The weather forecast for the next few days calls for umbrellas and gumboots to be at the ready.
The weather forecast for the next few days calls for umbrellas and gumboots to be at the ready.

More rain on the way for Coffs

STATISTICALLY speaking Coffs Harbour is embarking on the three driest months of the year. The short term weather report suggests otherwise.

Severe weather is set to strike eastern Australia this week with rainfall expected to reach a three month high in parts of Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria.

"A low-pressure trough approached eastern Australia on Monday, with the system expected to move slowly east today and tomorrow generating further rain and thunderstorms across much of eastern Australia," says Dick Whitaker, Chief Meteorologist at The Weather Channel.

"Over the next eight days, widespread totals of up to 50mm are forecast for Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania with isolated areas receiving falls of up to 100mm."

This system will interact with another trough over Queensland, drawing down a burst of tropical moisture that will intensify the rainfall totals.

A second trough is forecast to track east through the region on Thursday and Friday generating further significant falls over many of the same areas.

In the first six months of this year Coffs Harbour received 1396mm of rain. This is well above the average amount for the same period of 1072.6mm.



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