Weekly weather wrap from the Bureau of Meteorology: Sunday 26 August 2018

Weekly weather wrap from the Bureau of Meteorology: Sunday 26 August 2018

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Hello and welcome to your weekly weather
wrap from the Bureau for Sunday the 26th of August. We’re finally seeing some
welcome rain across areas of drought-stricken eastern Australia. As
expected though totals have been fairly hit and miss and it won’t be nearly
enough to break the drought. It’s all thanks to this weather system here. An
upper low that’s bringing the rain and thunderstorms. Since 9:00 a.m. Saturday,
Narrabri has had 36 mm while Moree has had 28 mm. In
Queensland, Jericho on the border has had 46 mm, adding to 18 mm
there on Friday and St George has had 35 mm. Rain and gusty storms will
gradually push further east on Sunday clearing the coast by this evening.
Meanwhile Tasmania is very cold in the wake of this cold front as the snow
level lowers to just 300 meters across the south. On Monday a high in the Bight
will clear conditions for most across the east while those cold southerlies will
continue for Tasmania and southern Victoria. Out west a deep low will move
in from the Indian Ocean developing a strong cold front by early Tuesday.
Crossing the South West Land Division throughout the day we may see around 10
to 20 mm of rain closer to the coast. Maximums will be around 2 to 6
degrees below average in the very cold air mass behind the front. Ahead of the front
it’s a very different story we’ll see widespread frosts across the
southeast which may be severe during Tuesday and Wednesday under clear and
calm skies. At the same time very warm and windy conditions will push maximums
between 6 and 12 degrees above average in South Australia on Wednesday. On
Thursday we may see some showers or patchy light rain move into agricultural
areas of South Australia and western Victoria as that frontal system moves
further east. And at this early stage the end of the week looks set to see that
story continue as the front pushes across New South Wales and into the
Tasman Sea. And that’s it for our weekly wrap we’ll see you again next week from
the Bureau same time same place.

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