28 Day Rainfall Forecast
Adelaide Rain Forecast
Adelaide 28-day Rainfall Forecast
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat12Low13Hig14Med15Med16Low17Med18Hig19Low20Low212223Med24Low2526Low27Med28Med29Low30LowMay 12Low3Low4Low5Low6Low7Low8Med9Hig10LowCHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICTNil< 25%Low25 - 50%Medium50 - 75%High≥ 75%
Issue NotesIssued 12 Apr 2021
The hemispheric long wave pattern has remained stable in recent weeks. There are two main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of 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 21 April to 25 April, 26 April to 30 April, and 6 May to 10 May. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 9 May to 13 May. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 21 April to 25 April, 26 April to 30 April, and 7 May to 11 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.