Stormy weather for Central Australia
Issued 10/11/17. Large parts of Central Australia will fire up with widespread storms during the next 5 days due to a quasi-stationary broad surface trough. Above image: 4 day rainfall forecast total via BOM.
Most of the Northern Territory should see showers and storms each afternoon including Darwin and Alice Springs. Uluru has storms forecast for the next 7 days, it would be a spectacular sight for people visiting the area to witness a large storm rolling over the red rock.
Large parts of the Western Australia interior and also the Western half of South Australia are expected to see widespread storm activity. A low pressure system is forecast to eventually develop through South West Western Australia on Sunday which will also give Perth the chance of storms before moving East on Monday.
Any of these storms have the potential to be severe due to the very high heat levels mixing with high moisture levels. At the stage damaging winds and heavy rain are the main threats with isolated large hail possible.
Widespread rainfall of 10 to 20mm is forecast with isolated areas up to 50mm, much of this will highly depend on locations being directly under storm activity or not. With the potential remaining in place for 5 days most towns and properties are likely to pick up some rain.