28 Day Rainfall Forecast
Southwest Slopes Rain Forecast
Southwest Slopes 28-day Rainfall Forecast
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat2Low3Med4Low5Low67Low8Hig9Med1011Med12Low13Low14Low15Low16Hig17Hig18Med19Med20Med21Low2223Med24Low25Med26Med27Low282930MedCHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICTNil< 25%Low25 - 50%Medium50 - 75%High≥ 75%
Issue NotesIssued 1 Jul 2022
The hemispheric long wave pattern has been relatively fast moving in recent weeks. There are six main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, the Indian Ocean, Western Australia, New Zealand, the south Pacific, the southeast Pacific, and the Atlantic Ocean.
Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 9 July to 13 July, 21 July to 25 July, and 2 August to 6 August. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 6 July to 10 July, 26 July to 30 July, and 31 July to 4 August. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 17 July to 21 July, 21 July to 25 July, and 2 August to 6 August.Forecast Explanation
This forecast is produced by a multi-model ensemble consisting of dynamical atmospheric models, which are forced by the latest observed atmosphere, ocean, land and ice conditions. The models are designed to simulate features of the real atmosphere, including the daily movement of long and short wave patterns in the Southern Hemisphere.
The future probability of rain in each district is estimated using output from the multi-model ensemble, combined with historical information about the difference between the model forecasts and observed rainfall.
In this deterministic framework the skill of the forecast tends to decrease with time, however the forecasts are updated daily to provide the latest estimates of rainfall probability out to 28 days.