28 Day Rainfall Forecast
Southeast Coast Rain Forecast
Southeast Coast 28-day Rainfall Forecast
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat17Hig18Low192021Low22Low23Low2425Low26Low2728Low2930LowMay 1234Low5Low67Low8Med9Med10Low11Low1213Med14Low15LowCHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICTNil< 25%Low25 - 50%Medium50 - 75%High≥ 75%
Issue NotesIssued 17 Apr 2021
The hemispheric long wave pattern has been relatively slow moving in recent weeks. There are four main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, the Indian Ocean, Western Australia, eastern Australia, and the southeast Pacific.
Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 2 May to 6 May, 15 May to 19 May, and 19 May to 23 May. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 15 April to 19 April. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 27 April to 1 May, 2 May to 6 May, and 10 May to 14 May.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.