PERSISTENT RAINFALL THREAT ACROSS EASTERN AUSTRALIA OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS! (credit: Melbourne Storm Chasers)
DISCUSSION: As warm-air advection increases across Eastern Australia, a moderate to heavy rainfall threat will persist across Eastern Australia with the continued threat of flash flooding based on the threat for upcoming convective development. For more of the latest weather content across all of Australia, be sure to click here!
UPDATED PROJECTIONS REGARDING THE CURRENT ENSO TRANSITION ON RAINFALL ACROSS NORTHERN AND EASTERN AUSTRALIA! (credit: Higgins Storm Chasing
DISCUSSION: In regards to the upcoming ENSO transition, there are strong indications of the continued transition from the very strong El Niño which dominated across the Equatorial Pacific Ocean over the last several months to a moderately-strong La Niña which favors heavier rainfall across Northern and Eastern Australia based on long-term climatological records! It will certainly be interesting to see how this forecast pans out as we move forward through the upcoming Summer and Fall seasons with this developing La Niña! For more content concerning high-impact weather across Australia and the South-Pacific, be sure to click here!
A MUST-SEE! IMPRESSIVE HAIL FOOTAGE FROM BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA! (credit: Nikos Athanasiadis via Severe Weather Turkey)
DISCUSSION: As strong to severe thunderstorms made their way across Eastern Queensland earlier today, some storms such as this particular one caught in the brief severe storm footage linked below produced fairly large (even damaging) hail-stones while at or close to their maximum intensity! Note the very windy conditions accompanying the heavy hail falling; indicating the presence of strong downdrafts during the time in which the heaviest hail was falling out of the base of this storm. Hopefully, people managed to take shelter and remain safe during the passage of these severe storms which occurred earlier today across Eastern Australia!