Category Archives: drought

Extended period of little or no precipitation

Rain Event April 9th to 11th 2014

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Rain Forecast 8th to 11th April

Much needed rain is anticipated across region of South Australia, then western Rainfall Forecast for Victoria 11th April 2014Victoria and finally southern NSW by the 11th April 2014. This rain event is in response to a north west cloud band streaming across from northwestern Australia. As these north west cloud bands encounter cooler air aloft, and increased moisture at ground level, this enhances the chances of rainfall.

Farmers in those regions will be waiting eagerly for this system to help ease the drought after watching for about month or more prior other regions in eastern parts of Australia experience drought breaking or at least reasonable falls of rain.

Rain Event NSW 4th April 2014

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Rain Event NSW 4th April 2014

Rain Event NSW 4th April 2014

Consecutive models are in agreement for a rain event by Friday across parts of eastern NSW. Falls of up to 50mm of rain may be expected in some parts with rain and embedded storms likely. An upper trough across Victoria combined with low level moisture will be the main trigger for this event. There are hints that a low pressure system may develop off the South Coast Friday.

Rainfall Event Eastern Australia late March 2014

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Australia rain forecast late March 2014

Australia rain forecast late March 2014

It seems very probable now that a major rain event is expected to impact the eastern states - particularly Queensland and NE NSW as well as to a certain extend other parts of eastern NSW. Rainfall totals in excess of 150mm can be expected in Queensland and possibly in parts of NE NSW over the next several days. Widespread falls 25 to 50mm in the previously drought affected areas are anticipated but probably not as likely in regions where it is most needed as a follow up. Northeast Victoria and northern Tasmania can also expect some some rain with lower totals generally.

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