Heavy Rainfall over Cairns and Surrounds overnight - a sign of a wet week ahead.

WET WEATHER IMPACTING PARTS OF NORTH QLD THIS MORNING - WILL CONTINUE OFF AND ON THIS WEEK.


The tropical wave we have been tracking this past week is now making landfall over parts of Cape York and FNQ this morning with areas of rain and thunder.





Cairns and surrounds experiencing a wet morning with steady rain and dark conditions. Some locations have observed over 200mm overnight, with stream rises occurring.

The rain will move into the GoC with the wave tomorrow and may impact areas over the eastern NT during Wednesday.





Some flooding is possible about the FNQ coasts.


A cloud band will form over the region Wednesday and extend a moderate area of rain further south and east during Wednesday and Thursday, that is in association with the approach of an upper trough through the east, linked to a strong front moving into the Tasman Sea.


You can see on the simulated satellite imagery - there is a significant cloud band likely to form along the upper trough moving through later this week - rainfall will be lean for inland areas with a very tight rainfall gradient.





So it will be a gloomy week, not unusual for this time of year, but rainfall rates overnight are at the upper limits of what you would see in mid to late April.



Additional Rainfall to come this week.


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