28 Day Rainfall Forecast
Channel Country Rain Forecast
Channel Country 28-day Rainfall Forecast
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat678Low910111213141516171819202122232425262728Low293031Jun 123CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICTNil< 25%Low25 - 50%Medium50 - 75%High≥ 75%
Issue NotesIssued 6 May 2021
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 southwest Indian Ocean, the Indian Ocean, Western Australia, the south Pacific, and the southeast Pacific.
Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 22 May to 26 May, 2 June to 6 June, and 7 June to 11 June. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 30 May to 3 June, and 3 June to 7 June. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 22 May to 26 May, 5 June to 9 June, and 9 June to 13 June.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.