Daily Archives: May 19, 2009

Northeast NSW / Southeast Queensland Rain and Floods

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Hi Jimmy, An interesting aspect of the developing rain event is that GFS was forecasting this well over a week ago. It's not often the charts remain so consistent. A high ridging NE into the northern Tasman Sea is a perfect situation to cradle a coastal low for a couple of days. Brisbane could do with some heavy falls though I suspect the worst of the flooding potential will again effect the Bellinger River.

The latest GFS rainfall chart is attached. Some parts of the Tweed Valley and SE QLD have had over 100mm of rain already.

Heavy rainfall flooding NE NSW SE Qld breaking of the drought?

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There seems to be consistency in an approaching heavy rainfall event flooding for NE New South Wales and SE Queensland over the coming days. WOW - predictions of up to 700mm is quite phenomenal! Hope the farmers are able to get some good rains out of this system and the drought is broken. It is so hearbreaking to see just one event after another miss the most needed areas of the state!

As to the photos of the baby, I leave it up to Imelda to get them prepared. Perhaps she may upload a few more soon.