This should lead to widespread wind gusts of 80-100km/h with peak gusts over exposed Coast areas and elevated terrain of 110km/h+. These winds will also combine with seas of 3-4m and peak wave heights of up to 6m over the NSW Central & Southern Coast areas to create unpleasant beach conditions. 

NSW & VIC Snow & Storm potential from Wednesday to Friday. Base image via Windy.

 

Low to Bring Severe Weather to NSW & Eastern VIC2020-05-19T12:11:38+10:00
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