Meteorologists have warned the Eastern Seaboard to brace for an impending “Big Wet” as a slow moving low pressure system could potentially dump up to four months’ worth of rain over the weekend.
The weather system, which has been creeping east from South Australia, is expected to break across the entire East Coast on May 18, with the heaviest rain falls expected from May 18-19.
Heavy rains and minor flooding is expected to beleaguer the East Coast from tropical North QLD to TAS.
Closer to home, the Central Coast and wider NSW has a predicted 20mm of rainfall between May 18-19, with Western NSW expected to cop the worst of it.
On a national scale, QLD is predicted to drown, with an estimated 200mm of rain from when the weather system breaks until it moves out to sea.
It is expected that four times the monthly average rainfall for May will be recorded once the system disperses.
Media statement, May 17
Brett Dutschke, Weatherzone
Dilon Luke, Journalist