Wet weather has returned to the coast of New South Wales and is intensifying in Queensland, with parts of the Sunshine State receiving a month’s worth of rain in just 24 hours.
Helen Reid of the Bureau of Meteorology said she couldn’t say with certainty where the biggest drops would be as the system is “difficult to predict” at the moment, but would likely be in the Wide Bay area.
“The heaviest rain will be along the coast between the Sunshine Coast and the Whitsundays, so the Wide Bay area is where you will most likely see the heaviest rain,” she said. Express Mailurging people to be aware of the warnings on the BOM website.
“It could be a stay-at-home weekend, this weekend won’t be very nice near the beaches.”
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Sky Weather Meteorologist Rob Sharpe said the east coast will be wetter than usual this week, while much of the south will be drier than usual.
Much of the coastline from Mackay, Queensland to the south coast of New South Wales is expected to receive 25-50mm of rain over the next eight days, with parts likely to receive more than 50mm, he said. Most of the rain is likely to fall in just a couple of days.
How much rain will fall
Hervey Bay is forecast to receive up to 35mm of rain on Thursday and up to 50mm on Friday, meaning more than double the average monthly rainfall could fall here in just 48 hours.
The average rainfall in Hervey Bay in July is 41 mm. As of Tuesday, BOM reports have already shown a 53.8mm drop this month.
In Maryborough, up to 30 mm is predicted on Thursday, and up to 40 mm on Friday.
The average rainfall in July is 51 mm, while this month has already received 56 mm.
It is predicted that Maroochydor on the Sunshine Coast will receive up to 100mm over the next three days, and up to 60mm only on Friday.
This is just 6 mm less than the average monthly rainfall of 66 mm, and this month has already received 77 mm.
Brisbane is expecting up to 20mm on Thursday and 35mm on Friday, meaning it could get more than its average monthly drop in July (30mm) in a single day.
Sydney has already had its wettest July on record and is expected to see up to 50mm of rain over the next seven days, with the most on Thursday and Friday as well.
As of Tuesday, BOM recorded 347mm of rain this month at the Sydney Hill Observatory Station. The average rainfall in July is 96.3 mm.
Strong wind and dangerous surf
In a statement Tuesday afternoon, BOM warned that East Coast low development off the southeast coast of Queensland is expected to generate large seas, along with the risk of damaging winds around the open coastal margins of southeast Queensland.
“There is a risk of damaging wind gusts in excess of 90 km/h on Friday and early Saturday around the open coastal fringes of first south Queensland and then northern New South Wales,” the report said.
A dangerous east-southeast wave is also expected to develop along the south coast of Queensland and the north coast of New South Wales on Friday and persist through the weekend as low east coast levels develop in the Coral Sea off the coast of the southeast coast of Queensland. which is removed. to the East”.
Waves pose a risk of significant coastal erosion.
BOM has warned that weather warnings may need to be issued later this week due to damaging winds and damaging surf in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales.
Wednesday was the coldest morning in Melbourne in four years, according to BOM.
Melbourne CBD recorded just 0.8°C, Melbourne Airport was -1.5°C, Laverton was -0.9°C, Moorabbin was -0.7°C, Scoresby was -1 .8°C while Viewbank was -2.5°C.
Temperatures in the city are forecast to reach 13°C, with warmer temperatures over the weekend, with a maximum of 18°C on Sunday.
It dropped to 2 degrees during the night in Hobart, but it was -9.1 degrees in the small town of Liavini. Launceston airport recorded -4C.
Hobart is expected to reach a maximum temperature of 11°C on Wednesday, and it will also gradually warm up until the weekend, when a maximum temperature of 16°C is forecast on Sunday.
In Adelaide on Wednesday, 14°C is expected, and on Sunday the thermometer will rise to 20°C.
Canberra is likely to reach 13°C on Wednesday and warm up slightly to 15°C by the end of the week.
Sydney, which hit 16 degrees on Wednesday, will also gradually warm up until temperatures hit 18 degrees on Saturday.
Brisbane will fall to a low of 13C and a high of 18C on Thursday and Friday. When it rains over the weekend, it will get warmer. Daytime temperatures will drop below 20 degrees again next week.
In Darwin, daytime temperatures will range from 28°C to 30°C throughout the week, dropping to 15°C at the weekend.
Wednesday is expected to be Perth’s warmest day in at least a week, with temperatures of 21°C. Sunday will be cool in the morning at 7°C and in the afternoon at 17°C.
Originally published as East Coast braces for rainy weather as monthly rain possible in just 24 hours