Dec 1, 2011 – after active circles and beams in Albany and Sydney:
“Flood ravaged towns through northern NSW will breathe a sigh of relief today after a night of thunderstorms failed to produce enough to rain to cause renewed flooding through the region.
Yesterday morning there were worrying signs the thunderstorms could dump up to 50mm of rain across the saturated catchments of northern NSW, possibly causing another major flood peak for the Namoi River basin and moderate flooding for the Severn and Gwydir catchments.
Thankfully the highest rain totals were only about 30mm, significantly less than the 200mm which fell in some areas last week. Many towns including Glen Innes, Tamworth, Moree and Gunnedah picked up less than 10mm. *(Note: Sydney circle captured at 1:10 pm EST)
The trough of low pressure responsible for the overnight rain is now heading away from the flood affected regions, causing the rain to clear towards the coast. Dry weather will then continue for the remainder of the week although rain from Queensland may spread south across the border during the middle of next week.”
Tom Saunders, Senior Meteorologist
The Weather Channel
While most of south-east Australia started summer on a cool note, Perth and Brisbane were the only two cities to kick-start summer with a sizzling hot day.
Perth was forecast to hit a high of 33°C today and as of 1:27pm WST, the city had already reached 32.4°C. These temperatures are well-above average considering the average maximum temperature for Perth in December is only 28.8°C.
Temperatures in Perth are forecast to remain in the 30’s right through Tuesday before abruptly cooling to 25°C come Wednesday.
Before next Wednesday however, temperatures are forecast to soar from a top of 34°C tomorrow to a high scorching 36°C come Saturday before slipping back to 33°C on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Brisbane kicked off the first day to summer with a forecast top temperature of 28.3°C, close to its average December maximum temperature of 29.1°C.
After an exceptionally dry-spell in November, the city also jumped into summer with severe thunderstorms in the afternoon. In an hour to 4pm EST, the city managed to picked up rainfall totals of 8.2mm. *(Note: Albany circle captured at 5:40 pm EST)
“We had warm conditions ahead of an approaching trough in Brisbane but behind this system, temperatures are expected to fall,” says Dick Whitaker, Chief Meteorologist at The Weather Channel.
Meanwhile, Whitaker concludes that Perth’s temperature will continue to soar over the next few days thanks to warm inland easterly winds.”
Meera Vijayan, The Weather Channel
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