Australians are being reminded to pack a brolly, as a rain band is currently moving from west to east across Australia’s eastern states, with wet weather expected until Saturday.
While Queensland is set to receive the highest rainfall totals with a Flood Watch in place for parts of that state, Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania are also set to receive heavy rain.
In Victoria, rain will extend across western Victoria tonight into Friday, with falls ranging from 30 to 50mm across the Mallee, Northern Country and Wimmera.
Thunderstorms are possible across the state’s north-west later tonight, potentially bringing localised heavier falls.
“We expect 10 to 20mm of rainfall across the south-west during the same period and rain will spread to central areas during Friday, with 5 to 15 mm forecast in the Melbourne region before clearing on Saturday,” Bureau National Operations Centre Senior Meteorologist Scott Williams said.
Parts of South Australia will also receive rain today, particularly along the West Coast and in the South East, forecast to receive up to 5mm.
The public should stay tuned for the latest official forecasts and warnings from the Bureau, and follow the advice of local emergency services. Avoid travel, if possible, while warnings are in place and remember: if its flooded, forget it.
You can hear the full audio forecast from Mr Williams here.
The most up-to-date official forecasts and warnings are available at www.bom.gov.au and are also available via BOM Weather, the Bureau’s official weather app.
You can also check out the Bureau’s Climate and Water Outlook, May–July, before.
Reproduced with the permission of the Bureau of Meteorology.