Issued 20th November 2017. Widespread rain and thunderstorms are forecast across parts of Central inland and Northern inland Queensland this week. The area from about Longreach to Charters Towers and Mt Isa to Georgetown has the potential to receive up to 50mm with heavier falls to 100mm+ possible. Above 6 day rainfall forecast image via Windy.com.
Severe storms with heavy rainfall are very likely to develop across the Central West, North West, Gulf and Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders districts from Tuesday to Friday.
A slow moving surface trough and low pressure system will draw in very high levels of Tropical moisture from the Gulf of Carpentaria and Coral Sea. Instability will be aided by an upper trough of cold air to generate a good combination for rain and storms to develop.
The main days look to be Tuesday and Wednesday at this stage when rain and storms will be at there heaviest. Flash flooding from heavy rainfall under storms is a very high possibility.
Scattered showers are likely each day along most of the East Coast due to a moist onshore wind flow.