When 300mm rain bomb is set to strike the east coast of Australia – and the cities where it’s poised to ruin the weekend
- Heavy rain will be bucketing down across NSW and QLD for the next seven days
- The intense wet weather may also bring damaging winds and possible flooding
- It’s due to tropical moisture feeding into an upper-level trough over the east
- Weatherzone claims the severe wet weather is ‘highly unusual’ for north QLD
North Queensland is expected to be hammered on Friday, followed by the NSW coast on Saturday and then towns along the Central Queensland coast on Sunday. Gusty winds and possible moderate to major floods are also forecast for those areas.
The severe wet weather is because of tropical moisture which is feeding into an upper-level trough over the east coast, according to Weatherzone.
The system will hit most parts of the Australian east coast spanning roughly Cooktown in Queensland’s north to Bateman’s Bay on the NSW south coast over the next week.
Heavy rainfall and gusty winds are expected to lash parts of NSW and Queensland over the coming seven days . (Pictured: A woman walks through the rain with an umbrella in Parramatta, Sydney)
The wet weather is due to tropical moisture feeding into a slow trough over the east coast, according to Weatherzone. (Pictured: GFS Model of the rain across Australia over the next eight days)
Weatherzone meteorologist Joel Pippard said that north Queensland will be the hardest hit by the weather on Friday from Townsville to Cooktown.
The NSW south coast between Illawarra and Sydney is forecast to cop the heaviest drenching along the east coast on Saturday before the system heads further north.
A low pressure trough will then deepen along the eastern coast at the time, increasing the amount of rain set to fall.
‘That little bit is expected to spread up the coast to the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Hunter and Newcastle regions and possibly up to the mid-north coast,’ the meterologist continued.
Townsville, in north-eastern Queensland, will be most impacted by the severe wet weather on Friday, according to Weatherzone
Sydney (pictured) will likely have 100mm to 200mm of rainfall over the next seven days. Brisbane may experience similar levels
The combined weather events may result in regions in NSW experiencing more than 100mm of rain within 24 hours.
Weatherzone suggests those NSW and Queensland coastal areas, except for the Central Coast, may experience moderate to major flooding.
Those areas will also have the highest probability of receiving up to 300mm of rain fall for the week.
Sydney is likely to experience falls of 100mm to 200mm over the seven days. Brisbane may see similar levels.
Rain will continue bucketing down for parts of eastern NSW and Queensland through to Wednesday.
Multiple computer weather forecast models show Australia’s east coast will be drenched for the week (pictured)
Mr Pippard pointed out that, while the heavy downpour and gusty winds are normal weather for Sydney at this time of year, it’s uncommon for Queensland.
‘Northern Queensland is in the dry season, but moisture is coming straight down from the equator.
‘It’s very unusual (weather for Queensland).’
The meteorologist said the severe wet weather should dissipate next Thursday.
THE THREE DAY WEATHER FORECAST IN YOUR CITY
Friday: Rain. Max: 17 Min 11.
Saturday: Rain. Max 17 Min 11.
Sunday: Rain. Max 19 Min 12.
Friday: Rain. Max: 17 Min 14.
Saturday: Rain. Max 17 Min 14.
Sunday: Shower or two. Max 21 Min 13.
Friday: Cloudy. Max: 15 Min 8.
Saturday: Partly cloudy. Max 13 Min 7.
Sunday: Cloudy. Max 13 Min 7.
Friday: Sunny. Max: 19 Min 7.
Saturday: Sunny. Max 20 Min 7.
Sunday: Sunny. Max 20 Min 6.
Friday: Possible shower. Max: 14 Min 6.
Saturday: Possible shower. Max 13 Min 7.
Sunday: Partly cloudy. Max 14 Min 7.
Friday: Shower or two. Max: 12 Min 1.
Saturday: Showers. Max 12 Min 3.
Sunday: Shower or two. Max 12 Min 5.
Friday: Cloudy. Max: 27 Min 18.
Saturday: Partly cloudy. Max 28 Min 18.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. Max 29 Min 18.
Friday: Partly cloudy. Max: 11 Min 3.
Saturday: Partly cloudy. Max 13 Min 4.
Sunday: Partly cloudy. Max 14 Min 5.