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Weekly rainfall wrap, week ending 20 May 2014

Beef Central, 21/05/2014
Rainfall for the week ending May 20, 2014.

Rainfall for the week ending May 20, 2014.

Rainfall in the past week was mainly recorded along the east coast of Queensland and New South Wales, in Tasmania, western and central Western Australia, and along the north coast of the Northern Territory.

At the start of the week, isolated thunderstorms formed over the far northeastern parts of Queensland and moist, onshore wind flow along Queensland’s east coast resulted in some moderate falls, with heavier falls recorded along the northern tropical coast.

A series of cold fronts brushed through southern Western Australia, moved south of the Great Australian Bight and Victoria, and weakened as they crossed the west coast of Tasmania. Moderate rainfall was recorded over the southwest of Western Australia, and in northern and western Tasmania.

Surface troughs generated light to moderate falls in the Gascoyne and Pilbara districts of Western Australia, the Darwin-Daly and Arnhem Land districts of the Northern Territory and isolated parts of central Australia.

The highest weekly total was recorded at Tree House Creek in northern Queensland with 475 mm. Rainfall totals between 150 mm and 300 mm were recorded in an isolated area of the North Tropical Coast district of Queensland.

Rainfall totals between 15 mm and 100 mm were recorded in areas surrounding higher falls in the northern tropics and along the exposed east coast of Queensland and northern New South Wales, in the Gascoyne and Pilbara districts and southwest Western Australia, western and northern Tasmania and the northwest of the Darwin-Daly district of the Northern Territory.

Small parts of the east coast of northeastern New South Wales to tropical Queensland recorded totals of 25 mm to 50 mm, while most of western Tasmania and parts of southwest Western Australia recorded weekly totals in excess of 50 mm.

Most of the Northern Territory, southeastern and northern Western Australia except for the western Kimberley, inland Queensland west of the Great Dividing Range, South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria, excluding the Alps, received little or no rainfall.

 

State Highest 2nd Highest 3rd Highest
WA Ferguson Valley(107 mm)(South Coast) Donnybrook(93 mm)(South Coast) Dardanup(88 mm)(South Coast)
NT Jabiru Airport(90 mm)(Darwin-Daly) Dum In Mirrie Airstrip(53 mm)(Darwin-Daly) North East Island(25 mm)(Arnhem)
SA Farrell Flat(8 mm)(Lower North) Peterborough(6 mm)(Upper North) Robertstown(5 mm)(Murray River)
Qld Tree House Creek(475 mm)(Barron) Daradgee(369 mm)(Herbert) Tully(300 mm)(Herbert)
NSW/ACT Byron Bay (Jacaranda Drive)(125 mm)(Upper North Coast) Tweed Heads Golf Club(101 mm)(Upper North Coast) Byron Bay (Cape Byron)(50 mm)(Upper North Coast)
Vic Falls Creek (Rocky Valley)(23 mm)(Upper Northeast) Mount Hotham(16 mm)(Upper Northeast) Falls Creek(14 mm)(Upper Northeast)
Tas Mount Read(139 mm)(West Coast) Lake Margaret(95 mm)(West Coast) Queenstown(90 mm)(West Coast)

 

Source: Bureau of Meteorology.

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