SYDNEY..Wettest start to January 2016 on record

NSW floods: Record rain brings chaos to Hunter amid search for missing sailor


A home is surrounded by floodwaters in Raymond Terrace.

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” Dozens of residents in Raymond Terrace were ordered to evacuate, where the Hunter River broke its banks.

…On Tuesday night residents were evacuated from low-lying parts of the flood-ravaged town of Dungog,where wild weather led to three deaths less than a year ago.

..The BoM said the rainfall had broken weather records.

“In Newcastle, Nobby’s [weather] station recorded the wettest three-day rainfall total for January, and that’s records going back to 1862,” senior climatologist Agata Imielska said.

“They had 273.4 millimetres for the last three days.

“In fact, the wettest day was 200.6 millimetres and that was recorded over 24 hours to 9:00am to January 6 this year (today) — so that’s the wettest January day on record there.”


6 comments on “SYDNEY..Wettest start to January 2016 on record

  1. Pingback: SYDNEY..Wettest start to January 2016 on record | ajmarciniak

  2. is there more on the way
    ACCESS suggesting a widespread possible wet event for the eastern quadrant

    The forecast surface synoptic pattern this week is worth noting and watching 24th jan -28th at least

    The feature is a drop in tropical isobars over the mainland , especially strong down the east quadrant
    A closed low begins forming in west qld tomorrow sunday 23rd and begins slow intensification for 4 days as the surface synoptic pattern stalls until at least Thursday the 28th jan
    This leaves eastern Australia in the eastern flank of this low drawing tropical moisture down south as far as VIC as early as Monday and continuing into Thursday ( 4 day standing pattern)
    Stalled synoptic patterns are notorious for severe weather as parameters intensify over time
    The dip in isobars can bring hot air southward with high temps from the desert. However ACCESS is suggesting a strong diurnal max signature for rain /stormy activity as this inland low slowly strengthens in the coming week
    This signature extends to Nth WA, NT, QLd, NSW and VIC
    by thursday ACCESS muting a duo complex embedded with a cut off wrapping eastern moisture by thursday near Victoria
    A noteworthy event because of the stalling and drop in isobars alone
    Might look into this in more detail

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