Ex Tropical Cyclone Hadi to bring rains to Eastern Queensland
On the 1st of March a Tropical Low in the Coral Sea strengthened to a named Tropical Cyclone Hadi.
It’s been nearly two weeks since the storm digressed back into a Tropical disturbance. Since then it’s been adrift in the South Pacific Basin and almost forgotten about due to the overriding dominance of Cyclone Lusi.
After making landfall over Vanuatu, Lusi made its way down to New Zealand allowing the remnants of Ex Tropical Cyclone Hadi to drift in a westerly direction riding the tail of a trough to the north of Australia.
Although it’s warmer than average and mostly dry over Queensland by mid-week the trough will increase instability, moisture and an onshore wind flow. By Wednesday night winds will increase over coastal waters between Cape Melville and Mackay.
Over the next couple of days showers will steadily increase along Queensland’s East Coast with possible rainfalls of over 50 to 100 millimetres on Thursday and Friday. Looking further ahead computer forecast models are indicating heavy rain will continue over the weekend.