Monstrous low pressure system to bring wild weather

A MONSTROUS low pressure system and strong cold front will hit eastern and southern parts of Australia this week and impact on Toowoomba.

Weather watcher group Higgins Storm Chasing issued a warning late last night, saying forecasts and warnings needed to be taken "very seriously" and that potentially cyclonic weather could impact more than one quarter of Australia.

Higgins is warning that central pressure could drop down close to 970 hPa , with the brunt of the bad weather to be in South Australia and Victoria.

Toowoomba will be hit with gusty thunderstorms and blistering winds of up to 40kph.

A map showing the monster low.
A map showing the monster low.

A representative from Higgins said the worst of the weather system was unlikely to hit south-east Queensland, but there could be some storms when a cold front hits on Thursday.

The outer reaches of the giant low will be felt though, with the Bureau of Meteorology warning of wild weather in Toowoomba later this week.

There is a high chance of showers on Thursday and a gusty thunderstorm is also on the cards.

Blustery winds of 15 to 20kph will blow during the day.

Winds are expected to increase on Friday, reaching speeds of up to 40kph.

A low pressure system or cyclone, develops where relatively warm air ascends from the Earth's surface.

These are systems of closed isobars surrounding a region of relatively low pressure.

The rainfall forecast for Australia.
The rainfall forecast for Australia.


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