EAST - STATE OF PLAY - SEVERE WEATHER RISKS

Significant weather is unfolding through SA in the radar hole and it is moving into western NSW, also in the radar hole, with a deepening low pressure system lifting large amounts of moisture into widespread rain and thunderstorms with heavy rainfall leading to flash flooding.


Today we have severe weather on multiple fronts.


Satellite Imagery

Now that the sun up we can see the scale of this system and the impact across all states bar WA. We will see further heavy cloud cover fire up in the breaks in the overcast through QLD and NSW. Severe storms are likely this afternoon and evening with all modes of severe weather. This activity will form the next rain band to bring the widespread falls further south and east in these states. The low will move into NSW today but it is moving slower than forecast so this is going to mean a few extra hours of rainfall for some locations across the outback.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Thunderstorms are in progress through this zone but are likely to turn severe this afternoon and this evening. Storms will carry the risk of all modes of severe weather through QLD with heavy rainfall the likely phenomena through NSW and NE VIC. Damaging winds for the NT is the main risk today. Most storms are more likely between 2-10pm with areas of rain and thunder to continue overnight but the severity subsiding.

Flash Flood Watch

The tremendous moisture content throughout the atmosphere will be utilised to full potential with thunderstorm activity today leading to pockets of flash flooding through most districts highlighted. Under the low pressure system and to the south and east of this feature in SA, there is enhanced rainfall rates without thunderstorms being present as well.

Stay weather aware this afternoon as the system continues to evolve and slowly move east, whilst deepening. It is the deepening of low pressure that will provide the instability required for high end severe thunderstorms in the watch zones. The warmer it gets in your district the higher the chance of severe thunderstorms.