UPDATED RAINFALL SPREAD FOR THE EAST WITH THE SEVERE WEATHER POTENTIAL.

This will be adjusted again this evening but this is the latest forecast rainfall for the coming 10 days.


Rainfall Next 10 Days

Rainfall is forecast to remain very much confined to the east coast with heaviest coverage but will extend inland with light to moderate totals through to about plains before the rainfall tends non existent in the far west. The rainfall under the upper low could be somewhat uneven in distribution with some areas seeing 20-30mm and other areas only up to 5mm so be aware of that if you are living west of the divide. The east coast is forecast to be very damp, with pockets recording up to 200mm and widespread falls up to 50mm for many of you there. The wet weather will ease over the course of early next week as the low and trough moves away. Fine weather for the most part into early next week with the next wave of fronts on the board for the west and southwest of the country with wet weather returning to the southeast of the country from later next week with mainly light falls on and west of the divide. Noting that the rainfall has picked up a bit over the inland for the short term but there is further rainfall coming in later next week as well. The rainfall is still expected to shift over the inland as the models recognise the influence of the upper low.

The rainfall through the central and northern inland is of very high levels, decile 8-10 for this time of year. There may be some flooding issues if these falls do verify, with the bulk of this falling from Thursday to Monday, but some models keep the rain going along the coastal areas between Mackay and Hervey Bay and adjacent inland during Monday and Tuesday before clearing.

As mentioned, the pattern is complex but a heads up for the flash and riverine flood risk in the days ahead.

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