An active monsoon trough produced moderate to heavy falls across northern Australia during the week.
A wet week for the western half of the continent with rainfall totals between 100mm plus were recorded in the Top End, Darwin-Daly and Arnhem Land areas of the Northern Territory and the Kimberley, Pilbara, South Central and South West Land Division in Western Australia.
The biggest falls of the past week fell in the Kimberley and Top End regions, with more good falls in the southern Gascoyne, the Goldfields, central interior, Pilbara districts in Western Australia; western South Australia, central southern Victoria and north Queensland.
Moderate to heavy falls were recorded across western and northern areas of the continent as a monsoon trough tracked along the northwest coast of Western Australia.
Rain was received across most areas of Australia in the past week, with only parts of western and southern Western Australia, and western and central Queensland recording little or no rainfall.
Some big totals were recorded across large areas of northern Australia in the past week, with the biggest totals (200mm plus) registered in parts of Queensland’s central west, Gulf Country and north tropical coast.
Rainfall was recorded across all of northern Australia over the past week – from the Pilbara and the central interior of WA, in much of the NT, and the central west, northern and the central coast of Qld. Rainfall was also recorded in the southern, central and eastern districts of SA; northeastern Victoria; northeastern Tasmania and much of eastern NSW.
This collection of weekly rainfall maps, produced by the Bureau of Meteorology and published weekly on Beef Central, offers an easy way to review where and when the rain fell across Australia throughout 2016.
Pockets of the Kimberley, Pilbara and South West Land Division in Western Australia; parts of the Top End in the Northern Territory; areas of northern and central Queensland, northeastern New South Wales and northern Tasmania received the biggest falls in the past week.
Northern Australia and coastal South Eastern Australia received the highest rainfall totals across Australia over the past seven days.