Rainfall Forecast across Australia during the Christmas period 2014

As we near the end of 2014, long awaited rainfall is forecast for many areas across Australia. The heaviest rain seems to be for the far north of Australia as the big wet gets underway. However, regions in southern, central and eastern NSW and also Western Australia can also get rainfall.

Rainfall Australia 20th to 28th December 2014

Rainfall Australia 20th to 28th December 2014

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  • Harley Pearman

    A rainfall event has occurred across far North east New South Wales during this period that should be documented under this heading.

    During the 27 December 2014, a small pocket of New South Wales experienced some very heavy rainfall. The area in question lies south from the New South Wales / Queensland state border and including the towns and cities of Murwillimbah and Tweed Heads. In descending order, the best totals include:-

    Clothiers Creek – 299 mm (The highest total). I think this is a rural locality.
    Tweed Heads – 292 mm.
    Tweed Heads (Duranbah) – 291 mm.
    Kingscliff Sewage Treatment Plant – 278 mm.
    Banora – 239 mm.
    Barneys Point – 214 mm.
    Tumblegum – 198 mm.
    Bilambil Heights – 192 mm.
    Murwillimbah – 167 mm.
    Coolangatta and Teranin Creek – 153 mm each.
    Uki – 130 mm.
    Dunoon – 125 mm.

    The biggest totals are concentrated largely within the Tweed River Valley.

    Much lighter falls have fallen further north, south and west. To show that in New South Wales, the following is noted:-

    Evans Head 80.2 mm.
    Yamba – 67 mm.
    Ballina – 56.2 mm.
    Grafton – 42.8 mm.
    Coffs Harbour – 42.2 mm.

    The totals are the 24 hours till 9 am 28/12/2014. The plot is attached to show the event for the region.

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