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Hunter 28-day Rainfall Forecast

Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
21
low
22
low
23
low
24
low
25
med
26
high
27
high
28
med
29
low
30
low
May 1
2
3
4
low
5
med
6
low
7
low
8
high
9
10
low
11
12
13
14
15
low
16
low
17
low
18
low
Chance of rainfall within district
nil
< 25%
low
25% to 50%
med
50% to 75%
high
≥ 75%

Issue Notes

The hemispheric long wave pattern has remained stable in recent weeks. There are five main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, the Indian Ocean, eastern Australia, the south Pacific, and the southeast Pacific.
Summary:
Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 30 April to 4 May, 5 May to 9 May, and 11 May to 15 May. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 2 May to 6 May.
Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 30 April to 4 May, 5 May to 9 May, and 12 May to 16 May.

Issued Apr 19

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.

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