Rain for East quadrant of Australia 21st- 30th March 2014


A surface trough stalls across the Eastern quadrant of Australia
another trough in WA seems to linger as well WATL not showing as much rain with that

and remnants of EX Hadi bring rain to the Far nth of Australia

Here is the WATL 7 day forecast ( thanks to KEN for posting that on WZ)

rain forecast watl march 2014


The surface synoptic showing the stalled trough line

stalled trough 21st -28th May 2014



14 comments on “Rain for East quadrant of Australia 21st- 30th March 2014

  1. Ok.. Rainfall apparently doing better than WATL forecast.for WA west quadrant
    Here is a report from SAM BROWN of weatherzone news with a concise summary

    “Jarrahdale received 36mm overnight, making it the wettest March day since 2010, where 57.2mm fell. Mount Solus gained 45mm to 9am this morning, an amount generally exceeding the monthly total and makes it the highest daily total in March since 2004.”

  2. Here is the wind stream analysis for today(24th march 2014) for all atmospheric layers

    24th march 2014 .wind streams all layers .Australia


    24th March ACCESS R wind streams at all layers

    200hPa UPPER LAYER
    . Both the jet streama are wavy but there is a fair bit of distance between them
    Some strong upper synoptic features appear between the tropic and polar jet
    Note that on this snap the jet streams are out of phase over the eastern quadrant of OZ.
    Asone is cresting the other is troughing.
    THis has produced a well formed low/eddy in between them

    500hPa MID LAYER
    THe mid layer low is placed below the upper low( vertically stacked). Centered near s/west NSW

    1KM near surface layer
    Strong moist onshore winds from the Sub tropical pacific entering an inalnd surface trough
    THe wet side is the eastern side of trough
    There is a closed low evident under the midlayer low at 147 E 30s on the trough line in NSW
    Low pressure is stacked from surface to lowerstratosphere
    I assume the upper and mid low enhance the surface troughing
    THe east coast is also the exit region of the sub tropical jet

  3. Thanks to Ken for snapping this image of rain for 25th March 2014
    rain qld 25th march 2014

    This event is being discussed here

    Some news regarding some solid rainfall totals emerging

    “The heaviest falls over southeast Queensland occurred east of Gympie, where Kin Kin registered 129mm and Pomona saw 124mm. Gympie’s 56mm was also the heaviest since last February.

    Further north on the Capricornia Coast, Pacific Heights collected a whopping 232mm to 9am today. Nearby Yeppoon saw 206mm, making it their heaviest rain for March in at least 20 years. For much of the region this was more than the monthly average in a single day.

    Heavy falls also spread inland. In the Maranoa, Surat collected 80mm making it their wettest day in 4 years and also more than the March average in a day.

    By the end of Friday, parts of Queensland’s southeast and Capricornia coasts will have seen more than another 200mm.

  4. I am currently near COOLANGATTA at 28s
    Its is pouring down here and it will pour ALL NIGHT
    Thought l would snap the windstreams for ALL layers and some obs curently 8pm AEST
    Focusing at a ;point at coolongatta on the coast

    -Exit region of sub tropical Jetstream
    -exit region of 500hPa intense trough centred well inland
    -a convergence of north easterly and north easterly wind streams arriving from the Pacific . ACCESS is noting the convergence with greater intensity of flow
    Note a closed low at 30s 140e ( inland qld/nsw borderish)

    27th march 2014 windstreams east coast rain event
    zoom feature here

  5. Thanks to ken Kato for this snap
    27th march rain totals qld

    news clip
    Murwillumbah 246mm
    ” in particular Springbrook, which always manages to knock up a higher score well above the rest of the region where it’s currently sitting at 379 millimetres,” he said.

    Yesterday, flooding hit Rockhampton, and nearby Yeppoon topped a whopping 500 mm in a 48-hour period.

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