Central 28-day Rainfall Forecast

Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
8
9
10
med
11
med
12
med
13
med
14
high
15
med
16
high
17
high
18
med
19
low
20
low
21
low
22
low
23
med
24
med
25
med
26
med
27
med
28
high
29
med
30
low
Jul 1
low
2
low
3
low
4
low
5
med
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 been relatively fast moving in recent weeks. There are six main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, Western Australia, New Zealand, the southeast 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 12 June to 16 June, 25 June to 29 June, and 10 July to 14 July. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 18 June to 22 June, and 22 June to 26 June.
Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 12 June to 16 June, 26 June to 30 June, and 10 July to 14 July.

Issued Jun 6

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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