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Rain begins across southern Australia

Felix Levesque, Saturday November 2, 2019 - 13:07 EDT

The much needed rain has begun falling over South Australia and Victoria.


A low pressure trough and cold front is currently sweeping across the south and southeast of Australia, bringing rain and thunderstorms to areas in dire need.


In the 24 hours leading up to 9am this morning, areas in the southeast of South Australia saw total rainfall amounts of 22 mm in Parawa, 19 mm in Naracoorte and 19 mm in Lameroo. In the northwest, Cultana received 11 mm, and 7 mm at Woomera. Adelaide airport received a total of 13 mm through the night.


This system also gradually reached further east into Victoria and western NSW through the night, beginning to affect Melbourne in the early hours this morning. Warracknabeal saw a total of 19 mm overnight, Ballarat 15 mm and Melbourne airport 4 mm. 


Additional rainfall, with milder conditions are to be expected throughout the coming week as a series of weaker trough and frontal systems affect southern Australia.


Forecast for Adelaide is in the high-teens to low-twenties, with medium chance of showers throughout the week (except Tuesday, which is mostly sunny). Similarly, the weekly forecast for Melbourne is in the high-teens to low/mid-twenties, with medium-to-high chance of showers (except Tuesday, partly cloudy).

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