North Central 28-day Rainfall Forecast

Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
24
med
25
med
26
high
27
high
28
high
29
high
30
high
31
low
Jun 1
2
3
4
5
low
6
7
8
low
9
low
10
low
11
med
12
low
13
med
14
med
15
high
16
low
17
low
18
19
med
20
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 four main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of the Indian Ocean, eastern Australia, the south Pacific, and South America.
Summary:
Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 27 May to 31 May, 17 June to 21 June, and 24 June to 28 June. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 1 June to 5 June, 5 June to 9 June, and 10 June to 14 June.
Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 27 May to 31 May, 15 June to 19 June, and 24 June to 28 June.

Issued May 22

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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