Weather update: heavy rain for NSW and East Vic, 14 Jan 2020

Weather update: heavy rain for NSW and East Vic, 14 Jan 2020


hello from the bureau over the last week
we’ve seen a real shift in the weather pattern from the hot and dry conditions
that we unfortunately became all too familiar with over the last few months
too much more humid conditions and finally much-anticipated showers and
storms are forecast to develop across eastern Australia with the potential for
some heavy rainfall including across those fire sites of New South Wales and
Victoria however this does bring some dangers which I’ll touch on later but
first what’s driving the forecast a deepening inland trough is drawing humid
air across eastern Australia leading to increased showers and thunderstorms from
Wednesday however the hit and miss nature of storms means that it’s
difficult to forecast the exact location of the heaviest rainfall totals but the
storms that do form are likely to be slow-moving bringing the potential for
heavy rainfall central parts of Victoria into New South Wales are forecast to
have its peak shower and storm day on Wednesday as that trough deepens over
the area on Thursday widespread shower and storm activity is expected across
eastern yourself Wales and eastern Victoria continuing into Friday and the
weekend at this stage heaviest totals are expected over Eastern New South
Wales with widespread accumulated totals from Thursday through to Sunday of 30 to
80 millimetres most likely about the rangers in addition daily totals in
excess of 50 millimeters are possible with any of those slow-moving
thunderstorms hopefully some of this heavy rainfall will fall over the fire
sites and help control or even extinguish some of those fires but it’s
a bit of a double-edged sword as heavy rainfall and gusty thunderstorms bring
the potential for flash flooding particularly in the burnt-out areas of
New South Wales and Victoria which are now vulnerable to landslides and trees
coming down so if you are going to be in those areas please regularly check the
radar stay up to date with the latest forecasts and warnings and follow the
advice from the local emergency services you

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