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Melbourne 28-day Rainfall Forecast

Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
30
high
31
med
Jun 1
med
2
3
low
4
med
5
6
low
7
med
8
low
9
med
10
high
11
low
12
13
low
14
low
15
low
16
low
17
18
19
low
20
21
low
22
high
23
med
24
med
25
low
26
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 six main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, the Indian Ocean, eastern Australia, the south Pacific, South America, and the Atlantic Ocean.
Summary:
Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 4 June to 8 June, 21 June to 25 June, and 2 July to 6 July. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 4 June to 8 June, 9 June to 13 June, and 18 June to 22 June.
Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 8 June to 12 June, 20 June to 24 June, and 1 July to 5 July.

Issued May 29

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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