Windy, soggy conditions for TASKim Westcott, Sunday July 21, 2013 - 16:06 EST
Yet another belt of strong winds and heavy rain is instore for
A low pressure system may add another 20-40mm in the rain gauges over
south-eastern TAS over the next 24 hours. Dover had its heaviest July
rain in 18 years, recording 33mm to Sunday 9am. Cygnet and Lunawanna
also picked up 30mm or above.
This morning has already seen cold southerly wind gusts in excess of
107km/h whip around Mount Wellington, and gusts of 87km/h were
recorded at Tasman Island.
Already saturated catchments in the southern and lower east will cause
rivers and streams swell under the strain of additional rainfall, with
local flooding also possible.
The peak strength of the low also coincides with the high tide for the
South East, potentially causing sea water flooding for low lying areas
Monday will see rain easing slightly, with the heaviest falls in the
southern districts. Showers will linger in the south on Tuesday.
Wednesday is looking like the best day to see sunshine, albeit only
© Weatherzone 2013
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Rain in parts of western Queensland in the past week has raised hope that the drought may finally be over, but the long, dry years have already devastated pastures and wiped out incomes for many farming families.