January 22, 2012

Rain to start week and keep coming

Forecasts for a wet week is still on the cards with rain starting on Monday with Australia Day celebrations looking like they'll also be rained out.

Over the next four days it'll get progressively wetter with Tuesday and Wednesday likely to receive falls of between 50-100mm on each day.

Longer term computer generated forecast maps still has high rainfall totals of between 300-400mm estimated over the next 8 days for south east Queensland and northern New South Wales, but it's not as high as the 400mm+ as per yesterday's images.

Meteorologist and storm chaser Jeff Higgins posted on his Facebook page that the potential rainfall event for this coming week is 'beyond interesting, it's becoming a threatening forecast'

His forecast post this morning also said 'Note the high rainfall forecast for the coming week remains high and has the "potential" for massive totals Across Qld . Concentrating along costal areas' (Source: Higgins Storm Chasing)

A more detailed explanation of the upcoming rain event this week has also just been posted on the South Brisbane Storms Facebook page including 'So what we should notice is these showers starting to increase and thicken up into heavier "meatier" showers coming in from the east rather than the SE. Some of these showers could contain short bursts of heavy rain.. and by this time tomorrow night it looks likely we should be seeing more general constant rain with moderate to heavy falls.' (Source: South Brisbane Storms)

The Bureau of Meteorology has not issued any Severe Weather Warnings, but if any further information comes to hand we'll post it up for you here, on Twitter and on our Facebook page.

Here's the BOM's weather forecast for next 7 days:

Showers increasing to rain.
Min 21
Max 27
Rain decreasing to showers.
Min 22
Max 25
Showers tending to rain periods.
Min 21
Max 25
A few showers.
Min 20
Max 26
Min 20
Max 26
Increasing rain periods.
Min 21
Max 25
Mostly fine, possible shower.
Min 20
Max 28