Weekly weather wrap from the Bureau of Meteorology: Sunday 5 May 2019

Weekly weather wrap from the Bureau of Meteorology: Sunday 5 May 2019

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Hello and welcome to your week of weather
from the Bureau, for Sunday the 5th of May. Inland southeast Australia has seen its best
rain of the year so far, and there may be some useful follow up falls this week… but
more on that in just a moment! First to the rain of the week just gone, where
we saw some standout falls right across the southeast. Over 4 days to 9 am Saturday some of the highest
included 171 mm at Falls Creek in Victoria, 77 mm at Ashton in South Australia’s Mt Lofty
Ranges, 74 mm at Bogabri in New South Wales and 74 mm too at Zeehan in Tasmania. Sadly, some agricultural areas mostly missed
the rain and are still awaiting their autumn break, including areas of far western Victoria
and the Riverland in South Australia. Over the past 24 hours, the main weather system
has finally pushed out into the Tasman Sea, with showers and thunderstorms clearing from
northeast NSW and southeast Queensland. Gusty, showery weather remains further south
along the coast, while this ridge of high pressure is keeping the remainder of southern
Australia dry. ### Out west the next cold front will cross the
coast overnight, bringing just a handful of mm to the southwest corner before the next
ridge moves in on Tuesday. The ridge will say in place throughout the
week, which means any showers in WA will be restricted to just along southern coastal
fringe. But further to the east, as that high holds
firm, a series of cold fronts will have clear passage across southeastern states. The first will arrive during Tuesday and progress
further during Wednesday, before the second front arrives on Thursday. Together, the fronts may bring useful follow
up rain – a little too early to tell just how much – depending on the path of the
fronts and where any low centres form. Across the tropical north the dry season is
officially underway, so it’s southeasterly winds this week bringing sunny weather to
the Top End, and just a slight chance of a shower from time to time along the Queensland
north tropical coast. And that’s it for your weekly wrap. Keep in touch with us during the week, and
we’ll see you again from the Bureau next Sunday.

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