MONSOONAL RAIN AND STORMS TO REIGN IN THE NEW YEAR [Please Share]
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-- REASON -- A low-pressure system offshore is expected to pull the monsoon trough down close to our local region during next week, leading to monsoonal rain and thunderstorms for the first week of the new year across the local area.
-- RAINFALL -- At this early stage, our preliminary computer modelling shows that falls around 150mm are LIKELY across the week for most of the coastline between about south of Bowen and Shoalwater Bay, and that within this zone, higher falls possibly up to 350mm or 400mm may be possible for a few locations, particularly those affected by thunderstorms.
The numbers displayed on the map show "LIKELY" and "MAXIMUM" rainfall expected, so 150-400mm means: 150mm is likely for the majority of locations in that zone, and up to 400mm may be possible for a handful of locations.
Remember these rainfall totals are for an entire week, from 1st January to 7th January 2017.
Please note though, not everyone will see as much rain as the "LIKELY" total listed. The likely total listed shows an average of the expected rainfall across that coloured zone. Some locations may record slightly below that average, meaning that individual locations could record a slightly lower total than the "LIKELY" total displayed on the map.
-- THUNDERSTORMS -- We're expecting to see thunderstorms fire up across the week with a moderate to high chance of thunderstorms for most places on each day of the week. A lot of this activity may come across as Thundery Rain.
-- WHEN -- We should see heavier rain areas move into the local district on Sunday or Monday, and persist for nearly an entire week. Some days will be quieter than others, but this will vary from one location to the next.
-- MAP INTERPRETATION -- Across the week:
WHITE Zone: Average rainfall totals likely to be around 50mm. Some locations could see up to 150mm.
BLACK Zone: Average rainfall totals likely to be around 75mm. Some locations could see up to 200mm.
BLUE Zone: Average rainfall totals likely to be around 100mm. Some locations could see up to 200mm.
GREEN Zone: Average rainfall totals likely to be around 100mm. Some locations could see up to 250mm.
YELLOW Zone: Average rainfall totals likely to be around 150mm. Some locations could see up to 350mm.
ORANGE Zone: Average rainfall totals likely to be around 150mm. Some locations could see up to 400mm.
Remember, the average totals are an AVERAGE of the expected rain across the entire zone, a handful of locations in each zone, may record slightly below average expected rainfall.
-- NOTES -- Keep in mind that this forecast is based on currently available computer model data, which is subject to change. At this stage, there is a moderate to high confidence in the accuracy of this forecast. Please check back with the Mackay & District Weather Updates facebook page over the next few days as we provide an update on the expected rainfall.
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Duty Superintendent James O’Brien said the woman saw what had occurred and immediately jumped into the causeway up to her knees, reaching into the water where the dog had been taken and thankfully located her fury companion. She then ran from the water.
“It’s obviously a pretty scary thing to happen on your morning walk. I’ve spoken to the woman and she was very shocked” Superintendent O’Brien said.
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