After the confirmation of a third consecutive La Nina last month, forecasts have only worsened. From October 2022 to April 2023, floods, heatwaves, and tropical cyclones are possible, according to a new analysis.
Extreme north and south-east Queensland, western Sydney, and coastal New South Wales are the regions most susceptible to flooding due to the heavy precipitation.
A chart of expected rainfall from October to April revealed a very high possibility of above-average precipitation in the months ahead, particularly in northern and south-east Queensland and New South Wales. The origin: Sky News Weather
The majority of Australia’s east coast is expected to see gale-force gusts for several days beginning Thursday.
Sydney will experience a wet weekend, with the most precipitation on Friday and Saturday.
From October to April 2023, the map prepared by Sky News’s weather team indicated a greater-than-70-percent likelihood of ‘above-average’ precipitation for south-east Queensland, vast portions of New South Wales, and eastern Victoria.
The Bureau of Meteorology’s forecasts for the three months leading up to Christmas are the same or worse, particularly for coastal New South Wales and far north Queensland.
It forecasts a 75-80% chance of rainfall above average in these regions.
The Bureau of Meteorology’s climate outlook for October to January suggests that the eastern part of Australia will likely see a wetter-than-average October to December.
The majority of the east coast is under high wind warnings, with gale wind warnings in effect for the Gold Coast region (pictured, surfers prepare to paddle out at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast).
Next week, Sky News meteorologist Alison Osborne forecasts “colossal” rainfall for the eastern states (Pictured Ms Osborne)
A statement from the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) stated, “Much of eastern Queensland, large portions of New South Wales and Victoria, and eastern Tasmania have more than twice the average chance of unusually high October to December rainfall (in the wettest 20% of all such periods from 1981 to 2018).”
South-eastern Queensland and Sydney, in particular, will receive a preview of the upcoming rainfall this weekend and during the next week, combined with severe winds over the entire east coast.
Next week, the meteorologist for Sky News, Alison Osborne, forecasted “colossal” rainfall for the eastern states, reaching up to 150 mm in some locations.
This weekend and during the next week, South-East Queensland and Sydney, in particular, will receive a foretaste of the precipitation to come.
This summer will include a third consecutive La Nina weather pattern, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
Friday and Saturday have a 95% probability of precipitation in Sydney, with showers easing on Sunday and Monday before returning on Wednesday.
On Thursday and Friday, the coasts of Byron and the mid-northern region of the state are expected to see gale-force winds and hazardous surf conditions.
The Bureau of Meteorology said, “People should consider staying out of the sea and avoiding going near surf-exposed locations.”
Rock anglers are also cautioned against fishing from exposed rock platforms and urged to “choose a safe site that is protected from the surf.”
For Thursday and Friday, a high wind warning is in effect from the Newcastle region to the Bateman’s Bay coast.
Friday will be sunny in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, but the weekend will be wet, with the worst precipitation on Sunday.
Friday will bring gale force gusts to the Gold Coast, while the Sunshine Coast will experience high winds.
This weekend, the Bureau of Meteorology forecasts that a wide band of rain will soak much of coastal New South Wales and south-east Queensland.
The majority of south-east Queensland may anticipate rain during the majority of next week, however substantial precipitation is not anticipated.
The middle of next week could potentially bring rain to Victoria.
Strong winds are anticipated south of Exmouth to Geraldton and beyond, along with bright weather throughout Western Australia.
The BoM also predicted below-average precipitation for November and December in Western Australia.
MAJOR CITIES FIVE-DAY FORECAST
Thursday: Cloudy. Max 17.
Friday will be partly overcast. Min 9 Max 19.
Saturday will be partly overcast. Min 9 Max 19.
Sunday will be partly overcast. Min 7 Max 19.
Monday will be partly overcast. Min 9 Max 21.
Thursday: Sunny. Max 29.
Friday: Sunny. Min 15 Max 29.
Saturday Sunny. Min 14 Max 28.
Sunday will be partly overcast. Min 12 Max 25.
Monday will be partly overcast. Min 11 Max 24.
Thursday will be partly overcast. Max 18.
Friday will be partly overcast. Min 10 Max 19.
Saturday is primarily sunny. Min 10 Max 21.
Sunday is primarily sunny. Min 11 Max 22.
Monday will be partly overcast. Min 14 Max 23.
Thursday’s precipitation is decreasing. Max 12.
Friday will be partly overcast. Min 7 Max 14.
Saturday is primarily sunny. Min 4 Max 16.
Sunday will be partly overcast. Min 6 Max 17.
Monday will be partly overcast. Min 6 Max 17.
Thursday will be wet. Max 19.
Friday: Increasing precipitation. Min 14 Max 19.
Saturday will be wet. Min 13 Max 18.
Sunday: Showers diminish. Min 12 Max 19.
Monday: Possible rain. Min 11 Max 20.
Thursday: Sunny. Max 26.
Friday: Sunny. Min 14 Max 26.
Saturday: Rain. Min 15 Max 25.
Sunday will be wet. Min 14 Max 25.
Monday: Rain. Min 13 Max 23.
Thursday will be partly overcast. Max 18.
Rain is possible on Friday. Min 5 Max 16.
Saturday will be wet. Min 6 Max 14.
Sunday: Possible rain. Min 3 Max 17.
Monday will be partly overcast. Min 3 Max 18.
Thursday will include showers and storms. Max 33.
Friday: Possible rain. Min 25 Max 35.
Saturday will be wet. Min 26 Max 34.
Sunday: Showers and a potential thunderstorm. Min 25 Max 32.
Monday: Rain. Min 25 Max 32.»Sydney weather map as rain bomb hits«