After a crazy month of record-breaking rain, Australia is gearing up for further wet weather slamming.
Heavy rain and thunderstorms are heading for large areas of Australia with fears flooding could be exacerbated.
A large count of Creeks and river systems are already overflowing with another downpour only set to add to the damage.
The eastern two-thirds of the country are predicted to experience another week of rain, as forecasted by the Bureau of Meteorology.
This month has seen record-breaking rainfall, recorded in the top ten wettest Novembers in Australian history since the beginning of documentation.
Canberra has experienced its wettest November in history, while Queensland, New South Wales Victoria and South Australia have all received multiple flood warnings.
Thursday night saw a drenching for eastern states. The bureau’s senior meteorologist, Jonathan How, said Bundaberg saw an “absolutely incredible” rainfall of 190mm.
“Unfortunately, this wet weather will continue for the rest of today and into the weekend. We’ll see plenty of showers, storms, through eastern Victoria, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane and the Gold Coast as well,” How said.
— Bureau of Meteorology, Australia (@BOM_au) November 25, 2021
There will be a glimmer of hope on Saturday with the rain easing slightly, but Sunday will see more downpour, particularly on the NSW east coast.
People have been warned to keep a keen eye on the weather warnings and updates particularly around the flooded rivers in eastern states.
Will there be light at the end of the tunnel?
Well yes and no. The crazy rainfall will indeed end but don’t store those raincoats too deep in the cupboard.
The bureau is saying that summer 2021 will be wetter and more humid for the eastern regions of Australia.
Earlier this week a La Nina weather event was declared in the tropical Pacific.
LaNina locked in. https://t.co/ESoM4JLzDy
— Kath Sullivan (@KathSully) November 23, 2021
A La Nina weather phenomenon is linked to the pattern of sea surface temperature in the Indian and Pacific oceans and affects temperature and rainfall in Australia.
During a La Nina the waters off the central or eastern tropical pacific become colder, winds will strengthen, and clouds shift to the west, closer to Australia.