Alice Springs 28-day Rainfall Forecast

Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
17
18
low
19
20
low
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
med
28
low
29
30
31
Nov 1
2
low
3
4
low
5
6
7
low
8
low
9
med
10
med
11
med
12
low
13
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 Atlantic Ocean.
Summary:
Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 30 October to 3 November, 8 November to 12 November, and 19 November to 23 November. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 21 October to 25 October, 28 October to 1 November, and 9 November to 13 November.
Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 27 October to 31 October, 9 November to 13 November, and 17 November to 21 November.

Issued Oct 16

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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