03/14/2023, 2:57 pm EDT

Australia Week 2-4 Outlook: North and East Australia are wet into early April.

Chart of the day: Last week’s rainfall. Discussion: Remnants of a tropical low pressure system moved inland northwestern Queensland leading to excessive rainfall. Moderate rains affected the remains of Queensland some of which reached northeastern New South Wales. Week-2 Ahead Forecast valid March 20-27, 2023: Coastal Queensland rains. Discussion: An upper-level trough backs into Queensland triggering heavy rain on the coast while the remainder of Australia is mostly drier and somewhat warmer than normal. Week-3 Ahead Forecast valid March 27-April 3, 2023: Rainy in the East. Discussion: The upper trough resides across East-central Australia into early April widening the heavy rain risk to Eastern Australia. Week-4 Ahead Forecast valid April 3-10, 2023: Wetter North. Discussion: Wet weather returns to Northern Australia while lingering in the East.