Re: Hey ... The Wind Is Getting Up!
Bugger the wind. Finally, there's a forecast to get excited about.
Widespread rainfall is expected for the east coast of the country, including the firegrounds, starting tomorrow and lasting into the weekend.
Over the four-day period between Thursday and Sunday, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said it was possible for accumulated rainfall totals of 30-80mm across the east of Australia.
The heavy falls are most likely about the ranges, with isolated daily totals in excess of 50mm underneath any storms that form.
As well as possibly dampening the fires, this rain could reduce the chance of new ones forming.
Over the last few months a series of dry frontal systems have swept across parched southern Australia, generating dry lightning and new fires.
The northern monsoon has finally arrived. Exciting eh?