THERE are strong signs that the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Laurence will bring widespread rain to the interior later this week, including the Murray-Darling catchment.
Laurence is likely to make landfall in the next few days and keep moving across the western and central interior of Australia taking heavy rain with it.
The unpredictable nature of cyclones makes pinpointing movement almost impossible but the best computer simulations are now indicating a general movement from near Broome towards southeastern Australia.
South Australia's far north is under a flood watch with the prospect of more than 100 millimetres of rain from Wednesday.
Western and southern parts of the Murray-Darling catchment are also a good chance to gain widespread soaking falls of 30 to 50mm, with isolated falls of more than 100mm.
For the Lower Lakes this is an important area of the Murray-Darling system where rain has a direct effect. Last month was the region's wettest November in five years and there were noticeable rises in water levels in the Lower Lakes area.
December may turn out to be wetter than last month.
Rain will be lighter and more sparse in the northeast of the catchment.
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